Attractions

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’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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