Attractions

Spring Mill State Park

  • 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 …

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Bluespring Caverns Park

  • 1459 Blue Springs Cavern Road
  • Bedford, IN.  47421

BLUESPRING CAVERNS PARK At a cool 52 degrees year round and 100 feet below the surface of the earth, explore an underground river. Guides pilot custom-made boats along the subterranean river for over a mile, pointing out native rare Northern blind cave fish and blind crawfish and explain the natural forces that are yet at …

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Williams Covered Bridge

  • 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. …

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The Mitchell Opera House

  • 217 N 7th St.
  • Mitchell, IN.  47446

MITCHELL OPERA HOUSE 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 …

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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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Salt Creek Brewery

  • 466 Old State Road 37
  • Bedford, IN.  47421
  • Just off of Highway 37 between Bedford and Bloomington

Called  one of the most unique breweries in the state, you won’t want to miss this Lawrence County establishment. Salt Creek Brewery is located in a restored old service garage. What once was the alignment/oil change pit is now home to the Brew Vessels, The old paint room now house’s the keg coolers, The  patio used …

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Carousel Winery

  • 6058 Lawrenceport Road
  • Mitchell, IN.  47446

CAROUSEL WINERY Carousel Winery sits in the beautiful countryside of Lawrence County. It was established in 2003 by it’s owners, Sue and Marion Wilson, when they made their first wine, the Red Tiger, which is now the most popular sweet red that they sell. Since then, Carousel has won over 100 awards for their wines, such …

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Hoosier National Forest

  • District Office, 811 Constitution Avenue
  • Bedford, IN.  47421

HOOSIER NATIONAL FOREST Hoosier National Forest, in the hills of south central Indiana, is within a 2-hour drive of Cincinnati, Evansville, Indianapolis, and Louisville. Rolling hills, back-country trails, and rural crossroad communities make this 204,000 acres of public land a local treasure. Spread across nine counties, including Lawrence, the forest offers outstanding outdoor recreation including …

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Grissom Memorial

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

GRISSOM MEMORIAL 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 …

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Grissom Boyhood Home/Museum

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

GRISSOM BOYHOOD HOME 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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