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White River State Park

801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2734
+1 317-233-2434
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Nice Friendly Patk

This park is very safe and offers miles of walking. It offers concerts different times a year. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reda N
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Welcome to Indy

We were pleasantly pleased with our walk thru the state park. Lots of places to have a picnic or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gotmyredshoeson
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Beach Front
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Located in the heart of the city, this park contains a zoo, gardens, museums and much more.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lawn chairs” (9 reviews)
“urban park” (8 reviews)
“farm bureau” (5 reviews)
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801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2734
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is very safe and offers miles of walking. It offers concerts different times a year. It easy assessable from all downtown locations. It's free except for the events which vary in price. It's sits along the white river and is very appealing.More

Thank Reda N
WhiteRiverStatePark, Manager at White River State Park, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting and enjoying White River State Park! In addition to our 250 acres of green space, we offer many world class attractions such as the Indianapolis Zoo, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indiana State Museum, Victory Field, NCAA Hall...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly pleased with our walk thru the state park. Lots of places to have a picnic or just relax. Beautiful trees and flowers and we loved walking along the canal. Very fresh like walking in a forest. Parking was easy and there was...More

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WhiteRiverStatePark, Manager at White River State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and enjoying White River State Park! We appreciate your amazing review of our park. Within the park there are many attractions, including: Victory Field, The Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum, IMAX Theater, NCAA Hall of Champions, and much more!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Indianapolis is full of parks and this is one of them. Great place for morning walk, you can see other people's and know their life style..

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WhiteRiverStatePark, Manager at White River State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

White River State Park is the perfect place for a morning walk! And yes of course, the people that call Indianapolis home, as well as all of our visitors, make White River State Park one of the top state parks in the country!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there just to check it out...it was a nice walk, but we wished there was a playground for kids. I checked at the nice visitor center there, asked if there was a playground in the area, and they sadly explained there was no...More

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WhiteRiverStatePark, Manager at White River State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and although there is currently not a playground at the park, we consider our entire park a playground! With attractions such as the Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana State Museum, Eiteljorg Museum, Victory Field, IMAX Theater and NCAA Hall of Champions, we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking views, stroller friendly, well thought out. Nice, large sidewalks for walking to accommodate walkers, runners and people riding bicycles! We loved it there! Some nice views of the city too.

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WhiteRiverStatePark, Manager at White River State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so excited that you enjoy White River State Park as much as we do! Our largest pedestrian walkway will take you across the White River and lead you directly into the Indianapolis Zoo!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Right near the Indianapolis Zoo, etc, this is a welcome green space along the White River. Well thought out and well laid out, it's a great place to unwind.

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WhiteRiverStatePark, Manager at White River State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We love to unwind here at the park as well! The Indianapolis Zoo was the first attraction to call White River State Park home in 1988 and is actually located inside of the park!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

An exquisite place in the sunshine. Clean and beautiful, it is a great place to simply walk around in. Some nice views of the city too.

Thank Ezra K
WhiteRiverStatePark, Manager at White River State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The views of the Indianapolis from White River State Park are amazing and we are glad that you got to see the city from our point of view!

Reviewed 16 August 2017

We recently attended our first concert at White River with featured guests Pentatonix. The temperature was perfect and the concert was outstanding. The park makes for a gorgeous location for many experiences - picnics, walks and of course concerts. The problem was that getting to...More

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WhiteRiverStatePark, Manager at White River State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for attending your first concert at the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park and we are glad you enjoyed the show! We understand that parking can be a nightmare, especially with multiple events going on in the city at once....More

Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

If your visit falls in season, check the concert schedule. It's a glorious way to spend a summer night. The venue is well designed and managed. Arrive early and walk the canal, take out a paddle boat or duck in a museum for a bit..City...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

This review will focus on the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn, which is the setting for concerts. I have been there twice for concerts, most recently for the Retro Futura concert on August 2. We had General Admission seating for it. For the concert last summer,...More

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Christian R
16 August 2017|
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Response from Olivia L | Reviewed this property |
This is an answer I can't 100% back because the smoking laws are forvever changing in Indiana but yes. I am a smoker and have smoked on the grounds and have seen many smoke there as well as recently as about 3 weeks ago... More
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31 March 2017|
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Response from Chris E | Reviewed this property |
There is no permanent seating or covered area at white river.
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