Hook’s Drug Store Museum

Hook’s Drug Store Museum is a recreation of a 19th century drug store and ice cream soda fountain using artifacts (some quite rare) from around the Midwest. The museum is also a nod to John A. Hook, who opened the first Hook’s Drug Store in 1900 in Indianapolis. Many other stores followed, which were later acquired by various other companies.

Call ahead to confirm hours of operation as the museum is inside the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The museum is open during the Indiana State Fair and by appointment. And yes, the ice cream soda fountain is operational, so order away!


Exit the Monon Trail at 38th Street and walk or bike to the fairgrounds main entrance at the stoplight (Gate 1). The museum is straight ahead through the gate, a few buildings down on the left.

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