We wanted to see the Lilly House, Oldfields, decorated for Christmas and took the opportunity to do so today (12/16/16). To gain entry we discovered that we had to either be members of the IMA ($75) or buy general admission tickets for $18 each. This was a one time visit for us, so we went the $18 route whereas the... 更多
Very elegant home. Both the receptionist and docent were very friendly and knowledgeable. 2nd floor has not be restored but is used as display space (this time they had silver items). Would have been nice if there were signs at least saying what the rooms were originally used for, such as Master Bedroom, upstairs living space, etc. 3rd floor is... 更多
If you love nature & beauty, this is a must see. The gardens & grounds are a rare example of a preserved estate landscape designed by Percival Gallagher of the Olmsted Brothers firm. The 22-room mansion reflects the 1930s era when the Lilly family lived there. The rest of the estate makes up a major portion of the Indianapolis Museum... 更多
We love visiting this home of the Lilly Family. The Tiffany exhibit upstairs was amazing. There were so many interesting pieces. Ice cream is always wonderful but as you read how it was cherished and served is amazing. Each Christmas we visit to see a historical perspective of what the home preparations would be like.
I have hadthe pleasure & fun of taking photos on this wonderful estate twice in my life, & I hope to do it again, since I have a new camera. Anyone who loves art & nature will love walking around this estate & taking pictures of beautiful flowers,garden settings & a whole lot more. I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IT, EVEN IF... 更多
We loved visiting the garden and greenhouse. The statues make it feel so elegant. The home is lovely and enjoyed the history of the property. The display of silver upstairs is exquisite. Loved it!
This is FREE (donations appreciated). Children will love to see the period furniture, and real kitchen setup, even have nicknacks throughout the residence. Be sure to explore the views and walk out to the gardens to experience old world wealth.
I couldn't believe I got to see the mansion and walk the 100 acres of grounds as it came included with the museum admission. Be sure to really see all the gardens. They have sculptures, fountains, and tons of flowers.
This is a must see if you are traveling through the Indianapolis area. You can spend as much time as you like here. It doesn't take long to tour the house itself. The gardens on the other hand a person can spend as much time as they like strolling through these beautifully designed areas. There are plenty of places to... 更多