Hands-on and interactive, there are great places to play and learn in this spacious Carroll County museum.
Canal Interpretive Center and Museum in Delphi, IndianaYou can’t help but notice the large, eye-catching building that mimics a typical long ago town. What a beautiful exterior!
The Wabash and Erie Canal Interpretive Center and Museum is a donations-only attraction. So, throw in several bucks and get ready for a fun step back in time.
Fossils, quizzes, puzzles, even picking up the various equipment used by canal builders–there’s a lot to go through. The walls are full of informational plaques so it might take you awhile. But everywhere you look you will see a unique part of Indiana history. The Wabash and Erie Canal brought people together and helped them travel in a way that just hadn’t been possible before!
Learning about the Wabash and Erie Canal in DelphiKids will easily entertain themselves at the miniature canal boat with locks. Yes, it’s a water feature!
Little hands love to open and close the locks, blocking or enabling the bright canal boat to float its way through. I really started to wonder if they would ever let us leave! We camped out at this spot for a good long time.
Our youngest was a bit more than slightly obsessed with the puzzle right nearby. Everyone wanted a turn building with the keystone block nearby! What neat ideas to get kids thinking.
That’s not all! Find dress-up clothing, a life-sized replica of the living quarters on a canal boat, and in the warmer months, you can take a ride on the 19th century replica of a canal boat.
It’s a combination of regional and state history and hands-on fun at this Indiana museum. No matter how you look at it, a visit to the Wabash and Erie Canal Interpretive Center and Museum is a day well spent!
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