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Central Canal

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: 337 W 11th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3001
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+1 317-955-2389

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Amazing area!

I have been to Indy many times and never knew this was even here! What a beautiful place! My daughter and I decided to walk down here and we couldn't believe how nice it was. I... read more

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Lisbon, WI

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Lisbon, WI
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8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been to Indy many times and never knew this was even here! What a beautiful place! My daughter and I decided to walk down here and we couldn't believe how nice it was. I would definitely recommend taking a walk and exploring everything from the museums to taking a bike ride. So pretty! We will be back!

Thank momx2kids
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Canal clearly helped to refurbish downtown Indianapolis. It offers a nice way for walking to and between the different parks and museums located around if you are staying in a hotel or apartment building nearby. There are also rental options of boats, kayaks and bicycles.

Thank mlgtrips
Indianapolis, United States
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really beautiful and well maintained place to walk or bike along the canal just taking in the scenery. It is a nice place to take a cooler and have a little canal side picnic, rent a paddle boat, or just breeze through on your bike. I would love to see the city put in dispensers for fish and duck food... More 

Thank Kerissa G
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Makes you forget youre in Indiana. Very classy, artsy, and modern area. Plan on coming back to explore more. Lots to see.

Thank Corrie M
Reading, Ohio
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This walk was beautiful. We saw a marriage proposal and two weddings while we were walking. The kids enjoyed catching Pokémon during our walk. You can rent a paddle boat to take up and down the canal.

Thank melligo2
Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If visiting Indy the canal is a must see. It is such an amazing gem in an urban environment. I think it is about 3 miles around and you can walk or rent bikes, surreys, paddle boats, gondolas. There are places along the canal that you can sit and read or just reflect. A small Italian Cafe for coffee or... More 

Thank LocalEatReal
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying in Indianapolis take time to walk the canal. You will get your exercise, fresh air, and a good dose of people watching. Like a touch of Venice in the MidWest. Yes they even have gondolas !

Thank Patrick D
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here with two 6 month olds the other night at dusk. It was a great walk (about 4 miles round trip). There are some strange folks along the walking route so I would not feel comfortable without a small group in the evening. We have been here before and will come back again.

Thank jhebert529
Indianapolis, Indiana
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always enjoyed the canal and the lovely scenery. The canoes and paddles boats are always nice to rent; bikes too! Its great for the entire family. And the best place to have a picnic on a warm and sunny day.

1 Thank FlawBaby
Geneseo, United States
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59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great park in the middle of town. Awesome walking close to the state capital. Parking is a little pricey and a little bit of a hike

Thank Andrew R

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