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Eagle Creek Park

Address: 7840 W. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN
Phone Number: 317-327-7110
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Ranked #20 of 193 things to do in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking, Biking
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Activities: Hiking, Biking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Eagle Creek Park is one of the largest city parks in America. Numerous picnic shelters and playgrounds, as well as dozens of small picnic sites dot this 5300 acre forested reservoir area. You can drive or bike the meandering roads, hike or run the hilly trails, experience the two nature centers, swim, fish, rent boats in season, bird watch or--"Go... More 

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Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Let's start here; if it wasn't for Eagle Creek, I'd move out of the area. Period. This is a remarkable park for a naturalist, a family, or someone who just needs some exercise in a natural area. The birding is spectacular in early-mid May. There are a lot of things to do in the park. The down side is that... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We have only been during the cooler months and love that it's an oasis in the city. Beautiful landscapes! The ornothology (bird) center is super fun. Bring your own binoculars if you are going on a day that the center is closed and you can see lots of birds on the water from a nearby overlook. Otherwise, the center has... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A beautiful, large park where they preserve nature. Also they have interesting displays of different birds, a lake.

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Chicago
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290 reviews 290 reviews
116 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A piece of forest and lakes just a little way from downtown. It is so close to US 65 that one can take a quick hike on one of the many trails and be back on the highway in no time at all. If you are a birder, it is a MUST STOP.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This park offers everything, nice picnic spots, long hiking trails, zip line and water activities. In fall its simply beautiful... It is one our favorite places to hang out with friends and family

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The park is easy to drive through or walk and hike. There is always animals to see and watch in fascination as they look for food. The park is large in size and the price is really cheap to enter. Fun for all ages!!

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Berkeley, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Eagle Creek Park is a nice area to relax, hike, bird watching, biking, you name it. So close to Indianapolis it gives you a chance to escape the busy city life. You can probably enjoy it any time of the year but fall seems to be the best season with all the colored leaves. The Ornithology Center is worth a... More 

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Greensburg, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This is a very nice park with a few interesting things to do and see. However, compared to other parks I have seen it is certainly nice but not something that would captivate my attention all that much.

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INDIANA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

great park to go biking , jogging , fishing , hiking, sailing, kept clean, I enjoy the nature trails and taking photographs of animals in their natural environment .

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