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White River Gardens

1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4552
+1 317-630-2001
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White River Gardens is so beautiful. I love going to the Zoo and visiting the Gardens while there... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
CRMays
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Must see!!! And butterflies!

We loved this - visited it at the end of the Zoo day. Butterfly house - not a ton of butterflies... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
TravelingGrands2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4552
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+1 317-630-2001
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

White River Gardens is so beautiful. I love going to the Zoo and visiting the Gardens while there. Entry comes as a part of your Zoo ticket. I haven't been there to see the butterflies but I have seen pictures. The grounds are lovely -...More

Thank CRMays
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We loved this - visited it at the end of the Zoo day. Butterfly house - not a ton of butterflies, but awesome! The gardens - quiet and lovely - reminds me of European gardens. Totally recommend!!! Educational too. And, great gift shop!

Thank TravelingGrands2015
Reviewed 15 July 2017

These gardens are a hidden gem, absolutely stunning gardens of various styles with wooded spots, water features, and a wedding venue. A very romantic spot!

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Infrastructure is beautiful with the space divided into 'rooms' with interesting features and whimsical sculpture. The wild prairie plantings were at their peak, replete with butterflies and bees, and had a decent assortment of native flora. Much of the other space was underwhelming in design,...More

Thank Kateofyummyfunfood
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Apparently admission is free if you pay to get into the zoo. It is nice and relaxing. Quite a few butterflies and countless species of plants, shrubs, tress, etc. I rated it a little lower because there was no information about the butterflies you were...More

Thank Allen B
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

White River Gardens is so beautiful. I love going to the Zoo and visiting the Gardens while there. Entry comes as a part of your Zoo ticket. I haven't been there to see the butterflies but I know they are lovely - everything else is.

Thank CRMays
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Attempted to visit on MLK day as Zoo and parking were free. But alas, as with my previous visit the gardens were closed. The last time it was for removal of a lego display. This time it was for renovation. Whatever.

1  Thank Kateofyummyfunfood
Reviewed 6 January 2017

My latest visit was two days after Christmas. No more carollers, but there was still a Christmas theme, with a lot of beautifully placed poinsettias. There were lights, Christmas music and something like a treasure hunt for children. When I've been in January or February,...More

Thank capturedbygrace
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Just an absolutely beautiful and peaceful setting for a stroll, a book read or photo shoot. Love the arrangements and the beauty of this elegant and meticulously maintained landscape.

2  Thank Rae Ann P
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The White River Gardens are so beautifully kept - I would highly recommend a visit here if you are in downtown Indianapolis and wish to get away for a little relaxation. Always good to play a bit of Pokemon Go in as well!

3  Thank Shae E
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WIReger
1 April 2016|
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Response from crazybluegirl2001 | Reviewed this property |
It's included in the admission cost for the zoo.
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