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“odd but amazing”

Indiana Medical History Museum
Ranked #30 of 176 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The museum represents the beginning of scientific psychiatry and modern medicine while the building itself is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the nation and is on the National Register of Historic Places.The museum is open to the public Thurs-Sat from 10am to 4pm. Tours take place every half hour, with the last tour beginning at 3pm. Groups of 10 or more may be scheduled in advance for Wednesday or for regular operating hours.Admission: Adults $5, University Students $3, Children under 18 $1. The museum is unable to accept credit cards.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed December 29, 2011

Well worth a visit. museum still has authentic feel without update to contemporary tastes.

Thank postmoderndame
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Reviewed November 28, 2011

The history is quite enlightening about how much we did not know in early medicine, and makes you wonder what people will say about what we do now in another 100 years.

Thank arlene2100
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

The museum is tucked away on what was at one time a large hospital campus. My wife and I stopped there on our trip to Indianapolis and found the hour or so tour interesting and informative. It was interesting to see the old medical devices and dicussion about some of the technics used in the early 1900s. If you have any interest in medical history at all and have some time in the Indianapolis area, the museum is worth a stop.

1  Thank dale3
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Reviewed October 24, 2011

No special things, don't waste your time. There are many more interesting museums and sites to see. It was also a bit out of the way and it took 1 hour to get a cab when we were done the tour.

1  Thank Snoopy5176
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

This is a fun thing to see. Lots of creepy history and the guide we had was very nice and well informed. It is a small building and get cramped at times. And if you are not fully entranced with medical history, it cold get boring. I was a little disappointed that they did not talk a little about the haunted history of the place. They said they want to stay away from that subject.

It is also a little off the beaten path and could be difficult to find if you are not from Indy.

Overall, would rate this as something to see.

1  Thank Randys1089
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