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Fort Harrison State Park

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Address: 5753 Glenn Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216-1066
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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 for family activities

The park is very convenient to get to. Just off 465 on the east side. There are hiking and biking trails for people of any age group. A lot of open spaces to play games and have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
jody v
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Fishers, Indiana
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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The park is very convenient to get to. Just off 465 on the east side. There are hiking and biking trails for people of any age group. A lot of open spaces to play games and have picnics. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Indianapolis, IN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great park located right in the city. There are lots of different trails and bike paths. Some paved and some natural terrain. Duck ponds and playgrounds for the younger visitors. There is an EXCELLENT sledding hill in the winter.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our absolute favorite places in Indy. 15 minutes from our home and only $50.00 for a year long pass that includes every state park in Indiana. Super busy day because of the weather but there are enough trails that they aren't crowded because most people stay on the paved areas. It's a little bit of wildness inside the... More 

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Gas City, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Love this being a military family we were excited to see this are but while there we seen a store being robbed, police every where just a dangerous area.

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UC
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Very expansive grounds. When used for an event it is most accommodating. Other times it is just a place for hiking.

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Thank Stephen M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

A nice well maintained park. Very large, lots of green space, forests, buildings and trails too. Decent place to relax and enjoy the scenery plus see some of the history of the area.

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Ferney-Voltaire, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

It is rare to see this much natural forest remain basically intact - particularly so close to Indy. Well marked, historically fascinating, and accessible. We stayed at the Ft Harrison State Park Inn so had free access to the park while there.

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Thank Marshall B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Natural oasis in the city. Built from a former army base Ft. Harrison State Park has plenty of trails for hiking. Some are also good for mountain bikes as well. The paved Fall Creek Greenway that comes from downtown Indianapolis also enters the park from the west and a road bike is good for the paved roads and paved trails.... More 

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Greenfield, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Fort Harrison State Park is a great place to hike and enjoy nature. There are several trails for both walking and biking. Some are paved and others are not but very well maintained. The park is a nice place to spend a morning or afternoon.

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had a delightful time walking in this beautiful space. There are easy walking trails to difficult trails to tackle. Wonderful picnic locations to enjoy. Clean bathrooms are also found in this beautiful park. There are bicycle trails , a golf course, and horse/pony rides also located in the grounds. Handicap accessible with even some trails wheelchair friendly.

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