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We thoroughly enjoyed our boat ride down the historic Indiana canal. Not a long ride, but the boat is pulled by Belgium horses with rope lines just like the original canal boat. In fact, the horses are State employees! The narrator was excellent and had...More
The Ben Franklin canal boat is an amazing part of indiana history. The boat is pulled by a team of draft horses along a restored part of the old canal system. The narrarators provide lots of detailed history along the trip. We visit annually and...More
We were the only two passengers with our own personal guide (historian) and two men on top to steer the boat and two men on shore leading the Belgian Horses. It was so neat hearing about the past and actually crossing in the canal over...More
This was such a cool experience! Stan, the tour guide, was so knowledgeable and answered lots of questions. It was amazing hearing the history and seeing the horses pulling the whole boat!! Everyone that goes to Metamora has to try this!!
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We are always able to ascertain the availability of given sites, and we knew that Ben Franklin III Canal Boat was scheduled for repairs; nevertheless, Ben Franklin III Canal Boat is a great visit. The canal and tracks...More
Took my Girl Scout troop to Connorsville for the Whitewater Railroad train ride into Metamora on Saturday. Once we got into town and had 2+ hours to look around, we went right over to the canal ride and purchased tickets for $5 each. The canal...More
This is a great opportunity on so many levels. The historian will appreciate the rare chance to capture the essence of travel over a century ago. Kids will thrill to the horse powered boat. Architects might enjoy observing the unique aqueduct that carries the canal...More