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Scottish Rite Cathedral

650 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1214
+1 317-262-3100
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Not a Church at all, Actually a MASONIC Temple

OK, let's get this straight, Yes it is a beautiful building, I was intrigued by it when I saw the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
TheScotsman61
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Urbana, Illinois
Pretty From The Outside, But Closed On Inside When We Went

The architectural design is beautiful. Parts of it remind me on a smaller scale of the National... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
FromSea2ShiningC
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Mansfield, Ohio
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Gothic cathedral.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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650 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1214
Downtown Indianapolis
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Reviewed 4 days ago

OK, let's get this straight, Yes it is a beautiful building, I was intrigued by it when I saw the cathedral and Religious site etc.. on the tourist map of Indy. Point One: It is Not a Cathedral as Such Point Two: It is officially...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The architectural design is beautiful. Parts of it remind me on a smaller scale of the National Cathedral in DC. It was closed the day we went, and would have been nice to tour the inside.

Thank FromSea2ShiningC
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

I was here for a service. Not sure if the public can see everything I did. In any case, see whatever you can. Unbelievable woodwork, stone work. I was in awe just being inside.

Thank john b
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I Walked along cultural trail from the central to get here. Unfortunately it was closed but the building is nicely built and you can Marvel at the architecture from the outsides. It’s also near the Central Library, Indiana War Memorial, Veterans Memorial Plaza and the...More

Thank AKAshon
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

My review is about to inform first time visitors in order not to be disappointed as we did. After visiting the splendid War Memorial we walked to this great looking Gothic style Cathedral?? Or whatever it is?? It looked really nice from outside and was...More

3  Thank B1714D
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This building is a must visit in Indianapolis if someone is involved with the Masonic fraternity or not. The building is one of the most beautiful displays of craftsmanship that is almost impossible to replicate today. I’d highly recommend taking a tour.

2  Thank VOLSatty
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were here for a ballet performance. This is a beautiful building. Well worth touring. Great architecture.

Thank Calliope1014
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is not really a cathedral at all per se. There's no church/altar etc in here, so don't expect one (as I did, ha!). It's a meeting place for those of the Masonic rite. And oh is it grand beyond words! Roger was our tour...More

1  Thank lynne p
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Mr Clark was my tour guide. Very dear man who was friendly and knowledgeable. Scottish Rite Cathedral is not a church but a banquet and meeting facility of the Free Masons. Tours are free although if you are bringing a large group there is a...More

Thank G V
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Located right across for the national headquarters of the American Legion. Beautiful architecture. We took a guided tour which was most informative. This is a very historical building.and most important in the life of the Masons. If you don't know much about the Masons, this...More

Thank StanMelton
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4 June 2017|
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I have not seen anyone with a stroller but I think you would be able to get around with one...you go downstairs but that should not be a problem. I would check with them first - give them a call but I really don't see... More
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P216
3 May 2017|
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Response from DJF5800 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with taking the tour. We went inside and they were willing to give us a tour right then and there!
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carmopro1974
3 April 2017|
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Response from mburbank2016 | Reviewed this property |
Agree ... 1.5 to 2 hours is a good time-frame. Enjoy.
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