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Indiana War Memorial

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: 51 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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+1 317-232-7615
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.

A tribute to Indiana war veterans, from World War I to the Vietnam War.

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Very impressive in size, details and location.

In downtown Indianapolis, stay an extra hour or less to visit this impressive memorial. It is very well conceived and executed.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jerry H
Marysville, Washington

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Marysville, Washington
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In downtown Indianapolis, stay an extra hour or less to visit this impressive memorial. It is very well conceived and executed.

Thank Jerry H
Upper Peninsula, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I loved history and so does my boyfriend so we decided to go to the War Memorial. It's a gorgeous building with lots of information about the major wars and Indiana's role in it all. I'm not from Indiana and had never been there, but it had so much information and I wasn't bored at all! My favorite was the... More 

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Syracuse, Indiana
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed being down town great experience will do it again in future stayed at the Hilton Garden had a blast

Thank missinglink1959
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Much of the Civil War history is in the east, but there is quite a bit of it in the mid-west as well. This memorial has a museum below full of Civil War artifacts, flags, uniforms, etc. and it's fascinating to see. The memorial itself is HUGE. Plan on 2 hours to appropriately see it all.

Thank OhioStephen
Yuba City, California, United States
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Able to see for miles and miles. Wonderful view and very respectful of our Veterans. Typical building architecture for area but I was in awe as this building and the upkeep. Very impressed.

Thank Joel K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Living in Indianapolis, I have been fortunate to visit the Indiana War Memorial on a number of times. On this occasion, I was honored to be with the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association for their Annual Convention of the Ohio River LZ Chapter. What a terrific group of extraordinary American Air Mobile Warriors...and their wives! On this occasion, we had dinner... More 

Thank Dick C
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful and grand memorial. Defining a must see, great for families. Conveniently located near parking and many restaurant. Perfect photo backdrop.

Thank mbellastyle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Indy plenty of times, but never had made it to the Indiana War Memorial until a few weeks ago. I had no idea there was a museum inside. A FREE museum no less. The building itself is impressive looking. People were wandering around, running the steps and just hanging out the day we were there. it was... More 

Thank Frank D
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana War Memorial shows a timeline with American involvement in armed conflict. Highlight for the vast collection of armaments of the first and second world war. The place is certainly worth a visit. Free entrance

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. You could spend the whole day there, especially going thru the museum part downstairs. But don't pass up going upstairs to the shrine - breathtaking! Look closely at some of the artwork - many of the paintings downstairs are original by local military veteran's. (J. Flack to name one of them). This is an excellent tribute... More 

Thank Don W

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