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Central Canal

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Address: 337 W. 11th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone Number: 317-955-2389
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Peaceful

The central canal is a hidden gem. Most may miss it's beauty, the paddleboats and eats are wonderful. Nice to stroll day of night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Bargersville, Indiana
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Bargersville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The central canal is a hidden gem. Most may miss it's beauty, the paddleboats and eats are wonderful. Nice to stroll day of night.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I love the canal. This is a great place to walk, gawk and chill. I use it primarily as a place to work out at during my lunch hour. It is a 3 mile length and can easily put in the sweat in 45 minutes. The only drawback is the parking if you don't know where to park. Other than... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Tried to take a friend from out of town to walk the canal. We drove around for a half an hour trying to find somewhere to park. There was nothing available. Very disappointed. The very reason that I don't go downtown. This was on a Wednesday afternoon. There should have been ample parking.

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Detroit, Michigan
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9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Beautiful way to escape and enjoy the downtown area. Easily within walking distance of downtown Indianapolis. Many areas to stop and just enjoy. Perfectly safe too.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

If you are in the area, be sure to set aside some time to walk along the canal, or rent a paddle boat and coast through the water. The area along the canal is beautiful, clean, and is a great detour while you are going through the city along your way. Very peaceful, and well worth your time!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Beautiful art along the canal with cute ducks in the water. What else would you want?! Its a great afternoon activity to take your family on with many opportunities to exit the canal to the street. If you need to get from one of the city to the next, check to see if you can walk along the canal. It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My family and I genuinely enjoyed our day walking around the canal and seeing they many different features it offered. The beautiful artwork, fountains, and view were thoroughly enjoyable by all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

If you are in town for one of the many events Indianapolis hosts throughout the year, or just in town for a visit with friends and family, make sure that you take the time to wander down to the Central Canal and take a walk through town along this beautiful, peaceful landmark. No matter what time of day you go... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

we walked the canal, and also rented bikes and rode it and absolutely loved it - what an awesome thing to have SMACK DAB in the middle of your city!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Spent a sunny afternoon strolling up and down the canal. It has a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere and doesn't feel like you're only metres from the centre of downtown. A really pleasant space to spend a few hours. Surprised there weren't more bars / cafes along here - the only one I noticed wasn't open for the season.

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