Of course, fall is a great time to take your children to the onsite museum. Sure, they are receiving plenty of education in their classes, but it never hurts to learn a little more, right? And your children can get some great history lessons by visiting the Museum of 20th Century Warfare. After all, Fort Harrison was an actual military facility and constitutes an environment where children can learn about our history and honor the men and women who’ve served our nation. You can also find out more about the battle reenactments that go on during the year.
Before the base was decommissioned in 1991, officers had the privilege of several amenities. Included in these was an 18-hole, Scottish-style golf course. Well, the golf course still remains but is a little less Scottish. You duffers out there can probably still get a couple of rounds in before the course is buried in snow this winter.
Golf isn’t for everyone—just ask Mark Twain (who said “golf is a good walk wasted”)—so you and your family might have greater interest in horseback riding or fishing. For the equestrian lovers, the park’s Saddle Barn offers lessons, rentals, and guided trail rides. You may want to hurry on this activity before the horses put on their winter coats and move to their winter home. On the fishing side of things, Ft. Ben’s ponds are stocked with fish. Since “the worst day of fishing is better than the best day at work” for a true fishing enthusiast, that’s something you may want to keep in mind.
We mentioned the leaves changing colors and need to expand on that to say the view from our office here in the autumn months is simply spectacular. Looking out the window is like looking at a large blaze due to the vast number of trees within the park. It’s yet another reason we’re happy to be located here.
(Yes, come see us for the individualized attention and expert foot care, but stay for the view!)
There is certainly more that can be said about our favorite neighbor—we didn’t even touch on the abundance of natural beauty—but hopefully this helps give you a little insight into Indy’s best kept secret. You don’t have to take our word for it, though, plan your own visit to Fort Ben and see for yourself exactly what the park has to offer!
Naturally, we hope you are able to enjoy Fort Harrison Park without sustaining an injury. In the event you do hurt an ankle or foot while running, hiking, cycling, or doing any of the other many activities you can do in the park, come see us and we’ll provide the treatment you need.
Our Indianapolis office provides comprehensive foot care services for patients from across the greater Indianapolis community. If you need to request an appointment, simply give us a call at (317) 545-0505 and one of our team members will be happy to help!