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Hidden Gem In the city

I grew up in Indy and have been traveling back several times a year for the last 40 yrs. I had... read more

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David T
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This would be a great romantic place to walk when you’re on a date. It’s a really good walk, so... read more

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337 W 11th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3001
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Reviewed today

I grew up in Indy and have been traveling back several times a year for the last 40 yrs. I had heard about The Central Canal Walk but never made the time to explore it. I was back in Indy mid October and was invited...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David T
Reviewed 2 days ago

This would be a great romantic place to walk when you’re on a date. It’s a really good walk, so make sure you have on good walking shoes. However, I would not recommend walking it alone. It’s widespread and beautiful.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 16lillians
Reviewed 3 days ago

When I saw where my hotel was, I was excited to stroll the canal. However, once I got there, I was a little underwhelmed. The canal is pretty, and yes, it breaks up the cityscape, but what's the point? The canal is surrounded by office...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank psudino
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little canal to take a stroll on with your kids or special someone. Be nice if they changed up the scenery from time to time.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SarahDB99
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful area downtown, with ample canal front walking and dining. Several sites are perfect for a wedding or picnic, and festive times start here with coloring of the water to match the holiday or event!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jps1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good walk along the canal while we were visiting downtown Indy. We saw lots of ducks and koi fish. They had some cool tile artwork under one of the bridges. Kids loved looking down into the water from the bridges. Good walk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sbatton09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked along the canal quite a bit during our visit to Indianapolis. It is a great place to take a walk off of the bustling streets above. It was very quiet and peaceful, albeit a bit chilly this time of year, of course. I'd...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank dr_j_now
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love love love the canal!! Very picturesque, relaxing, and of course free! Many memories here and can't wait to make more.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jpotis115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grand opening of this obnoxious monstrosity on the canal. Supposedly backed by the Colts, but I don't know how much money they put into it. It is situated toward the northern end of the canal. Now the canal already has a booming business in terms...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Calliope1014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, open, well lit at night. Great for that evening walk to help digestion. Easy access to hotels and venues in the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
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May 19, 2018|
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Response from 105kenyaw | Reviewed this property |
There are bikes, canoes and a gondola too.
April 29, 2018|
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Response from Calliope1014 | Reviewed this property |
4 person Paddle boats for $35 per hour, single kayaks for $20 per hour, and tandem kayaks for $25 per hour. You can also rent bikes at the south end of the canal- $10 an hour for single- $25 for 4 person surrey. On really... More
ashley m
March 13, 2018|
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Response from Dave46033 | Reviewed this property |
I defer to the previous answer. March 17th opening date.