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Indiana War Memorial


Indiana War Memorial

431 North Meridian Street , Indianapolis, 46204, IN

Imposing and impressive, this 210-foot tall Neoclassical memorial was built in 1919 as a tribute to World War I veterans. The main floor includes free museum filled with exhibits and artifacts from all the wars, including World War I gas masks and military rations, a submarine periscope, Korean War helicopter and a Navy missile. Don’t miss a walk to the Shrine Room, the memorial’s moving centerpiece built to symbolize peace. The memorial anchors Indiana’s War Memorial Plaza Historic District, which comprises three parks, two museums and multiple memorials, fountains and statues.

Recent Traveler Reviews

Well Done War Memorial

by 922erikj

I didn’t know what to expect before taking a walk to visit the War Memorial. The building is incredible and the interior architecture and detail reminded me immediately of what I saw when I visited...
How could I have missed this!?!

by Bert B

This is a hidden gem in our city. It is a beautiful building that keeps on surprising you the more that you look. The shrine is breath-taking and there's a museum in the basement that…