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White River Gardens

1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4552
+1 317-630-2001
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Worth the time

Apparently admission is free if you pay to get into the zoo. It is nice and relaxing. Quite a few... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Allen B
Muskegon, Michigan
Love it

White River Gardens is so beautiful. I love going to the Zoo and visiting the Gardens while there... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
via mobile
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  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“plant life” (2 reviews)
“butterflies” (10 reviews)
1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4552
+1 317-630-2001
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apparently admission is free if you pay to get into the zoo. It is nice and relaxing. Quite a few butterflies and countless species of plants, shrubs, tress, etc. I rated it a little lower because there was no information about the butterflies you were...More

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 20 May 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 know they are lovely - everything else is.

Thank CRMays
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Attempted to visit on MLK day as Zoo and parking were free. But alas, as with my previous visit the gardens were closed. The last time it was for removal of a lego display. This time it was for renovation. Whatever.

1  Thank Kateofyummyfunfood
Reviewed 5 January 2017

My latest visit was two days after Christmas. No more carollers, but there was still a Christmas theme, with a lot of beautifully placed poinsettias. There were lights, Christmas music and something like a treasure hunt for children. When I've been in January or February,...More

Thank capturedbygrace
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Just an absolutely beautiful and peaceful setting for a stroll, a book read or photo shoot. Love the arrangements and the beauty of this elegant and meticulously maintained landscape.

2  Thank Rae Ann P
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The White River Gardens are so beautifully kept - I would highly recommend a visit here if you are in downtown Indianapolis and wish to get away for a little relaxation. Always good to play a bit of Pokemon Go in as well!

3  Thank Shae E
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very picturesque, nice to walk around and just enjoy nature at it's best. Takes your mind off the things.

2  Thank Una R
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped here after visiting the zoo. This is the type of place where I wish I had a book with me so I can find some hidden nook and read. Very peaceful.

2  Thank MamaLeopard
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The gardens are a nice green space break from the concrete jungle! The outdoor portion is lovely. Enjoyed the Lego displays. Indoor garden is a quick visit but the outdoor garden winds around with new sections to be discovered!

2  Thank Sheepishly_Traveling
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is definitely a place to visit. It is so pretty and peaceful. We went when they had the lego exhibits which were amazing. But even without them the gardens are gorgeous. We made it a part of our Indianapolis Zoo visit and were not...More

2  Thank CRMays
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What is the admission cost for the gardens?
1 April 2016|
Response from crazybluegirl2001 | Reviewed this property |
It's included in the admission cost for the zoo.