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Clark County

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Stop & Visit Falls of the Ohio State Park and Interpretive Center

Falls of the Ohio Interpretitive Center

201 West Riverside Drive

Clarksville, IN 47129

812-280-9970

park@fallsoftheohio.org

www.fallsoftheohio.org

Travel back to when Southern Indiana was covered by a salt water sea as you discover the world-renowned fossil beds that date back 400 million years. There are 220 acres of exposed Devonian fossil beds to explore. The Interpretive Center features a full-size mammoth skeleton, plus there are exhibits on geology, history, and cultural development of the Falls of the Ohio. Two spectacular audiovisual shows are also offered.

Stop & Visit Howard Steamboat Museum

1101 East Market Street

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

812-283-3728 or 888-472-0606

www.steamboatmuseum.org

A 22-room, late-Victorian mansion features stained and leaded glass windows, intricate hand-carved and original furnishings. Artifacts and models of famous boats built in the Howard Shipyards are exhibited.

Stop & Visit Schimpff’s Confectionery

347 Spring Street

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

812-283-8367

info@schimpffs.com

www.schimpffs.com

For a taste of nostalgia and to satisfy your sweet tooth, stop by and visit one of Indiana's "Hidden Treasures" in Jeffersonville. Famous for cinnamon red-hots. Schimpff's is a fourth generation, family owned business that features a soda fountain, the original tin ceiling, antique memorabilia, and tasty candies.

Sight See Old Jeffersonville National Register of Historic Places District

Downtown Jeffersonville, IN

Jeffersonville's central business district, the downtown riverfront, and several adjoining residential blocks are notable for their eclectic assortment of middle and late- 19th century architecture, which typifies a small Midwestern river city; the central business district, whose spine extends along Spring Street between Court Avenue and Riverside Drive, boasts several distinctive Renaissance Revival, Italianate, and Neoclassical structures; homes range from Federal to Victorian styles; includes many churches.

Stop & Visit George Rogers Clark Cabin Homesite and Departure site of the Lewis and Clark Expedition at Falls of the Ohio State Park

Harrison & Bailey Avenues

Clarksville, IN 47129

812-280-9970

park@fallsoftheohio.org

www.fallsoftheohio.org/clark_cabin.html

A replica of a cabin built by General George Rogers Clark in 1803. Departure site of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase territory.

County Information Clark-Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau

315 Southern Indiana Avenue

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

812-280-5566 or 800-552-3842

tourism@sunnysideoflouisville.org

www.sunnysideoflouisville.org

Crawford County

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Stop & Visit Blue River-Indiana’s First Natural Scenic River

112 Main Street

Milltown, IN 47145

812-365-2705 or 888-702-2837

www.cavecountrycanoes.com

Considered one of Indiana's purest streams, this spring-fed river provides approximately 30 miles of waterway for fishing, swimming, and canoeing.

Stop & Visit Marengo Cave US National Landmark

400 East State Road 64

Marengo, IN 47140

888-702-2837

www.marengocave.com

Creating wonderful family memories since 1883, the cave offers two walking tours, gemstone mining, the Maze Crawl, a gift shop, walking trails, picnic grounds, and more.

County Information Crawford County Tourism Office

6225 East Industrial Lane, Suite A

Leavenworth, IN 47137

812-739-2246 or 888-846-5397

www.crawfordcountyindiana.com

Daviess County

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View from Car Harned House

307 Harned Avenue

Washington, IN 47501

Contact: Daviess County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau

The Harned House, located one block off of Hwy. U.S. 50, is the former residence of Dr. Harned and is currently a bed and breakfast.

Stop & Visit Daviess County Museum

212 1/2 East Main Street

Washington, IN 47501

dchistory@sbcglobal.net

www.daviesscountyhistory.net

The Daviess County Museum is housed in the former Masonic Temple approximately one mile off of U.S. Hwy. 50.

View from Car Graham Mansion 1885

101 West Maple Street

Washington, IN 47501

Contact: Daviess County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau

The exterior premises of this historic house, the former home of Robert and Roberta Graham, also known as “Mimi’s House,” can be viewed. Approximately one mile off U.S. Hwy 50.

View from Car Maysville Church 1851

Contact: Daviess County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau

Come visit a lovely Methodist country church in Washington, located approximately 1/4 mile off of U.S. Hwy.50 in Washington.

Stop & Visit Train Depot (1906)

One Train Depot Street

PO Box 430

Washington, IN 47501

812-254-5262 or 800-449-5262

Contact: Daviess County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau

Situated 3 blocks off of U. S. Hwy. 50, the renovated Old Train Depot is home to the Daviess County Chamber of Commerce and the Daviess County Economic Development Corporation.

Stop & Visit Round Barn (1908)

Contact: Daviess County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau

Situated on U.S. Hwy 57, approximately four miles south of U.S. 50 Bypass in Washington, the only round barn in the county is a working cattle barn and currently seeking Historic National Register listing.

County Information Daviess County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau

One Train Depot Street

PO Box 430

Washington, IN 47501

812-254-5262 or 800-449-5262

www.daviesscounty.net

Dearborn County

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Stop & Visit Hollywood Casino

777 Hollywood Boulevard

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

888-274-6797

www.hollywoodindiana.com

Dockside gaming, hotel, and 200,000 square-foot pavilion featuring live entertainment and fine dining.

Stop & Visit Perfect North Slopes

19074 Perfect Lane

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

812-537-3754 or 513-381-7517

www.perfectnorth.com

Ski resort featuring skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. Open during winter months.

Stop & Visit Hillforest Victorian House Museum

Hillforest Victorian House Museum

213 Fifth Street

Aurora, IN 47001

812-926-0087

www.hillforest.org

Hillforest is a restored 1855 mansion overlooking the Ohio River. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a designated National Historic Landmark.

Stop & Visit Lawrenceburg Speedway

351 East Eads Parkway

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

812-539-4700

www.lawrenceburgspeedway.com

The quarter-mile dirt track features sprint car racing, modifieds, and pro stocks. Open May–September.

Stop & Visit Competition Racing

890 Rudolph Way

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

812-539-4949

www.competitionracing.net

Enjoy high-speed European go-kart racing on a 950-ft. track at this upscale indoor racing center.

Stop & Visit Veraestau House Museum

4696 Veraestau Lane

Aurora, IN 47001

812-926-0983

http://www.historiclandmarks.org/HistoricSitesToursEvents/Veraestau/Pages/default.aspx

Situated 427 feet above the Ohio River, this early-19th century country estate is located high on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River outside of the small town of Aurora.

Stop & Visit Tri-State Antique Market

Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

513-738-7256

info@queencityshows.com

www.queencityshows.com/tristate/tristate.html

Indiana’s largest “antiques and vintage-only” market.

County Information Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau

320 Walnut Street

Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

812-537-0814 or 800-322-8198

dearborn@visitsoutheastindiana.com

www.visitsoutheastindiana.com

Dubois County

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Stop & Visit Dubois County Museum

2704 North Newton Street

Jasper, IN 47546

812-634-7733

www.duboiscountymuseum.org

Known as the largest county museum in the state of Indiana, this museum showcases the rich German heritage and history of the Dubois County area and features a six-foot-tall, stuffed buffalo named "Trace."

Stop & Visit St. Joseph Church

1029 Kundek Street

Jasper, IN 47546

812-482-1805

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this magnificent 1880 Romanesque, old world style church was built by the early parishioners and showcases priceless German stained glass windows.

County Information Dubois County Visitors Center

2704 Newton Street

Jasper, IN 47546

812-482-9115 or 800-968-4578

info@visitduboiscounty.com

www.visitduboiscounty.com

Floyd County

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Stop & Visit Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site

914 East Main Street

New Albany, IN 47150

812-944-9600

culbertsonmansionshs@dnr.in.gov

www.indianamuseum.org/sites/culb.html

A Victorian mansion that stands as an impressive tribute to one of Indiana’s leading merchants and philanthropists, William Culbertson.

Stop & Visit Carnegie Center for Art and History

201 East Spring Street

New Albany, IN 47150

812-944-7336

info@carnegiecenter.org

www.carnegiecenter.org

An art and history museum, home of the ever-popular Yenawine Exhibit - a hand carved, animated diorama depicting scenes of life in early Indiana.

View from Car Scribner House

106 East Main Street

New Albany, IN 47150

812-949-1776

contact@scribnerhouse.org

www.scribnerhouse.org

See evidence from an era long ago. The Scribner House was built in 1814 by the Scribner Family. The first frame house built in New Albany is owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

View from Car Mansion Row National Register of Historic Places District

Main Street and Market Street

New Albany, IN

Main and Market Streets, New Albany Collection of homes, churches, and distinctive commercial buildings that have been carefully restored, providing a glimpse of life during New Albany’s “Age of Elegance.” This area includes many bed and breakfasts, wedding chapels, reception halls, and the Culbertson Mansion.

View from Car Town Clock Church (Second Baptist Church)

300 East Main Street

New Albany, IN 47150

812-945-3814

www.historicsecondbaptist.com

Greek Revival church has been a New Albany landmark since 1852 when it was completed by the congregation of the Second Presbyterian Church; the church is said to have been a way-station on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War, aiding runaways with food, clothing, and other kinds of assistance.

Stop & Visit New Albany National Cemetery

1943 Ekin Avenue

New Albany, IN 47150

502-893-3852

www.cem.va.gov/CEMs/nchp/newalbany.asp

The New Albany National Cemetery was established in 1862 to accommodate the burial of soldiers posted at the training center. By November 1870, more than 2,000 known dead and 698 unknowns were buried here. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

County Information Clark-Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau

315 Southern Indiana Avenue

Jeffersonville, IN 47130

812-280-5566 or 800-552-3842

tourism@sunnysideoflouisville.org

www.sunnysideoflouisville.org

Harrison County

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Stop & Visit Downtown Corydon Historic Shopping District

Corydon, IN 47112

888-738-2137

Quaint storefronts surrounding the Corydon Capitol State Historic Site make downtown historic Corydon a shopper's delight. A treasure is sure to be found whether it's antiques, crafts or collectibles you desire. Hours of operation vary by store.

Stop & Visit Zimmerman Art Glass Factory

Zimmerman Art Glass Factory

395 Valley Road

Corydon, IN 47112

812-738-2206

With the tools they learned to use as children, Zimmerman Art Glass carries on a family tradition that has continued through four generations. Makers of handmade glassware, Zimmerman's make 110 different pieces such as paperweights, fruit and holiday ornaments. Visitors can watch a first hand demonstration of off-hand glassmaking.

Stop & Visit Squire Boone Caverns

100 Squire Boone Road

Mauckport, IN 47142

812-732-4381

www.squireboonecaverns.com

Explore caverns discovered in 1790 by Squire and Daniel Boone, plus a pioneer village featuring soap making, candle dipping, gemstone mining and a candy factory.

Stop & VisitBuffalo Trace Park

1540 U.S. Highway 150

Palmyra, IN 47164

812-364-6112

www.harrisoncoparks.com/BTP.html

Buffalo Trace Park is a 147 acre park that features a 30 acre manmade lake for swimming and fishing, camping, canoe rental, paddle boat rental, lighted walking trail, petting zoo, and much more.

Stop & Visit Corydon Capitol State Historic Sites

Corydon Capitol

126 East Walnut Street

Corydon, IN 47112

812-738-4890

www.indianamuseum.org/sites/cory.html

The Corydon State Historic Site commemorates the history of Indiana's first state capitol.

County Information Harrison County Convention and Visitors Bureau

310 North Elm Street

Corydon, IN 47112

812-738-2138 or 888-738-2137

info@thisisindiana.org

www.thisisindiana.org

Jackson County

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Stop & Visit Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge

12985 East U.S. Hwy 50

Seymour, IN 47274

812-522-4352 or 800-877-8339 (Federal Relay)

muscatatuck@fws.gov

www.fws.gov/midwest/muscatatuck/

The 7,800-acre national wildlife refuge land and waters are protected and managed for wildlife and its habitat with a special emphasis on waterfowl, migratory birds, and endangered species. Open seven days a week, sunrise to sunset.

View from Car Jackson - Washington State Forest/Skyline Drive

1278 East State Road 250

Brownstown, IN 47220

812-358-2160

jackstfor@dnr.IN.gov

www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4820.htm

Situated two miles from U. S. Hwy. 50, the forestry, which encompasses more than 7,000 acres in Jackson County, is part of the knobs topographical region of Southern Indiana and offers scenic views from Skyline Drive and other vistas, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and horseback riding.

Stop & Visit Starve Hollow State Recreation Area

4345 South County Road 275 West

Vallonia, IN 47281

812-358-3464

StarveSRA@dnr.IN.gov

www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4819.htm

Starve Hollow is located 4.5 miles from U.S. Hwy. 50 near the location of Jackson County’s oldest community, Fort Vallonia. It was constructed in 1938 and offers a 145 acre lake, fishing, camping, hiking, swimming, and fun.

Stop & Visit Seymour’s Historic Downtown District

Downtown Seymour, IN

812-522-3681

Contact: Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce

The historic downtown district of Seymour, which was founded in 1852 and grew up at the intersection of two crossing railroads, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and includes architecturally significant sites such as the Farmers Club, Southern Indiana Railroad Freighthouse, Presbyterian Church, Carnegie library, as well as the site of the world’s first train robbery.

Stop & Visit Brownstown’s Historic Downtown

Downtown Browntown, IN

Contact: Brownstown Chamber of Commerce

Centrally located within Jackson County, Brownstown, the county seat, is also home to the Ball Memorial Museum, Ketchum Pioneer Village, Marion - Kay Spices Home Office, Jackson County Historical Society, and Jackson County Genealogical Society.

Sight See Medora, Bell Ford, and Shieldstown Covered Bridges

Jackson County, IN

Contact: Jackson County Visitor Center

As you travel U.S. Hwy. 50 in Jackson County, you will be passing near the sites of three covered bridges-Bell Ford (1869) was believed to be the only Post-truss covered bridge remaining in the world; Shieldstown (1876), which uses a multiple King Post design with a Burr Arch Truss system; and Medora (1875), the longest historic covered bridge in the U.S.

The Medora Covered Bridge has recently been restored and is open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. For more information, visit medoracoveredbridge.com

County Information Jackson County Visitor Center

100 North Broadway Street

Seymour, IN 47274

812-524-1914 or 888-524-1914

jacksoncountyin@verizon.net

www.jacksoncountyin.com

Jennings County

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Stop & Visit Downtown North Vernon and the Historic Park Theater

25 Madison Ave

North Vernon, IN 47265

812-346-0330

info@park-theatre.com

www.park-theatre.com

At the turn of the century, North Vernon’s railroad system represented the sixth largest railway center with more than 100 trains arriving and departing daily. Visit the Historic Park Theater, a restored 1916 movie house, now home to movies, live entertainment, and festivals.

View from Car B & O Depot and Caboose

44 Short Street

North Vernon, IN 47265

812-346-2339

Contact: Jennings County Chamber of Commerce

The depot and caboose, which are dedicated as a memorial for all those who worked on the railroad, are featured during the Railroad Days festival the second week in June.

Stop & Visit Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

1661 West JPG Niblo Road

Madison, IN 47250

812-273-0783

www.fws.gov/midwest/bigoaks/

Located in a former U.S. Army proving ground, Big Oaks is the largest National Wildlife Refuge in Indiana. Visitors must go through a safety briefing before entering the refuge. With its limited human access through the years, nature has been well preserved for the wildlife. Hunting and fishing are permitted with valid licensing and an access permit into the refuge.

View from Car Historic Vernon

Vernon, IN

Contact: Jennings County Visitors Center

Situated two miles from U.S. Hwy. 50, the historic town of Vernon, which is listed in its entirety on the National Register of Historic Places, is the site of the John Hunt Morgan Trail and was an active participant in the Underground Railroad.

Stop & Visit Muscatatuck Park/Walnut Grove One Room School

325 North State Highway 3 & 7

North Vernon, 47265

812-346-2953 or 800-928-3667

www.muscatatuckpark.com/

Enjoy amenities such as camping, fishing, hiking and mountain-biking trails, basketball and sand volleyball courts, soccer, baseball, and open fields, playground and picnic areas, shelters, wildlife marshes, and bouldering and climbing. The Walnut Grove School is restored to the 1913-1925 time frame and is open for tours.

Stop & Visit Hayden Historical Museum

6715 West County Road 20 South

North Vernon, 47265

812-346-8212

haydenmu@seidata.com

www.seidata.com/~haydenmu/

The building was donated by former Indiana Governor Edgar Whitcomb and his family opened in 1993, the museum features historically themed rooms such as a typical Indiana kitchen in 1939 and Whitcomb’s Governor’s Office.

County Information Jennings County Visitors Center

325 North State Highway 7

North Vernon, IN 47265

812-346-4865 or 800-928-3667

visit@jenningsco.org

www.jenningsco.org

Knox County

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Stop & Visit George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

401 South Second Street

Vincennes, IN 47591

812-882-1776

www.nps.gov/gero

George Rogers Clark’s conquest of the Old Northwest Territory is the theme of this national historical park. See the largest memorial outside Washington, D.C.!

Stop & Visit Grouseland

Grouseland

3 West Scott Street

Vincennes, IN 47591

812-882-2096

grouseland@sbcglobal.net

www.grouselandfoundation.org

Home of William Henry Harrison, first governor of the Indiana Territory and ninth president of the United States. Tour the beautifully restored 1803 mansion.

Stop & Visit Vincennes State Historic Sites

1 West Harrison Street

Vincennes, IN 47591

812-882-7422

vincennesshs@dnr.in.gov

www.indianamuseum.org/sites/vinc.html

Where Indiana began! Tours of the first college, first capitol, first print shop, and more replicate frontier life from 1800-1813.

Stop & Visit Old Cathedral Complex

205 Church Street

Vincennes, IN 47591

812-882-5638 or 800-886-6443

www.vincennescvb.org/attractions/16/historic/44/old-cathedral-complex

Historic Cathedral and French and Indian cemetery. See Indiana’s oldest library, founded in 1794, featuring 15th – 19th century books.

Stop & Visit Old French House & Indian Museum

509 North 1st Street

Vincennes, IN 47591

812-882-7742 or 800-886-6443

www.vincennescvb.org/attractions/16/historic/46/old-french-house-indian-museum

Home of fur trader Michell Brouillet, built in 1806. Great example of French Creole architecture.

Stop & Visit Indiana Military Museum

2074 North Old Bruceville Road

Vincennes, IN 47519

812-882-8668

www.indianamilitarymuseum.org

Military memorabilia from the Civil War to Desert Storm, featuring vintage tanks, aircraft, and more!

County Information Vincennes/Knox County Convention & Visitor Bureau

779 South Sixth Street

Vincennes, IN 47591

812-886-0400 or 800-886-6443

info@vincennescvb.org

www.vincennescvb.org

Lawrence County

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Stop & Visit Courthouse and Historic Downtown

Downtown Bedford, IN

812-275-4120

www.bedford.in.us

Located on U.S. Hwy. 50, downtown Bedford is home to the Lawrence County Courthouse and the Lawrence County Historical and Genealogical Museum of History.

Foote's Tomb Stop & Visit Foote's Tomb

North of intersection of D Street and 16th Street (US 50) in Bedford

Contact: Lawrence County Tourism Commission

Carved out of a huge limestone boulder, the tomb marks the grave of Dr. Winthrop Foote, who owned much of this stone-laden valley and is considered the father of Bedford limestone development. The stone for Chicago’s City Hall and Court House, the Indiana State house, and Vanderbilt’s mansions in New York City came from Foote’s original Blue Hole Quarry near this spot in Bedford.

Stop & Visit Otis Park and Pine Hall

607 Tunnelton Road

Bedford, IN 47421

Golf Course: 812-279-9092

Parks Department: 812-275-5692

www.otisparkgolf.com

Otis Park, located just off U.S. Hwy. 50 on Tunnelton Road, is home to a golf course, Pine Hall, and the Bandshell. This property is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Stop & Visit Bluespring Caverns

1459 Bluespring Caverns Road

Bedford, IN 47421

812-279-9471

info@bluespringcaverns.com

www.bluespringcaverns.com

Situated two miles off U.S. Hwy. 50, Bluespring Caverns is the Nation’s Longest Underground River and is open April through October.

Stop & Visit Greenhill Cemetery

Greenhill_Cemetery

1202 18th Street

Bedford, IN 47421

812-275-5110

Greenhill Cemetery is a wonderful example of early limestone carving. Walking tours of the cemetery are available.

Stop & Visit Zahn Historic District

Bedford, IN

Contact: Lawrence County Tourism Commission

The Zahn Historic District, located between 17th and 20th Street on “I” and “J” Streets in Bedford, is home to St. Vincent’s Catholic Church, which is made out of Lawrence County limestone.

Stop & Visit Leesville

Leesville, IN

Contact: Lawrence County Tourism Commission

A short distance south of U. S. Hwy. 50, Leesville is home to some of the early settlers of Lawrence County.

Stop & Visit Lawrence County Museum of History

929 15th Street

Bedford, IN 47421

www.lawrencecountyhistory.org

The museum is housed in the 100 year old Hamer-Smith building at 929 15th Street in Bedford, Indiana. The Lawrence County Museum of History is home to many interesting artifacts that showcase the history and heritage of Lawrence County. You will find the gallery cases arranged thematically with collections focusing on military history, antique clothing, school history, and many other topics.

County Information Lawrence County Tourism Commission

533 West Main Street

Mitchell, IN 47446

812-849-1090 or 800-798-0769

limestonecountry@frontier.com

www.limestonecountry.com

Martin County

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Sight See Jug Rock

U.S. Hwy 50

Shoals, IN 47581

Contact: Martin County Chamber of Commerce

Just off U.S. Hwy 50 at Shoals stands the incredible natural geological sandstone formation, Jug Rock. The formation, which is 60 feet high with a 20-foot diameter base, stands alone with no adjacent ledge. It is classified as one of the most puzzling formations, known as “Stands Rocks,” in the United States.

Sight See Pinnacle Rock

U.S. Hwy 50

Shoals, IN 47581

Contact: Martin County Chamber of Commerce

Among several geological wonders which can be found on West River Road just off U.S. Hwy 50 at Shoals is the astonishingly beautiful Pinnacle Rock, a massive sandstone formation with a vertical descent of over 200 feet.

Stop & Visit Martin County Museum

220 Capital Avenue

Shoals, IN 47581

812-247-1133

mchsoc@rtccom.net

www.martincountyhistoricalsociety.com

Located in the 1876 courthouse which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Martin County Museum is a beautiful example of turn of the century architecture and is filled with a treasure of Martin County history. Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10–4. Closed during the winter months.

Stop & Visit Martin State Forest

14040 Williams Road

Shoals, IN 47581

812-247-3491

MartinSF@dnr.IN.gov

www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4822.htm

Scenic rugged hills and vistas can be found at the Martin State Forest. Facilities include a primitive campground, picnic areas and shelter houses, hiking trails, mountain bike trail, fishing, fire tower, and arboretum for tree identification.

Stop & Visit Hindostan Falls

Hindostan Falls, IN

Contact: Martin County Chamber of Commercee

Located on the White River, Hindostan Falls was once the site of an 1800s community and pioneer courthouse. A grist mill was once located on a large flat rock at the base of the 10-foot falls. Today, Hindostan Falls is a public fishing and picnic area located on SR 550 just four miles east of Loogootee.

Sight See Overlook Park

Shoals, IN

Contact: Martin County Chamber of Commerce

Situated 1.2 miles west of Shoals at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 50 and SR 450, Overlook Park provides a scenic view of the winding White River and adjacent farms and valleys. Facilities include a shelter house, picnic tables, and restrooms.

County Information Martin County Chamber of Commerce

210 Line Street

Loogootee, IN, 47553

812-295-4093

MCCC@martincountyindianachamberofcommerce.org

www.martincountyindianachamberofcommerce.org

Orange County

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Stop & Visit Historic Hotels/ French Lick Resort & Casino

West Baden Springs Hotel

8670 West State Road 56

French Lick, IN 47432

812-936-9300 or 888-936-9369

flsrinfo@frenchlick.com

www.frenchlick.com

Includes the West Baden Springs Hotel and French Lick Springs Hotel, both fully restored to their early 1900s original grandeur. The two hotels offer luxury rooms, fine dining, European spas, beautiful gardens, golf, and other amenities.

Stop & Visit Springs Valley Trail (Formerly Tucker Lake) - Buffalo Trace

Hoosier National Forest Office

811 Constitution Avenue

Bedford, IN 47421

812-275-5987 or 866-302-4173

www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/

Multiple-use trail features scenic views of Springs Valley Lake and remnants of the Buffalo Trace, a route carved by the hooves of bison and used by Native Americans and early settlers to travel in southern Indiana.

Sight See Rise of the Lost River – Orangeville

Orange County, Indiana

812-936-2405

Contact: French Lick Springs/West Baden Chamber of Commerce

The Lost River flows underground 22.5 miles from Orleans to Orangeville. The rise is one of the largest karsts springs found in the Midwestern United States. This spring is where the Lost River surfaces above ground and continues to flow above ground to the White River.

View from Car Quaker Meeting Houses/Newberry and Lick Creek 1813 – Paoli

2153 W. U.S. Hwy 150

Paoli, IN, 47454

812-723-2543

The Quakers, who founded Orange County in 1811, and their religion played an important part in the lives of the settlers. They were the first denomination to hold religious services in the county.

Stop & Visit Paoli Historic District/Court House, 1800 Iron Bridge

1 East Court Street

Paoli, IN, 47454

812-723-2411

The Orange County Court House, circa 1850, is one of the finest examples of Greek Revival architecture east of the Mississippi River. It is the second- oldest operating court house in Indiana. The 1800 Iron Bridge, just off the square on South Gospel Street, is one of the few examples of Cleveland Pratt bridges in existence. The open webbed floor beams are one of the bridge’s most unusual design features.

Stop & Visit Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest- Cox Woods

Hoosier National Forest Office

811 Constitution Avenue

Bedford, IN 47421

812-275-5987 or 866-302-4173

www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/

This 88-acre tract is the last old-growth forest in Indiana and has been left untouched since 1816.

County Information Visit French Lick West Baden Convention and Visitors Bureau

8291 West Beachwood Avenue

French Lick, IN 47432

812-936-3418 or 866-960-7792

info@visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com

www.visitfrenchlickwestbaden.com

Pike County

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Stop & Visit Prides Creek Park

1045 East County Road 400

North Petersburg, IN 47567

812-354-6798

250 acres with a 90-acre lake. Camping, fishing, swimming, tennis courts, volleyball, picnicking, and more.

Stop & Visit Log Ends Farm Bed & Breakfast

2769 West State Road 56

Petersburg, IN 47567

812-354-2192 or 877-LOG-ENDS (564-3637)

info@log-ends.com

www.log-ends.com

Log Ends is nestled on a working farm. Four guest rooms with private baths are available. An additional cabin that hosts six guests is located on the property. Stay includes hearty farm breakfast.

Stop & Visit Pike County Courthouse

801 East Main Street

Petersburg, IN, 47567

812-354-6369

www.pikecountyin.org

Courthouse is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. excluding weekends and holidays. A visit to the rotunda is worth a stop. View the larger-than-life bronze bust of hometown native and baseball legend Gil Hodges.

Stop & Visit Hornady Park

State Road 56

Petersburg, IN 47567

812-354-8551

Lovely city park affords shelter rentals. Do some fishing in Ashley Lake across the road from the Peter Brenton cabin or run through the new spray park.

County Information Pike County Chamber of Commerce

714 East Main Street

Petersburg, IN 47567

812-354-8155

www.pikecountyin.org

Ripley County

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Stop & Visit Versailles State Park

U.S. Highway 50

Versailles, IN 47042

812- 689-6424

www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2963.htm

Enjoy the beauty of Versailles State Park located on U.S. Hwy. 50 - hike, horseback ride, swim, camp, bike, fish, or relax during the annual Bluegrass Festival.

Stop & Visit Milan ’54 Basketball Museum (inspiration for the movie “Hoosiers”) Milan

201 West Carr Street

Milan, IN 47031

812-654-2772

info@milan54.org

www.milan54.org

Come and relive the exciting moments of the Milan ’54 Basketball State Championship Game and find out why the story inspired the movie “Hoosiers” at the ’54 Basketball Museum, five miles north of U.S. Hwy. 50.

Sight See Busching Covered Bridge

Contact: Ripley County Tourism Bureau

Drive back into time and enjoy the view of Laughery Creek as you go over the 1885 Busching Covered Bridge, just off U.S. Hwy. 50 near the Versailles State Park entrance.

Sight See Otter Creek Covered Bridge (near Holton)

Contact: Ripley County Tourism Bureau

Less than two miles north of U.S. Hwy. 50 on Co. RD. 850W near Holton, you’ll find the Otter Creek Covered Bridge, a great setting for relaxation and a picnic.

Stop & Visit Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

1661 West JPG Niblo Road

Madison, IN 47250

812-273-0783 or 800-877-8339

bigoaks@fws.gov

www.fws.gov/midwest/bigoaks/

Located 16 miles south of U.S. Hwy. 50 on U.S.421 on the site of the former Jefferson Proving Grounds, the Refuge is a great place to enjoy hunting or observing wildlife. This site continues into Jennings County.

View from Car Tyson Temple United Methodist Church

324 West Tyson Street

Versailles, IN 47042

812-689-6976

www.tysonumc.org

Situated two blocks north of U.S. Hwy. 50, the Tyson Temple United Methodist Church, dedicated in 1937, is truly a unique church built of materials from around the world, with no nails except those in the pews.

County Information Ripley County Tourism Bureau

102 North Main Street

Versailles, IN 47042

812-689-7431 or 888-747-5394

rctb@ripleycountytourism.com

www.ripleycountytourism.com

Washington County

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Stop & Visit Old Mill Canoe Rental & Wildlife Museum

45 West U.S. Hwy 150

Fredericksburg, IN 47120

812-472-3140

canoe@blueriver.net

www.oldmillcanoerental.com

Enjoy one-and two-day trips along the Blue River. Longer trips are available. Canoe and kayaks are available for rental.

Stop & Visit Vinetree Farm Estate Winery

8343 West Hardinsburg Road

Hardinsburg, IN 47125

812-472-3580

vinetree@blueriver.net

www.vinetreefarm.net

A farm of a different color…red or white. See for yourself what fine wines are made from Indiana-grown grapes. Complimentary wine tasting, gift shop with gallery of watercolor paintings, outdoor seating, and tours on request.

County Information Washington County Tourism Bureau

210 East Market Street Suite 104

Salem, IN 47167

812-883-4303

info@washingtoncountytourism.org

www.washingtoncountytourism.org