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Hinkle Fieldhouse

510 West 49th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
(800) 368-6852
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Ranked #5 of 65 Activities in Indianapolis
Type: Sports Complexes, Sports
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was able to attend a BU exhibition game and very excited to see the nostalgia of Hinkle Fieldhouse. I was told that renovations were done in the off season, which really disappointed. I wanted to see more of the natural look of the field-house as I could. But overall it looked really good, and up to date. A little... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

And in Indiana, basketball is about as close as it gets to a religion. For non-Hoosiers, it should be noted that this building was built before but named after Paul D (Tony) Hinkle, legendary Butler University coach who was to Butler basketball what John Wooden (also a Hoosier) was to UCLA. For basketball fans in general, this was the site... More

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Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We attended the very first exhibition basketball game after the renovation and enjoyed it very much. Even in the "cheap seats" we could see everything. Food and restrooms are conveniently located.

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Frankfort
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Oh, everyone needs to come visit this wonderful field house. It is beautiful! Right on Butler Campus. Parking is good, overall it is a great place to visit, and root those Butler bulldogs on!

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indianapolis
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Watching college basketball in the historic Hinkle Fieldhouse is a lot of fun. The cheerleaders are great and of course seeing Blue is fun. No alcohol is served

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indiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

this fieldhouse is history all over the place. Some of the best basketball games EVER have been played in this place. Its part of the history of indiana basketball, and was in the movie ''Hoosiers" with Gene Hackman

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

I retired from Butler University after 25 years. So, I've had many opportunities to visit Hinkle Fieldhouse. I saw many changes to the building over the years. Butler is very good about maintaining the building, and they do their best to keep it looking like it did originally. So many special events have taken place there! The building means something... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Clean, new, lots of memorabilia to see Pacer history, easy access and restrooms are clean with lots of them so you are not standing in line missing game play time.

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indianapolis, indiana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Hinkle field house made us feel like we were on the set of the movie Hoosiers! Butler has a real gem in their basketball venue! Great place to take the family for some Hoosier hysteria :)

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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