This big-honkin' monument was "erected to honor Hoosiers who were veterans of the American Revolution, territorial conflicts that partially led up to the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the US Civil War, and the Spanish American War."
Detailing on one of the light-posts . . . I am not sure what the entwined bears have to do with anything, but I thought they were neat.
Dudeboy atop the 284' (or 331 steps!) monument with the state capitol off in the distance.
Dudeboy probably would have enjoyed the museum much more at a younger age, but they did have a pretty good dinosaur exhibit. Here he is touching a fossil that is in the process of being prepared for display.