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Fort Harrison State Park

5753 Glenn Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216
317-591-0904
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Ranked #41 of 82 attractions in Indianapolis
Type: State Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Hiking
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... more » 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. « less
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ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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greenwood
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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Springfield, Illinois
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155 reviews 155 reviews
24 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I'm from out of state and in Indy on business every week. Decided to pack a lunch and enjoy it at a park this week. Fort Harrison is just right up the road so I headed that way. I didn't even make it into the park, it cost $5.00. Ok so that's not expensive if you're going to spend a... More

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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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50 reviews 50 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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Muncie, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Fort Harrison Park is a beautiful state park, full of various types of trail, including rugged terrain or paved trails, as well as a fairly large hill you can walk or run.

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Anderson, Indiana
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Located right in the middle of Lawrence is this great little park. A relative used to live in the housing addition right across the street for years and yet we have never been here before. Since the spring was so cold, the first Saturday of April was really the first nice day we had. It was rather chilly in the... More

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