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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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Quiet, reflective, fantastic for strolling. When you're walking, or segwaying, or pedal boating along the canal, you can look up and see the beautiful city skyline without being... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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ftmyersbeach,fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Quiet, reflective, fantastic for strolling. When you're walking, or segwaying, or pedal boating along the canal, you can look up and see the beautiful city skyline without being in the middle of the hustle and bustle. Museums line the way, along with memorials, restaurants, waterfalls and condos. I envy those living along the canal with balconies facing it. One evening... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This canal winds its way through the entire downtown area of Indianapolis, and people ride in Italian gondolas or on pedal boats. The canal has occasionally sites of interest along the way, and some cafes. I decided to jog the entire length of the canal park on both sides. It took about two hours.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to Indy. This was one of the places my partner and Indy guide wanted to show me. This is free, but we paid for parking. We walked along the canal with our dog. It is wonderful how this winds through the city and connects museums and others places of interest. Clean, well designed, and in... More 

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Cropwell, Alabama, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Enjoyed the Central Canal area with a hour long bike (rental) ride. Biked the canal twice and its easy to maneuver and good flat area for joy-ride biking. Other items in the area are available for rental in the canal area (kayaks, etc.). Pretty well developed area by the city. Made for a fun work-out during my visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This was my 2nd time walking along the canal and totally love it. You can also rent paddle boat and kayaks. Not as many restaurants as I thought there would be in the downtown area along the canal. However, it's clean and peaceful (especially in the am).

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Warsaw
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Take a lovely stroll along this well-manicured canal with lovely condos alongside. You will see families enjoying pedal boats, couples on Italian-style gondolas drifting along, tourists on bikes and segueways, and walkers basking in the peacefulness. There is a beautiful monument to the USS Indianapolis and its story. There are summer festivals here too, but we visited on a calm... More 

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London, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Attended a wedding here this past Saturday. Very neat building with a large multi-level outdoor patio. The views are awesome. The dining/reception area was very nice, and the bathroom are very nice, which is important to the misses.

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Beloit, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You can find a nice place to sit and watch or you can use the walking path to get in your daily walk. You can also take a gondolier ride.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I visited the central canal with my grandson, and 2 daughters this June. It was a very hot day and so we strolled for a bit then found it too hot with the sun reflecting back off of the water. I have strolled this canal many times before. We walked in the area near the museums including the eiteljorg and... More 

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Danville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great place to see the river walk. Enter at the I max off Washington street, just a good place to start. Look for the many art pieces along the way. Take a gondola ride if you live like. Be sure to tour the three museum s that are near by. An evening walk is very nice also, large fish jump... More 

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