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Hook's American Drugstore Museum

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Address: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
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This museum, which explores the 400-year history of the American drugstore,...

This museum, which explores the 400-year history of the American drugstore, is set to re-open in 2002.

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Travel back in time

A fun Museum to go back to the days when everyone moved a little slower and technology was just the ringing of the bell on the door! Penny candy isn't just a penny anymore, but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 January 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2013

A fun Museum to go back to the days when everyone moved a little slower and technology was just the ringing of the bell on the door! Penny candy isn't just a penny anymore, but its a great place to reminisce about the good old days.

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Greenwood, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2013

I grew up going to Hook's Drugs so this brought back fond memories for me. Fun to see the old soda fountain and all the old pharmacy equipment. If you like history this is a good place to hear the staff tell you about the old time pharmacy that was a major part of Indiana history.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012

We are relatively new to Indiana (11 years) but I discovered this on our first trip to the State Fair. Take time to stop and visit this odd little museum and read a few labels; some of what is in here I remember as a child, some just scares me! :-) This is a HUGE collection of drug store paraphenalia,... More 

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Anderson, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

This place is like walking back in history to and old time pharmacy and soda fountain. It is so interesting to see the old pharmacy equipment and tools. Plus, I had a chocolate soda.....mmmmm.

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Plano, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

I emailed to make sure they were open, the president of the organization emailed back and said yes they were open. Got to the Fairgrounds and paid $5 to get in, drove to Hook's and it was closed. I emailed the president back and asked if it would be open soon. She replied that I should have called. What a... More 

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Carmel, Indiana, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

we go every year that we go to the State Fair. Every year we learn somethign new. the prices are surprisingly good (you can buy candy, etc, there) and the staff are surprisingly knowledable.

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1 Thank DrStevenH
Jamestown, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

It was a good time to step back in history. I'm 60 years old and we had a drug store/soda shop in my small town when I was growing up, nice to remember

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Rushville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

Everyone need to stop in and get an old stlye Float and candy.

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Lawrence, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

Since we go to the State Fair every year 2-3 times and to some of the other functions there we have visited it a lot and our kids and grandkids have learned alot

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Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

We have visited it on several occasions, and I still love the feeling of being in the old drugstore when I was a kid. Lots of fun.

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