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Fort Harrison State Park

5753 Glenn Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216-1066
+1 317-591-0904
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Old military base

Grab your bike and get to Fort Harrison. A beautiful place to walk, hike, bike, and picnic. The... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
Great hiking in the city!

This is a great state park. Lots of trails for all ages and abilities. The history of the park is... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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5753 Glenn Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216-1066
+1 317-591-0904
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Grab your bike and get to Fort Harrison. A beautiful place to walk, hike, bike, and picnic. The houses formerly used for officers are now private, but they retained their beauty. It is truly a hidden secret.

Thank flybye60
Reviewed 1 December 2017

This is a great state park. Lots of trails for all ages and abilities. The history of the park is really interesting, be sure to check out the visitor center. Also nice playgrounds & picnic areas.

Thank A3368UKwendyt
Reviewed 6 September 2017

State park experience without spending a fortune on gas or finding time you don't have. Huge fish in the pond but they are apparently too smart or well fed to bite.

Thank Marsha P
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This is a nice park for a day outside with the family. There are hiking trails of varying lengths and degrees of difficulty, fishing, streams to wade in, and places to picnic.

Thank ontheroadforgci
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is a very nice state park that includes places to hike, bike, fish, cookout, ride horses, and they even have a museum on site. I was here recently and must say I was very surprised at how great it was. There are stables on...More

Thank tsl1b
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We visited for a photo shoot of the grand kids. We found multiple areas to capture great images. Many swing sets and tons of green grass and trees. We could see the bike and walking paths and lots of hiking trail heads. Also had quite...More

Thank daqattaq
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We love the Fort Harrison State Park. There are so many bike, hiking, jogging and walking trails to choose from.

Thank scottgordon
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Used to be a very pleasant and beautiful place to hike or run while letting the stress of life go but the cyclists are getting worse every year. These people have no problem damn near running you over as you try to hike a trail....More

2  Thank Bbowman76
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 9 May 2017 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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Clifford L
2 July 2017|
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Response from Janet B | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure about a BBQ. There are places where you can grill and picnic near the pond but as far as bringing your own equipment and setting up a big BBQ...not sure. You will need to call the park.
8 September 2016|
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Response from emeraldprincess71 | Reviewed this property |
(317) 541-1866 would be a number to try., They also have a page on the books of faces
Renee L
28 August 2015|
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Response from Carolyn R | Property representative |
We welcome dogs (and cats) in Fort Harrison State Park on a 6 foot leash. Please remember to clean up after your pet. Hope to see you and your dog in Fort Harrison State Park soon!