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The White River State Park is a 250-acre park located in Indianapolis, Indiana, which encompasses the Washington Street. It is considered as a cultural district of the state as it holds significant historical events and institutions. It is also adjacent to a number of Indianapolis major attractions and landmarks such as Eiteljorg Museum, IMAX Theater, Indianapolis Zoo, NCAA headquarters and Hall of Champions, and The Lawn.

The first civilization in White River State Park was during 1820 when Indiana was founded and John McCormick built his house in the intersection of White River and Fall Creek. In 1831, the first steam boat in Indianapolis sailed in the White River. After a century, different industries flocked along White River. When the government of Indiana studied the potential of the White River, these industries started to move out in 1960s. And in 1979, the White River State Park Development Commission was formed during the Indiana General Assembly.

The Indianapolis Zoo was the first one that was established in the state park in 1988 and it was followed by the opening of the Eiteljorg Museum in 1989. The famous Washington Street Bridge was renovated in 1994 but the original architectural design and foundation were retained. Just before the new millennium, the Garden Parks open and the sculpture session in White River State Park started.

Today, the White River State Park is a major tourist attraction in Indiana and declared as the only ?urban cultural state park.? It offers an environment-friendly atmosphere with scenic view of the river and historical structures within the vicinity.
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