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 photo

Burdette Park

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

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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 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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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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Squire Boone Zipline photo

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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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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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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Other Destinations

Big Four Bridge and Big Four Station Park photo

Big Four Bridge and Big Four Station Park

Walk the bridge that connects two cities in two states. Open daily to pedestrians and cyclists. Park features pavilio...

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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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Charlestown State Park photo

Charlestown State Park

Enjoy hikes from easy to challenging on trails in one of Indiana’s newest state parks. Trails overlook the Ohio...

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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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Gibson County Barn Quilt Trail photo

Gibson County Barn Quilt Trail

With over 225 hand-painted blocks adorning the Gibson County landscape, the Gibson County Barn Quilt Trail provides t...

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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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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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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

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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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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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 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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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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50th Annual Orleans Dogwood Festival photo
The Great Outdoors

50th Annual Orleans Dogwood Festival

Carnival rides, food and fun. Parade on Saturday. Free to attend.

April 25, 2018 - April 28, 2018
Orleans Congress Square
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