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Hinkle Fieldhouse

Address: 510 West 49th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone Number: (800) 368-6852
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Ranked #10 of 65 Attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Sports Complexes, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Cincinnati
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was the second time my husband and I visited the Hinkle Fieldhouse. ("Hinkle" rhymes with "wrinkle" by they way, so don't embarrass yourself by mispronouncing it, like I did!) We are fans of the Xavier Musketeers (Cincinnati) so the drive was about two hours from our house. The court is featured in the film "Hoosiers," so we had a... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The renovation of the fieldhouse did not disappoint. The floor is the original floor that has been kept up impeccably. Opportunity to get close to the players since there isn't much distance between the floor and the fans.

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Senior Contributor
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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