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What You'll Get
Sight, the workhorse of the five senses, puts in too many hours keeping man from falling into manholes. Give the most overworked sense a vacation with today's Groupon: for $7, you get two admission passes (up to a $14 value) to the Indiana Experience, a five-sense-stimulating exhibit at the Indiana Historical Society's Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in downtown Indianapolis, and includes complimentary parking.
The Indiana Experience features countless images to sink your peepers into and installations designed to let you experience life in the old days without having head-injury-induced historical-immersion dreams. The You Are There exhibit sends you walking among 3-D, life-sized, photographic re-creations of scenes such as a 1924 Ford repair shop, a famous violin shop from 1914, or the upcoming bootleggers exhibit. The recreation of Robert F. Kennedy's April 4, 1968 campaign rally takes things even further, using high-definition Musion Eyeliner holographic effects to transport you back to that historic day. Stop by the Cole Porter Room to experience 40s-style décor and live performances of the legend's standards in a cabaret setting. The Destination Indiana installation features eight drive-yourself stations, in which massive 10-foot-by-24-foot screens display the viewers' choice of journeys and stories from all of Indiana's 92 counties. These exhibits are mitts-on fun for all ages. Today's deal also gets you 10% off purchases on the day you visit the Indiana Experience at the Basile History Market located inside the History Center.
Hit the handsome Lilly Hall to learn about Indiana's legends, and go behind the scenes in the W. Brooks Fortune History Lab for demonstrations of how documents and photographs are restored and preserved. Whether you’re a lifelong Hoosier or an average agronomist in town for an Orville Redenbacher top-off pop-off, today's Groupon for the Indiana Experience is a visual spectacle full of brain boosters and nostalgic glee.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 26, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person. Limit 1 per visit. No cash value. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Indiana Historical Society
In 1830, a group of history enthusiasts formed a club around a pledge to delve deep into their state’s history and record each decade’s goings-on. So were the humble beginnings of the Indiana Historical Society, now an expansive home for artifacts, images, and a library, all showcasing the state's rich past.
One of the facility's main attractions, the Indiana Experience sculpts the Indiana Historical Society's research into interactive exhibits and programs to forge personal connections between modern populations and their regional predecessors. Within, actors interpret the lives of historical figures and guests interact with three-dimensional re-creations of historic photographs in the You Are There series. In the most recent You Are There, City Under Water, visitors can help with the recovery effort after the great flood of 1913, interacting with volunteers to help the flood sufferers and exploring the Wulf’s Hall Relief Station.
The William H. Smith Memorial Library also maintains a can't-miss archive of documents that explore Indiana's history, including films, sheet music, and historic newspapers, as well as more than 1.7 million photographs. When hunger makes its way onto agendas, visitors can dine indoors at Stardust Terrace Café or outdoors on its canal-side patio.