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“Best Playground in Midtown!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holliday Park

Holliday Park
6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis, IN
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Ranked #21 of 59 Attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best Playground in Midtown!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This is one of our favorite parks in the entire city. The playground is AMAZING. We have a 5YO and a 1YO and there is plenty of equipment for them both to play on and burn off the energy.

We also love the nature center and the walks in the woods down to the White River.

It's a great place to picnic as well!

Two little downsides--1. No "real" bathrooms at the playground--just port-a-potties. 2. Do NOT leave any valuables in your car because we see a break in on almost every visit!

Visited September 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Holliday Park in Meridian Hills of Indianapolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is one of our favorite parks to visit. Mostly because it is close to our home but also because it has so much to offer. 94-acre city park located on the north side of Indianapolis, where you can explore the nature center, play on one of the city’s best, hard-to-leave playgrounds, hike more than 3.5 miles of picturesque trails or walk down to the banks of the White River. The playground is also accessible for those who are differently abled.
One of the most unique features about the park are the Ruins-
The Ruins
In the 1950s, the St. Paul Building, at 220 Broadway in New York City, was torn down to make way for a modern skyscraper. Karl Bitter, one of the outstanding architectural sculptors of the late 19th century, had designed the facade of the original building, including three massive statues made of Indiana limestone called “the Races of Man.” To find a new home for the sculptures, the building’s owner, the Western Electric Company, held a competition among U.S. cities, which were required to submit plans for their display and preservation. Indianapolis proposed to place them in Holliday Park, which was then an arboretum, and the city was ultimately awarded the highly prized sculptures, valued at the time at $150,000.

Elmer Taflinger, who provided the sketches for the proposed structure, was chosen to carry out the design. He worked to complete the project over the next 20 years.

Visited November 2012
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“Great Urban Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The small indoor nature center is perfect for and focused on younger children, say twelve and under. The playground is also exceptional for children of the same age. There are several trails going down to and by the river if you need some exercise.

Visited January 2013
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Indianapolis, IN
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“Great playground and hiking trails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

We go every year with my children's school. It's a great park to play at, then walk down to the nature center for a bit, then head out to the trails to hike and explore! Lot's to do for the whole day!!

Visited May 2012
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“The Ruins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Nice ground, interesting sculpture. nicely maintained. Great place to take the younger children. Active neighborhood group make it a safe place for families.

Visited June 2012
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