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Indiana Historical Society

450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
+1 317-232-1882
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Good way to learn history of Indiana

This museum is right on the canal not far from other museums, and they have ample surface parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MizzouLizard
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Carmel, Indiana
Lovely Museum

Lovely museum with plenty of great information about the host Indiana. Live actor recreation is fun... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Julie C
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Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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“live action” (4 reviews)
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450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
Downtown Indianapolis
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+1 317-232-1882
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"cole porter"
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"live action"
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"research library"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"christmas tree exhibit"
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"trees decorated"
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"live singer"
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"player piano"
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"actors playing"
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"experience history"
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"terrace cafe"
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"camp atterbury"
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"canal level"
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"visit museums"
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"early days"
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"beautiful building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is right on the canal not far from other museums, and they have ample surface parking there. The cafe is down on the canal level, and it is run by a good local restaurant and catering service so the food is good and...More

Thank MizzouLizard
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely museum with plenty of great information about the host Indiana. Live actor recreation is fun too! If you are getting married the location is great for a reception

Thank Julie C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go digging for historical documents and search for ancestors thru the library. Good for doing research projects. Also have dining and bookstore that offers informational publications for purchase. Have unique items for sale that are made right here in Indiana. They offer classes to help...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

History bright to life in very creative exhibits. The story of Italian Prisoner of War camp was especially interesting

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the “Indy's Premier Bourbon Affair” at this facility. Big open spaces made a perfect venue for this type of event, lighting was comfortable and vendors were well laid out. The gift shop and the staff was too notch. I was especially pleased with...More

Thank Sherman G
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We visited the Indiana Historical Society for a group tour on Tuesday, Feb. 13th and were greeted by their very capable staff in the lobby. Our volunteer tour guide: Bill, lead us through the various exhibits and answered our questions. There is an interactive display...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Was excited to visit but wasn't very impressive. Cole Porter section was a definite highlight. Found the exhibits lacking.

Thank ljg0rman
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

I was looking for some left over holiday events and found the Christmas tree exhibit. It was amazing. They have 80 Christmas trees, spread out over 4 floors. The trees are sponsored by different businesses so they are all very different. The rest of the...More

Thank Christy C
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Being from Indiana it was such a pleasure to walk through the building looking at the historical exhibits. Many fond memories. The gift shop is really nice for a local souvenir.

Thank jadidvm
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

We went specifically to see the 80 Christmas tree exhibit. It far exceeded our expectations and we will make this a yearly trip is at all possible. This is a treasure of a spot to spend an afternoon. Many interactive exhibits and computers to allow...More

Thank davidcI6965BP
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Yes. There are elevators for each floor and ramps. It is very nice.
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