Outdoor Recreation at its Best

Enjoy O’Bannon Woods State Park, lakes, and caves. The scenic Blue River and Ohio River converge to offer recreation at its best! With Patoka Lake, beautiful and fresh, this 8,800-acre lake teems with adventure.

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Attractions & Lodging

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Cave Country Canoes

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing trip floating down the river, more of an action packed adventure, or something in between, this is the place to be. We can accommodate folks age 3 and up to help plan out a very memorable visit with us. Never been in a kayak or canoe and not sure which is best suited for you? We’re here to answer all your questions to make it a fun day for you on the water. We offer half day, full day or even two-day trips.


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  • Canoes and Kayaks
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112 West Main Street Milltown, IN 47145

Visit French Lick West Baden

Create wonderful memories and stories that will be relived for years to come at Visit French Lick West Baden; memories that your children and grandchildren will happily share with generations to come. The area entices everyone to have fun and enjoy one another while indulging in new and exciting experiences!

Family fun is made easy at Big Splash Indoor Water Park and Hotel. Adrenaline pumping water slides, high-octane tubing, kiddie pools, activities, and play structures galore! After all that fun, take a load off in the lazy river and float the day away. No matter the weather, fun is number one at this indoor water park.


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8102 W. State Road 56, West Baden, IN 47469

Indiana Caverns

Enjoy a variety of experiences at Indiana’s newest show cave: heights, depths, waterfall, formations, ancient animal bones and a boat ride! Our 80-minute tour is available daily all year.


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Open Year Round
9am-5pm

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  • Cave Tour
  • Cave Exploring “Deep Darkness”
  • Gemstone Mining
  • Cavern of the Sabertooth
  • Interpretive Exhibits
  • Karst Interpretive Trail
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1267 Green Acres Drive SW Corydon, IN 47112

Marengo Cave

Marengo Cave offers two walking tours, gemstone mining, the Crawl, a gift shop, walking trails, picnic grounds, and more. Friendly, knowledgeable guides interpret our delicate formations and immense passageways. Camping cabins are also available by reservation.


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Open Year Round
9am-5pm

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  • Crystal Palace Tour
  • Dripstone Trail Tour
  • Gemstone Mining
  • Cave Simulator
  • Camping Cabins
  • Campground
  • Cave Exploring
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400 East State Road 64 Marengo, IN 47140

Squire Boone Caverns

Spend some time exploring our underground cave world, watch our restored grist mill in action as it produces biscuit, pancake and muffin mixes, and don’t forget to take home a souvenir from our rock shop. It’s Indiana’s largest, with over 100 varieties of gems and minerals. Check our website for opening times of our Pioneer Village and for special events.


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10am-5pm

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  • Cave Tour
  • Historic Grist Mill
  • Zipline Ride
  • Pioneer Village
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100 Squire Boone Road Mauckport, IN 47142

Harrison County Parks

Providing southern Indiana and the greater Louisville Ky metropolitan area a place to relax and get away from the normal hustle and bustle of today’s hectic lifestyle. Whether you want to fish, camp, swim, play softball, tennis, basketball, canoe, paddle boat or just enjoy a quiet family picnic, we have something fun for everyone.

Harrison County Parks are open year round, whether you want to stay in a cozy cabin at Buffalo Trace Park, camp or just enjoy one of our walking trails. The new Harrison County Discovery Center is open daily too, located in downtown Corydon Indiana, just across the street from the original Indiana State Capital.


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Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures

Looking for a family friendly activity? Come soar through the tree tops on our zipline. We’re open March – November. It’s the perfect outing for your scout troop, sports group or just a fun day out with friends. Come and check it out and get that adrenaline rush!


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100 Squire Boone Road, Mauckport, IN 47142

Sycamore Springs Park

This beautiful park, operated by the Clayton Roberson Foundation, includes 250 scenic acres along Little Blue River. Facilities include a wooded picnic and play area, shelter houses, hiking, and fishing—-all free of charge! Overnight camping is available by reservation. Park is open seasonally.


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717 West Tunnel Hill Rd. English, IN 47118

Bear Hollow Wood Carvers

Did you ever think of a chainsaw as an artistic tool? In the right hands, this instrument can turn a log into an amazing sculpture. Experience this full-throttle art form with the Bear Hollow Wood Carvers by visiting our gallery or watching one of our carvers perform across the United States.

Bear Hollow Wood Carvers are leaders in the chainsaw carving industry. Our team is lead by award winning carver Jason Emmons. Check our calendar for a demonstration near you. Or have our team carve a custom sculpture or an on-site carving just for you.

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469 S. Maple Street, Suite 104 French Lick, IN 47432

Big Locust Farm Bed & Breakfast

This 93-acre farm has three bedrooms with private baths and a full country breakfast. Enjoy our walk-in flower gardens or sit on our big front porch and enjoy the beautiful view.

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3295 W. Co. Rd. 25 South Paoli, Indiana 47454

Big Splash Adventure

Big Splash offers an exciting adventure for the entire family! Experience our 40,000 square foot indoor waterpark and stay in our 154 room hotel!

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8505 W. State Road 56 French Lick, IN 47432

Blue Heron Vineyards

Enjoy some of our specialty wines while you relax on the deck overlooking the Ohio River, browse our gift shop and pick up some “skinners salve” or hand crafted walking sticks, then retire for the night at our farmhouse bed & breakfast.

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5330 Blue Heron Lane
Cannelton, IN 47520

Blue River Valley Farm

Spending your vacation at Blue River Valley Farm is like stepping back in time. Stay on a 120 acre working farm in a renovated 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 100 year-old farmhouse. Relax in the hot tub, sit on the porch, and look out at the rolling hills, or take a mile long nature walk, picking seasonal blackberries and raspberries while watching red tail hawks. Take in one of the nine nearby wineries, fish on the Blue River, canoe, or visit historic Corydon — Indiana’s original State capitol. Plus, enjoy the farm fresh eggs for breakfast from the many chickens that roam the property.

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10351 E. Daugherty Ln. - Milltown, IN 47145

Bob's White Oaks Cabins

This quiet refuge is perfect for nature lovers, hopeless romantics, or anyone seeking peace and tranquility. Just minutes from Patoka Lake, these enchanting cabins are fully equipped and include everything you need except food and drinks. White Oaks Cabins are also just 20 minutes away from Paoli Peaks Ski Lodge.

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2140 N. Morgan Road Taswell, IN 47175

Comfort Suites French Lick

FREE breakfast buffet and WiFi. All suites come with refrigerator, microwave and sofa-bed. Heated pool; pet friendly — 20% OFF golf rates with stay. Located along the wine trail.

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9530 West State Road 56 French Lick, IN 47432

Dubois County Museum

One of the largest county museum in the state of Indiana, this 50,000 sq ft. museum showcases the rich German heritage and history of the area. Walk through “Main Street Dubois County,” featuring 17 rooms reminiscent of the 1890s. Enjoy hands-on children’s area, log cabin, historic progression of farm machinery, and numerous exhibits including those on sports and military, the furniture industry, early settler life, and the new Wildlife Adventure Room, showcasing wild game from all over the world.

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2704 Newton Street
Jasper, IN 47546

French Lick West Baden Museum

View the history of Pluto water, trains, casinos, artists, and the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus during the early years of French Lick and West Baden.

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469 S. Maple Street
French Lick, IN 47432

French Lick West Baden Indoor Karting

Our facility features two state of the art go-kart tracks, which can reach speeds up to 40 mph. We also have a Family Fun Center with arcade games and bounce houses, a snack shop and meeting rooms.

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8331 West State Road 56 French Lick, IN 47432

French Lick Cabins

Located on Patoka Lake, 10 miles south of French Lick. Our modern, pet friendly log cabin rentals are within walking distance of Osborne Boat ramp.

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7900 W CR 1025 South French Lick, IN 47432

Gilmore Log Homes / Patoka Lake Cabin Sales

Whether you’re wanting a weekend getaway or a permanent residence, we can provide your dream cabin.

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365 West High Street Marengo, IN 47140

Hoosier Hills Marina

You’ll find our marina tucked away in a quiet cove on the west end of Patoka Lake, offering everything you’ll need for your time on the water. Plus, we have watercraft to purchase or to rent, with slip space to accommodate 200 boats.

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10306 E. Lick Fork Marina Road Celestine, IN 47521

Hoosier National Forest

200,000 acres of forested hills, rocky ravines, limestone cliffs, winding streams, and picturesque lakes create an outdoor-lover’s paradise. The area abounds with opportunites for hiking, biking, backpacking, camping, horseback riding, fishing, boating, swimming, hunting and much more.

Harrison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Get to know Indiana’s first State Capitol. Take a historic tour, explore our caves, relax at a winery, take a scenic drive, spend the day gaming or enjoy our parks and outdoor recreation.

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310 North Elm Street
Corydon, IN 47112

High Ridge Cabins

Come check out our brand new cabins!

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9100 Cabin Lane SW Maukport, IN 47142

Indian Creek Shooting Center

A variety of shooting ranges for both fire arms and archery, plus meeting space available for rent. Opportunities for all ages.

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5950 Gun Club Road NE, Georgetown, IN 47122

O'Bannon Woods Pioneer Farmstead

O’Bannon Woods has a wide variety of activities and exhibits throughout the year. The homestead site is a fascinating re-creation of a mid 19th century farmstead and buildings.

The unique and fully restored 3-story hay press barn is located here as well. Learn more from Interpretive Naturalists in these videos.
Farmstead Video
Tomahawk Video

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O'Bannon State Park, 7234 Old Forest Rd SW, Corydon, IN 47112

O'Bannon Woods State Park

O’Bannon Woods State Park lies in the central and extreme southern part of the state, bordering the Ohio River.

Our campground features 281 electrical sites, 47 horseman non-electric sites, 25 primitive non-electric sites, a
group camp with 100-beds, and dumping station.

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7234 Old Forest Road SW
Corydon, IN 47112

Patoka 4 Seasons Resort

Vacation cabins and homes on Patoka Lake with hot tubs, jacuzzis and fireplaces. Resort with pool, sports field and hiking trails. Open all year. Pets allowed.

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7886 W. State Rd. 164 Eckerty, IN 47116

Patoka Lake Marina Inc.

We have several land cabins to choose from and we also offer something very unique….floating cabins right on the water! Our house boats are very popular as well as our tour boats and family rental boats. Plus, there is a convenience store just steps away for all your needs. We’ve got the perfect place for you to unwind! During select weekends you can book either a Sunset Wine Cruise or Fall Foliage Wine Cruise.

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2991 N. Dillard Rd.
Birdseye, IN 47513

Patoka Lake Campgrounds

Campsite types include 450 electric sites with asphalt surfaced pads, electricity, water, flush toilets, hot water and showers, a camp store, fish cleaning station and trailer dump station, and 45 primitive sites. A Fishermen’s Campground designed primarily to serve fishermen and primitive campers. Youth Tent camping is also available. Occupancy limited to 14 consecutive nights.

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3084 N. Dillard Road Birdseye, IN 47513

Quibble Hill Winery

We are a two year old winery located just four miles west of Palmyra, Indiana, off of State Road 150. Our fermentation and production area is in the lower level and a tasting room and gift shop are in the upper level. Meat and cheese trays are available, plus we have music on Saturday afternoons from May thru September. Tastings are free, so stop by!

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338 Gowers Ln NW Depauw, IN 47115

Red Barn Antique Mall

Three floors (over 6000 square feet) displaying antique furniture, linens, and quilts, primitives, glasswares and china, tools, collectibles, display cases, framing, Gladys Moore paintings & much more.

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215 Highway 62 West
Corydon, IN 47112

Shotz Laser Tag & Mini Golf

Shotz Miniature Golf and Lazer Tag offers indoor lazer tag, indoor cosmic golf, lazer maze, and outdoor miniature golf!

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8529 W State Road 56 French Lick, IN 47432

The Cove

Less than 200 yards from the Little Patoka boat ramp on Patoka Lake, “the quiet side of the lake” has everything you might need. Cottage/cabin rentals, (cabin sleeps 6 to 15 guests) bunkhouse rental, boat rental and storage, bait, fish cleaning station, RV campsites, and a convenience store are all available to guests.

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5904 W. Little Patoka Road Taswell, IN 47175

The Overlook Restaurant

Our restaurant sits high above the Ohio River with a panoramic view. We take reservations for parties of 13 or more. We also have banquet facilities available. Walter’s Pub is located in our basement with a large deck. They do offer their own menu.

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1153 W. State Rd 62
Leavenworth, Indiana 47137

The Lake House

Welcome to The Lakehouse! Come in, relax and enjoy being close to the lake. This is a fully equipped lakehouse that comfortably sleeps 6 with a full size bed, a queen bed, and a full size pull out couch. The kitchen is fully furnished with dishes to cook any meal. There is also a grill outside. The bathroom is fully furnished. Contact Rick and Jill to make your reservation today.

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2534 N. Dillard Road
Birdseye, IN

The Village

Enjoy clean friendly accommodations, fully equipped with everything you need. One and Two Bedroom suites with kitchen comforts, group accommodations available. Hike, Bike, Boat, Snow Ski, Hunt or Fish during your stay. Located just 13 miles from French Lick, 21 miles from Marengo Cave, 33 miles from holiday World and 19 miles from Paoli Peaks. Nightly-Weekly-Monthly & Winter Rates. Fish cleaning station available.

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2424 N. Dillard Road
Birdseye, IN 47513

Tourist Information Service

We handle distribution of visitor information brochures across the state to rest stops, CVB’s and businesses.

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PO Box 217 Marengo, IN 47140

Underwood Inn

Sit on our spacious front porch and watch the world go by. We’re waiting for you!

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405 North Gospel Street Paoli, IN 47454

Wilstem Guest Ranch

If you’re looking for a vacation destination with quaint cabins nestled in the woods, horseback riding and hiking trails, zipline adventures and a serene oasis of wooded hills and gently rolling pastures, look no further than Wilstem Ranch.

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4229 US-150 Paoli, IN 47454

Legendz Sports Bar & Grill

Enjoy wings served “French Lick Style” while catching all of your favorite sporting events on the many TVs or catch great live entertainment in a clean, fun-filled atmosphere fit for the whole family.Friday and Saturday nights after 10 P.M. live entertainment will be available in a smoke free environment to those over the age of 21.

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8695 W. Jack Carnes Way, Suite 6 French Lick, IN 47432

Patoka Lake Winery

Indiana’s first winery with lodging. Sip and stay in our silos converted into suites or our winery suites complete with kitchenette, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub) located above the tasting room and gift shop. Stop in to taste our award-winning wines or book a tour of the production room.

Rent the Barrel Room (bottom of the silo) for intimate celebrations such as anniversary parties or rehearsal dinners. Looking for a larger venue? Our Event Center attached to the winery holds up to 250 people.

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2900 N. Dillard Rd.
Birdseye, IN 47513

Charlestown State Park

Opportunities for hiking, fishing, picnic areas and a playground.

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12500 State Road 62, Charlestown, Indiana 47111

Patoka Lake State Park

This park has the second largest reservoir in the state with two marinas and a nature center, along with modern and primitive camping sites. The beach has a bath house with showers, restrooms and food concessions.

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3084 N. Dillard Road Birdseye, IN 47513

Wise Old Owl Cabin

This 5-star reviewed rental cabin sleeps 2 to 20 guests. It is conveniently located close to many Southern Indiana
attractions and fully equipped with all the amenities.

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6835 Allen Creed Rd
Eckerty, IN 47116

Big Timber River Cabins

Big Timber River Cabins features two newly-built, handcrafted log cabins with all the modern amenities. Both cabins sit high on a bluff overlooking the Ohio River. The Hawk’s Nest sleeps 2 on main floor and 2 in a loft bed. The Eagle’s Nest sleeps up to 6 in 3 bedrooms with 2.5 baths. Each cabin has a private hot tub, fire pit, and gas grill. Canoe rental is also available on site. Guests are invited to relax on the covered decks and watch the riverboats pass by!

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10934 S Fredonia Circle
Leavenworth, IN 47137

Holiday Inn Express Corydon

Set on a commercial road half a mile from Interstate 64, this modern hotel is 2 miles north of Corydon’s historic town center and 24 miles from downtown Louisville KY. The Harrison County Hospital is 1 mile away.

Contemporary rooms feature minifridges, microwaves, work desks, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Suites add pull-out sofas and kitchenettes, plus kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.

A free hot breakfast buffet is served daily. Amenities include an indoor pool with a whirlpool tub, fitness/business centers, a meeting room and guest laundry. Parking is free.

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249 Federal Drive
Corydon, IN 47115

 

 

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