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The Indiana War Memorial and Soldiers and Sailors Monument will be closed on May 25 for the 500 Festival Parade. Both will be open on Memorial Day from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Regular operating hours (Wed-Sun, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.) resume on May 29.

University Park

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Located just south of the Indiana War Memorial between Vermont Street and New York Street, University Park is the oldest part of the plaza.

Located in the heart of downtown in Monument Circle, it was originally designed to honor Indiana’s Civil War veterans. It now commemorates the valor of Hoosier veterans who served in all wars prior to WWI, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, the Civil War, the Frontier Wars and the Spanish-American War. One of the most popular parts of the monument is the observation deck with a 360-degree view of the city skyline from 275 feet up.

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FEATURES

Today, it is a popular downtown green space that features several monuments to honor important state and national figures, including:

STORIES OF SERVICE

Indiana Veterans

Exhibit BackgrounderStories of Service
January 31, 2023

Stories of Service: Major Charity Adams

Early Life  Charity Adams was born on December 5, 1918 in Kittrell, North Carolina. She grew up in Columbia, South Carolina until moving to Ohio to continue her education at…
General InformationStories of Service
February 7, 2022

Stories of Service: The Life of Lucy Higgs Nichols

Lucy Higgs Nichols was an African American who escaped slavery and became a nurse for a regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Read on to learn…
Artifacts and AttractionsGeneral InformationPress ReleasesStories of Service
August 24, 2021

20th Anniversary of 9/11: A Reflection on our Nation’s Resolve and Resiliency

20th Anniversary of 9/11: A Reflection on our Nation’s Resolve and Resiliency Most of us vividly remember the exact moment, nearly 20 years ago, when we learned about the terrorist…
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Explore the monuments, museums and memorials of the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District—virtually.

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HOURS

Open from dawn to dusk

ADMISSION

Free

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