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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2901
+1 317-233-0991
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A majestic monument indeed!

This is the majestic monument that's at the center of Indianapolis's Monument Circle in downtown... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ARodriguezP
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Miami, Florida
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Walked up rode down

Its quite a view at the top of this monument. The walk up is tough but you can pay to take elevator... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michelle B
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Bonita Springs, Florida, United States
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2901
Downtown Indianapolis
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+1 317-233-0991
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"observation deck"
in 24 reviews
"elevator ride"
in 16 reviews
"small elevator"
in 6 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 5 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 8 reviews
"downtown indianapolis"
in 24 reviews
"great view of the city"
in 7 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 6 reviews
"quick tour"
in 4 reviews
"piece of history"
in 5 reviews
"christmas tree"
in 7 reviews
"circle city"
in 6 reviews
"within walking distance"
in 7 reviews
"great history"
in 5 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 7 reviews
"stairwell"
in 7 reviews
"tower"
in 15 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is the majestic monument that's at the center of Indianapolis's Monument Circle in downtown Indy. Visitors can ascend to the monument's top to take in city views but apparently it's only open on weekends. The monument is beautifully ornate and at its base is...More

Thank ARodriguezP
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its quite a view at the top of this monument. The walk up is tough but you can pay to take elevator up. You get a great view of city and learn a lttle history about Indiana

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Elevator takes you almost (within 50 stairs) of the observation deck. Somewhat cramped but worth it for the views.

Thank indyizzi
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Beautiful Monument inside and out. Worth the time. Go up and see the City! Tripadvisor wants more words.

Thank john b
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Indianapolis’ monument to fallen veterans, located in the heart of downtown, is one of the largest and most expressive of its kind. Large engraved plaques testify to the dedication and patriotism of Indiana troops from the Revolution through the Civil War (where soldiers fought to...More

Thank Kirk E
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Friend and I stopped by while in town. Unfortunately we weren’t able to go inside, as the monument was closed at the time of our visit. Even still, we loved seeing the beauty of the monument from the outside. There’s so much attention to detail...More

Thank Mikey A
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I came here on a Saturday afternoon after visiting the Indianapolis City Market. It is in the center of monument circle, the downtown core of Indianapolis. And it is nicely built with statues and monuments. To get to the observation deck inside, You can take...More

Thank AKAshon
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Lit up at Christmas time. Good to go anytime of year but best time is around Christmas and go at night

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

The Colonel Eli museum is in fact the central obelisk monument standing in the middle of downtown Indy Monument circle. The monument is dedicated to civil war victims. Visiting it was on our bucket list, but unfortunately we were there on 3rd Jan, and for...More

Thank B1714D
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

It's a great view of the city from the observation deck. The elevator costs only $2 per rider which I would definitely recommend rather than the many flights of stairs that can be kind of dangerous. The observation deck is indoors, but it is very...More

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sully06
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.
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sully06
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
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