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Crown Hill Cemetery

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Address: 700 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone Number: 317 925-3800
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8:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Crown Hill is the nation's 3rd largest cemetery with 555 acres of...
Crown Hill is the nation's 3rd largest cemetery with 555 acres of beautiful rolling hills and located across the street from the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Thousands visit this urban oasis to enjoy its peaceful beauty; study the architecture, sculptures and trees; exercise; picnic; view the wildlife and to study the history and heritage of the 200,000+ people buried there. A "must see" highlight is a visit to the top of "The Crown," the highest hill in the county, which affords a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Indianapolis skyline. Note: the white line painted on the roads connects both gates via the "scenic route" (including Pres. Harrison's memorial, the "Crown," National Cemetery, Gothic Chapel [1875], the Waiting Station and 34th Street Gothic gate [both 1885]. Crown Hill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Notables include President Benjamin Harrison, poet James Whitcomb Riley, Col. Eli Lilly, three U.S. Vice Presidents, and numerous others, including the infamous bank robber John Dillinger. Twice named "The Best Walking Tour" by Indianapolis Monthly magazine, and featured as one of Midwest Living Magazine's "Terrific Tours," visitors can attend one of their many guided Public Tours (most scheduled to see the sunset), or schedule their own Private Group Tour. For more info on our coffee table book, guided tours, historical info, tree maps, etc., please visit the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation online.
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Recommend the tour

Really huge. Most Indy residents don't realize its so big, let alone how many historical people are buried here. I've done the tour, it was amazing. Check out the website for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Really huge. Most Indy residents don't realize its so big, let alone how many historical people are buried here. I've done the tour, it was amazing. Check out the website for tour dates.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Kids from all over the city come to collect leaves for biology projects in the fall. Tourists come to see graves of Harrison, Dillinger and James Whitcomb Riley. The information center has fliers to guide both of these and more. It's also a safe place for a nice run any time of year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Looking for something different to do while bored in Indy. Decided to visit cemetery. Beautiful grounds and history. Very fun and interesting

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Indianapolis, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

So much history, beautiful grounds, beautiful statues & head stones. Loved the Fallen Hero area and enjoyed some Geocaching as well. A person could spend an entire day or 3 here. The place is so big, we had to GPS our car as we lost our bearings being enthralled in the environment.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Crown hill is a great place to bike or hike steeped in history. There are 25 miles of wonderful paved roads with a few mild hills. The view is spectacular and boasts one of the highest points in Marion County. You can see Lucas Oil Stadium and the Motor speedway ion a clear day. Lots of historical figures are buried... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had a great drive. Stop in at the front and pick up a map as this place is enormous. It is very majestic in some areas. It is worth your while to stop in the chapel with the stain glass windows (forget the name) as they are striking. We also got to see 2 peaceful deer relaxing in a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When our family suggested going on a bike ride to the cemetery, my wife was a little weary, but this ended up being an excellent fall bike ride. We went in October when the leaves were changing and rode to the top of the hill where you can see downtown and look over the tree tops for miles. Really cool... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

3rd largest cemetery in the US. Beautiful grounds and the highest point in Indy. Has a national cemetery and a Confederate Cemetery with in the grounds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Beautifully landscaped historical cemetery. I like to visit the resting places of our Presidents and I got to see Benjamin Harrison here. Then threw in John Dillinger for good measure. The sections are plainly marked but that doesn't make them as easy to follow as you would think. Still worth the effort.

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Fishers, Indiana
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My father's best friend own's this cemetery (or rather his company does), so it was a no-brainer to bury him there when he past away at a young age. I visit here regularly to place flowers at his tomb, and honestly they keep the grounds beautifully. You can tell they care about the people who are there, the people who... More 

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