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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: Indianapolis, IN
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in...

A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.

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I've been to this location multiple times, but only recently did I actually climb to the top of the lookout tower. It's $2 for the elevator or free if you take the stairs. I took... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been to this location multiple times, but only recently did I actually climb to the top of the lookout tower. It's $2 for the elevator or free if you take the stairs. I took the stairs, but fair warning, it's not for the fainthearted. It's quite a climb and the stairs become quite narrow towards the top. The view... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is definitely worth visiting, but there isn't much to the memorial. Its in a really cool location and part of town, but don't budget a lot of time for this activity.

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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get some beautiful photos of this monument and of the city circle. Worth the time to visit and explore.

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Lexington, KY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family, including two young children stopped by the monument and museum while in Indy for another event. The monument is tall and grand especially from a child's viewpoint. We took the elevator to the top which was a good idea with young children. It's understandably cramped in the elevator and at the top but you only need a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I chanced upon this monument and museum while walking around downtown Indianapolis. I walked up the Civil War monument for the experience and the view. I wasn't disappointed. The view was great. The basement museum was impressive with many Civil War artifacts and short films. All for free. A fun way to spend an hour.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've got 30-40 minutes to spare, just walk into the museum and catch a glimpse of Indiana history. The museum is small but the displays are thoughtful and informative. Its the American Civil War from Hoosier perspective.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Love that it is free and easy location. Lots of reading- not very interactive. Under the Sailors and Solder's Monument so it is easy to see both sites. from here we walked to the Capitol Bldg. Also went tot he Chocolate shop across the street!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

The Civil War Museum was full of so much history it was amazing has history on the outside walls were it tells in details on the civil war and in the inside has vivid details.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Nice monument, all 4 sides are different and beautiful. The views from the top are cool, windows facing the 4 directions, north south east and west, allowing you to see downtown from above. Lots of stairs, but there is an elevator for a $2 dollar charge if you dont need or care for the exercise.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had only lived in Indy for a week and decided to get downtown to something super touristy. You will not be disappointed with this sweet little museum. We are west coasters and having this much info about the Civil War was a treat.

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