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Charming, balanced with traditional, and modern/chic

Very charming area to spend evenings, streets and shops are decorated with window flower boxes and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun Saturday Afternoon Outing!

Cute old-time Main Street location! Lots of shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants to... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Christine F
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very charming area to spend evenings, streets and shops are decorated with window flower boxes and hanging baskets, variety shops, great indoor/outdoor restaurants, ice cream shops, and outdoor concert. Family friendly environment.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Cute old-time Main Street location! Lots of shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants to choose from while strolling both sides of the brick paved Main Street. Lots to choose from! Super cute one-of-a-kind finds in small boutiques and a stop for lunch with a...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

We came here on a Friday evening with our family and loved the atmosphere! What a nice variety of restaurants and shops. And the sculptures were fun too.

Thank bluegrassmom3
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed walking through the Carmel Art District. There are so many different stores and eateries on one spot. I enjoyed some of the stores that displayed local artist creations. Visited the antiques store which had a variety of available items. It was simply an...More

Thank arim250
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Fun shops, galleries and places to eat. Nice place to stroll on a nice day, popping in and out of shops.

Thank robinsonellen
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is a nice (mostly) shaded walk way for walkers and bikers. At Carmel center, it runs into Main Street with restaurants, and businesses. It is a great place to hang out for families.

Thank Pooi Seong K
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Great place to visit! Art galleries up and down Main Street and many great places to dine! World class library is a must see. Beautiful place to walk around and simply take in the atmosphere of creativity. Voted by Money magazine as the #1 city...More

Thank TuhinaC4
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

When visiting Indiana, be sure to make a trip to Carmel, Indiana, north of INDIANAPOLIS. It has a charming Arts & Design District with small galleries, shops and restaurants. Very affordable art by local artists.

Thank lightimages
Reviewed 22 May 2018

What a delightful district with something for everyone. Life like statues scattered throughout the sidewalks of the district. Many an antique shops as well as restaurants for every taste. A shame that some of the shops are only open on weekends.

Thank Ritzma
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Great area to walk around and experience the art and culture of this lovely city of Carmel. Shops and galleries with a wide range of styles, something for everyone!

Thank 2fromhere
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