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Lockerbie Square District

Indianapolis, IN (Downtown Indianapolis)
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Ranked #44 of 82 attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Neighborhoods
Owner description: Travel back in time as you wander down cobblestone streets and gaze at restored 19th-century homes in this historic Indianapolis district. The square... more » Owner description: Travel back in time as you wander down cobblestone streets and gaze at restored 19th-century homes in this historic Indianapolis district. The square gained fame as the home of celebrated Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley. « less
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English first
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

If you are in downtown Indianapolis, it's a nice little walk over to Lockerbie Square. This small residential neighborhood is beyond charming! There are adorable little cottage houses and one or two nearly mansion sized ones as well. The neighborhood is quiet and well-kept. It's like you've stepped back in time to walk the streets.

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Chicago
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

One could carve out a pretty good life here, Lockerbie next to Mass Ave, next to Rathskeller. Call it walking scale (index) or whatever new term works for human. But, don’t call it gentrified, at this point; Lockerbie is so old it must be on its second and third generation of boomers to Xers. I suggest a good pair of... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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37 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

I drove in from Michigan St. and parked on N. Park. It was a Saturday and I had no problem finding a spot, but I had to use a parking meter. It's $1.50 hr. If you're there on Sunday there's no charge. I only had two quarters so I paid for twenty minutes and began walking. This is a cute... More

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New Castle, Indiana
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17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I've been fortunate enough to do business with local companies. We like to come here for lunch during the week. Plenty of good restaurants and if you have time, nice shops too. I've not been here in the evenings but I'm sure you won't go wrong then either.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Stroll through the area and admire architecture from days gone by. This area of town is a stone's throw from the Circle and historic in its claim of Riley's childhood home. Hey, I miss your neighborhood garage sale! That was awesome! Bring it back!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Lockerbie Square is the historical residential district of Indy. If you want to see the old glory of Indy come here. It is also fun to for out of towners as they can see the roots of Indy and the prices of the houses! (cheep for what you get)

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West Lafayette
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35 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We visited the James Whitcomb Riley history house. It was decorated for Christmas and was like stepping back in time. Our guide provided interesting background, answered questions about "The Hoosier Poet's" last years in the house. As we left, stepping onto the cobblestone street, we could see the modern Indianapolis skyline just a few blocks away. The residences in the... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This is a small oasis in the inner city. As I work near by, I regulary eat in the area. I also have several friends who live here. The cobble stone streets are a pain iin heels!

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Batesville
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Downtown Indianapolis Eastside area that has been restored to yesteryears. Beautiful older homes that have been brought back to the charm of the early 1900's. A great area to walk and look at vintage homes.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Lockerbie is a neat little historic residential neighborhood, with cobblestone streets. It is worth a five minute drive through the neighborhood. The only place to stop would be the historic victorian home of James Whitcomb Riley. The home has been preserved and is open as a museum to an earlier era and the life of Mr. Riley, the Hoosier poet.... More

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