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
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.
The Children's Museum   The Largest children's museum in the world, It has five floors.
President Benjamin Harrison Home  The 23rd POTUS and the only Hoosier president
NCAA Hall of Champions   The national headquarters for the NCAA.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum   Located on the grounds of the speedway - enter off 16th Street.
Open all year long.
 Track tours available.
Indianapolis Memorials
Indiana State Museum  Contains two restaurants and a gift store as well.
World's largest water clock
at the Children's Museum
Eiteljorg Musuem - Indian and Southwestern Art
NCAA Hall of Champions
Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Indiana War Memorial
and University Park
Alkis Keramidas Museum of Art  Dedicated to the Greek artist
Museum of Miniature Houses  Scale miniatures and antique dollhouses.
Located in Carmel, north of Indy.
Congressional Medal of Honor  Memorial
Indiana War Memorials Foundation - more information about Indy's memorials

Walk Indianapolis - This Web Site offers you a map to the monuments and a audio description of monuments for download!
World War 1
USS Indianapolis Memorial
Korean and Vietnam Memorials
Newfields - Indianapolis Museum of Art Grounds

PARKS & GOLF  (is on another page)
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 Museum    Trace Hoosier history.
Indiana Historical Society    Photos, music, paintings
Rhythm! Discovery Center   A drum and percussion museum
Masonic Library and Museum of Indiana  2,000 historical artifacts of Hoosier Freemasons.
Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library    He was a Hoosier author.
Center for Ray Bradbury Studies   A museum about the sci-fi author on the IUPUI campus.
James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home    The Hoosier writer and poet.
Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Exhibition     Aircraft engines
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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Crispus Attucks Museum   African American Museum in Crispus Attucks high school.
Garfield Park