Directions & Parking

The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres is located adjacent to the Museum and includes woodlands, wetlands, meadows and a 35-acre lake. Visitors can access the park via the Central Canal towpath, by driving and parking in the 100 Acres lot, or by walking from the museum.

Directions

PLEASE NOTE: From July 15 through 31, access to the parking lot at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres will be limited to passenger vehicles only. Due to road construction, large vehicles will not be able to navigate the road exiting the parking lot. Please use the main campus parking lot for any large vehicle access during this time.

Driving Directions to the 100 Acres Parking Lot (Westbound)

  • Heading westbound on 38th Street, continue past the IMA’s parking lot entrance for the IMA’s main entrance
  • Immediately exit at N. White River Parkway East Drive on your right.
  • Follow the road as it winds around Free Basket by Los Carpinteros. On your left you will see the entrance to the free parking lot.

Driving Directions to the 100 Acres Parking Lot (Eastbound)

  • Coming eastbound on 38th Street, turn left into the main IMA Campus park at stop light
  • Drive around the circle drive in front of the Museum and head back toward 38th Street. Make a right turn out of the parking lot at the light.
  • Immediately exit at N. White River Parkway East Drive on your right.
  • Follow the road as it winds around Free Basket by Los Carpinteros. On your left you will see the entrance to the free parking lot.

Walking or biking to the Park

There is an ADA and stroller accessible parking lot at The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres (directions below). The Park is also accessible from the Central Canal towpath that runs north from Broad Ripple to the Park. Bike racks are available at all entrances to the Park. If taking the bus, the IMA is located on Indy Go bus routes #34 and #38.

Walking from the IMA building

Walk from the main parking lot walk towards the Sutphin Fountain. Follow the sidewalk around Deer Zink Events Pavilion and continue along the path across the stone bridge. Follow path until you come to the silver sign on left in front of the Formal Garden. Take the gravel path through the garden which will lead you to a set of steps to the left. Take the steps down and turn right and walk across the red Waller Pony Truss bridge to enter the Park This path is not ADA or stroller accessible. The Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion is located in the northeast corner of the Park, approx 0.4 miles from the Park's parking lot, and about 0.6 miles from the museum parking lot.

Parking

Free parking is available at 100 Acres (see directions above).

Parking is also available at the Museum, which is about .6 miles from the Ruth Lilly Visitors Pavilion. IMA members can park for free in any lot. Not a member? Learn about additional member benefits. Free parking for all is available on a first come first serve basis at the Greenhouse Shop, the exterior lots, and the loop off of 38th Street near The Park. There is a $5 fee for non-members to park in the underground garage or large surface lot closest to the Museum. Visitors who purchase more than $50 worth of merchandise at the Museum Store, Gallery Shop or the Greenhouse Shop will receive parking validation. Validation is only available on the day of visit at the shop registers. Vehicles leaving and returning to campus cannot be validated.