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Fountain Square Food Tour
"This Food Tour is a walking activity for smaller groups although private and custom tours are available upon request.  We can alter menus to accommodate for nearly any dietary restriction as long as we are given advance notice.     Food Tours are meant to give you a look at the history culture architecture and local food and drink of a neighborhood market region
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Kentucky Derby Museum General Admission
"Located in Louisville the Kentucky Derby is one of America’s most exciting horse racing events in the world and takes place at Churchill Downs Racetrack. It is the first leg of the American Triple Crown and is known as ""The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports"" because you will enjoy a self-guided tour of the Kentucky Derby Museum which includes two levels of family-friendly interactive permanent & temporary exhibits.  Ten minutes past each hour you will have the opportunity to see ""The Greatest Race"" an 18-minute movie about the Kentucky Derby and its history a story that puts you right in the heart of the first Saturday of May.  Immediately following ""The Greatest Race"" and at 30-minutes past every hour
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Famous Tastes of Chicago Food Tour
"Get ready to take a stroll and taste some of the best foods Chicago’s downtown has to offer! The Fabulous Quintessential Culinary Tour of Chicago explores Chicago’s central business district the Loop home to many of Chicago’s famous buildings restaurants and Millennium Park.You’ll enjoy 5-6 stops and food tastings (enough for lunch) all of which are included in the ticket price. Your walking adventure will visit (subject to change):Pizano’s Pizza has been a family tradition serving “World famous gourmet deep dish pizza” for over 60 years. The best in Chicago! The Goddess and the Baker— Enjoy a chocolate dessert from this local bakery and cafe. Specializing in desserts all day
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Indianapolis Museum of Art Tips (8)

IMA: The Lily complex

The Lily family (of Eli Lily) donated the land for the museum and the company ensures that there is no admission to the museum. This is one of the drawing factors to make the haul up to this lush but relatively isolated northwest corner of the city.

Like any other art museum, there is the collection and there are the exhibitions. Both meander between classical, modern and contemporary art. You can look at impressionist paintings or be immersed in a full, audio-visual experience. Doing the entire museum in a day is possible, but you'll miss one of the best parts, which is just outside.

The campus for the museum includes the Lily house and a large expanse of diverse plants and trees made into a botanical gardens and arboretum. Tours are offered of the house, but you can walk around yourself throughout the grounds.

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bocmaxima
Nov 30, 2011

Indianapolis Museum of Art

This brand new museum is just now opening (dec 2005) in a fantastic new building. Not all the galleries will open until the end of 2006. The current exhibit of American Art is OK but not worth a special visit. Once the european galleries are open this should be a first class art museum.

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Jim_Eliason
Nov 29, 2005

Some art with a side of lunch

I like the IMA. There is always something new happening there. Right now they have the asian art gallery that just reopened. It was closed for probably 2 years, because they remodeled the entire building. It looks very modern and beautiful. The first floor is the check in, the gift shop, and a cool little restaurant called "Puck's" after the famous chef Wolfgang Puck. The second floor is changing gallerys, currently they have quilts there and they have the gallerys of old rembrant style paintings. The third floor is the asian, african, and indian art. Then on the 4th floor they have contemporary and modern art. This one is my favorite. They have some crazy rooms that are places that are experiences. But don't forget to take off your shoes to enter those!

*Another quick tip~
Go on a thursday, it is free! And nothing is better than free!
UPDATE: beginning 2007, general admission is free!

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staindesign
Jan 23, 2007

Good art museum

I found this place to be very interesting. It had three exhibits, that I remember: European Art, Asian Art, and Contemporary/Modern Art. I actually looked through the Asian and Modern Art exhibits. The Modern Art part included Do-Ho Suh and Kara Walker among others. Suh's piece was really cool. You could actually walk on it...interact with it. The Asian exhibit was expansive. It many articles of artistic and historical significance from all sorts of cultures and time-periods in Asia. I really enjoyed it. I would recommend seeing this museum if you enjoy art, history, and learning in general.

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Jan 06, 2010
 
 
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Nice museum

I have no artistic outlet but I like browsing art museums .. this is a nice one but it's about 2 hours away so we don't often come. When my husbands working in town .. sometime I have him just drop me off so I can look while he's working. Nice way to spend a few hours.

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chattygirl7491
Aug 12, 2016

nice museum

this was on my bucket list for years . but it's a long drive from Dayton Ohio .. We had plans in Indiana and decide to leave early so we could visit the museum. I believe the cost per person was 17 and free parking. Had 2 1/2 hours to spend and in that time we saw most of it .. feel we saw enough that we don't plan to return.
I liked the sculpture but wish there were more but sculpture is a fav or mine. I also liked the art glass and nice quilts. Lots of religious art .. maybe too much. the
Asian and African area was nice.

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chattygirl7491
May 24, 2016

Great Art and Great Garden

The Art museum is a great place to spend the day. Not only is there a great central museum with wonderful art works, there additional galleries out on the grounds. Take a stroll through the garden/grounds. Enjoy the trees and the outdoor artworks and stop in the other galleries and the cousy? little gazebo refreshment area. It's a day you'll enjoy.

The fees (2007) were $7.00 (adult), fre (kids), $5.00 (seniors).

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Toughluck
Mar 17, 2007

Indianapolis Museum of Art

It's not the same as the Chicago Institue of Art, where I walk around for hours with my jaw down around my knees. But it's a good gallery. It doesn't really boast any outstanding, well-known masterpieces (though that's admittedly a pretty subjective statement), but there's a nice variety of modern and classical works, along with rotating exhibits. Free parking and admission. Nice gardens surrounding the buildings.

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Getting to Indianapolis Museum of Art

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4000 North Michigan Road

Hours

  • Sunday 12:00 to 17:00
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11:00 to 17:00
  • Wednesday 11:00 to 17:00
  • Thursday 11:00 to 21:00
  • Friday 11:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 11:00 to 17:00

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