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Nice venue for wedding

Attended a family wedding on saturday morning; the wedding started about 10:45am; lots of room to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael D
Great Interactive History Museum

We visited the museum on a Thursday afternoon and practically had the place to ourselves. A couple... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mary Jo K
Chicago, Illinois
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Take a journey through Indiana's history, from the age of mastodons and mammoths to 21st century science, art and culture. Families can enjoy hands-on science in our Naturalist's Lab, wind their way through cave replicas in "Frozen Reign," learn...more
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650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
+1 317-232-1637
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Attended a family wedding on saturday morning; the wedding started about 10:45am; lots of room to park in garage; got $5 parking voucher for all day which we needed; ceremony was on the 2nd floor balcony area; nice view and nice weather; it all worked...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on a Thursday afternoon and practically had the place to ourselves. A couple of highlights that we really enjoyed were: 1. The virtual successfully pack your covered wagon for a 2 week journey to relocate your family exhibit 2 The interactive...More

Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Nice state museum, ground floor with natural history and geology exhibits and Indiana history upstairs. Both well-done. Beautiful building. Part of downstairs closed right now.

Thank lifeisforlearning
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This museum has a great spot on the canal and near the baseball park and NCAA museum. The prices are not too bad, and they often have interesting special exhibits (my favorite one had items from the Star Wars movies a couple of years ago)....More

Thank MizzouLizard
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We took our 4 and 7 year old grandsons, and this museum has attractions for all ages. The place is very well laid out with clear signage. It has some unique and impressive displays. If you are local, go on a Tuesday to capitalize on...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

They have a good variety of history and displays. Some areas were closed. Good history for the state. This doesn’t take a full day to go through the museum.

Thank Traveler76AZ
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Even if your a lifer, you will love the story that the Indiana State Museum tells. Great exhibits, and a great place on a hot humid afternoon.

Thank hawkeye_2000
Reviewed 7 June 2018

There's lots to see and do here. See a movie or walk around and look at exhibits, or go outside to the canal.

Thank Angela h
Reviewed 4 June 2018

The history of Indiana was very well displayed among things were prehistoric animals found, some as recent as the year 2000 in the state on farms by county. Great way to spend 1/2 a day in downtown.

Thank Donald G
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

My teen girls and I visited the museum. This was truly a wonderful trip! It wasn't over priced and there was a lot to see. It is in a beautiful location but you really have to pay attention or you will pass it. The parking...More

Thank Travelerx2-6
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1 April 2018|
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Response from Irvin A | Reviewed this property |
reentry is available. just take your lunch to the cafeteria and eat there. should not be a problem under the circumstances.
23 March 2018|
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Response from Travelerx2-6 |
Yes, they have a lot of "hands on" things for children.
22 March 2018|
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Response from deborahdY2385TY | Reviewed this property |
I would say 8-17. Kids can learn ALOT here.