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Hinkle Fieldhouse

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Address: 510 West 49th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone Number: (800) 368-6852
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Back In Time

Home of the Butler Bull dogs and State High basketball tournament. One of few historic field houses still around. To go there is to feel taken back in history when people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Home of the Butler Bull dogs and State High basketball tournament. One of few historic field houses still around. To go there is to feel taken back in history when people congregated together in true spirit of healthy competition. Great to see history preserved.

Thank scott1102
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,348 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

this is a classic, old venue-but still worth checking out. good sports history in this arena. just from the outside you can see/feel a classic vibe.

Thank jlantern3
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79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

What a great place to watch college basketball. Get there early and enjoy the historical plaques around the venue. I was happy to find one I attended--the USA volleyball team winning the Gold at the 1987 Pan Am games.

Thank Paul K
Saint Louis, Missouri
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267 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 530 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Historic basketball venue on northern end of Butler University's campus, famous as the setting for final game in movie, Hoosiers, as well as every Bulldog home game.

2 Thank Bob D
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94 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

My family stopped by on our recent trip to Indy. You will never forget steeping onto that court for the first time. It is amazing. There isn't much to do other than explore, but it was a perfect bit of nostaglia. Stop by and feel the magic.

Thank Annalee T
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140 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Have seen multiple games in here - it's like a high school gym with bleachers, no air conditioning, etc. - can get quite hot. Cool to see if you're a fan of the movie Hoosiers or Indiana traditional basketball

Thank sheilaoc
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Hinkle Fieldhouse is not only home to my Butler Bulldogs, but also the site of the final game in the movie Hoosiers. College hoops fans should definitely make the pilgrimage to see the fieldhouse. Recent renovations did not disrupt its charm!

1 Thank RRobinson3
new jersey
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was a great basketball venue. All the staff were more the nice and helpful They mad everyone feel right at home.

Thank disneyrocksNewJersey
Lewisville, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Very cozy and warm place to see basketball. Not a bad seat in the house. Went there for the NCAA three point and slam dunk challenge. Fun was had by all. Great venue.

Thank Dave M
Oak Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

While visiting Indy, we stopped by Butler University. After walking the campus, we walked over to Hinkle Fieldhouse. It's a big, old-fashioned, "barn." Unlike more modern gyms, this has lots of character. There's a display of memorabilia in the concourse area. Includes memorabilia from the movie "Hoosiers" which was filmed here. Basketball fans and movie buffs will love this.

Thank jtlerman

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