IMA  LbNA # 11983 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateNov 6 2004
LocationIndianapolis, IN
Planted ByTrail Mail Junkie    
Found By Ember
Last Found Jul 5 2014
Hike Distance?

Although under construction, the grounds at the Indianapolis Museum of Art are still worth a visit. Well-maintained and plenty of botanical markers for those interested in plants. These 2 boxes are likely to take about 30-45 minutes with lots of elevation changes in the beginning (50-60 steps), but plenty of places to rest. Not stroller friendly, may not be good for small children. Small hand carved stamps, smaller than usual boxes.

Box #1 IMA
Clues: Enter the Museum from Michigan Road between 38th and 42nd St. Follow the signs to the Greenhouse (GH)and park there. Look for the sidewalk between the GH and the Lilly House and walk past the sundial and under the arch. Spy a gravel trail to the right. Take the stone steps down towards the river, veer left. Stay left and follow the rock-lined path that courses above the banks of the river. You will eventually climb up steps leading you to the Oldfield's Ravine Garden resting spot (circular stone bench). Follow the stone pathway heading in a southeasterly direction and winding its way down, across a short wooden-railed bridge, veer right. When the path intersects the gravel trail turn right and sit on the wooden bench facing the small pond with koi. From the middle of the bench you will see a large grey and white stone bordering the pond, at the right corner of the bench. Hidden in the groundcover between it and its neighbor to the right is a microbox covered in camo tape. Please re-hide taking care to not hurt the plants.