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Indiana State Museum

650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
+1 317-232-1637
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Outside is as fun as inside.

We live walking around the outside and looking at the wall tiles donated by each county in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Southern Pines, North Carolina
via mobile
surprisingly interesting!

My teens like this museum - they have a wide range of things to see, including good science... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong
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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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  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
+1 317-232-1637
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live walking around the outside and looking at the wall tiles donated by each county in the state. We also love walking through the museum and seeing the exhibits. The recreated Ayers Tea Room brings back very fond memories of the times when I...More

Thank jadidvm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teens like this museum - they have a wide range of things to see, including good science exhibits.

Thank casadeboys
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started at the top and worked down since this was a repeat trip. Displays are informative and easily understood. Great place to bring your children or grandchildren. You learn something new regardless of how many visits you have made.

Thank Irvin A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the IMAX theater....awesome! Their website made ticket buying easy. The IMAX validated parking and had very reasonable prices for refreshments.

Thank SABosch2997
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of us were off today so we decided to visit the museum and experience some of the holiday and special exhibits despite the holidays being a bit past. The newest exhibit, on Poisons, was fascinating and educational. We learned many new things and were...More

Thank PackerGirl1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the special exhibit entitled "Poison" to a massive cultural display, to an overarching review of the history of Native Americans, to the importance of limestone to the state, this museum can amuse you for an hour or for a day, depending on your capacity...More

Thank Lynn8894
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth the effort to visit. Everything Indiana is highlighted here including notable residents, businesses and general history.

Thank wlamb123
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We went to the changing exhibits late one afternoon, and while adults enjoyed Lincoln quilts they had pattern building toys for children. Power of Poison had interactive games for children and the toy exhibit had many early toys and magnatiles for kids. Families were entertained...More

Thank Fadipadi
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

I visited on a chilly fall day, collections were interesting, especially Power of Poison that showcased real poisons (think bugs, frogs) as well as the fantastic (magic, fairy tales). Section on historic poisons also very good. Staff were helpful. Collections easy to navigate with my...More

Thank Lorrie S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Had a few hours to kill and chose this little museum. Very interesting. I was surprised. Exhibits surround Indiana history as you suppose, but go beyond early settlers, industry etc. Very interesting interactive exhibit on the history and contributions of blacks in the state. Surprising...More

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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.