Indianapolis Cultural Trail

800px-Indy_Central_CanalThe Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a 7.5 mile path for pedestrians and bikers. It serves to connect the five cultural districts of Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave, the Canal and White River State Park and the Wholesale District.

The trail also connects with the Monon Trail, which provides a quick route to Broad Ripple Village from downtown Indy. All of these connections make the Indianapolis Cultural Trail a sort of hub in the downtown area. They are also part of a movement to have what are known as “greenway trails” in the United States.

In addition to the trail itself are a number of works of art. The Arts Council of Indianapolis assisted the Indianapolis Cultural Trail in assembling a committee of local contemporary art curators, artists and design professionals to select projects and art for the trail.

The cultural districts connected by the trail offer everything from shopping to food to nightlife. As an urban version of the more wooded Monon Trail, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail is intended to provide easy access to significant museums, music venues, sporting events and other cultural hot spots. Beyond that, the trail passes several opportunities for enjoying local bars and restaurants.

Pure genius in its fun and practicality, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail is a terrific way to see and experience the best of Indy.

300 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Photo courtesy of Daniel Schwen.

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