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Grissom’s 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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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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Step into Underground Indiana to discover the wonderful world of caves and caverns. The Indiana Cave Trail is the best way to experience all three caves in southern Indiana – Bluespring Caverns, Marengo Cave and Squire Boone Caverns. Visit all three caves and have each location validate your passport when you are purchasing your cave …

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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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Lawrence County Museum of History

  • 929 15th Street
  • Bedford, IN.  47421

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 …

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Grissom Memorial

  • 3333 State Road 60 East
  • Mitchell, IN.  47446

Located within Spring Mill State Park, the Grissom Memorial pays tribute to Mitchell's native son, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom. The memorial is a tribute to the Mitchell-born astronaut who was a pioneer in America's exploration of outer space. The interactive museum features exhibits and actual mementoes from Grissom's space travels, including a space suit and …

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