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Parks and nature in Indianapolis

Top parks

Dog Run
“Broad Ripple is a restaurant/bar/shopping district, sort of a college-y vibe. There are a number of great restaurants, a canal to walk along (stop in at The Good Earth Grocery to buy corn to feed the ducks), some nice boutique clothing stores, etc. You can also grab the Red Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) to go downtown. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Park
“Enjoy some trails or just see the outdoors. Eagle Creek isn't far and can make you forget how close to the city you are.”
  • 61 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Awesome european canal with local shops and restaurants. Great for running or renting a boat with the fam! Near white river state park. Park on the street somewhere nearby”
  • 65 locals recommend
Park
“Walk along the canal. Great sight seeing. Right across the river from the Indianapolis Zoo. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Park
“Garfield Park and Conservatory is home to hundreds of different plants from the world's tropics. The conservatory is 10,000 square feet. Even on the coldest winter days, you can warm up in the conservatory and see what's blooming! We also have various educational displays and many special events throughout the year.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“I highly recommend if you love history. Room after room , several levels. Totally worth the visit. All wars and plenty of information.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“Located just 2 miles from us. Back in Civil war times this was originally a military training post, and now it is a State park with Lots to see and do! To better plan your visit you may want to search for Fort Harrison State park and check their website Events Calendar.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful wooded setting; great variety of play structures for kids. Hiking and walking trails of varying degrees of difficulty.”
  • 30 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
“I'TS HUGE AND GORGEOUS. HAS A POOL, TRAILS, TWO PLAYGROUNDS AND PLACES TO PLAY TENNIS AND SLED!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Playground
“Wooded park with outdoor sports amenities, pool & family center highlighting intricate 1920s design.”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“Modern Design playground, splash pad, picnic shelter house, 1/2 mile walking path, and basketball courts.”
  • 1 local recommends

Trails

Trail
“Named "the biggest and boldest step by any American city" by Project for Public Spaces in New York City, this $63 million, internationally-acclaimed 8-mile biking and walking trail connects all six of Indy's Cultural Districts. From Mass Ave to White River State Park and Fountain Square, the trail is a safe, healthy and convenient way to explore the city. Tours are offered each Saturday, April-October. Ride at a relaxed pace and enjoy this world-renowned bicycle infrastructure. Learn about the history of the Cultural Trail, the public art projects along the Trail, and the historic neighborhoods and cultural districts the Trail passes through. Tours will include all 8 miles of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: a Legacy of Gene and Marilyn Glick.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Trail
  • 1 local recommends
Trail
“Follow the red bricks of the Cultural Trail around the city to take in all of the sights.”
  • 1 local recommends