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Central Canal

337 W 11th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3001
+1 317-955-2389
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Very Pretty

The canal area is very pretty and the grounds are beautifully landscaped. You can rent kayaks or... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jason W
Camillus, New York

This is the closest thing to Venice if you're on a budget lol. But seriously this place is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Latoya B
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337 W 11th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3001
Downtown Indianapolis
+1 317-955-2389

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Reviewed yesterday

The canal area is very pretty and the grounds are beautifully landscaped. You can rent kayaks or paddleboats down on the canal. A very nice touch in a very nice area of indy. We saw lots of people renting and spending some time on the...More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the closest thing to Venice if you're on a budget lol. But seriously this place is breathtakingly beautiful and super romantic. There is so much to do.....

Thank Latoya B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a nice place to walk but watch out for the bike riders because they fly past you with no warning. Maybe I'm just used to being from a city that bikers call out what side they are passing on but our of the...More

Thank K G
Reviewed 5 days ago

I remember when the central canal was basically a ditch...now it is such a beautiful waterside promenade for walkers, runners, bikers and sightseers. There is even a place to rent Segways along the canal walk. On the canal itself you can rent a pedal boats...More

Thank trswartz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been there yesterday for the first time. It's a good place to relax and think. I love the scenery and everything about the place. This is now my favorite spot to visit whenevet I'm off from work.

Thank LovelyJourneys
Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up in Indy and this place was nothing back then, but they sure have made it an attraction. There is so much to see and do as you stroll leisurely or go for a run around the canal walk. Paddle boats, bike rentals,...More

Thank Scott T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a pleasant area to go to and have a stroll looking at ducks, take a gondola ride or looking at monuments. For the runners out there, it's a great jog.

Thank Sonia O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully built river walk. The route is calm, serene and beautiful. There are benches on the side to relax and routes for cycling, skate boarding and jogging. We went with the sun shining bright and clear blue skies.

Thank KCAjith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are paths on each side of the canal for walking, running, or riding a bike. It is a great spot to spend a relaxed evening.

Thank Josh W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A walk down Central Canal is so laid back and peaceful. Great tribute and attraction to a great city.

Thank ohioyoungs
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Cassandra C
Can you bring your own kayak? Is there public Access and if so where can you go to park and put them in?
19 June 2017|
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Response from GAR8601 | Reviewed this property |
No, only traffic allowed is the rented paddle boats or gondolas.
where is the best place to park? we can't walk long distances
14 April 2017|
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Response from Sunnysky7 | Reviewed this property |
There is a pay parking lot on Washington Street just east of the zoo.
How safe is it to walk around the canal? Specifically asking as a 22 year old girl
17 January 2017|
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Response from Ron P | Reviewed this property |
It's pretty safe during the day. I wouldn't do it at night alone. The "horseshoe" main section I consider safe, but the fringes have a bunch of homeless guys. It's always good to be cautious.