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“A Feather In Indianapolis's Cap” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Central Canal

Central Canal
337 W. 11th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 (Downtown Indianapolis)
317-955-2389
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Ranked #14 of 205 things to do in Indianapolis
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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A Feather In Indianapolis's Cap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Two days after the post-Christmas blizzard my family and I strolled the entire length, and back, on the banks of this canal. The walks had already been plowed and even on a chilly day people were out and about, jogging, strolling, and taking cigarette breaks from their adjacent offices. Even in urban Indianapolis we saw what looked like a fox duck into some snow-covered evergreen bushes. We waited for it to emerge, but we were probably too close and too loud. The various bridges and paths lead off to other parts of town, or to nearby offices or residential areas, and also the Indiana State Museum. At the Museum there are two bronze castings of mammoths, with trunks and tusks that seem to have invited the little ones to climb aboard. Only after one of them (child, not mammoth) knocked the snow off of a sign on the ground, did we learn that we were not supposed to climb on the mammoths. Oh well. Sorry.

Visited December 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I've spent many summer nights walking along the canal, and it never gets old. Well maintained with nice artwork and landscaping, the canal is always clean and inviting. It's a great place to run, bike, take your dog for a walk, paddle boat, or just take a nice stroll. There are also some nice water features along the way. I highly recommend the Canal!

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Great for a walk or run”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This was walking distance from our hotel and I believe it is about one and a half miles long connecting to the White River State Park. At the end is a great little restaurant called Creation Cafe

Visited November 2012
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Nashville, TN
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“Nice Canal Walk on a Pretty Day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We often take time to walk along the canal when we visit family in Indianapolis. It’s a great stroll on a pretty day. On our last visit in September, we were fortunate to see the IUPUI Regatta on the canal – fun! When you pass one of the museums, be sure to notice the steam clock. Statues, fountains, monuments, and flags are great sites along the way, as well as the downtown Indianapolis skyline.

Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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“What a nice place to take a walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We walked the canal in the evening with children. The children needed the exercise as the had been in the car most of the day. It was a pleasant place for a walk. We felt safe and the children enjoyed the outing.

Visited July 2012
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