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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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Get your workout and a view!

I have been to Indy many times and driven around and walked by the Civil War Memorial - but this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James S
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Stunningly Amazing

This is one of the most stunningly impressive monuments in America. It is, in essence, the center... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.
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1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2901
Downtown Indianapolis
+1 317-233-0991
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been to Indy many times and driven around and walked by the Civil War Memorial - but this time - I braved the heights! It’s at the crossroads of Indianapolis so it is hard to miss but I never realized you could go...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of the most stunningly impressive monuments in America. It is, in essence, the center of Indy and a great focal point for activity. What is really cool is that you can go to the top of the monument to a viewing area....More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Driving downtown, we ran into this monument and it was just gorgeous. It wasn’t until we got out and actually walked to where you can see the true beauty. The detail and water falls on this thing was almost an amazing sight to see and...More

Thank norma c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited both daytime and evening. Must say that evening visits were more impressive due to local building lights and horse and carriage rides. so nice to see history preserved in an urban area. Great architecture and fountains.

Thank morristowndenise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an impressive monument to visit. The Civil War history and statutes are impressive. I had no idea you could go to the top until I went into the gift shop. I purchased some cool confederate and union stuff for my kids and then...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The one place in Indianapolis that I knew I wanted to visit was the Indiana State Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Unfortunately we arrived after the interior was closed so we weren’t able to go to the top. But we still enjoyed walking around the base...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This is a very impressive sight in the middle of downtown Indianapolis. It’s a wonderful tribute to all of the fallen solders and sailors from the Great State of Indiana. Anyone who visits Indianapolis should not miss this lovely sight.

Thank marycathyjoneslmp
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Soldier and Sailor monument was fantastic. Outside, it is majestic and inside it is small be dignified. There is also a gift shop at the base. There is 330 steps to walk up or a $2 charge for the elevator up. Either ways, it...More

Thank ted t
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The obelisk is very interesting. I was short of time so I did not go inside, but walked around and viewed all four sides. The surrounding area is nice and there are great places to eat.

Thank Ron H
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We were in Indianapolis for the weekend, and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument was top of our list of sights to see. It was getting dark when we arrived the first night, so we just drove around a few times to experience the fountains and...More

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10 March 2015|
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Response from Sudhir_Raikar | Reviewed this property |
we were escorted - thanks to our kind host. But I distinctly remember he parked at the Mall in close vicinity - there was not an inch on the Monument circle.
10 March 2015|
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Response from gmaneis | Reviewed this property |
Sully06, the museum is under the big monument on monument circle in downtown Indy, and has, as you can imagine, a circular street all around it, like a big roundabout, but with stop lights. The only parking is in garages... More