So often we think of doom and gloom when it comes to cemeteries. Crown Hill Cemeteries, like many others is a place of history and beauty. A beloved area by bicycle riders, historians and walkers, you should check it out! Some tough questions might come up while you are there but the final resting place for many of Indianapolis most notable residents is also a great place to take the kids and learn about something.
My husband enjoys Crown Hill for the steep hills on his bicycle, my girls enjoy the green grass, the beautiful gravesite flowers and the art. I love the view of the city skyline and the interesting stories about the people buried there. You can learn so much and hear some wonderful stories during the free and low cost public tours and events held on site.
Crown Hill boasts the highest geographical point in the city of Indianapolis and it’s a beautiful view! Check it out from James Whitcomb Riley’s resting spot. While you are there, you’ll also learn the significance of the coins left on his headstone. It’s a very interesting piece of Indianapolis history.
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