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Jasper is filled with history, great food, and vitality. Explore the town’s heritage and create a memory that will last a lifetime.
Remember to check out our list of events—there may be something going on that you want to be a part of. Also, other attractions are available as well—this is just one idea on how to spend your day in Jasper. If you are just going to be here for one day, you may want to look over the day in Dubois County itinerary to encompass even more things in a short time.
Start your day right with a quick breakfast at a café such as Azura's Café or Winkler's Natural Food Store for some great muffins and their expresso bar. For a heartier breakfast, Dad's Diner, Shoney's, and Denny's are well known for their selection (for a complete listing of restaurants, click here).
After breakfast, tour the St. Joseph Catholic Church. Designated as the "Faithful Watchman over Jasper", St. Joseph Church is an 1880 Romanesque old-world church listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Priceless German stained glass windows, Austrian designed mosaics with 50 million stones, and marble statues are just a few of the details that make this historic landmark a truly heavenly place. Behind the church explore the Grottos at the Providence Home.
If you want to experience history first hand you won't want to miss out on The Dubois County Museum, a German heritage cultural center and one of the largest county museums in Indiana, featuring early settler history, religious history, sports memorabilia, its very own life-size log cabin, antique farm machinery, murals covering the walls, a train room with a unique setup of model trains, a play area for children, and a main street that showcases old-time shops and history.
Enjoy lunch at one of our unique eateries in Jasper (for a complete listing of restaurants, click here). A wide selection is available including ethnic cuisine, small deli's, local pubs, and home-style restaurants. A lunch or supper favorite of Jasper is southern Indiana's premier German restaurant, the Schnitzelbank, winner of Indiana's super sandwich competition during Superbowl XLVI.
Visit the Jasper Downtown Shopping District and the area around the square. This beautiful area of Jasper is filled with vitality, history, and a variety of shops. Be sure to not forget some homemade fudge or other desserts from Chocolate Bliss.
Tour the Jasper City Mill that has been recently constructed to resemble the former mill that once stood near the Patoka River, watch the workings of the waterwheel, browse the gift shop and embrace the serenity of the Patoka River while relaxing at the plaza/rest area. Afterwards, take a walk on the 2.1 mile paved path of the Jasper Riverwalk.
Dedicated to the sport of baseball and its Indiana heroes, the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame, located on the Vincennes University Jasper Campus, showcases memorabilia from high school, collegiate and professional athletes throughout the Hoosier State. Located across this facility, delight in the variety of artwork on display at the Krempp Art Gallery.
Enjoy one of the many performances by area musicians at the Jasper Arts Center. You may also enjoy a backstage (pre-arranged) meal while being entertained. Please check current performance listings before visiting, but also note that special entertainment can be arranged.ORAll aboard the new "Spirit of Jasper" Train for a "Ride and Dine". Ride in style on beautifully renovated, climate-controlled lounge cars complete with restrooms and comfortable seating. Each car maintains its own unique design and ambiance. Enjoy a buffet meal to accompany the scenic train ride. (Other excursions are also available besides the evening "Ride and Dine.")
Also, entertainment is sometimes available at local facilities and bars and taverns. Give us a call, if you have any questions.
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Dubois County Visitors Center & Tourism Commission2704 Newton St. Jasper IN 47546Toll Free 800.968.4578 | Local 812.482.9115 | Fax 812.481-2809