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White River State Park

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Address: 801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone Number: 317 233 2434
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Located in the heart of the city, this park contains a zoo, gardens,...

Located in the heart of the city, this park contains a zoo, gardens, museums and much more.

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Progressive idea for progressive city

This area is great planning for a progressive city. It is refreshing walking along the canal enjoying other families experience the area as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Denny B
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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392 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This area is great planning for a progressive city. It is refreshing walking along the canal enjoying other families experience the area as well.

Thank Denny B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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48 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to enjoy the great outdoors. Nice walking trail and the park is in the heart of downtown which is easy to get to from any part of town.

Thank Reda N
Indianapolis, Indiana
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very close to downtown hotels, restaurants, shopping, convenient to reach by walking, lies this unexpected relaxing venue to spend a few hours enjoying the sunshine.

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Valley Park
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice safe place to run on the dimly lit paths along the White River. The lighting could be better, but I felt relatively safe. It was early in the morning, so the only folks out were the crazy runner folks like me, and they were hard to find. The loop around the zoo and the college campus was nice. It... More 

Thank Timothy A
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I spent an evening downtown Indy at the White River State Park Amphitheater for an outdoor concert this summer. I was solo and had no problems with safety to and from the parking garage. Venue was very wet due to massive rains in days prior but they made sure all the seats were wiped and dried. Variety of food and... More 

Thank bnlsongs
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193 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

White River Park has it all! The Eiteljorg Museum of Native American Art is a nationally acclaimed interactive entertainment experience. The State Museum is another wonderful interactive introspection into Indiana. The Indianapolis Zoo is nationally famous and don't miss the Dolphin Show or the Orangutan exhibit.

Thank 970alexanderp
Columbia, South Carolina
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1,348 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 553 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

excellent walking paths and trails. good to walk and see nature up close. the place seemed clean and appeared safe

Thank jlantern3
Indianapolis, Indiana
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38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Nice walking paths with nature on at least one side. Generally feels safe, but probably wouldn't walk alone after dark, but that's just me. It's close to the zoo and canal and other greT down town attractions. It's a nice break that costs nothing. Usually see lots of joggers and a few bikes.

Thank Char J
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Imagine, a veteran getting a parking ticket in a "state park" the day before Veterans day, and a black guy walking nearby my vehicle telling a white girl very loudly how they give tickets to people. Seems like downtown Indy. Seems like the reason Indy has such a corruption problem.

Thank j m
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

If you love to have a nice run or walk or may be a quick sneaker hike, this is the place to be. There is a lot of space, fresh air and beautiful statues to look at. Its so close to the zoo to so you have the choice of hanging out at the park while waiting for the zoo... More 

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