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Central Canal

Address: 337 W. 11th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Downtown Indianapolis)
Phone Number: 317-955-2389
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Ranked #15 of 65 Attractions in Indianapolis
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great walking/biking paths around the canal and awesome views of the skyline. You will find that it gets pretty busy during the warm months but still a fun place to hang out and get outside.

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emmatl
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We walk the canal quite often and it's a very enjoyable trek. We usually park at the zoo and go thru the back gate beside the zoo, over the White River Bridge and to the start of the canal. There are several very nice monuments if your just on a leisurely stroll. Also, several crossover bridges if you do not... More 

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Greenfield, Indiana
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Canal in downtown Indianapolis is such a relaxing, enjoyable walk. We took a little ride with the pedal boats and the girls (aged 4 & 5) loved it. A lot of very nice town homes, condos and the sights around the canal are very nice.

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Holmfirth
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Nice well kept area can easily be done as a add on to the culture trail walk ,easy walking in pleasant surroundings .But you do need a culture trail map . We got ours online but would think they are available from tourist centers ,if you can find onew.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The city has done a spectacular job of providing beautiful and interesting strolling--or more vigorous activities. The canal walk is beautiful. There is great public art along the way--in fact in many areas--and interesting architecture to look at. A feeling of complete safety all over the downtown adds to a great experience

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 helpful votes 8 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 

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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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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!

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Bryan, Texas
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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.

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Indianapolis, IN
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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 

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O'Fallon, Missouri, United States
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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.

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