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The Votes Are In! These Are Indiana's 10 Best Museums

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…

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This New Museum Exhibit Gets Kids Thinking Outside the Box

An empty cardboard box is full of unlimited possibilities. The Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis’s White River State Park is tapping into this imaginative opportunity with “Cardboard Engineering,” an interactive STEM-based museum exhibit in place now through May 27, 2019. Located in a…

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World's Most Toxic Animal Has Come to Indianapolis

I might be a little yellow frog, but I'm also the world's most toxic animal! A new exhibit at the Indiana State Museum is all about poisons. The Power of Poison features poisons in nature (including two of the world's most toxic animal), in literature and in medicine. The exhibit is on loan from…

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Step Back in Time in Indiana's Most Unique Historic Village

It's really quite hard to fully and accurately describe the uniqueness of Metamora, if you've never paid the community a visit. The historic village is a genuine, one-of-a-kind Hoosier destination with so many distinctive amenities, I'm not even sure exactly where to begin. Metamora Nestled in…

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Learn About Indiana's Limestone Heritage in New Exhibit

By Mark Ruschman, Chief Curator of Fine Arts at Indiana State Museum Growing up in Indiana surrounded by limestone buildings, you take for granted this amazing natural Hoosier resource and its impact on the rest of the world. Stone Country: The and Now , on display at the Indiana State Museum…

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Future Meets Past at New Coffin House Interpretive Center

"I had already risked every thing in the work - life, property, and reputation - and did not feel bound to respect human laws that came in direct contact with the law of God." - Levi Coffin Levi and Catharine Coffin Interpretive Center. Photo courtesy of the Indiana State Museum. A new…

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Taste Indiana Spirits at the State Museum

This is a guest blog from Christine Totten of the Indiana State Museum. 200 years is certainly something to celebrate, and this October, you can celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial in style at the third annual Indiana Spirits. Join us on October 1, 2016 for an evening of food, drinks and Hoosier fun…

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