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Fort Harrison State Park

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Address: 5753 Glenn Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216-1066
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+1 317-591-0904

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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Small park with a easy going atmosphere...

Fort Harrison State Park is a small park but still offers fun things to do. You can fish in the pond, hike the trails, bike the trails, and ride horses. The have a military... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fort Harrison State Park is a small park but still offers fun things to do. You can fish in the pond, hike the trails, bike the trails, and ride horses. The have a military museum up by the horse barn. It makes a great day trip and you are close to Indy if you want to do other activities while... More 

Thank Janet B
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed an afternoon at this nice state park. Everything was clean and well maintained. The kids played on the playground, ran on some trails in the woods, walked around the fishing pond and wore themselves out after having so much fun!

Thank Joan W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to hike, picnic, snow sled, bike ride, play @ playground, and fish. Horseback riding and the nature center are nice too

Thank Phil H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I did the Lawrence Creek trail for the first time. I was in Indy for business so I took a change of clothes. It had stormed all morning but it stopped by the afternoon. The trail was wet of course. There were little streams of water flowing down the trails- it was beautiful! Lots of wild flowers as well.

Thank BGingerich
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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing area for being so close to downtown Indy. The hiking trails are not very difficult but can be crowded on the weekends. There are close to 8 miles of mountain biking trails that are easy to moderate. Several playgrounds, a sledding hill, plenty of picnic shelters, and picnic tables round out a nice park.

Thank Sean U
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The large spacious open areas of Ft Harrison State Park, the availability of a hotel, restaurant facilities and for those who golf; a golf course make this a pleasant well rounded adventure. The buffet on Sunday is a hit with many, so make sure you make your reservations early and not wait until the last minute or you won't get... More 

Thank EbonyOnly
Fishers, Indiana
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

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.

Thank jody v
Indianapolis, IN
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

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.

Thank Lisa S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 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 

Thank fwinei
Gas City, Indiana
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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.

Thank kortneeg2017

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