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Central Canal

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Address: 337 W 11th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3001
Phone Number: 317-955-2389
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We decided to go for a walk on the canal Sunday afternoon. We are trying to exercise and the kids like to play Pokémon Go so the canal was the perfect fit. It's a great place to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Angela G
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to go for a walk on the canal Sunday afternoon. We are trying to exercise and the kids like to play Pokémon Go so the canal was the perfect fit. It's a great place to walk or run. It's fairly clean. We felt safe. There are many families that joy the canal. It's also a great place to... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pleasant, flat, smooth walkway perfect for everyone - families with small children, tourists, runners, cyclists, and those just getting some fresh air on their lunch break. It's close to many hotels and even has 2 restaurants and a place that rents peddle boats. Lots of places to just sit, read, and relax!

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Morehead, Kentucky
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It had been a few years since our last visit to Indy and we couldn't believe how much the area around the canal had changed. It was even prettier than it used to be and felt even more welcoming. Back when my husband attended law school, we walked the canal every day to get to places in town. It was... More 

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Thank Kelli G
North Canton, Ohio
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A little walk from the JW Marriot Hotel the canal was a stress reliever watching the boats the water falls,water fountains and slow flowing water.

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Bellbrook, Ohio
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I wanted to pick up central canal and place it right through my downtown. I was very jealous the people of Indy get to enjoy this attraction for free. We parked on 11th street at a meter at 6pm for free. Indy has an app for parking throughout the city which makes paying for parking a breeze on your smart... More 

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Frankfort, IL
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was beautiful sunny warm afternoon when we walked the Canal. A great scenic path through the Downtown area of Indy. Great way to walk off a stress filled or just relax and enjoy. Take your time and enjoy the views!

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Gilbert, Arizona
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked a total of eight miles while downtown. Would love to see more. Was rainy while we were there so the boats were'nt running and not to many people.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a pretty place to walk, gets busy with teenagers at night in the summer. Lots of people run the length of it for exercise. It has lots of artwork, and bikes you can rent to ride around. Also has boat rentals. A few restaurants along the walk and a lot within walking distance of the canal.

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Gadsden, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great location to spend our Memorial day with the nice weather. We rented bicycles for the day and enjoyed the biking the park and the canal area. You can kayak or peddle boat the canal as well. There are grassy areas for picnicking. It's a little pricey, however it makes for a good day being outside.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well maintained, safe and pretty part of Indy. Good for an early morning walk or jog. If you like to jog this is a good place to start with the canal loop being around 5Kms.

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