WELCOME to Lawrence County, Indiana


Attractions

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! 

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Lawrence County Museum of History

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929 15th Street Bedford, IN 47421
812-278-8575
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The museum holds limestone exhibits and artifacts, local carvings from Lawrence County artisans, as well as a host of other memorabilia and historical lore from the region. The Lawrence County Museum of History and its gift shop is open five day a week: Tuesday through Friday, 9 am-4 pm and Saturday 9 am-3 pm. Admission is free but donations or memberships are always welcomed.


Madcap Toys

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803 15th Street Bedford, IN 47421
812-583-9421

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Vintage/ New Toys and Collectibles


Midwest Trail Ride Horseman's Campground

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1264 Hunter's Creek Road Norman, IN 47264
812-834-6686
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Midwest Trail Ride is a privately owned Horseman's Campground bordering the Hoosier National Forest. Enjoy access to nearly 100 miles of well-marked trails in the timeless beauty of the Deam National Wilderness with lakes, streams, diverse stands of hardwoods, evergreens, wildflowers, all to make your ride unforgettable. There are lighted covered stalls with bedding along with hay, tack, and farrier services. Spend weekends in log cabins, bunkhouses, and campsites. A fully-equipped mess hall provides meals and serves as the social activities center. Modern restrooms, showers, and a dump station provide the necessities of camping. Shop at the MTR Outpost with a full line of tack and trail riding saddles. You will appreciate the gift items, western artwork, clothing, and riding gear. Themed weekend activities are scheduled from spring to fall.


Purdue University Ag Center

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923 State Road 458 Bedford, IN 47421
812-279-8554
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The 900 acres of rolling and wooded hills are highly concentrated with Indiana's cow/calf operations with emphasis on beef cattle and forages.

Sportsman's Expo @ The Lawrence County Fairgrounds

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11261 US Hwy 50 W Bedford, IN 47421
812-276-3125

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The 5th annual Sportsman's Expo
Date: Saturday, 1/10

Coming January 10, 2015
The 5th annual Sportsman's Expo
Lawrence County Fairgrounds
11261 US Highway 50 West
Bedford Indiana
9AM - 4 PM
Grab and Go Wild Game Lunch from 11 AM - 1 PM (while supplies last) FREE!!!
Door prizes every hour, Music by High Sierra Band, Duck Dynasty Look Alike at Noon, Wild Game Recipe Contest at 11 AM, Cutest Baby in Camouflage Contest at 1 PM


Spring Mill State Park

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3333 Hwy. 60 East Mitchell, IN 47446
812-849-3534
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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
812-275-5987
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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
812-849-4447
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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

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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
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Flashlight tour 1(hr)

Mini Investigations 4 (hrs)


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