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Indiana State Museum

650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
+1 317-232-1637
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Really fun museum!

Lots of interactive stuff. Floor two is specific to Indy and had some historical gems. The museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Justyn D
Erie, United States
What a Great Indiana Museum. Lots of Smaller Exhibits.

We went to the Indiana State Museum specifically to see the annual "Hoosier Salon" Art Exhibit, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Douglas H
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Explore one of Indianapolis' top attractions The Indiana State Museum in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis is the place to go to uncover Indiana’s secrets. The museum houses exhibits on science, art, culture and history of Indiana from prehistoric times up to the present day. The museum provides stunning views and architecture, making it a great venue for weddings, special events or meetings. Home to the famous L.S. Ayres Tea Room restaurant, the Indiana Store gift shop, and the IMAX Theater, Indiana’s largest movie screen.
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650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
+1 317-232-1637
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lots of interactive stuff. Floor two is specific to Indy and had some historical gems. The museum can be done in under 3 hours, well worth the while.

Thank Justyn D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Indiana State Museum specifically to see the annual "Hoosier Salon" Art Exhibit, but we were very impressed with the overall museum. It is a good collection of "small exhibits" on Indiana history, people, industries, etc. Since we had a reciprocal Museum...More

1  Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw DUNKIRK at the IMAX. DS had purchased reserved tickets using his phone. All of the seats in the theater were up steps. I'm glad I took my cane. I liked the seats, because my feet actually touched the floor. The gigantic screen really...More

Thank Bunni65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in the White River State Park, the museum is close to other attractions you will want to see. The level two gallery was my favorite since it presented the cultural history of Indiana. I particularly enjoyed getting to learn more about the importance of...More

Thank treely2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family really enjoyed the Indiana State Museum. The exhibits were very well displayed and highly interactive. We enjoyed learning about Indiana history. The fossil exhibit was our favorite!

Thank Kristen W
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I very much enjoyed the variety of exhibits at the museum. The most incredible part of the visit was the immersive exhibit experience. The exhibits take you back in time and...I don't want to give it all way. It's just something you need to experience....More

1  Thank Danielle F
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

During a recent visit to Indianapolis, I had a few hours on a Sunday afternoon on my own, while my boyfriend was at a conference, to explore the town. I came across the Indiana State Museum. I was very impressed with exhibits! Not being an...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 12 June 2017

attended a wedding here last week and it was ideal! the ceremony was outside by the canal and bike path and next to the area where we had a cocktail hour afterwards. then we moved inside to the dinner area on the lower level and...More

Thank remarkabell
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

This place is really nice. Charming location with beautiful channel and gondolas. Very interesting exhibition inside about history of Indiana. I am proud that people are so meticulously preserving their own history and share it with visitors with passion and warm. Best place to spend...More

Thank Vsevolod S
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Had a few hours to kill today and thought to visit the museum. Nice spot, learned a thing or two about the area especially the amount of ongoing digs for fossels. Much smaller that NYC museums​ but nice just the same.

Thank hplcman
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16 June 2016|
Response from Tamara L | Reviewed this property |
As soon as you turn off of W Washington into the museum (California St, I believe), you will make an immediate left into the parking garage. If you look on Google Maps, Turner Garden sits on top of the parking garage. Hope... More
14 June 2016|
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Response from foxberg | Reviewed this property |
I see the question is answered. I would have had no idea.