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The Eiteljorg Museum

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Address: 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
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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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Great collection and the cafe is a sweet place for lunch!

My friend and I visited this museum a week ago while in Indy on a cold February weekend. The collection is really nice. The museum is well laid out, and the displays are both... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited this museum a week ago while in Indy on a cold February weekend. The collection is really nice. The museum is well laid out, and the displays are both informative and nice too look at. The collection of paintings is very fine. I saw a lot of art there I liked a lot. We also... More 

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Batesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to go to this museum with our toddler, figuring that even if it was boring for him, it was near other points of interest. We were surprised to find that the entire basement was devoted to children with hands-on activities. There was a bean-bag bucket toss, build a "sod" (cushion) house (that our toddler adored), decorate and raise... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to any museum in Indy is a bit spendy these days, but so worth it when it comes to the Eiteljorg. The cafe there is great. Don't miss it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have driven through Indianapolis on several occasions but we never have spent much time there. Mention Indianapolis and I immediately think of the Indianapolis 500, which actually is run in neighboring Speedway, not Indianapolis, and St. Elmo Steak House, the city's iconic restaurant. Oh, there are the Colts and the Pacers and a world-class zoo. And... More 

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West Lafayette
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped on a Monday afternoon to see the recently-acquired Adams Collection exhibit. There are a number of 19th-, 20th century, and contemporary paintings in addition to Indian artifacts. The new collection and permanent collection are well presented and covers Southwestern, Northwestern, Inuit, and Eastern tribes. The gift shop has a number of interesting items and parking in the nearby... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum has two floors. The first floor has paintings and bronze castings depicting scenes from the west and Native Americans. Bierstadt, O'Keefe, Russell, Remington, and others are represented. The second floor has Native American artifacts from different nations from the northeast to the Pacific. There are some very beautiful pieces, fascinating artwork. We followed the advice of another reviewer... More 

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Kirkwood, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The museum has a small but excellent artifact collection from Native American tribes in Indiana and the rest of the US. It combines both antique and modern art and objects to provide continuity to the Native American experience. I learned a lot about Woodland tribes in the Midwest that was new to me. Downstairs the museum has changing exhibits and... More 

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Northfield, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

While on a cross country drive we were looking for a break and lunch stop in Indianapolis and decided to stop here for a break. Absolutely a great decision. The paintings and sculpture of Indian and Western Art were excellent as well as the Indian artifacts. A very knowledgeable docent had a hands on display of materials used in making... More 

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Zionsville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Eitlejorg Museum is one fantastic place to visit to view artwork by our Native American's. Smack dab in the heart of Indianapolis, a visitor must give ample time to take in the beauty of this outstanding museum. The gift shop is outstanding with fare for any age. The museum's personnel make it even more memorable with their politeness and... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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