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Central Canal, Indianapolis

#8 of 141 in Things to do in Indianapolis
Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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  • Very pretty canal and pleasant walk. The USS Indianapolis memorial is on the walk. I imagine it would be even nicer in the summer when gardens are in bloom.  more »
  • Went on a nice winter day and very much enjoyed the walk. It's a longer canal that I expected and it had several sculptures nearby. It is surrounded by several museums nearby. I highly recommend!  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful place to take the family for a walk. We were very surprised at how nice the walking paths were and the amount of shade trees throughout was very nice. We're going back tomorrow morning!
  • Beautiful place to walk and take in the surrounding views!

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