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Central Canal, Indianapolis

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Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Walk, paddle, or bike alongside the White River State Park at Central Canal. You can easily access many Indianapolis tourist attractions while traveling down this canal or its pathway, which runs beside 2.5 km (1.5 mi) of the state park. From here you'll have the chance to view the city's skyline and stop by the zoo, Indiana State Museum, IMAX Theater, and NCAA Hall of Champions, among other sites along the way. If you simply want to take in the scenery, you can walk, rent a bike or paddle boat, or hire a gondola for time on the canal. Using our custom trip planner, Indianapolis attractions like Central Canal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Great spot to walk around and just explore the area. First time I’ve seen a canal like this through a city. Several businesses, shops and restaurants are accessible from the canal walkway. The kids... 
    Great spot to walk around and just explore the area. First time I’ve seen a canal like this through a city. Several businesses, shops and restaurants are accessible from the canal walkway. The kids...  more »
  • Really beautiful walk, great walk to do. Not as busy as I anticipated.people running, walking their dogs, lots of ducks and Canada geese.gréât place for a coffee with a friends or simply relaxing... 
    Really beautiful walk, great walk to do. Not as busy as I anticipated.people running, walking their dogs, lots of ducks and Canada geese.gréât place for a coffee with a friends or simply relaxing...  more »
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  • It was a nice place to walk, clean with places to sit along the way. Park at the state park lot and then it's a short walk to the canal. Bike rental nearby, paddle boat rental is further down the canal.
  • Great walk with my wife down the canal. What a way to enjoy the city and an afternoon. We didn't do any paddle boats or anything, but it would be fun to do. We would also be interested in evening Gondala rides. Nice area to relax, walk, jog, walk the dog, or paddle the canal.

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