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The Eiteljorg Museum

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Address: 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2707
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+1 317-636-9378
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
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The museum houses Indian artifacts, as well as works by famous Western...

The museum houses Indian artifacts, as well as works by famous Western artists.

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Jingle Rails even better than expected

and I expected a delightful visit. But to see the buildings of Indianapolis, the State Fairgrounds, and scenes from various national parks and landmarks made out of all natural... read more

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

and I expected a delightful visit. But to see the buildings of Indianapolis, the State Fairgrounds, and scenes from various national parks and landmarks made out of all natural materials (expect, of course, the electronics for lighting) was a revelation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our weekend trip to Indy, we stumbled on this jewel on the west side of downtown. The visiting Bud Adams exhibit was wonderful, as was the Jingle Rails model train exhibit. The American Indian history is very educational. It is not too big, but you get to see a lot. Great way to spend 2-3 hours. The parking is... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The jewel on the near west side of downtown Indianapolis should not be overlooked when planning a visit to Indy. While we came specifically for a special event--the Jingle Rails model railway exhibit, the regular galleries and special exhibits hall are always a pleasure to tour. We especially enjoyed a display on the Taos artists' colony artists. If you're especially... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love museums, always visit as many as I can and this one is on my list of favorites. It also has a kid friendly hands on exhibit. Kids will definitely feel comfortable. We were lucky to visit during jingle rails and that was just amazing.

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The art alone in the museum is wonderful to view, then add the beautiful Native American artifacts and you really need a few hours to see it all. The jingle rails exhibit was there during our visit and that was also something special to see. The museum is nicely laid out with multiple places to sit and take a break...and... More 

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like Western Art and Indian history you will like this museum. I don't think it would be a good choice for young kids other than when they have the Jingle Rails exhibit displayed. My wife and I love this type of museum so we really enjoyed it.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The annual Jingle Rails exhibit was wonderful. New features I hadn't seen before were amazing. Paid more attention this year compared with years in the past and even watched some of the "how it was done" videos at the front of the museum. This was a great outing!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a great fan of the Amon Carter Museum of Western art in Fort Worth, but I'm torn in allegiance now that I've seen the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis. This is a definite must-see for visitors to Indy! The grounds of the museum are beautiful, and the building itself has a stark beauty that complements the surrounding gardens. Hours are... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always my first stop in Indianapolis when I come from New York City. Last year we so loved our 4year-old niece's joy in every room that we came alone now for Christmas. What a delight! Thanks not only to the Eiteljorg family, but to other generous wealthy American collectors, we all can see exquisitely arranged art about the West, and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a busy place, but not more than expected. The Jingle Rails exhibit is one my friend and I like to visit every year. Often there is a new addition to the exhibit. I really like watching all the trains going around these miniatures of historical sites (like the Cliff Dwellings in New Mexico) and places like Yosemite and the... More 

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