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Central Canal, Indianapolis

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 650+ 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 an embedded artificial Canal, where there are several museums and restaurants. The whole thing looks rather sterile and artificially, but the walkways and bridges beside and above the channel let arise but a certain ambience of Venice. Contribute also the flower beds and benches. All in all a well maintained facility. Invites for walks and relaxing one.
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  • Start at the Indiana State Museum and walk at least as far as the USS Indianapolis memorial. It is worth it. 
  • Enjoyable and easy area to navigate. Also is scenic and a great place to do a little people watching. 
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