The Wabash and Erie Canal - Play Boat Features | Delphi, Indiana

Play Boat

Enjoy Our Play Area

For children of all ages (including children at heart), we have a play area for anyone to enjoy free of charge!

host your quinceanera with the wabash and erie canal
relive the canal days on our play boat with friends and family

Play Boat

Relive the Canal Days on our play boat with friends. Send passengers and cargo to distant lands, getting people home for the holidays, delivering the high-quality Delphi limestone products from the Hubbard and Harley Warehouse, and toughing out rough weather during your very own imaginary adventure!

Kids will spend hours and hours playing on this “on land” Play Boat. Built by the Canal volunteers, it was constructed to represent a full size 1850s canal boat and proves to be a mystical experience for children as they enjoy climbing, playing hide and seek, trying their strength in propelling the overhead bars, or acting as though they are steering the stationary craft with its swiveling “tiller” from the deck.

let your children have a blast at our canal park

The “Pull Me” Boat

In addition to the play boat, we also have a model boat riding on an underground rail, begging passersby and especially kids to “pull me” with the extended rope. It is a favorite interactive among our many guests. Test your strength—it may take 6-8 kids like a tug-of-war to move the weighted boat! This is a simulation of how boats were towed through the Canal in the old days—only they were pulled by animal power instead of kid power!

Safety

Whether you’re having a school tour or a family outing, please maintain adult supervision for your children. We keep a fun and family-friendly park, but accidents can happen—please
be careful and put safety first!

immerse yourself in history at the wabash and erie canal

See the Interactive Map!

Get a closer look at Canal Park with our Interactive Map!

Group Tours

Group Tours

Reserve a time to bring your group, friends, or family down to the canal for learning and fun!
School Tours

School Tours

Make a reservation to bring your class to the canal for a fun and enriching experience.

COVID Announcement

COVID Announcement

Please read the announcement from the Canal Association’s Board.

Trails

Trails

Our beautiful and historic trails are OPEN! Learn more about the trails and get some fresh air.

Education

Education

It’s as important as it is a pleasure to learn about those who have come before us and all the brave and impressive things they did which led up to the modern world we live in today. Learn more from the Learning Center on our site, starting with Canal History.

Things to Do

Things to Do

Come one, come all! Whether you have a school group, an event that needs hosting, or you plan on making a day trip, there’s no shortage of fun activities, period architecture, and educational displays to keep you engaged and inspired during your time here.

Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and magical days of your life. Bring your family and your friends, and we’ll supply the atmosphere to make your big day one to remember with memories and photos full of old-world charm. Contact us to reserve the Chapel and Canal Boat.

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