Monument Circle

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Washington Street–Monument Circle Historic District is a national historic district located at Indianapolis, Indiana. The district encompasses 40 contributing … See more

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Apr 15, 2024
I used to live in Indianapolis Indiana until November 2018. I miss walking around monument circle and especially on a geogeous day like we been having the last few days Full review by Bill C
Jan 1, 2024
Beautiful lights on the monument for the holiday season. The area was busy with tourists enjoying the lights and music. We felt very safe being there at night. The brick walkways need some TLC. There… Full review by Dean M
Nov 12, 2023
They were hanging holiday decorations so it was all blocked off. However what we could see it is lovely. We will have to go back! Full review by Baybug2

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Opened:1852
Architectural style:Mid 19th Century Revival
Architect:Rubush

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There are many restaurants within walking distance of Monument Circle. All price ranges, some chain restaurants, some local establishments. Lots of sports bars, since …
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There are many restaurants within walking distance of Monument Circle. All price ranges, some chain restaurants, some local establishments. Lots of sports bars, since you're not far from the stadium. Quite a variety to choose from. Not knowing your tastes or your budget, I think your best bet is to check the list of restaurants provided near the bottom of the Monument Circle page and read the reviews left by other TripAdvisor users. We certainly enjoyed the meal at the Slippery Noodle Inn when we stopped in Indy last September just as much as previous visits (we go there for the live music). In the past, we enjoyed burgers at the Brothers Bar & Grill. With our kids, we enjoyed pizza a block from the Circle. Hope this helps!!
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Answer by Kathleen M · Feb 4, 2021
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Where is the Monument Gift Shop located?
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It is inside the Monument, when you walk in the door, look to the left, there's a cashier, there are many items to choose from!
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Is it true the monumento circle has underground spaces and passages?Is
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I think what you’ve heard about is probably the Eli Lilly Civil War Museum which is located beneath the monument. It has “”tunnels” between exhibit areas and somewhat of a …
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I think what you’ve heard about is probably the Eli Lilly Civil War Museum which is located beneath the monument. It has “”tunnels” between exhibit areas and somewhat of a catacombs feel to it. The water leaks have been addressed and it is again open to the public free of charge. Check its website for days and times of operation. Another possibility is the infrastructure for the water supply to the fountains and pools. The water is fed from underground wells which would require access tunnels of some sort for maintenance and repair.
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Where is the best place to park?
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We park on the street but if you are there for more than a few hours I would suggest a parking garage. They are close to the circle
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Hi. Please Can I have access to Monument circle observatory deck at night after 5:30pm?
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Unfortunately, I don't know that answer. If I had to guess during March when I went, it would be no. Maybe in the summer though??? Not sure. Enjoy!
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