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Fort Harrison State Park

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Address: 5753 Glenn Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216
Phone Number: 317-591-0904
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Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
Description: This 1700-acre park is chock-full of activities and history, housing a...
This 1700-acre park is chock-full of activities and history, housing a former World War II prisoner-of-war camp. Recreation includes fishing, bicycle trails, walking and jogging trails, horse trail rides and hayrides, picnicking and a nature center. Knowledgeable naturalists answer your questions and offer guided hikes and talks.
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Chance for dirt trail riding in the city

A great place for nice mountain bike trail riding while still in the immediate Indy area. Not exactly for beginners, but with a little practice you can enjoy both trails - one on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A great place for nice mountain bike trail riding while still in the immediate Indy area. Not exactly for beginners, but with a little practice you can enjoy both trails - one on the west side of the road (Lawrence Creek Trail) and one on the east side. Both have their own highlights - both bumpy with tree roots and... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My wife and I love the paved trails at Fort Harrison State Park. They are wide enough for us to walk next to each other and allow the bikers to get by easily. They are also somewhat shaded for those hot days. It is a very peaceful walking path and worth the cost of getting into the park. Much better... More 

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indianapolis IN, United States
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It isn't the greatest park in the state but it is located in Indianapolis and for it being in the city it is a nice nature escape from all the cars and concrete. The trails are great and makes you feel like you are out of the city at least for a little day trip! Fort Harrison State Park also... More 

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Jeffersonville, Indiana
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Good clean park, plenty of parking. Shelters are nice have electric. Bathrooms clean and well maintained just a nice park.

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Cumberland, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Your kids will love the large slide on one of the playgrounds even when they are really young, there is plenty to do here from hiking to fishing and once a year they have a program that allows the family to experience the outdoors together but I believe you may need tix!

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Carolyn R, Front Office Manager at Fort Harrison State Park, responded to this review

The Department of Natural Resources annually presents Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience the third weekend of September. This is a free event for individuals and families. The event details can be found at: HoosierOutdoorExperience.IN.gov. More 

Peoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Ft. Harrison State Park is a beautiful park. Lots of hiking & biking trails, beautiful playgrounds for the younger kids. The bike trail through the park is very nice, although there are some hills that may challenge some. The grounds of the old military base are also interesting, and many of these have been converted into businesses and/or motel rooms.... More 

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Bushnell, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This beautiful park has miles of trails, beautiful scenery, and at this time, absolutely stunning red bud trees in full bloom. I found this park through an app (OK Ranger -- give it a chance!) as I was spending the night in Indianapolis with my dog, without a lot of time to find great things to do. There is a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Excellent Park in NE Indy. My friends and I visited a couple days during our 4 night stay to run, hike and enjoy the outdoors. The park entrance fee is low ($5 a car), there is plenty of restrooms, lots of trails (both paved and off-trail for running/walking/biking), and plenty of green space to enjoy

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As with all state parks, there are many offerings for recreation or rest. Some of the walking areas will be on the sidewalk in front of people's homes...homes that were formerly used by the military who were housed there. There is a golf course for the golfer. There are hiking trails and biking trails. In addition, those trails can be... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This park has something for everyone. If you want to run, walk, hike or stroll there's space to do it. The hugs central play place is great for the kids. The hill is awesome for sledding and a great work out in nice weather. $40 for an entire year of use is a fabulous bargain!

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