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Wasn't expecting much, was pleasantly surprised

What does Indiana have to offer? A lot judging by this museum. It is located downtown near Lucas... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pipestone, Minnesota
Everything (almost) about Indiana

From geology and paleontology of Indiana through fauna and flora and their changes with Native... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Clemson, South Carolina
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Take a journey through Indiana's history, from the age of mastodons and mammoths to 21st century science, art and culture. Families can enjoy hands-on science in our Naturalist's Lab, wind their way through cave replicas in "Frozen Reign," learn...more
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650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
+1 317-232-1637
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Reviewed yesterday

What does Indiana have to offer? A lot judging by this museum. It is located downtown near Lucas Oil stadium and right on the central canal. This museum is 3 floors of interesting things about Indiana, from the many prehistoric creatures, the varied inventions, and...More

Thank TetonLover35
Reviewed 2 days ago

From geology and paleontology of Indiana through fauna and flora and their changes with Native American and white settlement to the state's role in the wars and the history of the US to contemporary life and the native sons and daughters whose names may be...More

Thank K767SQmikek
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stunning building in a beautiful area, there was so much to see and do here, we really enjoyed our visit. It was a Wednesday afternoon and very quiet so we were able to take our time and wander around. This is definitely a great place...More

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Attended a family wedding on saturday morning; the wedding started about 10:45am; lots of room to park in garage; got $5 parking voucher for all day which we needed; ceremony was on the 2nd floor balcony area; nice view and nice weather; it all worked...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the museum on a Thursday afternoon and practically had the place to ourselves. A couple of highlights that we really enjoyed were: 1. The virtual successfully pack your covered wagon for a 2 week journey to relocate your family exhibit 2 The interactive...More

Thank Mary Jo K
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Nice state museum, ground floor with natural history and geology exhibits and Indiana history upstairs. Both well-done. Beautiful building. Part of downstairs closed right now.

Thank lifeisforlearning
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This museum has a great spot on the canal and near the baseball park and NCAA museum. The prices are not too bad, and they often have interesting special exhibits (my favorite one had items from the Star Wars movies a couple of years ago)....More

Thank MizzouLizard
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We took our 4 and 7 year old grandsons, and this museum has attractions for all ages. The place is very well laid out with clear signage. It has some unique and impressive displays. If you are local, go on a Tuesday to capitalize on...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

They have a good variety of history and displays. Some areas were closed. Good history for the state. This doesn’t take a full day to go through the museum.

Thank Traveler76AZ
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Even if your a lifer, you will love the story that the Indiana State Museum tells. Great exhibits, and a great place on a hot humid afternoon.

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31 March 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.
22 March 2018|
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Response from Travelerx2-6 |
Yes, they have a lot of "hands on" things for children.
21 March 2018|
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Response from deborahdY2385TY | Reviewed this property |
I would say 8-17. Kids can learn ALOT here.