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Fort Harrison State Park

5753 Glenn Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216
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Ranked #34 of 90 Attractions in Indianapolis
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
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Owner description: 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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Fishers, Indiana
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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
30 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Orange, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The horseback riding was awesome. The sunday brunch buffet was the best I have ever had. The have very scenic views from the lodge overlooking the golf course. Service was excellent.

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74 reviews 74 reviews
59 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

I think this is the only Indiana State Park I have went to that was a total disappointment. My 3yr. old grandson son said it was "Boring". This seems to be more a city park that has very little to do. We actually spent about 5 min. in the building the consider a Museum.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I loved that the food was steaming on my plate. Service was very old school even in the banquet setting. It felt calming.

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Snellville, Georgia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

The Fort Harrison State Park better than I thought it would be. The city has done a great job transitioning the army base to a state park. My family had brunch at the Garrison restaurant, then checked out the beautiful park. A lot of woodland for a city park.

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