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White River State Park attractions offer free admission on MLK, Jr. Day

For the 15th year in a row, visitors to White River State Park attractions will receive free admission and free parking on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 19, with a canned good donation (one can per person, per attraction).

It’s a win-win-win…if you bring one can per attraction, you get in for free…and you are doing something good because over the last 15 years we have collected over 85 tons of food.” — Dawn Tabler, Chair WRSP Commission

In addition to enjoying the attractions themselves, MLK Jr. Day visitors can: watch a free IMAX® movie; view signed copies of the Emancipation Proclamation and 13th Amendment; catch Jingle Rails before it chugs out of town; get free tickets to the Indianapolis Indians’ season opener if they complete a health screening; see cold-weather animals enjoying the winter chill; and view “A Ripple of Hope,” a film based on the speech given by Robert Kennedy in Indianapolis on the night Martin Luther King died.

Over the years, the Park’s partnership with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana on this one-day, annual event has resulted in more than 85 tons of non-perishable, canned food donations.

Returning this year: Eskenazi Health and the Indianapolis Indians will offer free health screenings at the Indiana State Museum. Anyone who donates a can of food and participates in the health screenings will receive two complimentary tickets to Opening Night at Victory Field (scheduled for April 9th), courtesy of the Indianapolis Indians.

84 days til opening day! We’ll have our big inflatable wiffle-ball game set up so people can take some swings.” — Jon Glesing, Senior Marketing & Communications Manager, Indianapolis Indians at Victory Field

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