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Oldfields-Lilly House and Gardens

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Address: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
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Beautiful Grounds

You can stroll the beautiful grounds & take a tour of the mansion and see how the rich lived during the end of the Gilded Age. Unbelievable wealth in a time when the average... read more

Reviewed 1 March 2017
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

You can stroll the beautiful grounds & take a tour of the mansion and see how the rich lived during the end of the Gilded Age. Unbelievable wealth in a time when the average American struggled to put food on the table. It is comforting to see we have learned from our past, wink wink, nod nod.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is rated as one of the best art museums in the country. I go several times a year because it's hard to take in even a fraction of what it has to offer in one visit. There are also special exhibitions, classes and lectures. Different seasons bring different things to enjoy outside on the grounds. Lilly House is especially... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see the Lilly House, Oldfields, decorated for Christmas and took the opportunity to do so today (12/16/16). To gain entry we discovered that we had to either be members of the IMA ($75) or buy general admission tickets for $18 each. This was a one time visit for us, so we went the $18 route whereas the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Just a pleasant day with a knowledgeable tour guide. Very enjoyable. Gave some insight into the sisters and the Lilly Family that lived here.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Lovely place to visit in the summer or winter. Beautiful gardens. Beautifully decorated for Christmas.

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Thank David W
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did the IMA and Lilly house & gardens this past Saturday 9-24. We took the 1pm gardens tour and we were the only two on it. Our guide (Jamie Gibbs) was great! He was a wealth of knowledge on the history of the Lilly gardens, family and house as he spent lot of his youth on... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very elegant home. Both the receptionist and docent were very friendly and knowledgeable. 2nd floor has not be restored but is used as display space (this time they had silver items). Would have been nice if there were signs at least saying what the rooms were originally used for, such as Master Bedroom, upstairs living space, etc. 3rd floor is... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

If you love nature & beauty, this is a must see. The gardens & grounds are a rare example of a preserved estate landscape designed by Percival Gallagher of the Olmsted Brothers firm. The 22-room mansion reflects the 1930s era when the Lilly family lived there. The rest of the estate makes up a major portion of the Indianapolis Museum... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We love visiting this home of the Lilly Family. The Tiffany exhibit upstairs was amazing. There were so many interesting pieces. Ice cream is always wonderful but as you read how it was cherished and served is amazing. Each Christmas we visit to see a historical perspective of what the home preparations would be like.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Wonderful place to visit and see an enchanting family mansion. Bought some painted lady green bean seeds and looking forward to the harvest this fall.

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