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Lockerbie Square District

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Address: Indianapolis, IN
Description: Travel back in time as you wander down cobblestone streets and gaze at...
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.
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Charming cobblestone streets

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2013
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
39 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Ojochal, Costa Rica
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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201 reviews 201 reviews
59 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
27 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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