Thursday, December 22, 2016

Indy Canal Walk

Indy Canal Walk
Indy Canal Walk
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
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Indy Canal Walk
The Indy Canal Walk begins near the Indiana State Museum and travels along the old Indianapolis Central Canal past three museums, White River State Park and past upscale apartment and condominium buildings that face the canal. Hikers and bikers can visit the Medal of Honor Memorial, ride a paddleboat or gondola or just enjoy the magnificent view of Downtown Indianapolis from the walkway. The loop, which travels along both sides of the canal, is about three miles long. Major attractions along the canal include:
Indiana State Museum
Eiteljorg Museum
Indiana History Center
White River State Park
Medal of Honor Memorial

The Central Canal
Authorized by the Mammoth Internal Improvements Act, the canal's purpose was to connect Indianapolis with the Wabash and Erie Canal, thus providing a water access point to the Ohio River at Evansville. Workers only completed about eight miles of the canal before financial difficulties forced construction to come to a halt.
Indiana State Museum
Indiana State Museum

Indiana State Museum
The Indiana State Museum complex includes 40,000 square feet and well over 450,000 artifacts. The Museum also houses the Indiana Store, the IMAX Theatre and numerous special exhibitions throughout the year.
Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
650 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232.-1637


Eiteljorg Museum
Eiteljorg Museum

Eiteljorg Museum
This exciting museum displays the art, culture and history of the American west. The staff displays Western culture and that of the indigenous peoples in unique and fascinating ways. Many have ranked its collection of Native American art as among the world's best. The museum staff collects Native American art and cultural object as well as artifacts from the old west. It is located on the Central Canal in White River State Park, White River State Park, downtown Indianapolis.
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art
500 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-636-9378

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center


Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
The Indiana Historical Society maintains changing exhibits throughout the year. These temporary exhibitions reflect the rich culture of the Hoosier State by showing photos, music, and other materials of Indiana history. In addition to the current exhibits, you may visit the William Henry Smith Memorial Library, the Basile History Market Gift Shop, Eli Lily Hall and the Cole Porter room. No admission is charged to visit the Indiana History Center.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 W. Ohio St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202


White River State Park 
White River State Park is located in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana and is adjacent to the Indianapolis Zoo. It is the state's only urban State Park, and one of the very few in the United States. From one facility, you can visit the Zoo, Botanical Gardens and Conservatory, and baseball game. It is within walking distance of the Indiana State Museum and IMAX Theatre.
Indianapolis Zoo 
1200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46222
317-630-2001
info@indyzoo.com

The Central Canal
The Central Canal

Other Activities
During the summer months visitors to the canal may take a gondola ride, pilot a paddle boat, dine at one of the numerous or restaurants located on or near the canal. Located near the Indy Canal Walk, guest may also visit:
Medal of Honor Memorial
NCAA Museum
USS Indianapolis Memorial
For more information, contact:
Canal Walk
801 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-233-2434

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