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Address: 692 Ellsworth St, On the Canal, Indianapolis, IN 46202-6132
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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a Fall wedding brought us to Downtown Indy

found by accident! With that said what a beautiful tribute. The downtown Indy hike we took exposed us to so much more than we expected.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Lansing, Michigan

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Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

found by accident! With that said what a beautiful tribute. The downtown Indy hike we took exposed us to so much more than we expected.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knowing our history is a must! This is a story that will leave you thinking and thanking the brave men who serve in our military!

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Thank Cindy T
Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A well done memorial to one of the great Navy tragedies in US History. The USS Indianapolis delivered the atomic bomb in WWII, was sunk, and the survivors were left in shark infested waters for days. The memorial is thought provoking and not over stated.

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Thank Ringo317
Columbus, Ohio
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88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Understated tribute to the Crew of the USS Indianapolis. It is sobering to see, especially if you have read "Left For Dead". Thank God for those brave souls who gave their lives to help save our nation from months more war with Japan.

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Thank Johnnyrat1
Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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358 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This monument has a personal feel that is fitting for the crew that had a major role in bringing World War 2 to an end. Take time to read the inscriptioins, and it is probably a good idea to check out wikipedia first to understand the plight of the ship and her crew.

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Thank HoosierWisdom
Gilbert, Arizona
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I didn't know about this history. A deep respect to all veterans when you learn the horrors of war. It was a beautiful and warm day. we sat in silence and honored those who both lived and died.

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Thank Donna Maples B
Fort Wayne, IN
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316 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Interestingly nice but not a major attraction. If you are on the canal then stop and take a look but if not don't go out of your way unless that is you knew someone affected.

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Thank daqattaq
Hingham, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Small, lasting tribute to those who sacrificed for us. Too easy to forget our history as we live in freedom.

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1 Thank Sebastian22013
Yuma, Arizona
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502 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

located near the canal/riverwalk, this very nice memorial to this cruiser which was sank after it delivered the first nuclear bomb. the names of its crew members, both those that died and survived are listed.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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297 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is such a moving memorial on the canal to honor the men that served on the USS Indianapolis.Those who lost their lives and the few remaining survivors. Read the book and see the movie.

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Thank Charley C

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