Exploring Indiana! Part 6

Traditionally, museums can be seen as somewhat boring. But, Indiana has a great collection of fun, unusual and interesting museums, sure to please everyone.

Check out these great Indianapolis-area museums:

Museum of Miniature Houses
111 East Main Street, Carmel
http://www.museumofminiatures.org/index.htm
Explore antique and modern dollhouses, miniature scenes, hand-crafted miniature art, and private non-miniature collections.

Indianapolis Children's Museum
3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
http://www.childrensmuseum.org/index2.htm
Known as one of the best children's museums in the U.S. Special exhibits featured all year round.

Hook's Historical Drug Store Museum
1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis
http://www.rxmuseum.org/news.htm
Buy old-fashioned ice cream sodas, floats and sundaes, in addition to old-school candy, such as root beer barrels, Necco wafers and Long Boys.

Carter's Toy Museum
91 S. Main St., PO Box 100, Zionsville,
http://www.carterstoymuseum.com/
Largest toy collection in the Midwest! Check out the ice cream parlor and antique shop as well.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art
500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN
http://www.eiteljorg.org/
View collections of Native American and Western artifacts and art.

Indiana Medical History Museum
3045 Vermont Street, Indianapolis
http://www.imhm.org/
View a collection of scientific artifacts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in a completely authentic setting.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame Museum
4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis
http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/content/General/Hall_of_Fame_Museum/32
One of the world's largest, most varied collections of racing, classic and antique cars. Bus tours around track are available when track is not in use for racing or testing.

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  1. Don't forget Indiana's own museum, the Indiana State Museum, conveniently located in the heart of White River State Park, downtown on the canal! Currently "Chocolate: The Exhibition" is drawing big crowds...probably due in part to the great Chocolate Shoppe at the end of the exhibit!

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