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Ben Franklin III Canal Boat

Metamora, IN
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NOT open!!!

I drove 500 miles for this boat ride. No one on the Whitewater Valley Train tells you it isn't... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Atlanta, Georgia
Girl Scout Seniors enjoyed a relaxing and informative ride

Took my Girl Scout troop to Connorsville for the Whitewater Railroad train ride into Metamora on... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2016
Amy P
Mason, Ohio
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10 Oct 2016
“NOT open!!!”
23 May 2016
“Girl Scout Seniors enjoyed a relaxing and informative ride”
Metamora, IN
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

I drove 500 miles for this boat ride. No one on the Whitewater Valley Train tells you it isn't functioning, either. We were extremely disappointed to learn of the structural issues.

1  Thank imlin3
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Took my Girl Scout troop to Connorsville for the Whitewater Railroad train ride into Metamora on Saturday. Once we got into town and had 2+ hours to look around, we went right over to the canal ride and purchased tickets for $5 each. The canal...More

Thank Amy P
Reviewed 7 April 2016

This is a great opportunity on so many levels. The historian will appreciate the rare chance to capture the essence of travel over a century ago. Kids will thrill to the horse powered boat. Architects might enjoy observing the unique aqueduct that carries the canal...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Nice historical ride. The boat and horse handlers are helpful and friendly. One of my goals in coming to Metamora was for the Canal Boat. I felt a bit like a Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn!

Thank Roger J
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Although not a fancy boat, it is very old and historic. It rained while we were out. Thankfully the boat is covered. We were able to get up close to the draft horses before the ride. The tour guide was knowledgeable and informative. We passed...More

1  Thank Kenneth S
Reviewed 31 May 2015

What a fun thing to do. The Ben Franklin is pulled by horses guided by two or three men walking along the canal. This was a first for me!

1  Thank kathleens818
Reviewed 26 October 2014

it was very relaxing after walking around Metamora for a few hours. It only costs $5. It is a nice little ride. The horses that pull it are beautiful. It was interesting to learn about the history of the canal. Get yourself an ice cream...More

3  Thank 4barkingdogs
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Once canal travel in Indiana and the United States was a preferred method of transporting goods. When the train came along canal travel slowly died. In Metamora you can still get the feel of canal travel. It's just a short ride but you can have...More

1  Thank terrsall
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Many years ago we spent our weekend camping at various Ohio and adjacent state campgrounds in order to enjoy local history and to educate our son with a first hand experience with Americana. Tis a grand October weekend to be experiencing the vibrant fall foliage...More

1  Thank SavantIII_11
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We took the short canal boat ride when we visited Metamora with family. it was great fun to be pulled along the original canal by the horses and learn a little Indiana history of the canal boats.

1  Thank Colin W
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Is the boat tour open today?if so, when do the tours depart today?
15 October 2016|
Response from imlin3 | Reviewed this property |
From the notice on the door a week ago, it sounds like they were not expecting to be open for the rest of the year.