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Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

340 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1708
+1 317-652-1954
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Nice Find

Did not know Kurt was from Indy, so it was a pleasant surprise finding this. The museum is nice... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jason W
Camillus, New York
Fascinating little gem

The need for a larger facilty is evident when you walk in the door of this charming library/museum... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Nashville, Indiana
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The nation's only museum dedicated to preserving the principles and legacy of Indiana native son Kurt Vonnegut, author of "Slaughterhouse-Five" and three dozen other novels and stories. Admission is free; donations welcome.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“his life” (5 reviews)
“gift shop” (5 reviews)
“small museum” (3 reviews)
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340 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1708
+1 317-652-1954
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Reviewed yesterday

Did not know Kurt was from Indy, so it was a pleasant surprise finding this. The museum is nice and they have a gift shop with T-shirts and various items. You can visit the gift shop without paying admission to the museum part.

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The need for a larger facilty is evident when you walk in the door of this charming library/museum. Friendly staff are happy to describe the various artifacts and artworks displayed in vignettes throughout the tiny space. A passion for all thing Vonnegut is shared whether...More

Thank Ediesacruiser
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Kurt Vonnegut is my favorite author, but anyone who's interested in American literature, Indy history, or museum's in general should check out this library. A short 5 minute walk from downtown, this storefront museum has excellent displays and exhibits. The staff was extremely friendly and...More

Thank kmathers36
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Very nice concentration of Vonnegut stuff. I like seeing his art and watching the videos about him. The computer "interactive" thing was also a neat way to browse Vonneguterry easily and effectively. Contact the Library for info about special events in 2017.

Thank tripmangler
Reviewed 5 March 2017

(Must be noted that museum will be moving to new location soon on Mass. Ave.) Good ol' Kurt. If you're ready to renew your appreciation for Hoosier writer Kurt Vonnegut then this is the place to go. Lots of personal memorabilia. Nice space that recreates...More

Thank Bulliard
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My mother was in his class at Shortridge, and she had her opinions about him, so, I wanted to explore and did. Interesting.

1  Thank bestnerikomi
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a small, but well organized museum / library. I visited the library with my daughter for a school project. We took a interesting (free) tour and enjoyed our visit a lot. My daughter loved writing on the type writer.

Thank 40familyof4
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My 3 friends and I learned a lot about Kurt's life and the tour guide/host knew so much about his life. You could tell that the host loved his job. It is a 30min to hour stop and definitely worth it if you appreciate Vonnegut's...More

Thank Jeana L
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is a great little place. We are big literary geeks so this was perfect for us. The host there was fantastic and took us on a tour and showed us around telling us great stories with each item. Everything is very organized and well...More

Thank RitaLyC
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This growing memorial library is a fitting tribute to hometown author, Kurt Vonnegut. It is filled with artifacts related to Vonnegut including a recreation of his office. The staff is well informed and are able to share info and personal tidbits about Vonnegut. Due to...More

Thank Danny813
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