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Scottish Rite Cathedral

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Address: 650 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1214
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+1 317-262-3100
10:00 - 14:00
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Gothic cathedral.

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I went here last week and asked for a tour. Bob, a 33 degree mason did an outstanding job - and it was just me! this place is WELL WORTH your time - to see the amazing stan... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here last week and asked for a tour. Bob, a 33 degree mason did an outstanding job - and it was just me! this place is WELL WORTH your time - to see the amazing stan glass, the beautiful theater, the 12' chandelier - the wood work, etc - it was a joy to be there with such... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is massive.Gorgeous old building. Great photo ops. The park across the street was a bit sketchy with homeless people.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

If you love architecture then this is the building to visit. I've never been inside it but plan to in the future. The outside is stunning and if you have a bright blue sky you will get some wonderful photos.

Thank mburbank2016
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I have seen the other Scottish Rite in Washington, DC and always wanted to go inside but never got the chance. One day I finally went to this Cathedral and glad I did. This place is very interesting with all the pretty panes and history. They also have a little cafeteria - I didn't stop by the day we were... More 

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Princeton, Indiana
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

My husband and son are Masons, and I am glad that we have this beautiful cathedral as part of their organization.

Thank cjwo57
Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Gorgeous cathedral. Tours by older volunteers- so be prepared to move slowly. Ball room under construction so it was disappointing to not see it. Only one door open- froze while trying got locate it! We walked form Library, but there is parking at the cathedral.

Thank DJF5800
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a beautiful piece of architecture in downtown Indianapolis - within walk of the grassy mall, the war memorial and library. A tour of the outside is great when it is closed, but take the weekday tour, if you can, and learn about free masonry. Amazing.

Thank Mimi C
Elyria, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of gorgeous churches in Indianapolis and this is one of them. Beautiful architecture, and stained glass windows.

Thank Theresa E
Bloomington, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Scottish Rite Cathedral is a beautiful facility and can be rented out of special events that can hold up to several hundred people. Walking through the different floors is like taking a tour in time. The walls and ceilings are richly decorated in ornately carved wood and stained glass in all the windows. When I last visited they were... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My wife and I took a tour of the Scottish Rite Cathedral not long after we moved to Indianapolis. We were amazed by what we saw and what we learned. Of particular note in how the number 33 (Christ's age at the time of his crucifixion) or a multiple of it shows up throughout the architects rural design of the... More 

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