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“Tradition At Its Finest” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hinkle Fieldhouse

Hinkle Fieldhouse
Ranked #39 of 163 things to do in Indianapolis
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Owner description: Hinkle Fieldhouse has reigned as one of the nation's great sports arenas for more than eight decades. The classic facility was constructed in 1928 and it has stood up to the test of time, maintaining the splendor, character and atmosphere that made it one of the nation's most famous basketball arenas for nearly a century. Hinkle Fieldhouse was home to Indiana High School basketball's "Hoosier Hysteria" tournament until 1971 and is currently home to Butler basketball and volleyball. The current capacity after the most recent renovation is 9,100. The Fieldhouse was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Hinkle is open during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for free self-guided tours. Tickets are required for home athletic contests.
Morehead, KY
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199 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Tradition At Its Finest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

If you are a basketball nut, you will love visiting Hinkle. Be sure to go to the dressing rooms.

Visited June 2011
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Carmel, Indiana
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132 reviews
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“Great place to see a basketball game.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

This fieldhouse is located on the campus of Butler University. It is the basketball home of the Butler Bulldogs and many highschool games are played here. If you ever saw the movie "Hoosiers" it was filmed in this arena.

Visited November 2011
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INDY
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“Memmories of HighSchool Basketball Tournaments”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012

This is just an exciting place, and holds lots of memmories of high school basketball tournaments, sectionals. Has a great feel to it, and it is always loud in there.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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313 reviews
108 attraction reviews
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“Relive the past!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2012

It is all authentic and is undergoing a rejuvenation! For a modest ticket price, one can enjoy top NCAA division 1 basketball in a historic atmosphere. The crowd is deafening and the seats in general are close to the action. The men's restrooms have what seem to be horse troughs with constant running water and it is often stifling hot inside in the dead of winter when it is packed with fans. This is part of the atmosphere! We love going!

Visited February 2012
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102 reviews
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“Historic place to see basketball”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

The Hinkle Fieldhouse is the stuff of nostalgia. They don't build them like this anymore! Well worth going to if you love basketball.

Visited March 2012
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