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Hinkle Fieldhouse

510 West 49th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
(800) 368-6852
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Ranked #9 of 80 attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Sports Complexes
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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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109 reviews 109 reviews
66 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

What a great experience to see "old school" basketball! Worth the visit to see this basketball cathedral. Great tradition and history, worth a stop if in the area!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Located on the Butler University campus, Hinkle Fieldhouse is definitely a highlight. It is an old school charming place to watch a game, and to feel like, in ANY seat one is in the center of the action. The roars of excited crowds bounce off of the walls, so it does get loud.The consessions are pretty good and not that... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Every year we take my dad for a basketball road trip, we have been so many places, this is the best so far! The tradition and history are unbeatable and I don't think it's possible to have a bad seat. Concessions are everything you need. The sportswear shops are small, selection is more limited than the mega shops you so... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The Cathedral of Hoosier Basketball. Built in 1927 and still going strong. the Butler Bulldogs have played in this fieldhouse since it was built and has also hosted many other sporting events, including the Pan am Games. If you love basketball, history or beautiful old buildings, this is a must see stop when you are in Indy!

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Historic Hinkle was amazing when I first saw it and even better now. Great team basketball, great atmosphere, & great seating to be found at many price levels.

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Louisville, KY
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Hinkle Fieldhouse feels like a step back in time. Built in 1928, it has the feel of an old-school gym. It may lack the amenities of the new facilities at other schools, but Hinkle offers a great college basketball experience. Seeing the Butler Bulldogs play a game here should be on the short list of all fans.

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Franklin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you have seen this movie, Hinkle Fieldhouse will take you back to the "good old days". Great place to watch a basketball game!

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Indy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Awesome! N every sense of the word. G to see a Bulldog game or just to walk in and sit and take in the history!

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Waterloo, Indiana
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198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Built in 1928 it was the largest basketball arena in the country. I'm sure that when people first see Hinkle their first impressions are: it looks like an airplane hanger, not really that great, but once inside that all changes. You quickly feel the history of this building and you feel the need to see a game here. I have... More

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Marion, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a college basketball arena where all of the high school state finals use to be played. It is on the Butler University Campus. Exciting place to visit.

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