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Free Things To Do in Indianapolis

Looking for free things to do? Here's our ranking of the best free activities in Indianapolis. Popular attractions include Central Canaland Indiana War Memorial.
  • #1
    Things to do in Indianapolis
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    #1 in Indianapolis
    Free, Neighborhood/Area
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND
    Free, Neighborhood/Area
    TYPE
    Less than 1 hour
    TIME TO SPEND

    The Central Canal, which also goes by the name Indy Canal Walk, was born in the 1840s when the Indiana state government was trying to bring more commerce to the city. But soon after, the state found itself bankrupt and the plans for a 296-mile waterway were shelved. Today, the

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    Indiana War Memorial
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    #4 in Indianapolis
    Monuments and Memorials, Museums, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Monuments and Memorials, Museums, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    Considered an Indiana landmark, the Indiana War Memorial comprises two museums, three parks and 24 acres of monuments, statues, sculptures and fountains. So, if you're a fan of the National Mall inWashington, D.C., you'll likely enjoy spending a few hours here. In fact, Indianapolis is second only to D.C. in

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