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“Beautiful display of American Indian heritage”

The Eiteljorg Museum
Ranked #9 of 177 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The museum houses Indian artifacts, as well as works by famous Western artists.
Reviewed 19 June 2012

My husband and I spent a morning at the museum, which was kind of rushed. A definitely must-come back.

Thank Crazymomirene
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Reviewed 13 June 2012 via mobile

I live close by and go often. The staff tries to offer different exhibits; currently "steel ponies", which showcase vintage motorcycles from private collections. Very well done.

In the fall they have a great 'day of the dead' celebration around Halloween and a good Christmas theme every year. Coming up this june 23,24th is annual Indian festival. Many offers of artwork, jewelry, foods.

I recently attended a drum making class and did a 15" elk hide drum while the Native American teacher shared stories.

The cafe is great, there are nice areas to sit and relax, parking a breeze, and it connected to white river canal which was a treat to walk along.

Thank Kgeorge16
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Reviewed 11 June 2012

Very nice museum, lovely grounds and interesting exhibits

Thank Jeanette524
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

It's small but informational. Would like to see more artifacts and information about local Native American and artwork.

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Reviewed 18 May 2012

When you are in Indianapolis you will likely want to visit the Indianapolis 500 track, and if you bring children you will likely want to visit the world class Childrens Museum. But on your second day in Indiana's capital city, you should really make your way to the Eiteljorg Museum.

The Eiteljorg family collected artifacts from Native American groups all around North America then gave the museum their collection and their name. Since then, the museum has enhanced their permanent collection with a variety of special exhibits. Children always have something to do there. Frequently there are artists in residence to show their work in progress, and sometimes to allow children a hands-on experience.

Often there are artists in residence who promote oral traditions (stories, language), Native dress or tastes of foods. The Wild West is part of the visit, so anyone enamored with all things "cowboy" will enjoy the exhibits.

Every summer there is a gathering in a neighboring park for the sale of Native American art objects, jewelry and music. There are demonstrations of dance, drum performances and storytelling. Children have special chances to make objects that resemble what they have seen in the museum.

Nearby this property is the Indiana State Museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, the Indiana Historical Society Museum and the scenic canal walkway. Plan your visit in warm weather and you may be treated to an outdoor concert. Go now! Enjoy!

Thank ElaineRain
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