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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 #18 of 193 things to do in Indianapolis
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful place to take a stroll and too see firsthand what Indy had to offer. Fun for couples or the entire family to enjoy the paddle boats food and scenery .

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Carrollton, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If you loop all the way around the canal, it's about 3.5 miles. The first day we walked along the canal, it was frozen on the north end, but mostly thawed on the south. It is very clean, including the water itself and the brick sidewalks around the edge. There are also a few grassy areas if you have your... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The historic 1830s barge canal ran from Broad Ripple on the north through the center of Indy to the White River. After almost a century of neglect, it was revitalized. The downtown section now meanders among fountains, ponds, monuments, condos, shops and restaurants. It runs from about 10th Street through the heart of the city to White River State Park.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
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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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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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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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