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Indiana State Museum

650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
+1 317-232-1637
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So much to see and do!

This Museum is fun for all ages. There is so much to do and see, including walking the canal. While... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sandi V
A typical museum

We had some time to waste before our flight so we checked out this museum. The ice ages exhibit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
talonofrome
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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  • Average10%
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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...more
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650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
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"imax theater"
in 42 reviews
"natural history"
in 16 reviews
"ice age"
in 6 reviews
"third floor"
in 9 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 13 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 9 reviews
"changing exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"few hours"
in 14 reviews
"native americans"
in 6 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 6 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 9 reviews
"the lower level"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 7 reviews
"indiana"
in 185 reviews
"ayres"
in 23 reviews
"fossils"
in 27 reviews
"canal"
in 70 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Museum is fun for all ages. There is so much to do and see, including walking the canal. While there, for the adult visitors, the L.S. Ayres Tea Room is a must do. It is expensive but so worth it. The IMAX is also...More

Thank Sandi V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had some time to waste before our flight so we checked out this museum. The ice ages exhibit was rather interesting.

Thank talonofrome
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The amount of Indiana history in this museum is wonderful. It really provides an understanding of the origins of the settling of Indiana. Even for a New Englander this was fascinating. There are several interactive activities to grab a young child’s attention. The special exhibit...More

Thank Sue L
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

First the exterior of the Building tells the story of all the counties in Indiana. Different items placed on the exterior by every county with a plaque which explains something about the County. I leaned a lot about different places in Indiana and in away...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

From art to science to Indiana history, there's a wide variety of exhibits and interesting materials in a very do-able museum. Great location, snack bar, gift shop.

Thank therese l
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This museum is just so special. It has outdoor fun, indoor fun, fun for children and fun for adults. The parking underground is perfect for those not so perfect weather days. The exhibits are all different, so you're sure to see and learn about something...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The largest IMAX screen in the state. Amazing place to watch a movie. Sound effects and picture quality is wonderful. Easy (paid) parking in underground attached garage. Good signage to direct to your destination. Helpful since there are several venues one can access from parking....More

Thank Thirdkid3
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Very nice museum, we really enjoyed the 1863 You Are There interactive exhibit. Don't be afraid to talk with and engage the re-enactors.

Thank Theresa V
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

This is an amazing museum, I was really surprised. There is something for everyone, no matter what you are interested in. The poison exhibit was original and fascinating. Underground parking was easy to find, just follow the signs. It was $5 with purcase of tickets...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Really enjoyed this place. Also, there was an exhibit on poison in nature that was really interesting. They had tiny yellow frogs hopping around an aquarium, but they wouldn't let me hold them.

Thank Douglas P
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christinajans
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.
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QMW18
23 March 2018|
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We went to the Museum for Spring Break and took our toddler and he did just fine!
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Response from deborahdY2385TY | Reviewed this property |
I would say 8-17. Kids can learn ALOT here.
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