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White River State Park

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A wonderful park of artwork, trails, playgrounds and nice sights

I really enjoyed my time in this park. I had some free time in the afternoon and walked all over... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
psudino
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Weehawken, New Jersey
Lovely Park

This is a lovely place to hang out during the summer. There are concerts and other various events... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Allison B
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Located in the heart of the city, this park contains a zoo, gardens, museums and much more.
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801 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2734
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed my time in this park. I had some free time in the afternoon and walked all over. My favorite part is the bridge with all the artwork. I especially liked the hallowed out tree library, I thought that was really interesting. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank psudino
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a lovely place to hang out during the summer. There are concerts and other various events, some for adults and others that are family-friendly.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Allison B
Reviewed 5 days ago

The international walking club I belong to sponsors over 1500 walks across America. The walk, either 5 or 10K around Indianapolis starts at the visitors center for located at the parking lot for White River State Park. Metered parking is available short term for visiting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This state park is a little different - it is located in downtown Indianapolis on the banks of the White River. It has no obvious borders, but appears to bounded to the north by IUPUI, to the west by the White River (although it extends...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing urban park to walk or bike along the river, with enough green spaces to enjoy a concert, picnic or a book. Museums and restaurants are steps away, but you won't feel like you're in the middle of a major city!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jps1980
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Had a great afternoon walking through this park. Was able to take beautiful pictures. Nice little waterfalls through the main entrance and the architecture is mesmerizing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nsanche2
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Pleasant walk with children, and when they had enough, we rented a paddle boat. Well worth the time, even got a book from the small library on the way out.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Katherine K
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This was a very beautiful and clean park. It’s very scenic and just a sight to see. We went on the canal and did the paddle boats and it was very fun! People are really friendly downtown and it’s good that everything is pretty much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank norma c
Reviewed 14 September 2018

What an incredible place right in the heart of the Downtown. From the running trails to the public art, to the zoo, the canals and much more. Can't beat it.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Statman24
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We stopped into the welcome center and asked what was a "don't miss" activity. The lady said without a doubt do the Segway tour. It took us through the entire park with a knowledgeable guide showing and explaining the dozens of amazing sites and places...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank k1ngr1ck
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Illinirog70
16 September 2018|
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Response from mommacatt | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the Zoo parking lot which is a short walk to the state park and it is free. It is a nice walk over the river and a clean lot. Safe from all we could tell.
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susansorrentino
16 August 2018|
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The pArk is free
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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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