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Downtown On the Canal

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The first place I took my wife on our first date was the Canal. From that day on we hardly spent any time apart. I really think it set the tone for our romantic evening. A great...

Worst

Sorry, Indy, the Canal was a wonderful idea and done very well...BUT...the city allowed whatever development possible to clutter its boundaries. How about the state parking garag...

Penitentiary on the Canal 5/14/2005

This is a classic example of urban planning. Aside from the mostly silent people doing the ambulating, the place is lifeless. No cozy cafes, no taco stands, no curiosity shops. Since you look mostly at blank buildings as you stroll, the canal might just as well have been built in a penitentiary. The nearby White River slices through Indianapolis, and it is barren of waterside restaurants or virtually anything else of interest. Planning and zoning in American cities have replaced spontaneity with sterile habitats that value order over life. Americans hate surprises. Pros: Walking place Cons: Planned dullness more

downtown canal 1/29/2004

The first place I took my wife on our first date was the Canal. From that day on we hardly spent any time apart. I really think it set the tone for our romantic evening. A great place to impress a date, not to mention first kisses. Pros: Scenery, Quiet, Murals Cons: , needs restaurants more

Living on the Canal 3/7/2003

I am one of the fortunate ones that call the Canal home. Many in Indy are in awe when they learn that I live on what is the city's best attraction. It is wonderful to be in a place that people come to for fun and relaxation and never have to leave. Even the ducks stay through winter! Pros: Clean, Safe Cons: no bathrooms, no resturants more

Indy by the Canal 2/27/2003

The Canal in Indianapolis is the best free public place in America. The city has recovered blighted areas of the city and transformed them into a redevelopment area with stores, high-density private condominiums, a museum and plenty of attractions including several monuments to our war heroes. This is what I call true integration of solid development in the context of nature preservation and enhancement. Go Indy! Pros: Clean, Safe, Free more

Hoosier Pride 2/7/2003

What a great City.... The Canal is but one of the many charms of this great City. When ever I travel I allways brag up Indianapolis. as to how clean it is, what is going on with the downtown.ect.And usualy get a nice responce back, like yes it is a very nice City. one of the best they have seen. ect. Pros: good parking, clean, small town feeling Cons: street repair, gangs, drugs more

You Can on the Canal 12/17/2002

The best for exercise, star gazing, romance, family fun, etc. all in one place. The Canal is Beautiful! A must see. more

stroll through time... 11/9/2002

The Canal downtown offers a chance to visit the Congressional Medal of Honor Memorial, the new Indiana State Museum, an IMAX theatre.. So many things to do... rent a bicycle and explore from the Indianapolis Memorial (for the ship which sank at the end of WWII), almost to the Indianapolis Zoo.. How far do you want to walk? With a short walk, you can sample history, get a bit of exercise or with a longer walk, you can splurge with time spent at the Eiteljorg museum, the walking path at White River State Park... Many festivals are held at the White River State Park. The canal walk is a romantic place to stroll after a concert, or before the fireworks. Pros: Free Cons: hard to find bathroom more

gorgeous site! 10/11/2002

downtown on the canal during the evenings is such a gorgeous site. its so romantic to take a lover too. so beautiful that you'll be awe-struck with its night beauty and lighting. more

Go see it already! 10/11/2002

The ever-expanding canal is one of Indianapolis's little known free assets. It's beautiful day or night. Parking in order to get to the canal can be an adventure, but too many people haven't yet experienced our canal walk. more

A Disappointment 8/27/2002

Sorry, Indy, the Canal was a wonderful idea and done very well...BUT...the city allowed whatever development possible to clutter its boundaries. How about the state parking garage that overlooks the canal. Or the back door of an office building? Not to mention the numerous, bland, suburban-type apartment buildings, some of which are already beginning to show their wear. While the State Museum and the Historical Society certainly are great additions, you'd think there would be some restaurants, shops, etc to make the walk a bit more interesting. The San Antonio Riverwalk it AIN'T. A nice, little diversion...but you cannot help but notice the wasted opportunity. more
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Editorial

  • Within a state park at the city's epicenter, inline skaters, romancing couples and dog walkers escape their urban blues.

  • 8/18/2003 Provided by Citysearch

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