After inventing geometry and physics, Greeks invented history—primarily as a way to document their many inventions. Take a stroll through Indiana's history with today’s Groupon to the Indiana State Museum. This Groupon must be used by September 21, 2011. Choose between the following options:
- For $7, you get two regular-admission tickets (up to a $14 value).
- For $14, you get four regular-admission tickets (up to a $28 value).
Located in downtown Indianapolis's White River State Park in a building crafted from Indiana materials, the Indiana State Museum houses more than 540,000 cultural and natural-history items—collected since the museum’s founding in the early 1800s—as well as hands-on exhibitions to highlight the Hoosier State’s most fascinating stories. The Odd Indiana exhibit showcases an assortment of oddities tied to local history, from a homemade booby-trap gun to a hair ball from the stomach of a cow. In the Indiana Realities: Regionalist Painting 1930–1945 gallery, guests view 37 original paintings composed by local artists. The museum’s crowd-pleasing permanent exhibitions include the oft-explored Native Americans display, featuring a wigwam and ancient tools, and the American Originals exhibit, which pays tribute to famous Hoosiers, such as Kurt Vonnegut, Tony Stewart, David Letterman, and virtually every king of France.