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Central Canal, Indianapolis

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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. Use our Indianapolis trip builder to visit Central Canal on your trip to Indianapolis, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We have walked the central canal many times and it never has disappointed us. Our out of town guests love it. Along the south end of the canal, you have great city views. It's really too bad that the ...  more »
  • A beautiful place to walk downtown, or paddle boat, or bicycles built for a crowd. Amazing views. A great place to go for a date especially if you are trying to be more active. 
  • We used to live in Indy and downtown was one place we visited often because there is hardly any traffic there. The canal is one place you can take a long walk and feel peaceful. Very nice when the wea...  more »