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Central Canal, Indianapolis
(4.7/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It's a beautiful place to be. It located a little west to the downtown but absolutely walkable distance. The canal boating is a great experience. We took a paddle boat for about $35 an hour and it was...  more »
  • It's an artificial river. You could walk during one hour from end to end, There are some nice cafe and restaurant along these river. 
  • A lot of things were closed due to the holiday, but we were able to stroll along the canal & take in the sights. Lots of cool art sculptures also.