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Central Canal

337 W. 11th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-955-2389
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Ranked #15 of 82 attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Indianapolis boasts a beautiful one-and-a-half mile long Central Canal that offers gondola rides, pedal boats, and bicycles of all kinds to rent. The... more »
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We walked around the canal. It is a pretty walk with lots of things ot see. The USS Indianapolis Memorial is on the walk - worth stopping at.

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Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

From the NCAA headquarters my husband and I took our son along the canal. We went in the morning so there were not a lot of cyclists or other people walking. It was a relaxing way to chat and look at the city. The walkway was very clean and there are different styles of artworks under the bridges. In a... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I love walking this path when I visit Indy. Just don't get run over by the bikers. 5 stars if there was less duck and goose poo everywhere.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a great haven from the rush of the city. I rented a cycle to fully explore the canal and the city cycle routes.

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Novi, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We were staying at the Springhill Suites and stumbled upon the canal over by the NCAA headquarters. We decided to see where it went and started walking with our two kids, ages 8 and 5. What a pleasant stroll. The canal walkway is very clean. There are various paintings under the bridges. If you would like, you can rent paddle... More

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Evan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We decided to check this area out on a Saturday evening. Finding a place to park proved to be rather frustrating. We finally found a parking garage that had prices listed according to hours of usage, but a mobile sign was erected indicating it was a special event and there would be a flat fee of 10 dollars. It was... More

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Aurora, Illinois
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This canal is so beautiful, gondolas and paddleboats.. the beautiful landscaping and the memorial to the USS Indianapolis is amazing. We walked from the Walnut st entrance all the way to the Library and Museum.. what we could have used was a shop that sold beverages along the way!! this is a nice place to take a slow walk and... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

By no means is this a "WOW" kind of place, but it's wonderful for a lovely stroll and close to basically all of what downtown Indianapolis has to offer. It is well worth the visit, and there are some good photo ops in the area.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I liked to sit on the bench in the front of museum watching people pass by in their water bikes. It is a good place to recharge your your mind and body.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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108 reviews 108 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The canal area was a wonderful surprise during a recent visit to Indianapolis. The canal is lined by wide walks allowing for a casual, pleasant stroll. Rental watercraft are available, as are cycling vehicles.

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