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Parks & nature in Indianapolis

“Awesome trails to hike, they also offer kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, grills and playgrounds.”
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Dog Run
“The "college" town of Indianapolis. Broadripple is known for its night life but also its boutique shopping and wonderful restaurants. ”
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“Walk the Canal day or night, you aren sure to have a great time. Some of the best views of our city can be seen from the Canal.”
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“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.”
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“Beautiful wooded setting; great variety of play structures for kids. Hiking and walking trails of varying degrees of difficulty.”
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“If you need to escape the city for a few hours, enjoy some great hiking trails, undulating landscape, or relax with a lakeside picnic. You can even golf nearby.”
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Monument / Landmark
“This free museum is massive, with such interesting history about the building itself!”
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“Free outdoor park/art installations and hiking trails connected to the IMA (Indianapolis Museum of Art) at Newfields.”
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Other Great Outdoors
“It is so close to my home and has a nice walking trail loop to walk on. Also, they have a dog park and if you bring with you your dog’s vaccination records (Rabies, Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella) to the Park Office you can get a day pass for $5.”
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“The White River State Park is one of the best spots in downtown Indianapolis. You can take a scenic walk on the canal and drop in to visit the IMAX, The Indiana State Museum, The NCAA Hall of Champions, or the Eiteljorg Museum. ”
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“The best views of the city are a 7 minute walk from my house! Soak up the sunset with a picnic on top of the hill.”
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“Get back to nature right here in the city! Dog-friendly trails through the woods and cool off in the water while tromping through the creek. ”
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“A beautiful green space minutes from our place. Walk the Sunken Gardens and head into the conservatory after, it's only $2 to get in. While inside you'll enjoy a tropical wonderland! I always like to buy one of their plants when I leave too, because I know it will go right back into maintaining this treasure and I also love plants.”
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“Great farmers market 2nd Sunday of the month from June - October. Has several playgrounds a nice walking trail, tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. Hosts summer movies and symphony in the Park. ”
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Funeral Home
“As the 3rd largest civilian cemetery in the country, Crown Hill has over 25 miles of paved roads for driving, walking, or biking. It is the final resting place of several famous people, including a president AND an outlaw. Catch one of the tours or enjoy a stroll at your own pace.”
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College Quad
“This sprawling lawn & garden is located on Butler Campus near the Holcomb Observatory. It’s also a convenient access point for the canal walking and biking path.”
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