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“I never get tired of this museum”

Indianapolis Museum of Art
Ranked #5 of 170 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Stairs / lift
Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I never get tired of this museum”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Let's start by saying that Indianapolis is a small city, so you wouldn't expect this kind of museum here. But hey, it's got all you would expect in a larger place. If modern art is something you like, just spending sometime in front of the Love sign by Robert Indiana or the Robert Indiana's numbers is worth the visit. Also, there's a great collection of contemporary and modern art and the temporary collections are usually great.
Having lunch at the cafeteria is also part of the experience as well as taking some time to visit the Lilly house. Feel like a picnic? You can have one also!

Visited April 2014
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Robinson, Illinois
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47 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We found IMA on tripadvisor and were encouraged by all of the great reviews. Even that did not prepare us for this wonderful experience. We spent about 2 1/2 hours exploring and saw maybe half of the exhibits. The grounds themselves are beautiful, and there is another great piece of art everywhere you look. The museum is fantastic. One tip, if you have small children, be careful in the contemporary art section. The art is really, really tempting for little hands to touch (grown up hands, too!) but you are not allowed to touch it, of course. The 100 Acres offers benches and swings and things to touch, along with plenty of room to run and play.

Visited August 2014
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Voorhees, New Jersey
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57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great surprise, for the Art, Outside sculpture and great cafeteria”
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The featured Neo-Impressionism exhibit was mounted extremely well, and the permanent exhibit was also very well done. It is not a huge museum-but a very enjoyable one. We ran out of time so missed the Asian wing and really rushed through the outside sculpture garden.
The cafeteria was reasonably priced and the food was great.

The permanent exhibit is free, but the featured exhibit had a fee.

Visited August 2014
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Midland, Canada
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful Artwork and Gardens, all FREE!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This is must see if visiting Indianapolis. It's free, so that makes it great for families. The gardens on the property are just beautiful, and the artwork collection is good too. Again, it costs nothing, so this is a good stop.

Visited August 2014
Thank Debbie S
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fascinating Collection”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

I visited on my own and enjoyed the variety of the collection. I found the signs on the artwork to be especially helpful at this museum with detailed information about the artist and the work and a bit about the means of production or meaning of the piece, but not so much that it was laborious to read. Also, you can't beat the price- $5 for parking but no admission fee. I did not see the travelling exhibit for which there is an extra charge, I found browsing the museum's regular collection to be enough for one trip.

Visited August 2014
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