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“Beautiful and FREE!”

Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens
Ranked #34 of 175 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

We enjoyed our visit immensely. The house is beautiful and the 100-acre gardens are incredible. You just might see a wedding or two in-progress on the grounds. The house tour begins at the back of the building on the lower level. This is a FREE activity...even the self-guided audio tour is free. You can use your own personal smart phone OR they provide an iPod and headphones for you to use...on THIER WI-FI so you don't use your data. The person at the desk is very helpful to get you started on the audio tour. Take your time and listen to the tour at all the stops and you'll discover some surprises! Pack a picnic lunch and spend some time on the grounds exploring creation. Keep a watchful eye on small children.

4  Thank BoiseBeaker
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

This beautiful garden is a pleasure to stroll. You have outdoor traditional sculpture and wonderful plantings, mature trees and benches in the shade. The house is set for a future trip as we spent hours in the gardens. If you are a member of IMA then parking is covered, else it costs $5 except for a small surface lot. On Monday's when the IMA is closed parking is free. This is peaceful and if you come on a Friday in the summer there is a good chance you will see a wedding set up in the center of the garden.

3  Thank sipeswoman
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had a great time and we learned a lot about the Lily family. The gardens surrounding the house were breathtaking. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable .

Thank Angela G
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

The lower level of the house is interesting and furnished. The upstairs is unfurnished, but you can visit it. There is an elevator for the handicapped, but the gardens have no provision for wheel chairs. The gardens are lovely with pretty but rather steep walkways. A relaxing interval.

Thank Betty R
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

Visited the Oldfield Eli Lilly Mansion during the Dec. 2012 holiday season. The mansion was beautiful and the tour guides were very informative and helpful. I would recommend this tour as an added bonus to visiting the Indiana Art Museum. It's a great way to spend a day in Indianapolis without spending a lot of money. I would highly recommend this to family & friends.

4  Thank Linda0212
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