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White River State Park

801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
317 233 2434
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Ranked #14 of 90 Attractions in Indianapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Parks, Zoos, Outdoors
Activities: Shopping
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Owner description: Located in the heart of the city, this park contains a zoo, gardens, museums and much more.

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Evansville, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Its clean and quiet park east of downtown Indianapolis. There's an Art Museum next to it. I spent about an hour with my family had very reluxed time. There was only a couple of people other than us. This park has never been crowded, maybe. That's why there was a police car parked inside the park.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I enjoyed the pathways on both sides of the White River. Each side was also lined with the colorful trees of autumn. The trail is well-maintained. Everybody I came across was minding their own business. If my travels take me back to Indy, this place is somewhere I'll be sure to stop.

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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

White River State Park was so beautiful! We spent the early afternoon there just walking around the park! The Canal Walk was sooooo pretty, especially with all the leaves changing. If you like sports I would definitely check out the NCAA museum in the park. The bottom floor was learning all about the sports and the top floor was all... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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135 reviews 135 reviews
64 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

In the summer the Park hosts concerts that are a really great time! Some of them are free, and others you have to pay for. I have seen O.A.R., Gavin Degraw and Jason Mraz here. There is a large parking deck at the venue, so parking is not a problem. You could also spend the day walking around downtown Indy,... More

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Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I loved that this park was a short walk from the city center. There is a slow food garden that was awesome and right in the middle of it, there was a little house for people to give and get free books. It was beautiful with the fall leaves changing, there were several families and couples getting professional photos done... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Right in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, this State Park complex includes the Indianapolis Zoo, and the very nice Eiteljorg Museum, housing an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary Native American art. Parking is very convenient and affordable. The walking paths along White River run through the southeast portion of the IUPUI University campus. The visitors center is staffed with... More

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Tallahassee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Gardnes were on small size, but well layed out. Zoo is well done with natural enclosures and a short dolphin show,

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Visiting downtown Indianapolis? You must walk over to White River State Park for relaxation! There are many attractions all in walking distance of your local hotel room, and you will get a real feel for this amazing city! Walk or run the canal & river trails, and if you'd rather ride then rent a bike or paddle boat. There is... More

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Trinidad
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Was lucky to visit in the fall and to see the rainbow of colours. Overall, a very relaxing experience.

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Madison, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Went for the 1st time - Took our 4 and 7 year old to see the Penguin show - they loved it. We will go back to see the Lemur and Jerusalem show, it was a great experience!

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