Reconnect With Your Adventurous Side

Scenic vistas, entertainment, and outdoor thrills, oh my!

Need to really get away? You're in luck! There's no better place to recenter than the great outdoors. Plan a hike, camping adventure, or scenic journey through all that Southern Indiana has to offer. For outdoor thrill-chasers, catch a race at the speedway or ride rollercoasters at a nearby theme park.

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Burdette Park

Burdette Park has family fun 365 days a year. This an ideal location for a walk, run or bike through the woods on a s...

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Farm LIFE

Located just 12 miles west of Louisville, you will find a warm welcome as you search our 12 acres of pumpkin patches ...

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Harmonist Labyrinth

The Harmonist Labyrinth is a recreation of the original Harmonist layout. It’s a long-time favorite for local school ...

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Indiana Caverns

Indiana Caverns offers an 80 minute tour daily starting at 9 am. The tour includes a variety of experiences: heights,...

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Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden photo

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Extending over 45 acres, historic Mesker Park Zoo is home to more than 700 animals and is open 365 days a year!  Path...

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Nature Playscape at Wesselman Woods photo

Nature Playscape at Wesselman Woods

Get messy, get creative and take risks at the Nature Playscape at Wesselman Woods. Children are invited to try new ad...

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Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging photo

Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging

A full-service marina renting houseboats, pontoons, Fun & Play boats, and fishing boats. For a unique on-the-wate...

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Squire Boone Zipline

Check out our new lines for 2017.  With the addition of our new course, we will be one of the longest zip lines in th...

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Outdoor Entertainment + Recreation

From thrill-seeking travelers to fun-loving families, there's an entertaining outdoor spot for everyone. Play a round of golf, visit the zoo, or ride along on a guided horse trail tour.

Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging photo

Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging

A full-service marina renting houseboats, pontoons, Fun & Play boats, and fishing boats. For a unique on-the-wate...

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Sultan’s Run Golf Club photo

Sultan’s Run Golf Club

Sultan’s Run Golf Club stretches over 224 rolling acres of woods, water, and wildlife. Sultan’s Run Golf Club’s zoysi...

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Scenery

Azalea Path Arboretum & Botanical Gardens photo

Azalea Path Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Home to one of the largest collections of azaleas in the midwest and located on the Gibson / Pike County border in so...

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Hayswood Nature Reserve

Hayswood Nature Reserve is a 311-acre park featuring relaxing scenery, picnic shelters, playground, lake, basketball ...

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Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging photo

Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging

A full-service marina renting houseboats, pontoons, Fun & Play boats, and fishing boats. For a unique on-the-wate...

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The Atheneum

Designed by famous architect, Richard Meier, the Atheneum is notable for its light and clean spaces a three-story bui...

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Twin Swamps Nature Preserve photo

Twin Swamps Nature Preserve

Twin Swamps Nature Preserve is probably the best place to experience the Point’s unique ecosystem. Its wetlands and s...

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State Parks + Forests

Experience the beauty of nature by exploring local caves, lakes, and wildlife preserves. Embark on a new adventure filled with exploration, excitement—and, of course, fresh air.

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Hoosier National Forest

The Hoosier National Forest is Indiana’s premier forest land and is open year round for public enjoyment. The f...

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Other Destinations

Big Four Bridge and Big Four Station Park photo

Big Four Bridge and Big Four Station Park

Walk the bridge that spans the Ohio River, connecting two cities and two states. Open daily to pedestrians and cyclis...

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Bluespring Caverns photo

Bluespring Caverns

At a cool 52 degrees year round and 100 feet below the surface of the earth, explore an underground river. Guides pil...

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Cane Ridge Wildlife Management Area photo

Cane Ridge Wildlife Management Area

As home to the largest nesting colony of the endangered interior Least Tern east of the Mississippi River, the Cane R...

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Celtic Cross photo

Celtic Cross

Nestled in the hills of Rocky Point, this Celtic Cross is one of the most amazing pieces of art you’ll ever see...

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Charlestown State Park photo

Charlestown State Park

Enjoy hikes on trails that range from easy to challenging in Indiana’s state parks overlooking the Ohio River. Explor...

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Christmas Lake Golf Course & Events Center photo

Christmas Lake Golf Course & Events Center

A full-service, par 72, championship golf course that uses the beautiful landscape of southern Indiana features a dri...

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Country Oaks Golf Course photo

Country Oaks Golf Course

A full size championship golf course nestled in the country side in Daviess County, this course is full of charm and ...

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Four Seasons Lodging photo

Four Seasons Lodging

This location puts you in the middle of many cultural and outdoor attractions. The historic town of New Harmony with ...

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Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area photo

Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area

Glendale Fish & Wildlife Area provides over 1,400 acres of available water­, including 22 ponds and Dogwood Lake....

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Harmonie State Park photo

Harmonie State Park

Harmonie State Park is a place of great natural beauty, known for its deep ravines, towering old growth forest, and a...

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Harmonie State Park

Harmonie State Park is located “on the banks of the Wabash” 25 miles northwest of Evansville. A beautiful...

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Harmonie State Park Cabins photo

Harmonie State Park Cabins

Harmonie State Park Campground includes 11 rustic log cabins for rent. Each cabin contains two bedrooms, one with a d...

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Harmonist Labyrinth photo

Harmonist Labyrinth

The Harmonist Labyrinth is a recreation of the original Harmonist layout. It’s a long-time favorite for local school ...

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Hidden Hill photo

Hidden Hill

This one-of-a-kind nursery offers rare trees, plants, and whimsical garden art sculptures. Special events such as kit...

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Historic New Harmony Tours

Historic New Harmony offers a guided walking tour of important and fascinating historic sites in New Harmony. It’s no...

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Hovey Lake photo

Hovey Lake

Hovey Lake is a 1,400-acre oxbow lake where cypress trees notable for its water fowl and other wildlife, great fishin...

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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial photo

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

Learn about the lives of Abraham Lincoln and his pioneer family, who lived on a farm site that is now a National Park...

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Lincoln State Park photo

Lincoln State Park

This scenic 2,026-acre park was established in 1932 as a memorial to Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks. Rec...

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Mickey’s Kingdom photo

Mickey’s Kingdom

Mickey’s Kingdom was built from the ground up by a dedicated community full of generous volunteers. This 21,000...

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O’Bannon Woods State Park photo

O’Bannon Woods State Park

The O’Bannon Woods State Park lies in the central and extreme southern part of the state, bordering the Ohio River. T...

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Orangeville Rise & Wesley Chapel Gulf of the Lost River photo

Orangeville Rise & Wesley Chapel Gulf of the Lost River

Designated as a National Landmark, this site features a mysterious “lost river” emerging from a race afte...

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Pioneer Mother’s Forest photo

Pioneer Mother’s Forest

Hike on the 88-acre forest south of Paoli in one of the last old-growth firsts of its size in Indiana.

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Putters Bay photo

Putters Bay

This miniature golf course is in Daviess County, Indiana. A wonderful place for a little family golf competition!

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Spring Mill State Park photo

Spring Mill State Park

In the early 1800s, settlers found an industrial village near the flowing water from several cave springs. As they ex...

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Spring Mill State Park Inn photo

Spring Mill State Park Inn

Remember, as you sip coffee and relax beside the fireplace, or sit on the patio and watch the birds or take a stroll ...

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Squire Boone Caverns & Village photo

Squire Boone Caverns & Village

Rediscover Squire Boone caverns park in 2017 with their new cave tour featuring never seen before views. Guided one h...

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The New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center photo

The New Harmony Inn Resort & Conference Center

Surrounded by towering trees, gently rolling hills, and tranquil ponds, the acclaimed New Harmony Inn offers a peacef...

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The Roofless Church photo

The Roofless Church

The Roofless Church is one of New Harmony’s premier architectural and spiritual, treasures. The result of Jane Owen’s...

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Vinnie’s  River Cabins photo

Vinnie’s River Cabins

Come make memories at our cabins on the Ohio River! Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of southern Indiana county in a log ca...

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Wilstem Ranch photo

Wilstem Ranch

This 1,100-acre ranch features cabins, hiking and biking trails, horseback riding, zip lines, ATV tours, elephant ret...

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The Great Outdoors

Tell City Half Marathon & 5K

The 5K route will share 3.1 miles of the half marathon route along the Ohio River Greenway, the downtown area and res...

April 11
EverBody’s Gym
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The Great Outdoors

Peace Run & Harmony 5K & 10K

Mark your calendars for April 18th, 2020 – it’s the Peace, Run & Harmony 5K & 10K! We’ll start and finish in ...

April 18
Murphy Park
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Thunder Over Louisville

Rated as one of the top 100 events in North America, Thunder Over Louisville is the nation’s largest annual air show ...

April 18
Southern Indiana and Louisville Riverfront
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