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Parks & nature in Indianapolis

Park
“Awesome trails to hike, they also offer kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, canoeing, swimming, fishing, grills and playgrounds.”
59 locals recommend
Dog Run
“Fun neighborhood with lots of boutiques and restaurants. My favorites are The Half Liter on Winthrop Ave., The Cake Bake shop, The Garden Table and Petit Chou. ”
59 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great place to spend a day! We are fortunate to have the park so close - a short uber - 25 minute walk - You can find the Eiteljorg Museum of Indian History there. In addition, the Indianapolis Zoo is there. Finally, the Indiana State Museum is there. If you prefer to just walk around outside, the grounds are beautiful and relaxing.”
23 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
Park
“Beautiful wooded setting; great variety of play structures for kids. Hiking and walking trails of varying degrees of difficulty.”
30 locals recommend
Park
“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.”
25 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This free museum is massive, with such interesting history about the building itself!”
15 locals recommend
Park
“One of our favorite spots. Art and nature...and free! What more could you want! Great place for a picnic”
20 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Expansive park with a pool, walking trail, playground and views of the White River. ”
16 locals recommend
Park
“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. ”
19 locals recommend
Park
“Fantastic view of the Indianapolis skyline and just a few minutes walk away!”
4 locals recommend
Park
“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. ”
12 locals recommend
Park
“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. ”
8 locals recommend
Park
“Step into a tropical paradise when you visit the Garfield Park Conservatory. Bring cash to pay your $1 entry fee.”
4 locals recommend
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.”
6 locals recommend
Funeral Home
“This suggestion may seem strange, but this is the most naturally elevated spot in all of Indianapolis where visitors can see a panoramic view of downtown.”
4 locals recommend