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“Excellent museum”

Indiana State Museum
Ranked #17 of 173 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Explore one of Indianapolis' top attractions The Indiana State Museum in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis is the place to go to uncover Indiana’s secrets. The museum houses exhibits on science, art, culture and history of Indiana from prehistoric times up to the present day. The museum provides stunning views and architecture, making it a great venue for weddings, special events or meetings. Home to the famous L.S. Ayres Tea Room restaurant, the Indiana Store gift shop, and the IMAX Theater, Indiana’s largest movie screen.
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Excellent layout and even with three hours we did not see it all. Plan to return. Friendly staff and excellent review of each period of history. As noted by others lot of kids of all ages to do. I would recommend this museum for all ages! Well divided so even with a large number of people easy to move around.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Beginning with the fingerprint of earth's history (dinosaurs, fossils, etc.), then transitioning into the geological and biological history of Indiana, followed by an informative history of the State of Indiana, the ISM was a pleasant surprise that was captivating and informative. An added bonus is its location so that one can leave the building and be on the magnificent Canal Walk. It was a perfect place to bring our out-of-town guests.

Thank Richard K
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

The interior of this building is attractive. The atmosphere is relaxing and peaceful. We loved to see old car and train in the big hall.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This museum covers the History of Indiana from before the dinosaurs til today. The vast collection is interesting, even if Indiana itself doesn't sound that intriguing. I particularly enjoyed the settlers and wartime pieces. This would be a perfect stop for children - lots of hands on exhibits.

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

The museum was all about Indiana from it's past with dinosaurs and slaves to how it built up to the city it is today. The museum was huge but there were only a handful of people there. I thought that for such a big museum, there would have been more exhibits. The best part of the museum was the exhibit showing all the famous people who came from Indiana. Here's a few: The Jacksons, Orville Reddenbacher, James Dean, Vivica Fox, Larry Bird, Babyface, Tavis Smiley and Greg Kinnear. The museum also had a cafe and a two story gift shop.

Thank 1Jaybee1
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