Monuments and Memorial Sites

Before it came to be called Indy, this city was better known as "The Circle City." Visit Monument Circle and other historical gems throughout Indianapolis.
War Memorial Plaza
Honor heroes from World War I to Vietnam at the War Memorial Plaza in downtown Indianapolis.  When construction was started on this memorial in 1926, it was only designed to pay tribute to veterans of WWI. But since then the memorial has been updated to celebrate Hoosier veterans of WWI, WWII, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. There are three floors inside the memorial, one of which houses a free military museum.
431 N Meridian St.
Pay tribute to America's greatest heroes.  Dedicated in 1999, the series of blue-green glass walls represent the conflicts that have resulted in Medal of Honor awards for bravery. Each recipient is individually listed.
801 West Washington Street - on the Central Canal
White River State Park
This million-dollar monument and plaza honors the men who served aboard the USS Indianapolis, which was hit and sunk by the Japanese during World War II.
Senate Ave. & Walnut St. - on the Central Canal

Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Designed by Bruno Schmitz (1858-1916), this 284-foot neo-classical limestone monument was dedicated in 1902 and stands as a tribute to the valor of Indiana's soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil and Spanish American Wars.
Monument Circle

American Legion Mall 
A beautiful park-like setting that includes the American Legion State and National Headquarters, as well as the Vietnam, Korean and World War II memorials. The Cenotaph, which memorializes the nation's first casualty of World War I, Corporal James B. Gresham of Company F, 16th Infantry, Evansville, Indiana, can be found here.
Meridian and Pennsylvania streets

Veterans Memorial Plaza
Veterans Memorial Plaza occupies the blocks between the Indiana War Memorial and the Central Library (under construction). At the north end, near the library, flags wave celebrating the nation and each of its 50 states. In the center of the park a 100-foot Obelisk fountain rises majestically.
Meridian and North Streets

Area Activities

One South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 46204