WELCOME to Lawrence County, Indiana


What to do first? A museum, a winery, an orchard, a drive-in, a theatre, fine art, live music?
Answer: make time for it all! 


Spring Mill State Park

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3333 Hwy. 60 East Mitchell, IN 47446


Visitors to the park enjoy its unique facilities, including a memorial to Hoosier astronaut Virgil I. 'Gus' Grissom and the Pioneer Village with its working Grist Mill. But many of the other showcase activities center on the region's natural wonders, including Twin Caves and the old-growth Donaldson Woods. Staff conducts underground boat tours at Twin Caves from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Participants on these tours have an excellent chance of seeing bats, blind crayfish, and the endangered Northern blind cavefish. There are numerous hiking trails that outdoor enthusiasts can explore, ranging in difficulty from easy to rugged and from one-quarter mile to 2.5 miles in length. Other recreational activities include an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool near the campground, sports courts, a nature center, picnic areas, shelter houses, and a large playground.

The Hoosier National Forest and District Office

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811 Constitution Avenue Bedford, IN 47421


The 200,000-acre Hoosier National Forest spans nine counties in the rolling hills of south central Indiana. The Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area provides trails for hiking and equestrian use, hunting and fishing. Lawrence County portion of the forest includes streams, lakes, hardwood forest stands, natural ridges, hollows and trails for hiking, biking and horses.

The Mitchell Opera House

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7th & Brooke Street Mitchell, IN 47446


Originally built in 1906 and completely restored in 2015, the historic Mitchell Opera House enjoys a rich tradition of community events, film screenings and live music entertainment. Recalling the days when the Monon Line connected with the B&O Railroad, the Opera House now serves as a permanent hub for the arts in Southern Indiana.

With a stage once graced by Broadway’s biggest stars, leading films and their producers, and even the President of the United States, the Mitchell Opera House invites you back to a simpler time. Buy a ticket, bring the family, and try to keep your toes from tapping.

Visit www.mitchelloperahouse.com for listings of shows and times!


Virgil I. Grissom Monument

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407 S. 6th St. Mitchell, IN 47446


A 44-foot, 28-ton limestone statue of Virgil I. Grissom's Atlas Rocket with the Gemini 3 capsule stands on the park lawn of Mitchell's City Hall. The base of the monument consists of four 10 ton limestone tablets hand-carved with the history of Grissom's military and space flights. The monument took 15 years to complete and was funded entirely of donations from the Mitchell community and others from Indiana. It is on the site once occupied by the South Side Riley School, Grissom's elementary school. Bricks from the school were used for the wall surrounding the monument.

Whispers Estates

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744 Warren Mitchell, IN 47446
855-55-SPOOK (855-55


Flashlight tour 1(hr)

Mini Investigations 4 (hrs)

Wiley Art Center

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1402 J Street Bedford, IN 47421


Visit the boyhood home of Bedford native & artist William T. Wiley.  The Wiley House features regular artists showings & exhibitions as well as prints of Mr. Wiley's work.  Hrs. are Thur. & Fri. 1pm-6pm, Sat. 9am-1pm, or by appointment. 

Williams Covered Bridge

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Hwy. 450 West & Huron Williams Road Williams, IN 47470


Indiana's longest double span covered bridge, open to foot traffic only, spans the East Fork of White River. Built by Joseph J. Daniels in 1884 and named for the nearby town of Williams. It is a Howe Truss Design, a length of 402' including 13' overhangs and it is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Take a tour through Southern Indiana on the Indiana Covered Bridge Loop. Start with Williams Covered Bridge, one of Indiana's longest covered bridges. Eight other covered bridges await you during you journey through the rolling hills of the region.


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