1245 W. State Rd 32
Lebanon, IN 46052
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Arts & Museums
Take a stroll and visit with farm animals, exotic birds, and enjoy the picnic area.
Bored of your usual hang-out and entertainment options? Visit the Evan Lurie Fine Art Gallery and get acquainted with different forms of art. If you have less or no knowledge about art, you need not worry, the friendly staff is always eager and ready to guide visitors. As a part of its endeavor, to promote art and creativity, it showcases works of nouveau artists, thereby giving them a chance and a platform to display their unique style in the art world. You can also avail of art consulting services offered by Evan Lurie Fine Art Gallery. The space is also available for private events and functions. Call ahead for more details.
Exhibits on Lew Wallace.
Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. View the unique American engineering design of this former Montgomery County jail.
Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment.
Built in 1882 houses the only operating rotary cellblock in the United States.
After a visit to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, explore the Oldfields – Lilly House & Gardens. Nestled on the grounds of the museum, this 26-acre (10.5 hectare) verdant landscape features manicured lawns, exotic flora, sculptures, fountains and garden ornaments. The mansion, former home of late business luminary and philanthropist J.K. Lilly Jr., boasts 22 rooms and illustrates American Country Place Era architecture. Take an audio tour of the house museum for a glimpse of 1930s culture.
The Indianapolis Museum of Art was established in the year 1883 and has since grown to accommodate a staggering 50,000 pieces of art. Its permanent collection is on par with those of some of the world's most renowned art institutions. The museum itself underwent renovations that increased its gallery space and improved both access and amenities. Longtime local boy Wolfgang Puck oversees the on-site café, which serves contemporary cuisine with a breathtaking view of the IMA grounds.
If you are a fan of auto racing, be sure to visit the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum. For a couple bucks, they will give you a bus ride around the most hallowed racetrack in the world; home of the Indy 500. The museum itself is stocked with generation after generation of retired Indy cars. Lots of other memorabilia is on display, and the gift shop is full of exciting checkered-flag-emblazoned gear for the whole family.
Located on a 50-acre site, The Ropkey Armor Museum invites you to experience the "emotion of our military heritage." It is open March-December, Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., or by appointment.
Want to see your child blossom into the Einstein of the future? Bring them to The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and see their talents grow. Visit rare exhibits, educational displays, and child-centric festivities and events at this unique museum. With an aim to foster better cognitive abilities and out-of-the-box thinking among young ones, this museum has laid out an elaborate array of exhibits for children to explore. Children will love the variety of exhibits held here: Barbie displays, ghost hotels, space planetariums, Egyptian lifestyle, exhibits on health, science and technology among other things. When hunger pangs strike, rush to the Food Court and grab a quick bite to eat. Visit the museum store and buy exotic memorabilia to take home with you. You can also host birthday parties and kids' events at this venue.
Go rock climbing, ride a turn-of-the-century carousel, or check out outerspace at the SpaceQuest Planetarium. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is one of the largest children's museum in the world. The 356,000-square-foot facility houses 10 major galleries that explore the physical and natural sciences, history, world cultures and the arts. Whenever possible, exhibits are "hands-on" or participatory in nature. The museum presents thousands of programs and activities each year.