Attractions and Museums

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Arts & Design District Outdoor Sculptures

Scattered throughout the Carmel Arts & Design District, the collection of sculptures creates a wonderful walking tour of the area. The majority of the statues are by J. Seward Johnson whose lifelike creations draw attention as visitors to the area pose with the statues for photographs, or just for laughs.

Carmel Clay Historical Society - Monon Depot Museum

The Carmel Clay Historical Society (CCHS) was formed in 1975 by a group of local residents as part of the nation’s Bicentennial celebration and dedicated the study of Carmel and Clay Township’s history. That same year the City of Carmel gave the historic 1883 Monon Railroad Depot to the society, which it maintains today as a museum of local history. The Carmel Clay Historical Society is dedicated to enriching the lives of the residents of Clay Township and the city of Carmel by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the history of the Monon Train Depot, the city of Carmel and Clay Township, and the people who have lived here. For more information about the group, visit

Museum of MiniaturesMuseum of Miniatures

Located in Carmel's Arts & Design District, the Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections displays antique and modern dollhouses, miniature scenes, hand-crafted miniature art and private non-miniature collections.
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Veterans Plazahoriz 2011

This area, in the heart of Carmel, serves as a tribute to all United States Veterans. A local group, Carmel Clay Veterans Memorial Corporation (CCVMC), was formed to develop a memorial to honor all veterans who have served American freedom in peace or war, active or reserve duty and especially those who have given the ultimate sacrifice while on duty.

World's Smallest Children's Art Gallery

Located in the Arts & Design District, this gallery was designated by Guinness World Records as officially, the World's Smallest Children's Art Gallery. The Gallery is maintained and managed by the Carmel Arts Council.
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