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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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Peaceful oasis and wonderful hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Bushnell, Florida
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Bushnell, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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228 reviews 228 reviews
62 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Fishers, Indiana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went here for a hike and found it to be most pleasant. There are easy paths and paths that are a bit more difficult. It is quiet and the many of the paths are shaded by the woods. Some of the paths are a bit precarious as there are tree roots, rocks and steep drop offs. The paths very in... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went horseback riding here and had a great time! The cost is affordable and we went for the 2 mile trail ride. The trainers were patient and very safe at all times. They were patient and did a great job helping everyone stay safe on the trails! It is fun and the views are very relaxing! There are also... More 

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Wise, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

this state park is a former army post. See the POW encampment area that was used during the World War II era with concrete pads where the tents were located. Latrines on one side of the field and mess halls on the other side of the field. See some of the buildings that were used for training at Ft. Benjamin... More 

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39 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We spent most of the afternoon here recently, hiking the park's scenic trails. It was a very hot day, but the trails were cool and shaded. Horseback riding is available.

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Fishers, Indiana, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

If you have young kids in the Indy area, or visiting the Indy area, this park is great. The trails are nice and pretty easy, there are multiple playground areas and huge sledding hill that can even be a fun challenge for kids when there is no snow. The saddle barn has pony rides for a few bucks and the... More 

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Zionsville, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

This is a beautifully-kept park near Indianapolis. Trails, grounds, and picnic areas are well-maintained.

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