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Address: 692 Ellsworth St, On the Canal, Indianapolis, IN 46202-6132
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A well done memorial to one of the great Navy tragedies in US History. The USS Indianapolis delivered the atomic bomb in WWII, was sunk, and the survivors were left in shark... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Carmel, Indiana

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well done memorial to one of the great Navy tragedies in US History. The USS Indianapolis delivered the atomic bomb in WWII, was sunk, and the survivors were left in shark infested waters for days. The memorial is thought provoking and not over stated.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Understated tribute to the Crew of the USS Indianapolis. It is sobering to see, especially if you have read "Left For Dead". Thank God for those brave souls who gave their lives to help save our nation from months more war with Japan.

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Zionsville, Indiana, United States
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353 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This monument has a personal feel that is fitting for the crew that had a major role in bringing World War 2 to an end. Take time to read the inscriptioins, and it is probably a good idea to check out wikipedia first to understand the plight of the ship and her crew.

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Thank HoosierWisdom
Gilbert, Arizona
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I didn't know about this history. A deep respect to all veterans when you learn the horrors of war. It was a beautiful and warm day. we sat in silence and honored those who both lived and died.

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Fort Wayne, IN
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314 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Interestingly nice but not a major attraction. If you are on the canal then stop and take a look but if not don't go out of your way unless that is you knew someone affected.

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Hingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Small, lasting tribute to those who sacrificed for us. Too easy to forget our history as we live in freedom.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

located near the canal/riverwalk, this very nice memorial to this cruiser which was sank after it delivered the first nuclear bomb. the names of its crew members, both those that died and survived are listed.

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Plainfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is such a moving memorial on the canal to honor the men that served on the USS Indianapolis.Those who lost their lives and the few remaining survivors. Read the book and see the movie.

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Thank Charley C
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a wonderful tribute to those who lost their lives helping to end WW2. I like that it's immediately next to the canal and the cultural trail. Sure, it only takes three minutes to visit, but I enjoy it. I especially like that it's shape is somewhat like a ship at sail on the sea.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Nice break while walking the canal trail. Ship was key in wwII and nice to see a tribute. Recommend both the canal walk and memorial.

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