Attractions

Ratkovich Farm

  • 413 Fayetteville Owen Rd
  • Bedford, IN.  47421

This beautiful farm is another perfect setting that resides in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. Bring the kids to this “You Cut, Christmas Tree Farm,” and pick out your favorite tree as a family. In the fall, pick out your favorite pumpkin to carve. Ratkovich Farm is a fairly new establishment in Lawrence County, …

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Whispers Estate

  • 714 W Warren St.
  • Mitchell, IN.  47446

Ghost hunters keep coming back again and again for Lawrence County’s most haunted place. Visitors report strange smells, apparition sightings, voices, footsteps, slamming doors and physical contact from spirits. In 1899 (or 1901, depending on which source you reference), Dr John and Jessie Gibbons purchased the house from the original owners, Dr George and Sarah …

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Grissom Boyhood Home/Museum

  • 715 W. Grissom Ave
  • Mitchell, IN.  47446

Celebrate the life of famed astronaut and Mitchell native, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, at his family home. The home is decorated in a 1940s style using Grissom family pieces and period furniture. The back porch museum includes highlights of Gus Grissom’s career. Open Saturdays, May-October

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INDIANA CAVE TRAIL Step into world beneath Indiana’s surface to discover the wonderful world of caves and caverns. The Indiana Cave Trail is the best way to experience all four caves in Southern Indiana: Bluespring Caverns, Marengo Cave, Indiana Caverns and Squire Boone Caverns. GRAB A PASSPORT at one of the caves. When you purchase …

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Wiley Art Center

  • 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.

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Holiday Drive In, Theatre, Movies, Attractions

Holiday Drive-In Theater

  • 1055 State Road 37
  • Mitchell, IN.  47446

Watch the best double features under a starry sky in this nostalgic theatre experience. No need to bring snacks, because the concession stand has all your favorites: burgers, hot dogs, tenderloin, fries, funnel cakes, nachos, popcorn and more! Open seasonally: Friday-Sunday General Admission: $9.00 Children 6-12: $5.00 Children 5 & Under: FREE Sunday Night Carload …

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The Mitchell Opera House

  • 217 N 7th St.
  • 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 …

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Joe Palooka Statue, Limestone, Oolitic

Joe Palooka Statue

  • 109 Main Street
  • Oolitic, IN.  47451
  • Near City Hall

Hand-carved limestone statue of 1940’s cartoon hero. In the comics, Joe Palooka started out as a good-hearted boxing champion until around 1940 when he became the first comic book character to enlist into the U.S. Military. After that, Joe Palooka became more than a boxer; he became a hero – fighting the Nazi’s, left and …

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Lawrence County Museum of History

  • 929 15th Street
  • Bedford, IN.  47421

This special museum resides in a 100-year-old limestone building and holds exhibits and artifacts precious to Lawrence County history. Inside the 2,400 sq. ft. gallery, you will see limestone exhibits and artifacts with carvings from local artisans, as well as, a wide array of memorabilia and historical lore from the region. ENTRY IS FREE Donations …

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