Attractions

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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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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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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The Hoosier National Forest and District Office

  • 811 Constitution Avenue
  • Bedford, IN.  47421

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.

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Carousel Winery, Attractions

Carousel Winery

  • 6058 Lawrenceport Road
  • Mitchell, IN.  47446

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 as, Pomegranate, …

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