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Eagle Creek Park

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Address: 7840 W 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254-9706
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+1 317-327-7110
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Great Weekend Activity

Not very far from the downtown Indianapolis, this is one of the must-visit places in Indianapolis, especially during summers and fall. Great place to hangout - many lakes and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 10, 2016
Jay M
Newport, Kentucky
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are NOT lots of deer and those that are in the park will likely be shot during their annual tame deer slaughter. Hiking trails have deteriorated so much that they can be dangerous when covered with leaves or snow. Eagle Creek Park is a great place for bird watching, having a picnic or water activities. It is most enjoyable... More 

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Newport, Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Not very far from the downtown Indianapolis, this is one of the must-visit places in Indianapolis, especially during summers and fall. Great place to hangout - many lakes and reservoirs. There is Go Ape Adventures within the park which is open from April to October. The Eagle Creek Earth Discovery Center, right next to Go Ape, is quite a good... More 

Thank Jay M
Brownsburg, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Eagle Creek is a great place to go running, biking, swim in summer, and hike trails. There are LOTS of deer- you almost certainly will see deer. It's always pleasant- year round. There are miles of trails and the streets have a pedestrian lane (and speed limits in park are slow)- there are several miles of road in the park... More 

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New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Not to be missed. Definitely go to the ornithology center. Top-notch, grade A. There are schedule events at the center, so you should check ahead to see if something is particularly interesting.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We were here during fall when the weather was turning cooler. But in the summer I think it looks like a very nice place for outdoor recreation.

Thank Deana M
Sellersburg, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Was a little disappointed that we had to pay admission to a municipal park (I expect this at state or national parks). But we did enjoy bringing our dog here for a walk. Some decent views of Eagle Creek Lake and somewhere around 10 miles of walking trails.

Thank ManningAvenger
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

I was in Indy along with my friend Aji George on a business trip, late October and visited this place on a week end (thanks to John April and family). A perfect place to walk, enjoy the nature and learn about birds. The small bird museum was superb. We walked around the lake, watched people fishing, cormorants and terns fly... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

The Eli Lilly family gave this park to our city. It has bicycle trails, water features, walking trails and lots of deer, birds- including bald eagles and herons and lots of green- specimen trees and shrubs throughout. A great place for a picnic, snow shoeing, jogging and getting away from the rat race.

Thank William L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Was there early morning and spent a few hours. It looked much better than the pictures here. Do not miss view from inside ornithology center or pretty much any water body around. Brilliant display of colors and water reflections make it even more impressive. Havn't had a chance for going on any trails but Red trail ( 6.5mile) seemed fun.

Thank Raghu1990
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

No matter where we go we love to hike and connect with nature. Eagle Creek park was a nice surprise in Indianapolis , really wasn't expecting great walking trails so close to downtown Indianapolis (20 minutes away). We did the blue trail, which took us about 3 hours but we stopped to take a lot of pictures around the reservoir.... More 

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