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Indiana State Museum

650 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725
+1 317-232-1637
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Lovely museum

I visited on a chilly fall day, collections were interesting, especially Power of Poison that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lorrie S
via mobile
Very good for a small museum.

Had a few hours to kill and chose this little museum. Very interesting. I was surprised... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • 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

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 52,761
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful venue for a wedding! Didn't have the opportunity to see all exhibits but would go back when in town next.

Reviewed 18 October 2017

The various rooms used were comfortable and accommodating for the different crowd sizes. Convenient location for other attractions - including a short walk to Heron school of the arts.

Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 18 October 2017

For my birthday my sweet wife knew I had been wanting to go to the Indiana State Museum so she surprised me on Sunday afternoon. What a ton of information and enclosed in such a beautiful building. I was amazed at all the exhibits and...More

Thank scottgordon
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Visited here with my 11 year old child. Clean museum with good hands on exhibits and packed full of informaiton. The wild life area where you press on the animal and the sounds and calls it makes are great. I was amazed with the historical...More

Thank REZ1059
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Lunch at the Museum next door ran long (but go it is very good!), so we were short on time here. We spent 90 min, but it was not nearly enough, and leaving at 5 pm put us right in the center of rush hour...More

Thank KMc4528
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit - not a very big museum so one can see a lot in 2-3 hrs. What I loved about the place was - it is not very overwhelming. Has great exhibits specially the natural habitat the latest exhibit is a...More

Thank Shikha D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Watched Dunkirk at the IMAX at this museum. Excellent sound system, comfortable seats, and of course huge screen. Parking included in ticket price - very nice experience.

Thank schmendricnumbskull
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The permanent exhibits are well don and appeal to a wide variety of audiences, but the staff really gets kudos for their special exhibits where they can add resources and stretch their imaginations. We usually come at least three times a year.

Thank Ecmancini
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15 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
13 June 2016|
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Response from foxberg | Reviewed this property |
I see the question is answered. I would have had no idea.