Reviews of White River Gardens (Tourist Attraction)

1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222, United States Located in: Indianapolis Zoo

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This Tourist Attraction belongs to the category of Botanical garden.

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REVIEWS OF White River Gardens IN Indiana

Jeremy R Huffman

Very beautiful place and my kids love all the butterflies.

Yvonne Price

My daughter and I went through the butterfly garden a couple of years ago and enjoyed it very much. The tapestries/artwork were beautiful and unlike anything I've ever seen. The plants and flowers are from all over the world. I encourage anyone who enjoys nature to visit.

Thomas Bozly

I really enjoyed this experience. This was my first time going into the River Gardens. The butterfly area was full of exotic plants and beautiful butterflies. To early for the outside garden to be in full bloom but sill relaxing to walk around. The kids all enjoyed being so close to the butterflies. I hope to get to go back when the outside garden is at its best.

Adam Bernard

Good place to take the grandkids

melony burdine

Great place to go with your family


Lots of beautiful plants and butterflies!

Trisha Singh

It was an amazing experience for my family. We love the rides and all the animals, especially max.

Mickaela Williams

So pretty

Alicia Good

Really beautiful. I wish there were more butterflies.

M Lecklitner

Absolutely loved this place

Kelly Hillis

Great place to walk, boat, enjoy nice days. A bit to much litter from lazy people who don't use trash cans tho.

Patty Salyers

This is a nice though small place to visit. It is free with the zoo ticket which is also top notch.

Chathurika Srimali Abeykoon

Nice scenery with green and blue environment in Indy downtown. Good place to exercise and spend an evening. Well maintained. Connected to white river and Indy zoo. Garden looks but antique but clam and quite place to relax. The butterfly arenas are worth to enjoy.

Brian Mcwilliams

Nice addition to the zoo

Adam Vincent

A gem downtown. Few people come here, so it is beautiful and quiet.

Christina Hall

It was so beautiful, from Houston TX staying until the 20th and it was a great place to come see

Josh Keyes

This is a really nice indoor and outdoor garden. We went after we went to the zoo and it was a nice way to wind down. The butterfly garden is really cool. The outdoor area is really awesome. It feels like an old fashioned British outdoor garden. You get in free with zoo tickets I think.

Shelly Mc

The butterfly exhibit is open!


Butterfly garden lovely, if always hot. Botanical garden could be more accessible. No strollers in butterfly garden, so be aware

Andrew Winter

Beautiful relaxing with a wonderful garden outside to relax some more.

Travis Baker

Son absolutely Lovd butterfly that landed on him

Stephen Fagg

Great place for kids

Timothy M Schwenk

Always an adventure when we visit the gardens.

Cecilia Cordova

This place is lovely. I liked the butterflies as well

Bea Loved

Quick stop by on Mother's Day! Had a fun time!

Sarah Edmond

This is a must see if you havent already

Jennifer Hunter

So meant choices of butterflies to view

Tim Schumm

Beautiful location in downtown Indy!

Frank Avant

Good place inside the mall.

Amanda Kaye

We love the butterflies!

Amanda Smith

Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful is all I can say. Butterflies and flowers, such a fun place

Thegamingbroz 55

Magnificent views.

Adrienne Fuller

Beautiful place. We love going as a family to enjoy the scenery. The butterfly house is always great fun, too!

Derrick Sullivan

beautiful place to walk through and look at some of the plants and the butterflies upset with myself that I didn't take more pictures

Tara Hunter

Absolutely beautiful! Little piece of heaven right here in the city. My baby adored the butterflies. Even though I took dozens of pictures they don't do justice! this is one of those things you have to go see for yourself to really enjoy the beauty of it.

John Sherman

Absolutely beautiful place with a wonderful variety of gardens. Wonderful pedestrian bridge and walking paths.

Traci Bianco

Beautiful. Well kept garden. Such a peaceful place to visit

Theodore Simonton

Kid's love it

Nick St Arbor

My family enjoys a good walk through there. Peaceful way to kill some time.

Caden St John

Clean and full of life

Michael Skelton

It is pretty but I am sure better in the spring

Heather M

A lovely place to visit in the middle of the city.

Cody Prater

Beautiful place, smells amazing and worth the 8$ parking

Julia Davis

Nice, manicured gardens and butterfly experience!

Coral Altman

Beautiful space, plenty of room to explore nature.

Kristina Michaud

Very nice gardens. Lots of things to see.

Gary Ma

I didn't go in the actual gardens or zoo. Just wandered around in the green spaces along the river. Very pleasant. Not enough shade for a hot day.

Angela Vado

We love going on walks here.

Catherine Schmidt Berube

The huge blue butterflies were beautiful! We were the only ones in there at 9:45am on a Thursday.

Tyler Cornelius

Beautiful Gardens and Butterfly exhibit!! Very peaceful and a great way to end a visit to the Indianapolis Zoo!!

Bobbi Riesebeck

If you go to the zoo, you can also hit the gardens with your ticket. The butterfly garden is magical. Walking through the rest of the garden is a great way to unwind. If you're planning an outdoor wedding check out the wedding garden. Even if you can't afford to rent it, it could give you some great diy ideas.

ML Walton

This is such a beautiful place! I think if you wanted to get some nice family portraits taken, this would be a really nice setting for that. Everything was very clean and well manicured. I wish we had more time to spend here.

Jacey Eightch

Beautiful. Really gets you away from the city life without leaving the city.

Greg Kinder

it's really cool the butterflies actually land on you and the garden is beautiful

Cassandra Ferguson

Peaceful and beautiful. Love the sitting areas and the labyrinth (though we wish it were larger). The flowers are so pretty. They do offer events such as weddings at this location.

Krystal Leicht

The kids loved getting to see the butterflies! While in the garden we got to see a lot of natural wild life. It's a nice break from the zoo and a fun place for the kids to be kids. Tons of great photo spots too

Bryan Stauch

Definitely a hidden treasure in Indy, I have lived here my whole life and did not know about this place!

Valarie Ross

Very beautiful walking paths and gardens, but no butterflies.

William allen

Great place to go with the family. Lots of fun things to explore.

Cassie Salzwedel

Absolutely beautiful!

max cunningham

I absolutely love this place and I recommend it to anybody in the area.

Aaron Keller

I love this place. Beautiful plants, butterflies, and landscaping. If you haven't been here it's one of the best things to see in Indy, come check it out. Great for kids and by coming here you will be supporting the conservation efforts of the zoo!

Dan Jackson

It’s a wonderful location in Indianapolis for visit.

kelsi wagner

I love walking around at sunset. The river is beautiful and sometimes you can hear the animals from the zoo.

Cherie McCormick

It was a very warm day so it was very humid, but there was shade in the gardens

Eric Willman

Pleasant gardens, well-maintained, nicely labelled, never too crowded. Stop by the butterfly pavilion in the spring.

Patricia Holloway

Very relaxing... my kids love how peaceful it is.

John Jones

Beautiful small garden with water features

Sarah Paschall

Beautiful and thoughtful arrangements with helpful staff interspersed throughout. It's especially relaxing when the outdoors are opened in the spring/summer.

Jessica Wilson

Beautiful gardens. Butterflies are ap much fun for the kids. But remember look don't touch

Gerald Lande

Great place for a wedding

Chris S

I love the Limestone pathway behind the garden!

Luckie Coats

We go here a lot, love this place

Michael Kurtz

Beautiful place to visit

Sarah Rundell

Love the gardens, the staff was very friendly and helpful to my children and I. We had a very fun and pleasant experience exploring.

Apache Z

Nice gardens, cool butterfly exhibit.

J Chev

Butterflies are cool take the kids or significant other! Check out the garden gteat place to get married! I did!

Nate Alex

Landscaping was very appealing to me.

Jodella Overman

What's not to like folks! Enjoy the beauty as you take a walk and enjoy

Dave Day

Butterflies don't like rainy chilly days

Bob Elliot

Great hot house with all sorts of butterflies

raymond broedel

Lovely peaceful place

Keri DeLost

Butterfly garden was closed.

Sandra Sandra

We visited mid- March...Wonderful indoor tropical oasis..gorgeous tropical plants...white river garden is free with purchase of the zoo entrance ticket.....additional 10$ you have to pay for parking...however, we have seen people entering white river garden without buying zoo ticket...they just paid parking fee and entered white river gardens from the separate entrance...I'm not for sure if that's because is out of the season or is it a year around thing... ....

Ron Wullstein

Fun to see and learn more about the butterflies.

Mark Nix

Incredible place for anyone fascinated by nature. I did not expect to be so enthralled at all the different flowers, trees, and sculptures but hours disappear here anyway.

Maggie Cowan

Come a little early and they'll let you in anyway. That's the best time for photos.

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Cordell Edwards

Imax is here

Todd Polizotto

Awesome outdoor gardens. Great place to take the family

Tammy Short

This is a beautiful card the botanical garden the Riverwalk it's breathtaking in the view and scenery of Indianapolis can't be beat.

Lori Dossey

The Lego's were very cool! Very pretty

vernon scott

It's worth seeing the garden and the different types of butterflies.

Martin Mcrobert

Very nice lots of butterflies

Chelsie Harper

The garden was beautiful, I just recommend more people visit it!

betheny smith

We love it here. It's so beautiful.

Charlotte Shillings-kimmel

enjoyed a saturday afternoon w a few friend.... only observations is that ir closed early during summer @7pm while thrre was over 2 hours of sunlight left....didn't get to walk through the garden's

Enoc I. Lopez

Always well maintained! Always see new things!

Adam Kuhn

Sawa dead possum or it was just playing possum. When is it appropriate to type opossum? Anyway this park is okay. There isn't a swing set but you can easily get high here. No narcs allowed. Sneak into the zoo while you're over there.

Candy Kitchen

Beautiful gardens, informative butterfly exhibit.


Just wow! The butterflies are pretty and plentiful

Clarence Hamm

Really nice and so glad i went

Amy Nevels

All the family absolutely loved it here we went from open to close and it was absolutely amazing ❤️ I think the dolphin show was the best kids agree

Jeff White

This is a great place to look through. Worth the stop.

pamela kiser

Beautiful place love going there

Josh Pierce

Wonderful place to take the family, educational and informational.

Amanda Turner

Beautiful and Tranquil!

icak fox

Beautiful, mostly went for the butterflies ❤

David Mackey

Neat place, kids loved it, make sure to dress for the heat if you go

Lowfiero C

Nice place to visit

Roger Carter

Great location with the zoo and other activities.

Darrell Byndum

Loved seeing the butterfly exhibit while at the zoo! These year long passes have already paid for themselves!!!

Dustin parr

If you are going to the Zoo then a must stop is White River Gardens. At very least the outside portion that is free to explore. There is awesome gardens, sculptures, and exhibits to explore. It is much less busy than the zoo beside it. Definitely stop by and check it out.

Thomas Cobb

A beautiful garden a gazillion flowers

Mario Vasquez

Beautiful garden

Michelle Rhoades

If you go to the zoo, you can also hit the gardens with your ticket. The butterfly garden is magical. Walking through the rest of the garden is a great way to unwind. If you're planning an outdoor wedding check out the wedding garden. Even if you can't afford to rent it, it could give you some great diy ideas.

Todd Anderson

Absolutely gorgeous gardens to spend some time in. Give yourself a good two hours to walk around the grounds and make a top at the beer garden for a drink while you peruse the gardens!


Relaxing atmosphere with very nice staff

Fantashia S

Didn't get to view everything because of my arrival time but definitely beautiful the little bit I did get to see.

David Gundt One

Great place to visit. Very nice display.

Angela Evans

Beautiful gardens, nice and helpful staff

Chad Dorman

It is a great addition to the zoo and a great place to get pictures taken.

Joleen Tawfik

The beauty of this place is absolutely stunning. Love the flow and the different sections of the gardens. Such a wonderful place.

Kimberly Gooden

So amazing to see all the butterflies, and the plants are beautiful. Highly recommend this for all ages. Disability friendly.

Viktoria Nyari

Nice garden and the butterflys are amazing. It's great with kids and the zoo ticket covers the entry. No stroller inside thought.

Ally Fleckenstein

Loved walking first through to see the butterflies and then the beautiful gardens! Every time I walk the gardens I notice something new! Definitely great to visit when the fountains are on and a great place for kids to visit. Love the gardens!! Make sure to be gentle with the butterflies, too.

Gigi S

Beautiful for a stroll on a warm day. The butterfly conservatory was the highlight of the day. Admission is included with the zoo.

Kellie Denson

The children loved seeing all the butterflies

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