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Indiana State Museum and IMAX Theatre

Indiana State Museum and IMAX Theatre Review

Before you head inside, take note of the outside of this White River State Park museum, made from materials all native to the state and embedded with sculptural icons that represent Indiana's 92 counties. Exhibits inside reveal the Hoosier State from its geological formation to its Native American heritage as well as its inclusion as the 19th state to its economic ups and downs in the 20th century. The museum also houses a working re-creation of Indy's historic L.S. Ayers tearoom and an IMAX theater.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 650 W. Washington St., White River State Park Indianapolis, 46204
  • Phone: 317/232-1637
  • Cost: $9.50; children 3-12 $5; seniors 60 and up $8.50
  • Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5; Sun. 11-5
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  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

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