The Indiana State Museum and Historic Site System Produces an Outsized Economic Benefit for the State

March 6th, 2017 |

A recent Rockport Analytics study found that an estimated 274,500 visitors came to Indiana for the purpose of visiting either the State Museum or one of the 11 historic sites around the state.  Not including any ISMHS admission fees, these visitors spent nearly $86 million in the state, or an average of $312 per visitor.  The economic stimulus generated by the museum system added $84.5 in Gross State Product, supported 1,790 jobs and brought in $16 million in state and local tax revenue.