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Indianapolis Museum of Art
Ranked #6 of 179 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: With a collection of more than 54,000 works of art, an early-20th-century estate, 152 acres of gardens and grounds, including an outdoor art and nature park, the IMA campus offers experiences that feed both the heart and mind.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 21 July 2014

The staff, the building, the layout, the displays, all world class. I have been to a lot of museums and galleries around the world, this one is right up there.

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Reviewed 21 July 2014

We visited the Face to Face exhibit, which we mention in our forthcoming novel, Jilly's Brilliant Caper. The exhibit is nicely presented. The museum is beautiful and well run. We were disappointed that it didn't open until 11 am and that there was not even any shopping that could be done until then.

Thank Johnine B
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

The museum is spacious, more innovative than some, run by a seemingly happy and knowledgeable staff, and has a number of great venues: galleries on multiple floors, a great design exhibit among its permanent showings, child-friendly areas, and something that other museums ought to have: the 100-acre woods. This is a fascinating art garden or art forest or whatever you may want to call it after seeing it.
Dislikes: What's not to like?
Bring good walking shoes.

Thank Jojo_Indy
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

My husband and I came to the Indianapolis Museum of Art because we still had some extra time downtown. We were able to park for free in the parking in front of the famous LOVE statue. We started in the 100 acre park looking at some of the houses that are there including the Eli Lily House. The gardens and large homes are beautifully maintained, and looked like they should have been on Southern Plantations. All of the trees in the park provided a lot of shade so we never got too hot.
Then we headed into the Museum. Be aware ahead of time that you cannot bring guns into the museum. They also will provide you with free strollers. We looked at two floors of artwork with our favorite being the contemporary furniture. It sounds weird, but it was really interesting!
I would have given 5 stars if so many of the museum workers had not been rude. They were very abrasive with us as we entered some of the exhibits about photography. I wasn't planning on using my flash anyway. They didn't have to be rude about it.

Thank Chasity B
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

The acquisition of art just keeps growing and growing (as has the museum and grounds the past couple years!) The museum has a wide and varied display of art work over it's three HUGE floors that are separated according to where it is from. I've always enjoyed walking over the large grounds and taking in the Lily House. This place is a TRUE bargain in that admission (except for a couple of the special exhibits) is free. There IS a $5 fee fir parking. Plan on about $20-$25 for your meal if you plan on eating there. Plan on staying a good 3 hours to just touch the surface of this fine museum.

Thank Wesley L
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