Veal’s Ice Tree

What started as a backyard accident in 1961 has become an annual tradition for the Veal Family. The Veal Ice Tree is a massive icy sculpture created with nearby pond water. The awesome beauty and grandeur of the Ice Tree is impossible to describe – you must experience it in person!

Latest Update: January 6, 2022 – Estimated height 10 feet. Check facebook.com/vealsicetree for the most current updates about the 2022 Veal’s Ice Tree. 

**Photos from this post show the Veals’s Ice Tree from previous years. 

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What is the Veal’s Ice Tree?

A seasonal Indiana attraction and family tradition that started in the winter of 1961 and continues today! The Veal’s Ice Tree is a massive icy sculpture created with nearby pond water.

Veal’s Ice Tree
Veal’s Ice Tree

Where is the Veal’s Ice Tree located?

The Ice Tree is located on the south side of Indy at 6445 Mimosa Lane. The driveway is designed with 2-3 spots to park near the Info box. Or you can simply drive around the loop and gaze out your window.

When is the Ice Tree open for visitors?  

Veal’s Ice Tree is usually formed every January and starts to melt in April. Hours are from dawn to dusk, 7 days a week, lights around the tree turn off around 10 pm.

Veal’s Ice Tree

How much does is cost?

It’s FREE.

How high does the Veal’s Ice Tree get?

In an average year, it grows 35 to 40 feet. The amount of freezing temperatures and amount of time we have to work on the Ice Tree determines the height. In 2014, it towered at an estimated 79-80 feet! A. In an average year, it grows 35 to 40 feet. The amount of freezing temperatures and amount of time we have to work on the Ice Tree determines the height. In 2014, it towered at an estimated 79-80 feet!

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Tips to Remember:

  • There is a SHARP curve after Acton Road.
  • Please remain on the pavement
  • We are at the same location with a new GPS friendly address: 6445 Mimosa Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46259
  • We do not charge or take donations
  • This is not a business, it is a hobby we love to share.
  • Pets on leashes are welcome

 

 

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