The public is invited to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Fort Harrison State Park visitors center during a June 15 dedication ceremony.

The event is at 1 p.m. at the park office. Light refreshments will be served.

The visitors center is part of the park office and features family-friendly exhibits on the natural and cultural history of Fort Harrison State Park.

The project has been under construction for six months and replaces the old nature-history center that became the Museum of 20th Century Warfare in May 2011.

Fort Harrison State Park was once the Fort Harrison Military Reservation, a part of the U.S. Army. Fort Harrison was closed in 1995 and turned over to the DNR in 1996, when it reopened as Fort Harrison State Park. The park preserves and protects more than 1,700 acres of natural and cultural resources.

The dedication ceremony is free, but the standard entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle and $7 per out-of-state vehicle applies. For more information, call (317) 591-0122.

Fort Harrison State Park is at 5753 Glenn Road, Indianapolis, 46216.

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