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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

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We enjoyed the boat ride pulled bu draft horses on the canal. Our narrator was well versed... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
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Winter season crowds were sparse and the canal boats were grounded

The second Friday in December was the Holiday opening of not only the Historic site but the village... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2018
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“charming town”(2 reviews)
“grist mill”(6 reviews)
Take a ride in a horse-drawn canal boat through the Duck Creek Aqueduct and marvel at the Metamora Grist Mill as you travel back in time to when water wheels and canal boats were the latest technologies. Boat rides are offered Wednesday through...more
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19083 Clayborn St, Metamora, IN 47030-2503
+1 765-647-6512
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Metamora has what is probably the only active aquaduct in the world with historic canal boat rides, a grist mill and historic train rides. Live the bed and breakfasts in the charming town. State of indiana needs to recognize this beautiful part of its canal...More

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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the boat ride pulled bu draft horses on the canal. Our narrator was well versed & provided a great history of the canal.

Reviewed February 28, 2018

The second Friday in December was the Holiday opening of not only the Historic site but the village of Metamora as well. Shops selling Christmas goods, restaurants and the historic Grist Mill Museum were ready for customers, however few people were there. The canal boat...More

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Reviewed November 20, 2017 via mobile

This was just part of a special trip with my grandson. He had a wonderful time with all there was to see. Thank you

Thank clarson2016
Reviewed July 16, 2017

We saw the sign for this historic site and decided to swing in off the main road. Saw a place charging $3 to park, continued on through this tiny, cute hamlet, yet did not find a place to park our small RV. The few places...More

2  Thank Linda A
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

This town has awesome buildings and beautiful grounds, but it's almost a ghost town! Most of the shops were closed on this Thursday, but looking in the windows many of them were enticing. Many businesses/properties for sale. It's a place you could spend all day...More

1  Thank Jake S
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

Surprise visit suggested and undertaken. Currently "not tourist" season, and not a weekend, but the absence of crowds allowed the imbedded history of our country's economic growth patterns whisper to us as we walked the town. The slow dripping of the water from the laid...More

2  Thank Bob F
Reviewed October 10, 2016

I do NOT like shopping or crowds and was very disappointed to see throngs of people crowding the streets of the village. Would never have gone had I realized this event was happening. To top it off, the canal ride is closed for the rest...More

2  Thank imlin3
Reviewed September 24, 2016

I went there on a Saturday and still many things were closed. It does not seem to be a thriving town and during my hour long stay, only a couple of other tourists showed up. Signboards say that canal is open through to October but...More

Thank Usman A
Reviewed July 18, 2016

We took a little day trip to Metamora and enjoyed looking in the shops and walking around. The canal ride pulled by the horses was a unique experience and something I'd think everyone would want to do while there. My 5 yo son really enjoyed...More

2  Thank DesireeNicoleDavis
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