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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: Indianapolis, IN
Phone Number: +1 317-233-0528
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in...

A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.

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Some interesting civil war items-we did not expect the civil war museum when we visited the monument. Kids really focused on the crude medical devices used during civil war.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Goshen, Indiana
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Goshen, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Some interesting civil war items-we did not expect the civil war museum when we visited the monument. Kids really focused on the crude medical devices used during civil war.

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Williamstown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This monument anchors a nice city circle, very impressive at over 100 years old. The views at the top are fantastic but it's 330 steps up or a few dollars to ride the elevator. Be warned that the inside of the monument is small with a little gift shop and that's about it. If you don't like small and tight... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum focused on Civil War, especially Indian's participation. Not exactly museum quality presentation, more like a historical local museum. With sparse exhibits, though some of the lent or donated artifacts were pretty cool. Especially, the medical supplies and instruments. I can only thank God I did not live during that period of time and end with the statement Wars only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for all ages to experience. Great views of the city from the top. If you are claustrophobic this is not the place for you!

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Thank Jennifer W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful and powerful monument. This is a must see in Downtown Indy! Check the hours of operation for the museum before visiting. It was closed when we visited, but the monument was enough to see by itself. The fountains were not operating due to the Fall time of year, but still breathtaking. I'd love to come back and... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small museum that you can do in 30-45 minutes. It gives a great perspective from the soldiers and their every day life during the Civil War.

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Bloomington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a small museum underneath this monument specific to the Civil War. It only takes 30-60 minutes to make it through depending on your pace. It is free and worth a stop. We skipped the ride to the top of the monument due to a lengthy line. You can purchase an elevator ticket or take the stairs for free,... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit if you want to know what Indiana's role in the Civil war was. We enjoyed seeing the videos and reading the literature about the Civil War. We climbed the 330 steps to the top of the monument.(You can take an elevator if you choose). What a beautiful view from the top!

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Bloomington Indiana Usa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monument Circle is an Indy Icon. It was built to commemorate the American Civil War. So you come expecting to see the Outside, and enjoy the fountains and statuary. Please do yourself a favor and go inside and under the monument! the museum inside is very informative and helps you understand Indiana's contributions and role in the war. Considering the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Worth a quick stop. We have yet to be able to climb up the tower. First time it was closed. This past weekend, they were short staffed and a visitor had passed out at the top. Consequently the tower was closed. However, the museum in the basement is quite nice. Just the right balance of reading, looking, and watching to... More 

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