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Indiana Historical Society

450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
+1 317-232-1882
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Superior exhibits

History bright to life in very creative exhibits. The story of Italian Prisoner of War camp was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Carol S
Very nice gift shop

We visited the “Indy's Premier Bourbon Affair” at this facility. Big open spaces made a perfect... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Sherman G
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Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state's history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation's premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming.
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  • Average6%
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“cole porter” (41 reviews)
“live actors” (7 reviews)
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450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269
Downtown Indianapolis
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+1 317-232-1882
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"live actors"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"research library"
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"re enactors"
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"christmas tree exhibit"
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"trees decorated"
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"player piano"
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"experience history"
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"terrace cafe"
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"camp atterbury"
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"exhibits change regularly"
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"canal level"
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"visit museums"
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"step back in time"
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"early days"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

History bright to life in very creative exhibits. The story of Italian Prisoner of War camp was especially interesting

Thank Carol S
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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

We visited the “Indy's Premier Bourbon Affair” at this facility. Big open spaces made a perfect venue for this type of event, lighting was comfortable and vendors were well laid out. The gift shop and the staff was too notch. I was especially pleased with...More

Thank Sherman G
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

We visited the Indiana Historical Society for a group tour on Tuesday, Feb. 13th and were greeted by their very capable staff in the lobby. Our volunteer tour guide: Bill, lead us through the various exhibits and answered our questions. There is an interactive display...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Was excited to visit but wasn't very impressive. Cole Porter section was a definite highlight. Found the exhibits lacking.

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Reviewed January 17, 2018

I was looking for some left over holiday events and found the Christmas tree exhibit. It was amazing. They have 80 Christmas trees, spread out over 4 floors. The trees are sponsored by different businesses so they are all very different. The rest of the...More

Thank Christy C
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

Being from Indiana it was such a pleasure to walk through the building looking at the historical exhibits. Many fond memories. The gift shop is really nice for a local souvenir.

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We went specifically to see the 80 Christmas tree exhibit. It far exceeded our expectations and we will make this a yearly trip is at all possible. This is a treasure of a spot to spend an afternoon. Many interactive exhibits and computers to allow...More

Thank davidcI6965BP
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

This is a great interactive, indoor museum. It has many activities to offer people of all ages. It is very user friendly and is a great place to visit when the weather isn't good outside.

Thank H K
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

We were here in December for the Festival of Trees. Which is great fun to view all of the trees decorated. They also had a singer in the Cole Porter room. There are several exhibits on Indiana. My husband loves to see them. I spent...More

Thank Calliope1014
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Reviewed December 3, 2017

The nice thing about a trip to downtown Indianapolis, IN is there is so much to see. I visited the city for a weekend & was delighted to see so many interesting things within walking distance from our hotel. I read about "things to do"...More

Thank 1TexFan
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Response from Calliope1014 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are elevators for each floor and ramps. It is very nice.
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