We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222-4552
Phone Number:
+1 317-630-2001

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 42 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 19
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
  • 1
  • 1

Very picturesque, nice to walk around and just enjoy nature at it's best. Takes your mind off the things.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
Una R
Saint Louis, Missouri
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 40: English reviews
Level Contributor
29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

Thank Kateofyummyfunfood
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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, there have been many flowers in the middle of winter. On a quiet morning, when... More 

Thank capturedbygrace
Level Contributor
205 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Rae Ann P
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
50 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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!

Thank Shae E
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very picturesque, nice to walk around and just enjoy nature at it's best. Takes your mind off the things.

Thank Una R
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
71 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped here after visiting the zoo. This is the type of place where I wish I had a book with me so I can find some hidden nook and read. Very peaceful.

Thank MamaLeopard
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The gardens are a nice green space break from the concrete jungle! The outdoor portion is lovely. Enjoyed the Lego displays. Indoor garden is a quick visit but the outdoor garden winds around with new sections to be discovered!

Thank Sheepishly_Traveling
Indianapolis, Indiana
Level Contributor
377 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is definitely a place to visit. It is so pretty and peaceful. We went when they had the lego exhibits which were amazing. But even without them the gardens are gorgeous. We made it a part of our Indianapolis Zoo visit and were not disappointed. I also kept thinking, what a great place to get married...it I already wasn't.

Thank CRMays
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Colorful, well planned out for minimal space. The "wedding" area is a perfect backdrop any bride should consider for her event. Lots of different areas, with tons of varieties of plantings. Very peaceful and relaxing.

Thank Mauiblues16
indianapolis, United States
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

The White River Gardens are adjacent to the Indianapolis zoo and included in the price. If you enjoy being outside and viewing plants,flowers, landscaping you'll love this visit.

Thank Kaye N

Travellers who viewed White River Gardens also viewed


Been to White River Gardens? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of White River Gardens and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
11 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from White River Gardens staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?