Soldiers & Sailors Monument - in center of the city (aka the Circle.)
The Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum is located in the lower level.
There is an observation deck at the top of the monument. Has a gift shop.
U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial - Walnut St. & Senate Ave., Central Canal
Last American ship to be sunk in WWII.
Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial - The nation's highest
military honor from 15 major wars
American Legion Mall extending from St. Clair Street to North Street
between Meridian and Pennsylvania
The World War II Memorial - Located on the east side, is the first
memorial to be shaped like a half-circle.
The Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial is located on the
southern end of the mall. The two appear to be separate entities,
but in actuality, they combine to become one memorial.
Indiana War Memorial and Museum - 210 feet tall. It occupies an
entire city block between Meridian and Pennsylvania Streets to the
east and west and Michigan and Vermont streets to the north and
Veterans Memorial Plaza - Just north of the Indiana War Memorial.
There is also a Firefighters Memorial garden located at 10 W.
Washington St. and a Indiana Law Enforcement & Firefighters
Memorial located east of the Indiana Government Center.
IMAX Theater - 650 West Washington Street 317-232-1637
Real IMAX, Located by Eiteljorg and State Museum
The movie screen is 6 stories high! Some movies shown are in 3-D.
The Eiteljorg Museum Dedicated to Indian and Western Art.
Has a nice cafe with balcony overlooking canal.
Newfields aka The Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Located on the near north west side.
Founded in 1883, the museum in among the 10 biggest and oldest general art museums in the
nation. With an encyclopedic collection of over 54,000 works spanning 5,000 years, they offer
significant collections of African, American, Asian, European, and contemporary art, textiles
and fashion arts.
The grounds and parking should be free.
Museum access is $18.
Conner Prairie A Living Museum - recreated 18th century settlement. North of Indy.
The Indianapolis Zoo 1200 West Washington St. 317-630-2001
Lions, Tigers and Bears - oh my!
Also dolphins, orangutans, cheetahs, polar bears, rhinos, hippos, elephants, giraffes and many more!
It is a clean, great zoo and the grounds are very nice, but it's expensive. Prices rise often.
Save money by buying tickets in advance and by going on less busy days (Mondays-Wednesdays)
As of 2022, two adult and two children admissions purchased in advance for a Monday,
reduces the price by $12 per ticket, leaving a total cost of $91. Parking was $10.
|World's largest water clock
at the Children's Museum
|Eiteljorg Musuem - Indian and Southwestern Art
|Soldiers and Sailors Monument
|Indiana War Memorial
and University Park
|Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial
|USS Indianapolis Memorial
|Korean and Vietnam Memorials
|Newfields - Indianapolis Museum of Art Grounds
Holcomb Gardens - Located at Butler University.
4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis · (317) 940-8000
Completed in 1950 amid 20 acres, Holcomb Gardens includes thousands of trees, flowers,
shrubs, and other horticultural specimens, as well as a pond waterfalls, a 500-foot-long grass
mall with flower gardens leads to a statue of Persephone, the greek goddess of gardens.
Admission is free.
Holcomb Observatory & Planetarium - Located at Butler University.
4600 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis · (317) 940-8333
The observatory is one of the largest public observatories in the world.
The observatory can be visited during regular public tours,
or groups can schedule group tours at other times.
White River Gardens - 1200 West Washington St. 317-630-2001
Besides beautiful foilage outside, they have a butterfly room during the warm months.
To access by car, you must pay the $8 Zoo parking. You may also have to pay the zoo
admission, which is over $20.
Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden - 2505 Conservatory Dr. (317) 327-7183
Built in 1916, The conservatory is home to hundreds of different plants from the world's tropics.
The conservatory is 10,000 square feet. Admission is $2
|Miscellaneous Things to see in Indianapolis
Newfields - see art museum above
Located on 152 acres, there are gardens, trails, water features, sculptures, 1930s mansion and more.
Indiana State Police Museum With history spanning 1933 to the present, the museum has
John Dillinger's death mask along with exhibits about the department in the 1920s and 30s,
and police cars and uniforms over the years.
Au Ho-nien Museum Art museum at the University of Indianapolis that features a million
dollars worth of paintings by the Chinese artist.
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