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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: Indianapolis, IN
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in...

A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.

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just under the monument

when visiting the monument, as I mentioned all the perks of that in another review, take time to enjoy the museum and go inside and up the monument!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

when visiting the monument, as I mentioned all the perks of that in another review, take time to enjoy the museum and go inside and up the monument!!

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Thank Brad A
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a museum I had ignored for decades--I imagined a funky, boring, dungeon--WOW! It may be small (which is really to its credit) but this is a fascinating, top-rate presentation of Civil War history, memorabilia and reflection. Visitors of every age will discover interesting artifacts and presentations. You can "run through" in 15 minutes and find much to enjoy,... More 

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Greencastle, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Civil War Memorial is a must see when visiting Indy, the monument is very detailed with statues of different war facts.

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Fishers, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We see it all the time, but do we park and go visit it? For many, the answer is a resounding "yes"! For others, the answer should be "I will"! 330 steps or an elevator plus 40 will lead visitors to the top for a view of the city that looks about even in height with the nearby State Capital's... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

It is Located at Center of Downtown Indianapolis, one of the iconic place of downtown indi, surrounded by lots of hotel and offices

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The Memorial is inside the monument in Monument Circle. Quite interesting and well done, it explains the real life during the Secession War. Free admission.

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Goshen, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Some interesting civil war items-we did not expect the civil war museum when we visited the monument. Kids really focused on the crude medical devices used during civil war.

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Williamstown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This monument anchors a nice city circle, very impressive at over 100 years old. The views at the top are fantastic but it's 330 steps up or a few dollars to ride the elevator. Be warned that the inside of the monument is small with a little gift shop and that's about it. If you don't like small and tight... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Museum focused on Civil War, especially Indian's participation. Not exactly museum quality presentation, more like a historical local museum. With sparse exhibits, though some of the lent or donated artifacts were pretty cool. Especially, the medical supplies and instruments. I can only thank God I did not live during that period of time and end with the statement Wars only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a great place for all ages to experience. Great views of the city from the top. If you are claustrophobic this is not the place for you!

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