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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: Indianapolis, IN
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in...

A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.

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War memorial in indianapolis

The Civil War Memorial is a must see when visiting Indy, the monument is very detailed with statues of different war facts.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Greencastle, Indiana
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Greencastle, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Civil War Memorial is a must see when visiting Indy, the monument is very detailed with statues of different war facts.

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Fishers, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We see it all the time, but do we park and go visit it? For many, the answer is a resounding "yes"! For others, the answer should be "I will"! 330 steps or an elevator plus 40 will lead visitors to the top for a view of the city that looks about even in height with the nearby State Capital's... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is Located at Center of Downtown Indianapolis, one of the iconic place of downtown indi, surrounded by lots of hotel and offices

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The Memorial is inside the monument in Monument Circle. Quite interesting and well done, it explains the real life during the Secession War. Free admission.

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Goshen, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Some interesting civil war items-we did not expect the civil war museum when we visited the monument. Kids really focused on the crude medical devices used during civil war.

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Williamstown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This monument anchors a nice city circle, very impressive at over 100 years old. The views at the top are fantastic but it's 330 steps up or a few dollars to ride the elevator. Be warned that the inside of the monument is small with a little gift shop and that's about it. If you don't like small and tight... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Museum focused on Civil War, especially Indian's participation. Not exactly museum quality presentation, more like a historical local museum. With sparse exhibits, though some of the lent or donated artifacts were pretty cool. Especially, the medical supplies and instruments. I can only thank God I did not live during that period of time and end with the statement Wars only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is a great place for all ages to experience. Great views of the city from the top. If you are claustrophobic this is not the place for you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

What a beautiful and powerful monument. This is a must see in Downtown Indy! Check the hours of operation for the museum before visiting. It was closed when we visited, but the monument was enough to see by itself. The fountains were not operating due to the Fall time of year, but still breathtaking. I'd love to come back and... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is a small museum that you can do in 30-45 minutes. It gives a great perspective from the soldiers and their every day life during the Civil War.

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