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Address: 1200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN
Phone Number: 317-630-2001
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Beautiful Place to Explore

If you're visiting the Indy Zoo, you have to make time to explore the White River Gardens. This lush oasis is such a lovely place to spend an hour or two. Their themed gardens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very peaceful and special to be in with orchids and staghorn ferns and all kinds of tropical plants and have butterflies flit around you and occasionally land on you. The grounds are pretty for events too.

Thank Stuffylou
Indianapolis, Indiana
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175 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

If you're visiting the Indy Zoo, you have to make time to explore the White River Gardens. This lush oasis is such a lovely place to spend an hour or two. Their themed gardens are so well-kept! My favorite is the Sunken Garden, since you don't see many of those anymore. Be sure to check out the gift shop for... More 

Thank breezyg03
Lubbock, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

The gardens here are incredible! Defiantly worth the money! You get admission to the Zoo as well as the gardens for less that $20.

Thank calvinmiller
Lake Placid, NY
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

A lovely way to spend a lazy afternoon, casually walking about, enjoying nice weather and beautiful surroundings. Considering it was late Sept. when we went, the garden still looked lovely and very well maintained. Loved the small animal sculptures and the water gardens were inspiring!

Thank sunintree
Avon, Indiana
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80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Came here for an art auction, and we were allowed to visit the gardens. Truly amazing the varieties of plants, etc. Should be a must for Indy visitors.

Thank Darryl B
Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed walking around the zoo with our two year. They do a nice job with the exhibits. The playgrounds are nice too, and I was especially impressed that they had a one playground designed specifically for toddlers and early childhood (now, if they will just train their personnel to dissuade the dominating 8-10 year olds who invade it occasionally).... More 

Thank HeatherinKy
Cincinnati, Ohio
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112 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I first visited White River Garden shortly after it opened. Since then it has matured and the gardens have come into their own. The visit starts with a small visitor center that has an attached greenhouse. There was a butterfly exhibit when I was there. The glass house is small, but nice. The real attraction is outside. The gardens are... More 

Thank wrl53
Westfield, Indiana
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We always enjoy a walk through the gardens, especially in the spring when the tulips are blooming. We also love the butterflies.

Thank Mary M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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103 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Generally, I am so happy visiting the Gardens. This trip, not so much. First off, could not take the stroller into the Butterfly exhibit in the Conservatory. Realize because it is tight there but it was not easy carrying the grandson. Then, without it in the gardens was a real pain. Come to find out later that we could have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

This was a hidden gem, located right next to the zoo. Beautiful plants and flowers in both indoor and outdoor settings. Lovely orchids. A great place for an afternoon stroll

Thank ralr99

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