Soldiers & Sailors Monument

Soldiers & Sailors Monument

Monument / Landmark
Downtown Indianapolis, Indianapolis
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  • Julia C.
    "If you are claustrophobic do not take the stairs to the top."(8 Tips)
    Michelle
    "I recommend paying the $2 for the elevator, lots of steps."(7 Tips)
    Bryan H.
    "A must to check out the lights on Monument Circle."(20 Tips)
    Gregory G.
    "ice cream at South Bend Chocolate Factory"(2 Tips)
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  • Downtown Indy
    Downtown IndyJuly 17, 2014
    Located in the heart of Downtown on Monument Circle and recognized as one of the world’s most exceptional monuments, the monument stands as a symbol of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana.
  • John P.
    John PestkaSeptember 20, 2014
    Take the steps for some serious exercise, though beware it's tight and quite claustrophobic, especially near the top. But it pays off with a lovely 360 view of the city.
  • Downtown Indy
    Downtown IndyJuly 13, 2012
    Located in the heart of Downtown on Monument Circle and recognized as one of the world’s most exceptional monuments, it stands as a symbol of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana. Read more
  • Gregory G.
    Gregory GoodinNovember 12, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    If you are looking for a place to sit down, have lunch, or just relax, this is the place to go in Indy during the day. Grab an ice cream at South Bend Chocolate Factory while you are at it.
  • Downtown Indy
    Downtown IndyJuly 17, 2014
    The monument is located on Monument Circle in the center of downtown and has come to symbolize the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana.
  • HISTORY
    HISTORYJuly 15, 2010
    This monument was formally dedicated in 1902 after a parade of flags with many veterans of battle.In 1918 there was a museum added underground that has a collection of Civil War artifacts.
  • Julia C.
    Julia C.March 2, 2011
    If you are claustrophobic do not take the stairs to the top. It gets smaller and tighter as you go up. On stair 323 I freaked out and almost passed out. So yeah.. Take the elevator! :)
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer EvansSeptember 25, 2014
    Lovely spot. Recommend grabbing a bite to eat nearby and sitting on the steps and people watching.
  • R B.
    R BAugust 23, 2015
    Very pretty. If you're willing to be in a small elevator or walk 32 flights of stairs for a view go for it.
  • Michelle
    MichelleApril 1, 2013
    I recommend paying the $2 for the elevator, lots of steps. ;-) The monument itself is very impressive.
  • Jasmine W.
    Jasmine WoodruffOctober 23, 2010
    Great for Halloween...Can you find the lady statue on the monument that is crying? Legend has it that a man jumped to his death off of the monument and the tears were seen soon after.
  • Ramsey M.
    Ramsey MohsenAugust 21, 2014
    Hard to capture it in one photo. Try putting your iPhone in pano mode but hold it so you scan it up and down. You'll get a long tall photo you can crop.
  • Jim C.
    Jim CotaFebruary 1, 2012
    The monument that gave the name to the Circle City. Be sure to climb the stairs to the observation deck.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RakerMarch 25
    It can get pretty warm on the inside. That's one downside to taking the steps.
  • Dave O.
    Dave OlversonMarch 7, 2014
    You can get to the top for free if you take the stairs!
  • Jerry D.
    Jerry DiceSeptember 17, 2015
    It's huge! Beautiful centerpiece to downtown Indy.
  • Matt A.
    Matt A.April 25, 2013
    A free trip to the top if you take the stairs. Open 1030a-5p wed-sun.
  • Dana P.
    Dana ParkerAugust 28, 2015
    Prime people watching. New public library installation and some great parklets
  • Bryan H.
    Bryan HenryDecember 21, 2010
    One of the best times of the to hit circle. A must to check out the lights on Monument Circle.
  • Kristeen H.
    Kristeen HudsonJanuary 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Take the stairs up to the top of the monument. Its great exercise and it's a nice view at the top.
  • Rena
    RenaJune 12, 2014
    Strawberry Festival field trip!
  • Greg T.
    Greg TaggartJuly 6, 2015
    Awesome Monument in a cool circle.
  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy WilliamsApril 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Walk to the top of the monument or take the elevator ($1) for a great view of the city
  • @IndplsArtCenter
    @IndplsArtCenterJanuary 29, 2012
    LOVE the you are beautiful sculptures!!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DJuly 4, 2010
    Veterans and Military can take the elevator to the top for free. Thank you for your service!
  • Stacy H.
    Stacy HoehleNovember 17, 2010
    There are pretty horses here to go pet when they aren't out on carriage rides.
  • Murphys Steakhouse
    Murphys SteakhouseFebruary 14, 2012
    Outstanding display during Superbowl 2012
  • Tony M.
    Tony McCoolMay 24, 2010
    Get on the monument and take pictures. One has lady liberty stepping on the confeterate battle flag. Read more
  • Cari
    CariSeptember 19, 2010
    Saturday nights awesome for watching hot rodding
  • Kream P.
    Kream PanasootNovember 1, 2010
    Colts vs Taxans tonite... Just stopped by to see BLUE :D
  • Martin O.
    Pretty monument.
  • Nicole B.
    Nicole BucklandSeptember 10, 2010
    Sit down on the steps, take in the sights. :)
  • Bobby U.
    Bobby UlleryOctober 28, 2009
    go to monument circle and look above The South Bend Chocolate Co. to see ExactTarget!
  • Binky B.
    Binky BearAugust 24, 2011
    As of August 23, 2011 this monument is closed for construction. Won't be opened until November 2011.
  • Chelsey B.
    Chelsey BenanzerNovember 27, 2010
    Do not take the stairs.
  • Heather K.
    Heather KarlApril 9, 2010
    Admire all the pretty flowers
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew TuckerApril 4, 2010
    Need to spend some time sitting on the steps
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WoodallOctober 19, 2009
    Visit the Annual Circle of Lights festival on the Friday following Thanksgiving. Read more
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