History

Squire Boone Caverns

Cave tours & pioneer village
Step back in time and explore the underground. Complete your experience by walking through the pioneer village.

 

Spring Mill State Park

Linking the Natural and Cultural World

Water flowing from several cave springs led to the founding of an industrial village in the early 1800s. Pioneer entrepreneurs took advantage of a constant water source that never froze, using it to power several gristmills, a wool mill, a saw mill, and a distillery. In turn, pioneer settlers shaped the landscape around the village, clearing land for agriculture and timber.

Spring Mill State Park offers a powerful illustration of the link between the natural and cultural worlds. The water flowing from several cave springs led to the founding of an industrial village in the early 1800s. Pioneer entrepreneurs took advantage of a constant water source that never froze, using it to power several gristmills, a wool mill, a saw mill, and a distillery. In turn, pioneer settlers shaped the landscape around the village, clearing land for agriculture and timber.

Electric / 187 sites

Primitive / 36 sites

Youth Tent Areas

Camp Store

Dumping Station


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Open Year Round
Featuring
  • Pioneer Village
  • Grissom Memorial
  • Nature Center
  • Interpretive Services
  • Nature Nook
  • Twin Caves Boat Tour
  • Schools and Groups
  • Hiking & Biking
  • Lodging & Dining
  • Shelters & Picnic Areas
  • Swimming Pool
  • Campstore / Hayrides / Bike Rental
  • Nature Preserves
  • Donaldson, Bronson, and Hamer Caves
Call Us
 812-849-3534  {phone}}
Get Directions
3333 State Road 60 East Mitchell, IN 47446

Squire Boone Caverns

A Treasure of Indiana History

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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Open Year Round
10am-5pm

Featuring
  • Cave Tour
  • Historic Grist Mill
  • Zipline Ride
  • Pioneer Village
Call Us
 812-732-4381  {phone}}
Get Directions
100 Squire Boone Road Mauckport, IN 47142

Harrison County Parks

7 Diversified Parks, 700+ Acres

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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Open Year Round
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 (812) 738-8236  {phone}}
Address
7 Locations

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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 812-634-7733  {phone}}

Address
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. The French Lick West Baden Museum is dedicated to educating and enlightening residents and visitors of the French Lick West Baden past and present cultural heritage, to preserving that heritage, and enhancing quality of place and life for all.

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 812.936.3592  {phone}}

Address
469 S. Maple Street
French Lick, IN 47432

Monastery Immaculate Conception

This awe-inspiring Monastery, founded in 1867, is home to one of the nation’s largest communities of Benedictine sisters. The distinctive, Romanesque dome rises majestically over the town of Ferdinand, standing 87 feet from the floor. Gold leaf accents, marble floors, elaborately carved wood, stained glass windows, and beautiful statues will leave you in awe. Throughout the church, 89 angels are present. The church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated an Official Project of Save America’s Treasures. Also on the Monastery grounds enjoy the gift shop, bakery offerings, Lourdes Grotto, and the St. Benedict’s Brew Works Brewery.

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 812-367-1411  {phone}}

Address
802 E 10th Street
Ferdinand, IN 47532

Indiana Caverns

Indiana's Longest Cave

Discover. Explore. Experience. Above and below the earth at the midwest's longest cave at Indiana Caverns Family Adventure Park. Our tour features heights, depths, ice age fossils, AND a boat ride 110 feet down.

Topside enjoy our new Bat Chaser zip coaster, starting 50 ft up, or "rescue the miners" in our new Escape Room 1000 feet down. Combine activities and save with our discounted packages.

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Open Daily
9am-5pm

Call Us
 812-734-1200  {phone}}

Address
1267 Green Acres Drive SW Corydon, IN 47112


 

 

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