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Hinkle Fieldhouse

510 West 49th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
(800) 368-6852
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Ranked #10 of 82 attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Sports Complexes
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Newburgh, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Stumbled into the Butler campus will driving in Indianapolis. Stopped by to see the grand old lady of basketball. The gym was open and walked right in. What a treat. This is the gym where Hoosiers was filmed and it is a piece of American history on display. Really neat old shrine to Indiana basketball.

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Fishers, Indiana
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Hinkle, is...well...Hinkle. There is no where like it to experience basketball in Indiana! There is no nosebleed section here and you can't help but feel the spirit. It's old, but that's what makes it cool. I'm glad it hasn't sold out and been made modern- that would ruin it!

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Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

For anyone in Central Indiana, going to a Butler game at Hinkle is an absolute must. The experience you get seeing basketball played in an old school arena is truly something amazing.

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Wheelersburg, Ohio
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142 reviews 142 reviews
88 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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61 reviews 61 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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