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White River Gardens

White River Gardens is located within the Indianapolis Zoo. This was our first visit to... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Gorgeous place to visit

We have a Zoo membership and with that we are able to visit White River Gardens as well. We took a... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

White River Gardens is located within the Indianapolis Zoo. This was our first visit to Indianapolis so we didn’t know what to expect. I saw on the zoo map that there was a butterfly garden and was surprised to find a large garden area also....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GoVols79
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We have a Zoo membership and with that we are able to visit White River Gardens as well. We took a day and just visited the Gardens and the Butterfly exhibit and it was so beautiful. I would come here weekly if I had time...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

White River Gardens is in the same area as the Indianapolis Zoo. Your zoo ticket will admit you to the Gardens also. The indoor attraction here is the South American plants with the various butterflies fluttering around you as you walk. They are very pretty...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank johnsonfamily430
Reviewed June 26, 2018

This is the best part of the zoo for adults to explore. Beautiful ponds, shade gardens and pollination gardens. We enjoyed the butterfly sanctuary and strolling the grounds. Nice place to stop and cool down and enjoy a little quiet.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 26, 2018

Butterfly Garden, loads of flowers, a miniature train. What is not to love about this place?? We used to go here on a family pass with the kids and they would play hide and seek with their dad among the arches and sidewalks.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Calliope1014
Reviewed January 6, 2018 via mobile

We’ve gone multiple times to the gardens and always see something new. It’s a peaceful place to visit. We’ve been for the Christmas poinsettias and train and also been for the butterfly exhibit both are very special.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jadidvm
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

White River Gardens is so beautiful. I love going to the Zoo and visiting the Gardens while there. Entry comes as a part of your Zoo ticket. I haven't been there to see the butterflies but I have seen pictures. The grounds are lovely -...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank CRMays
Reviewed August 20, 2017

We loved this - visited it at the end of the Zoo day. Butterfly house - not a ton of butterflies, but awesome! The gardens - quiet and lovely - reminds me of European gardens. Totally recommend!!! Educational too. And, great gift shop!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank TravelingGrands2015
Reviewed July 14, 2017

These gardens are a hidden gem, absolutely stunning gardens of various styles with wooded spots, water features, and a wedding venue. A very romantic spot!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Amy B
Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

Infrastructure is beautiful with the space divided into 'rooms' with interesting features and whimsical sculpture. The wild prairie plantings were at their peak, replete with butterflies and bees, and had a decent assortment of native flora. Much of the other space was underwhelming in design,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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January 7, 2018|
Response from TravelingGrands2015 | Reviewed this property |
You should just buy the adult (or senior?) ticket that covers everything - it is just under $10.00 each. I don't know if there is a separate price for only the Gardens. Also, it is free on Jan. 15, Martin Luther King Day... More