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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: Indianapolis, IN
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in...

A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.

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Make sure you go to the top

We took the elevator on a hot day, the view was fabulous. Might be difficult if you are claustrophobic, tight stairway and stifling in the heat.

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Chicago
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56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the elevator on a hot day, the view was fabulous. Might be difficult if you are claustrophobic, tight stairway and stifling in the heat.

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Bridgeville, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the War Memorial did a better job but it is worth a quick tour. The Moument itself was excellent.

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Saint John, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The monument is right in the middle of a busy intersection and is cool to have there. I didn't go inside the museum because it didn't seem to be open. But it does look cool and is something to take a picture by.

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Spanish Fork, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an attractive piece of the city to memorialize the soldiers of the past. The monument is big and loaded with nice statues.

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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We found walking around the downtown Indy a delight. This Monument has much information and was easy to find.

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This is an impressively large monument with amazing craftsmanship. Though the content is slightly alarming. In particular the depiction of African Americans.

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illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Just around the corner from our hotel. Great place to visit the monument is something to see. Many places to eat and shop around the circle. We couldn't go up to the top it was closed when we got there. Really scenic at night when the water is lit up.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I had never walked up the stairs of the Soldiers & Sailors monument in Indy before. But this April I did so with relatives. A great experience, and a great story. The Cicil war museum in the base is very well done - to gain a brief understanding of the strife and the impact of that difficult war.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Did not expect this to be in this spot. was a nice surprise. Would recommend taking school kids for a history lesson.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

It is a must see when in Indianapolis. At Christmas it is lit and very spectacular beside being a part of history.

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