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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2901
+1 317-233-0991
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Amazing during Christmas

They have the whole circle lite up for Christmas. There are horse drawn carriage rides as well... read more

Reviewed yesterday
maxine s
North Bay, Canada
Very impressive monument!

I was here during an abortion awareness outreach and got to visit the monument afterwards. It has... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mason G
Roseburg, Oregon
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2901
Downtown Indianapolis
1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2901
+1 317-233-0991
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Reviewed yesterday

They have the whole circle lite up for Christmas. There are horse drawn carriage rides as well. Defiantly a must see when visiting Indianapolis

Thank maxine s
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was here during an abortion awareness outreach and got to visit the monument afterwards. It has steps you can take to the top(lots) or an elevator you can pay to ride. I did neither. It has a nice little gift shop inside too. Very...More

Thank Mason G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must when visiting Indianapolis. You can go up to the top of the monument, and get one of the best views of the city. There are 331 steps to take to the top for those wanting a great workout...and no time to...More

Thank Cabeers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing. You can't believe the size of this when you see it in person. In pictures, it just looks like an ordinary statue or something, but in reality, this monument is enormous. I don't know what else to say. You just have...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Grand memorial with interesting historical markers posted in several locations on this huge monument. Stairs or elevator takes you to the top for a city view. The

Thank Supoc
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This is a monument that represent war. High monument that you can visit. There are a lot of stairs to go up, but you can go up by elevator.

Thank Andrey W
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We recommend a visit to the monument and to the museum. This is another of Indy's best bet, and we have visited several times. We shall return.

1  Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 9 October 2017

One of the more impressive monuments I've seen in person, not just in size but in details and information. Highly recommend taking some time to walk around the monument to see the detail and read about the various statues and carvings. I didn't have time...More

Thank IA_Hawks
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Found out the elevator was closed with no date given for reopening. You cannot take the stairs if the elevator is not working.

Thank MED1500
Reviewed 6 September 2017

On it's own, the monument's stature is impressive and is quite beautiful. I enjoyed looking at the sculptures on all sides of it and it's surrounding pools. The museum inside, while not huge, is of a decent size and have some nice exhibits and there...More

Thank JStarkey2
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9 March 2015|
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Response from Sudhir_Raikar | Reviewed this property |
we were escorted - thanks to our kind host. But I distinctly remember he parked at the Mall in close vicinity - there was not an inch on the Monument circle.
9 March 2015|
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Response from gmaneis | Reviewed this property |
Sully06, the museum is under the big monument on monument circle in downtown Indy, and has, as you can imagine, a circular street all around it, like a big roundabout, but with stop lights. The only parking is in garages... More