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  812-849-3534
Address
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  812-732-4381
Get Directions
100 Squire Boone Road Mauckport, IN 47142

Discovery Center

at Harrison County Parks

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
Call Us
 (812) 738-8236  (812) 738-8236
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.

Call Us
 812-634-7733  812-634-7733

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.

Call Us
 812.936.3592  812.936.3592

Address
469 S. Maple Street
French Lick, IN 47432

Indiana Caverns

Indiana's Longest Cave

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.

Call Us
 812-734-1200  812-734-1200

Get Directions
1267 Green Acres Drive SW Corydon, IN 47112

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.

Call Us
 812-367-1411  812-367-1411

Address
802 E 10th Street
Ferdinand, IN 47532

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

Call Us
 812-738-8234  812-738-8234

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


 

 

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