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White River State Park

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Address: 801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2734
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+1 317-233-2434
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

Located in the heart of the city, this park contains a zoo, gardens,...

Located in the heart of the city, this park contains a zoo, gardens, museums and much more.

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Fun place to rent and ride bikes

The canal is great for riding bikes and people watching. You can rent different types of bikes or a gondola.

Reviewed 1 week ago
amy k
Seymour, Indiana
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Seymour, Indiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The canal is great for riding bikes and people watching. You can rent different types of bikes or a gondola.

Thank amy k
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for almost a week in Sept and stayed at the campground. Our site was nice, not right on top of other campers, close to water fill station. The campground was almost empty during the week so it was kind of nice to have the whole place almost to ourselves. Kayaking/Paddleboats available for renting to ride on the lake.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice place to walk around near downtown Indianapolis when the weather is great. I wouldn't get in the river because it's rather dirty but just walking along it is enjoyable. You can rent bikes from downtown and cruise around. Plenty of things nearby to do, including museums and the zoo. You can park for a few bucks on Washington... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I have been here multiple times for the summer concert series. Its great when the weather is nice and horrible if storms pop up. All in all I recommend coming here for concerts because there is no bad seat and they give you lawn chairs if you want them.

Thank Chris E
Acworth, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

I saw the word Park and was thinking Central Park. There is a bit of an outside park, but the women at the welcome center explained that this park includes the surrounding museums. Budget tip: NCAA museum is $5.00! I was looking for more of an outside day. I walked over white river and thoroughly enjoyed the sculptures along the... More 

3 Thank heartcraigslist
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

White river runs through the center of Indianapolis and the state park is right near its downtown. Sunday may be the best day to visit as the offices are closed and you don't find yourself stuck in congested road and parking is easily available. Lot of activities to do in the park. You can visit museum, ride bikes or go... More 

Thank Usman A
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

The park is nothing special, at least during winter days but, the worst thing ever, is that the parking meter at the surface parking, where you'd pay 5$ for 1 hour, doesn't give any change. Unfortunately it's not clearly mentioned on the meter so we finished to pay 20$ for 1 hour. I think it's a shame that the city... More 

2 Thank BUGI_70
Turku, Finland
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

We drove to the city just for a quick sightseeing walk and my wife and I were happily surprise that this is a great park to walk around the city and enjoy the nature plus great views of the city center and Indianapolis skyline Be prepare to pay parking, it depends on your needs, you can pay 5 Dollars for... More 

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Reviewed 20 November 2016

We found the White River Canal Walk without knowing what a gem that it is in downtown Indianapolis. There were businesses, condos, museums, paddle-boats and a great place to walk. We loved the area and would recommend it for all adults.

Thank John M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This was just a stopover on our way to Springfield, Illinois. When we arrived we we're pleasantly surprised to realize all the attractions at this location. We visited the Indiana State Museum and the Eiteljorg Museum of Native American Art. The admission price to each museum was $13.00 per person; a little steep but at least it includes parking. Unfortunately... More 

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