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Fort Harrison State Park

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Address: 5753 Glenn Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216
Phone Number: 317-591-0904
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This 1700-acre park is chock-full of activities and history, housing a...

This 1700-acre park is chock-full of activities and history, housing a former World War II prisoner-of-war camp. Recreation includes fishing, bicycle trails, walking and jogging trails, horse trail rides and hayrides, picnicking and a nature center. Knowledgeable naturalists answer your questions and offer guided hikes and talks.

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Great park to walk, relax, and unwind

One of my favorite places to walk with a good variety of trails. Easy to moderate, short to long, relaxing as well as more strenuous.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Kokomo, Indiana
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Kokomo, Indiana
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite places to walk with a good variety of trails. Easy to moderate, short to long, relaxing as well as more strenuous.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised it would offer this much. Lots of different trails, some hills to climb. Had dogs with us, so good for walking them, too. Nice picnic area near entrance. Plenty of parking, a little museum there that's a good way to cool down. Historical information, great teaching experience for children.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ft Harrison State Park is a great place for family activities and solo. The hiking trails are not terribly challenging but you can work up a good sweat on them or there is a paved trail for bikers and walkers. Also fishing with a valid state license and horseback riding as well. In the winter you can bring your sled... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family comes here often. This particular visit was just me. I came on the Mt. Bike to explore some of the trails. I also got some geocaching in as well. The park is nice and big with tons of trails. I was able to explore for several hours. At certain points, the trails aren't very wide and bikers need... More 

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McCordsville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small but enjoyable state park. You can easily park your car and walk around the park or you can drive to each area you want to visit. Really nice scenery. Wide variety of things to do including swimming, canoeing, kayaking, archery, sledding hill and much more. Take the kids and enjoy a day outdoors.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome place to visit, travel through. Remind me of my Army days of service. The entire complex is a "walk down memory lane" Enjoy

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I love coming to Fort Harrison State Park. I have visited many times over the last 15 years and go on a daily basis. It's best to go when it's not super crowded (weekends in the summer). There are great trails available and they can be combined for longer hikes. You have the river and streams going through the park... More 

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

A lovely State Park, close to home. Lots of open area, playground equipment for the children, picnic areas and lots of hiking trails. In the winter, I saw, there is a big hill for sledding. So take the family for a day away from the hustle and bustle and explore the great outdoors.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We stayed at the Fort Harrison State Park Inn and that included admission to the park. We visited the displays in the Visitor's Center, and as it was the middle of the week, we were the only ones there. The Naturalist came out and gave us an individual tour. Very informative. The park had been a busy military base during... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We went there on both Saturday and Sunday to hike different trails. Wonderfully maintained, even though the park was very busy it didn't seem crowded. Most times we couldn't hear the city traffic.

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