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Hook's American Drugstore Museum

Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
+1 317-924-1503
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Memories of the past with great handmade milkshakes!

This is a real old time drug store with a functioning soda fountain. The tasty milk shakes and... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
William L
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Great Look into Our Past

The Museum is one of a kind.in Indiana. Hooks was one of the first drugstores in Indiana & was here... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
alphawolff40
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Whiteland, Indiana
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This museum, which explores the 400-year history of the American drugstore, is set to re-open in 2002.
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Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 East 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
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+1 317-924-1503

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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a real old time drug store with a functioning soda fountain. The tasty milk shakes and malts are made with real ice cream right before your eyes- no chemicals like at McDonald's or Wendy's. Great on a hot summer day for a little...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016

The Museum is one of a kind.in Indiana. Hooks was one of the first drugstores in Indiana & was here almost 100 yrs. This Drugstore was moved to the State Fair Grounds, so it wouldn't be destroyed. There use to be one more, in Brown...More

Reviewed 26 May 2016

If you have the opportunity to visit the Hook's Drugstore museum, by all means do so! They are only open sporadically and it is well worth the visit. It is a recreation of a circa 1870-1900 drug store/soda fountain and boasts one of the most...More

Reviewed 6 March 2016

As one of the best places to get a hand dipped ice cream soda, it is worth the trip. Check for hours as they are not always open. Sodas come with a souvenir glass too.

Reviewed 22 October 2015

My grandpa and I visited during the Indiana State Fair. It had been a really, really long time since he had a proper cherry soda. Thankfully, the staff knew how to make a good one and he loved it! I finally got to try one,...More

Reviewed 21 August 2015

We come in here during State Fair time. It's located near the South Entrance. We usually go back memory lane looking at the old time candy. I like to read about how Hook's drug store started on the Southeast side of Indianapolis. It's really nice...More

Reviewed 28 October 2014

I enjoyed the museum and spent some time looking through all the antiques. But not before I enjoyed an ice cream cone and delicious ice cream float. What a great place!

Reviewed 9 May 2013

Don't miss this museum if you go to the IN fairgrounds. Old displays, a soda shoppe and candy---adults and kids will love it.

Reviewed 7 April 2013

Went to my prom with John Hook, never used any other drugstore either, until it was sold. Will never call a drugstore anything but "Hook's." It was a major part of my whole life. Thanks for saving the soda fountain!

Reviewed 29 January 2013

We stop in every year during the Indiana State Fair to have a soda from the authentic old-time soda fountain and shop for the kind of old-time candy you can't even find at Cracker Barrel. During the fair, it's a nice respite from the crowds....More

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