Fort Harrison State Park

4.798 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
  • Address: 5753 Glenn Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216, United States
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3175910904
  • Tags: Park, Hiking Trail, Family And Kids

This is a state park that is sometimes also known as Fort Ben and occupies a part of the Benjamin Fort Harrison. It includes a former military training camp, Civilian Conservation Corps Camp, the World War II Prisoners of War camp, etc.

The park was opened in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt to honor the former President Benjamin Harrison. This also served as a very important part of the next World War and also of the Cold War. This was the first such fort that housed everything from a military camp to a training school.

The park is also known to be an “all- day park” with the night features that included the Fort Gold Resort, etc. there are also a number of good hiking trails in here. The Harrison biking trail that runs among the wildflower growth of the campus is another attraction.

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  • Fort Harrison State Park Address: 5753 Glenn Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46216, United States
  • Fort Harrison State Park Contact Number: +1-3175910904
  • Fort Harrison State Park Timing: 07:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Fort Harrison State Park(preferred time): 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
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  • 7.36% of people who visit Indianapolis include Fort Harrison State Park in their plan

  • 62.5% of people start their Fort Harrison State Park visit around 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Fort Harrison State Park

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Fort Harrison State Park

People normally club together Holliday Park and Winding Ridge Golf Club while planning their visit to Fort Harrison State Park.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Fort Harrison State Park Reviews & Ratings

  • Beautifully maintained park! The ranger that we chatted with was super friendly! We enjoyed our hike with our dog and loved getting to stop midway to have a lunch at once of their picnic benches! Highly recommend going for a scenic outing!

  • Fort Harrison is an excellent state park right near Indianapolis. The hiking is beautiful, although if you are seeking a longer or now challenging hike you will need to look elsewhere. This is a great place to bring children. I will be visiting several times with my annual pass.

  • Not the most exciting state park but still really good. Several great events throughout the year. Sledding hill in winter. A good paved trail for all those times that you need the exercise but not the mud of weather hiking.

  • This is the best park in Indianapolis, and I used to go several times a week to walk and hike and creek stomp. If you go in the evenings seeing deer is very likely. Although it's located in Lawrence and surrounded by the city, it's very quiet and beautiful. A great place to exercise or have a picnic while enjoying nature.

  • Great clean state park. plenty to do for all. good fishing, many trails to run or walk on. Bunch of playgrounds. many other things to do there like horse back riding.

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