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Central Canal

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Indianapolis
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Address: 337 W 11th St, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3001
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lot of history

I love the history. Western museum, NCAA headquarters, USS Indianapolis memorial, Congressional Medal of honor memorial( VERY special), state museum, and State capitol all within... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Fishers, Indiana
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Fishers, Indiana
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the history. Western museum, NCAA headquarters, USS Indianapolis memorial, Congressional Medal of honor memorial( VERY special), state museum, and State capitol all within a very short walk. Convenient parking and other attractions I can't recall. Similar to River Walk in San Antonio but not as commercial

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Stuart, Florida
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Luckily the weather was great during our visit, and this walk was fabulous, it's too bad their aren't some restaurants and shops along the canal, but it was great nonetheless.

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chicago
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun, relaxing walk on a 65 degree day in February. Wasn't really sure what to expect but the historical stops along the way (including a memorial about the Congressional Medal of Honor), made it really enjoyable.

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Victoria, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This canal is an amazing place to walk, ride your bike or people watch right in the middle of town!!

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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked this the first weekend in February, it was a bit cold out but I must say the walk was very nice. The different views of the city, the urban art, the places you can stop and explore, make it a nice experience. I would imagine this would be really nice, although more crowded in milder weather. We did... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to exercise, see the sunset, do picnic and after that, walk at downtown and enjoy the night life.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The canal is a great spot for locals and visitors alike. Originally dug in the 1800s as part of a canal system built in the Midwest to spur commerce, it now provides a terrific venue to enjoy the outdoors and many attractions along its path. Both surface and garage parking are available at the south terminus that can be entered... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to do something outside, that was free and would allow me to get some steps in. This walk did not disappoint! The ducks and Canadian geese were fun to watch and there was artwork plastered throughout the walk with nice architectural buildings surrounding the canal. The water in the canal looked shallow and clean and was very calming.... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have walked the canal since it began and have watched the canal walk grow. Great place to walk, relax, enjoy music, and/or people watch. I recommend it to any visitor and local who has not been. Places to eat and drink are coming along slowly directly on the canal. Family friendly. In the summertime, there are events and weekly... More 

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The Hague, Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a simple walk in town, away from the cars, there's no better place in Indianapolis. The path is large enough for having bikes, pedestrians, strollers, etc. There are a few restaurants also, especially a great burger place. The only missing spot, a real nice coffee place ;-)

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