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Central Canal, Indianapolis

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
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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. Using our custom trip planner, Indianapolis attractions like Central Canal can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This 3ish mile walk is a great way to relax during a busy day. Its located pretty close to the popular attractions, so you don't have to go out of your way. They have boats you can ride during better....  more
    This 3ish mile walk is a great way to relax during a busy day. Its located pretty close to the popular attractions, so you don't have to go out of your way. They have boats you can ride during better....  more »
  • There is the Indianapolis Colts Canal Playspace right off the canal and our 5 year old loved it here. So many people walking and running on the canal. Very cool spot! 
    There is the Indianapolis Colts Canal Playspace right off the canal and our 5 year old loved it here. So many people walking and running on the canal. Very cool spot!  more »
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  • Great space to walk and enjoy the various activities. Free to walk but there are some other activities available through the warmer months that cost money.
  • Met a nice couple there! Had to leave before I could give them the artwork they said that they wanted, will be back in the same spot on Monday!

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