We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Central Canal

337 W. 11th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-955-2389
Website
Improve this listing
93%
Ranked #15 of 59 Attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Attraction details

Hotels near Central Canal

Write a Review

238 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    130
    92
    12
    4
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The Central Canal is a downtown Indy "must-do". There is ample parking all along the "canal loop" (from Washington St. to 10th St.). The loop is 2.5-3 miles...perfect for a walk or run...and a lot of people watching. Along the canal are several other outdoor sites you can see if you have the time: USS Indianapolis Memorial, 9/11 Memorial (on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was one of my favorite parts of my trip! It was so beautiful. This is a must see if you are in Indy!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bryan, Texas
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The canal was a lovely place to run. Many people were biking, running, long boarding or strolling along the canal. Wide and roomy pathways and the art in public place was a nice addition. The living areas that dotted along the canal were neat tidy and the whole area clean...considering there were ducks and geese.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, IN
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We love to walk and bicycle on the canal. Paddleboats are available as well. The area is kept clean, and the people are friendly. It feels safe there, at least during the day. There are only one or two restaurants or cafe's along the two-mile round trip, and I have yet to find a restroom. Bicycles are available for rent.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was one of my favorite parts of the entire trip, if you visit Indianapolis..you must do the canal walk.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lindsborg, Kansas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The canal area is a great place to walk, jog, or take in one of the activities such as a segue ride or a paddle boat ride. The buildings along the canal are beautiful and there are several fountains and monuments along the canal. It is one of our favorite destinations in Indy!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgewater NJ USA
Top Contributor
342 reviews 342 reviews
142 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The canal made for a lovely walk through the city. It passes pedal boats, etc., and the NCAA Hall of Fame. It is perfect for walking, biking, etc. You need to find stairways up to get to attractions and food. Locals told us that in the summer there are food kiosks along the way, but In October you had to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Such a great place to walk. Lots of people walking, biking and kayaking. Fun to see all the different condos and rental apartments. Would LOVE to live along canal. Clean and pleanty of benches to sit and people-watch. Only one place to eat; would be great if there were more eateries!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Its a pretty cool spot in the heart of Indiana but Ive been to better river walks. Wish they had more greenery and at least ONE place to sit and have a coffee or drink.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glen Allen, VA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Disappointed in the things along the canal. We walked the length of the canal where lots of joggers and bicyclist passed us. It looked interesting if you want to paddle boat or kayak but not too much to look at for strollers. Long walk with no where to stop for a drink or snack.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Central Canal also viewed

 

Been to Central Canal? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing