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The Eiteljorg Museum

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Address: 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2707
Phone Number: +1 317-636-9378
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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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A Gem AMong the Best

This is one of, if not the, best museums for Western and Native American Art in the country! Lots of good Native American paraphernalia as well. Gift store a bit disappointing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Pacific, Missouri
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of, if not the, best museums for Western and Native American Art in the country! Lots of good Native American paraphernalia as well. Gift store a bit disappointing with not as much Native American items as we thought would be available. The train display for the holidays was worth the price of admission.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm not a great art lover but have walked through the museum and enjoyed the things I've seen. I went to see the Ansel Adams Show several yrs ago and loved that. I'm a big fan of his and it was well worth going. I've wanted to see Jingle Rails for a few yrs but never made it but did... More 

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Russiaville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to take our granddaughter to the Jingle Rails Exhibit at the Eiteljorg. She has decided that she likes "choo-choos." And so does her GiGi and Poppy. We made it a family travel event and hit the museum at the right time and day; not too overly crowded for holiday time. We got a $2 discount for every adult... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some excellent paintings and sculptures. We saw the Jingle rials exhibit which is only there I guess during the Xmas season. It was simply spectacular. I was never an electric train fan as a kid but this was fabulous with superb models of the Grand Canyon Yellowstone Yosemite etc with the trains running through them. A great experience.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a art museum of significant historical pieces that clearly costs millions. My favorite were the photo-realistic large canvases that make you want to walk right into scene depicted. There were a few (fortunately few) modernist paint sloppily applied. The museum owns true masterpieces of western sculpture and art, both Indian and Cowboy. I was stunned that they let... More 

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Illinois City, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While we thought this was a great attraction, people should beware that most of the attractions are more about the art on location than native American or old west culture per se. People should also beware of the vending machines. One of them purports to sell art for $5 but it doesn't work very often and the art isn't what... More 

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Greensboro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the museum because of the Jingle Rails exhibit, but enjoyed the rest of the museum as well. It has some absolutely amazing Southwestern Art. The Native American needlework was phenomenal. It was the best collection of Southwestern art that I have seen east of the Mississippi. The Christmas Jingle Rails exhibit of model trains is an annual... More 

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paintings and sculptures depict life in the American West. Two stories of exhibits, some interactive, display numerous native American artifacts and teach aspects of their cultures. There are displays for visitors of all ages. Many benches and chairs allow for one to rest and take in the beauty of the place.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is just wonderful. It's the only Native American museum I've ever been to, so I can't compare it to another. However, I learned so much here and it gives you a whole past to present perspective. Nice staff and really good layout. The cafe has a full menu to suit everyone's needs too. If you only have time... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The architecture, room decor and items exhibited are one of the best collections in the country. The museum recently inherited an outstanding collection from the late owner of the Tennessee Titans and some of it is now on display. The restaurant is a great place for lunch and the gift shop is a great place to find items for special... More 

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