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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Shopping
Description: 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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Great place to sit on the lawn and listen to music

The White River State Park is a wonderful place for families in the downtown area. They also have a concert venue that has top notch entertainers like Bob Dylan playing during the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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indianapolis
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

The White River State Park is a wonderful place for families in the downtown area. They also have a concert venue that has top notch entertainers like Bob Dylan playing during the summer months. There is also tennis courts and other fun things to do there.

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Muncie, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful walking the Canal with my wife. We loved it and on a sunnier day I am sure more people will be outside walking as well.

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Indianapolis, IN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite location for concerts. A favorite way to spend an evening with friends, a favorite band, the river in the background and the moon rising over Indy.

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Grass Valley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely urban park with lawns, trees, and a canal with paddle boats. It is surrounded by museums, NCAA hall of fame, the Zoo and the White River. After spending time in the Indiana State Museum we strolled along the canal, and watched the geese and paddle boats. It's a very lovely area.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is one of our family's favorite spots to wander in the city. Great view of the skyline. Plenty of people-watching. Bridges and canals are great places for kids to explore.

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Henderson, Kentucky
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68 reviews 68 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have been through a lot of state parks, but I have to say that the White River State Park is among the top five. It is gorgeous with lush plants and trees, walkways, etc. One of the walking paths is lined with trees overlooking the White River and is lined with huge, huge limestones - several of which the... More 

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Jamnagar, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It is one the best amonst the popular places in Indianapolis in United State. Here 2-3 hours times can be spent

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Greenwood, Indiana, USA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place is reason enough to visit Indianapolis. It has beautiful grounds, is near the central canal and has lots of attractions, such as the NCAA Hall of Champions, the Indiana State Museum, the Eiteljorg Museum, Victory Field and the Indianapolis Zoo. It is also near great restaurants, Circle Centre Mall and major hotels. All within three blocks from the... More 

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Orlando
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Great little park that winds around a waterway near the museums and zoo. You can rent a paddleboat or just walk around the grounds. Plenty of benches and table to stop and eat, read a book or just relax. Good parking, not too busy the several times I have been including the weekends.

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florida
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37 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We rented surrey bikes and rode the canal, there are 2 sections honoring our military. The Military sections are informative, thoughtful and stunning. The canal itself is very pretty you can see dicks, geese and people :) I would recommend spending an hour here to either stroll or bike.

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