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Indiana State Museum

650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
+1 317-232-1637
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Excellent museum

Visited here with my 11 year old child. Clean museum with good hands on exhibits and packed full of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
Allow plenty of time!

Lunch at the Museum next door ran long (but go it is very good!), so we were short on time here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Explore one of Indianapolis' top attractions The Indiana State Museum in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis is the place to go to uncover Indiana’s secrets. The museum houses exhibits on science, art, culture and history of Indiana from prehistoric times up to the present day. The museum provides stunning views and architecture, making it a great venue for weddings, special events or meetings. Home to the famous L.S. Ayres Tea Room restaurant, the Indiana Store gift shop, and the IMAX Theater, Indiana’s largest movie screen.
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650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
+1 317-232-1637
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here with my 11 year old child. Clean museum with good hands on exhibits and packed full of informaiton. The wild life area where you press on the animal and the sounds and calls it makes are great. I was amazed with the historical...More

Thank REZ1059
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch at the Museum next door ran long (but go it is very good!), so we were short on time here. We spent 90 min, but it was not nearly enough, and leaving at 5 pm put us right in the center of rush hour...More

Thank KMc4528
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit - not a very big museum so one can see a lot in 2-3 hrs. What I loved about the place was - it is not very overwhelming. Has great exhibits specially the natural habitat the latest exhibit is a...More

Thank Shikha D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Watched Dunkirk at the IMAX at this museum. Excellent sound system, comfortable seats, and of course huge screen. Parking included in ticket price - very nice experience.

Thank schmendricnumbskull
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The permanent exhibits are well don and appeal to a wide variety of audiences, but the staff really gets kudos for their special exhibits where they can add resources and stretch their imaginations. We usually come at least three times a year.

Thank Ecmancini
Reviewed 2 September 2017

At first my kids didn't want to go into another museum, but I had a hard time prying them out- The second floor's history exhibits were quite compelling and interactive which made learning the history very engaging. They esp liked the covered wagon simulation, trying...More

1  Thank jchi467
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The museum provides many exhibits throughout history. Had fun watching a movie on the big IMAX screen.

Thank Austin W
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Lots of interactive stuff. Floor two is specific to Indy and had some historical gems. The museum can be done in under 3 hours, well worth the while.

Thank Justyn D
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We went to the Indiana State Museum specifically to see the annual "Hoosier Salon" Art Exhibit, but we were very impressed with the overall museum. It is a good collection of "small exhibits" on Indiana history, people, industries, etc. Since we had a reciprocal Museum...More

1  Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We saw DUNKIRK at the IMAX. DS had purchased reserved tickets using his phone. All of the seats in the theater were up steps. I'm glad I took my cane. I liked the seats, because my feet actually touched the floor. The gigantic screen really...More

Thank Bunni65
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16 June 2016|
Response from Tamara L | Reviewed this property |
As soon as you turn off of W Washington into the museum (California St, I believe), you will make an immediate left into the parking garage. If you look on Google Maps, Turner Garden sits on top of the parking garage. Hope... More
14 June 2016|
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Response from foxberg | Reviewed this property |
I see the question is answered. I would have had no idea.