Each year, readers of VisitIndiana.com vote for the Best of Indiana. This year, voters selected the state’s best State Parks, Burgers and Museums! With so many amazing Indiana museums to choose from, it was a tough choice, but voters narrowed the list down to the 10 best museums! Which museum took the number one spot? You can view the list below or here!
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis
10. Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis
Immerse yourself in the stories of Native Americans and the West. Experience art, history and cultures through expansive exhibits & dynamic programs.
The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy in Vincennes
9. Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, Vincennes
The Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy celebrates the life and legacy of one of America’s greatest comedians. This 3,500 square foot, fully interactive museum looks at comedy through the lens of Red Skelton.
8. Fort Wayne Museum of Art
At FWMoA, you will find exhibitions of American fine and decorative art, including exhibitions exploring the cross-cultural connections between artwork and artists from diverse ethnic and national backgrounds.
Indiana Military Museum in Vincennes
7. Indiana Military Museum, Vincennes
The museum includes one of the best comprehensive collections of military artifacts in the Midwest. The collection includes indoor and outdoor exhibits of military aircraft, vehicles, artillery, uniforms, insignia, equipment and related artifacts spanning the Civil War through current military engagements.
Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis
6. Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis
Uncover Indiana’s Secrets at this world-class institution, featuring unique exhibits and hands-on experiences that showcase the stories, events and characters that have helped shape Indiana’s history. Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum brings the best of the museum world to Indiana.
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn
5. Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum offers over 120 cars on exhibit on three levels, nine automotive themed galleries allow the visitor to experience everything from classic cars, to Indiana built cars, to racing and engineering themed exhibits and the original Auburn Automobile Company showroom and company offices.
4. Science Central, Fort Wayne
Science Central is a regional resource that provides inspiring and fun hands-on science education for all people of ALL ages! Make your hair stand on end with Science Central’s static electricity demonstration, or watch as ordinary objects are frozen with liquid nitrogen!
3. Conner Prairie, Fishers
Immerse yourself in the stories of Indiana through hands-on experiences and programs both indoors and out, at Indiana's fist Smithsonian affiliate.
2. Grissom Air Museum, Peru
While you are at the museum, sit in an F-4 Phantom, H1-Huey Helicopter, Bomb Loader, F-16 Static Display, and more. Check out the history of the military base that started in 1954 as the Bunker Hill Air Force Base. Then head outside to 24 military aircraft which served from WWII thru Today!
The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis
1. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Explore five floors of fun and excitement at the world’s biggest children’s museum. From earth's prehistoric past to our future in Space, imaginations run wild at this world class museum with permanent and traveling exhibits to thrill and delight the whole family. And with the Sports Legends Experience, the fun continues outdoors!