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White River State Park

801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
317 233 2434
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Ranked #12 of 80 attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Activities: Shopping
Traveler Description: As America’s only urban cultural state park, White River State Park (http://inwhiteri... serves as a diverse resource through the preservation of... more »
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Sydney, Australia
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534 reviews 534 reviews
250 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Filled with most of the museums in Indy, there are green spaces and a bridge to the zoo. You'll spend quite some time in this park visiting all the attractions Indy has to offer.

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West University Place, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This park is right in the middle of downtown. It is so nice and you can walk here safely. Nice areas to sit and think a little, get your perspective back ... even take off an afternoon to go here and just walk around to have a little greenery

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131 reviews 131 reviews
94 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Visited in snowy February; looks like it would be lovely in spring or summer or fall --- holds several great museums and a zoo so it would keep a family busy for more than a weekend trip! Really pretty location in a fun downtown area!

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Romeo, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

One of the best outdoor venues on the planet. No bowl or big hill but it works. Remember to look behind you when there. The lights on the buildings are fun.

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Carmel, Indiana
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

If you are in Indianapolis, take time to stroll along the Canal that runs right through the city. You can rent pedal boats, kayaks, or several styles of pedal powered cycles--surrey styles, low slung touring styles, and more! You can sit at one of the many canal-side eateries or watering holes for a bit. The more ambitious can be seen... More

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Jacksonville, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We traveled to Indy for our daughters 14th birthday weekend. We rented pedal vehicles & toured the canal & area. So glad we did - what fun- for all ages . The staff at the rental hut was very helpful & polite. Would do it again.

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vinton, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

I had three hours to pass at the end of a conference and before heading to the airport. I decided to stroll along the canal and through the White River park. Excellent decision on my part :). This peaceful park is a pleasant surprise in the middle of a busy city. My preference is walking, but options included bicycles and... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I took myself on a day trip to Indianapolis, and went for a walk at White River State Park. I can honestly say I felt incredibly safe there, and had no issues while traveling alone. The place was beautiful, peaceful, and fun.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This park is a must. Seems like there is something going on everyday. Come to Indy be sure to check out the park because you never know what is going on

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Avon, Indiana
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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Really enjoyed our concert here. Not a bad seat anywhere. Parking is easy, food and drinks available while sitting in the lawn chairs under the stars. Great atmosphere!

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