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Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library

340 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1708
+1 317-423-0391
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Interesting and inspiring

It is not a big museum. I don't think it is worth it if you don't do the tour with a tour guide... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
MetroEastTraveler
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Small but mighty

The museum/library is two rooms with art, info, books, and memorabilia. When we first walked in we... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Vacati0nMania
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Hartford, Connecticut
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Renowned author Kurt Vonnegut took an unflinching look at the world, tempered with a satirical eye and sardonic sense of humor. In honor of his wit and wisdom, the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library champions the literary, artistic and cultural contributions of the late writer, artist, teacher and Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut. The library and museum serves as a cultural and educational resource unique to the nation.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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340 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1708
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

It is not a big museum. I don't think it is worth it if you don't do the tour with a tour guide. She really provided a lot of details on what you see in the museum. I think would be good if they could...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The museum/library is two rooms with art, info, books, and memorabilia. When we first walked in we were a little disappointed - expecting something more. But, we were pleasantly surprised by the quality. Curator was very interesting and informative. It's a neat little space. Worth...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The Vonnegut Museum and Library is a must see if you have ever read a Kurt Vonnegut book and loved it. The museum is small but chock full of personal items, signed first editions, Vonnegut's artwork, and much more. The young lady working on the...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Hugely enjoyed my visit to this museum and library. Though it was barely three rooms in size, the collection contained pieces drawn by Vonnegut as well as some artifacts from his life. The staff was passionate and the outreach activities looked amazing! Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

I only have a couple of hours in Indy so I went here. The museum is small, but I had an amazingly informative tour from the friendly guide who shared all sorts of fascinating background about this important author. I highly recommend a visit. I'm...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Been a fan for many years, first time in Indy so wanted to stop in. It's small but a lot of great stuff including some of his artwork, early books, replica of his office, memorabilia from his service years, and more. The people there are...More

Thank ShelterSteve
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

I've been a Kurt Vonnegut fan for years so when I got to Indianapolis, the library was on my list. I arrived and the gentleman in charge (all by himself) was in the middle of a tour and suggested that I join in. A small...More

Thank LDA173
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Did not know Kurt was from Indy, so it was a pleasant surprise finding this. The museum is nice and they have a gift shop with T-shirts and various items. You can visit the gift shop without paying admission to the museum part.

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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The need for a larger facilty is evident when you walk in the door of this charming library/museum. Friendly staff are happy to describe the various artifacts and artworks displayed in vignettes throughout the tiny space. A passion for all thing Vonnegut is shared whether...More

Thank Ediesacruiser
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Kurt Vonnegut is my favorite author, but anyone who's interested in American literature, Indy history, or museum's in general should check out this library. A short 5 minute walk from downtown, this storefront museum has excellent displays and exhibits. The staff was extremely friendly and...More

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