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Hook's American Drugstore Museum

Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
+1 317-924-1503
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A fun look into our past

This is a snapshot of early 1900-1960's American drug stores. Museum exhibits are cool, authentic... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Ken M
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Nostalgia at its Best

This is antique 1900s drugstore located on the Indiana Fairgrounds. It is like walking into the... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2017
Jo P
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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This museum, which explores the 400-year history of the American drugstore, is set to re-open in 2002.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
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Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
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+1 317-924-1503
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is a snapshot of early 1900-1960's American drug stores. Museum exhibits are cool, authentic nostalgia decor is even better. Plus, it functions as a real, live drugstore (without the pharmacy.) Neat old candies, toys, etc. from your childhood - if you're 60+. For younger...More

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This is antique 1900s drugstore located on the Indiana Fairgrounds. It is like walking into the past with all the amazing sights including original items used by the pharmacists and doctors during that time. You can see war posters and advertising common to that era....More

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a real old time drug store with a functioning soda fountain. The tasty milk shakes and malts are made with real ice cream right before your eyes- no chemicals like at McDonald's or Wendy's. Great on a hot summer day for a little...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The Museum is one of a kind.in Indiana. Hooks was one of the first drugstores in Indiana & was here almost 100 yrs. This Drugstore was moved to the State Fair Grounds, so it wouldn't be destroyed. There use to be one more, in Brown...More

Thank alphawolff40
Reviewed 26 May 2016

If you have the opportunity to visit the Hook's Drugstore museum, by all means do so! They are only open sporadically and it is well worth the visit. It is a recreation of a circa 1870-1900 drug store/soda fountain and boasts one of the most...More

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 6 March 2016

As one of the best places to get a hand dipped ice cream soda, it is worth the trip. Check for hours as they are not always open. Sodas come with a souvenir glass too.

Thank Pyrlover
Reviewed 22 October 2015

My grandpa and I visited during the Indiana State Fair. It had been a really, really long time since he had a proper cherry soda. Thankfully, the staff knew how to make a good one and he loved it! I finally got to try one,...More

Thank breezyg03
Reviewed 21 August 2015

We come in here during State Fair time. It's located near the South Entrance. We usually go back memory lane looking at the old time candy. I like to read about how Hook's drug store started on the Southeast side of Indianapolis. It's really nice...More

Thank Wheels282
Reviewed 29 October 2014

I enjoyed the museum and spent some time looking through all the antiques. But not before I enjoyed an ice cream cone and delicious ice cream float. What a great place!

Thank Kristin O
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Don't miss this museum if you go to the IN fairgrounds. Old displays, a soda shoppe and candy---adults and kids will love it.

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