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Discover local heritage, historic and architectural structures, and beautiful nature in the charming town of Ferdinand and other towns close by.
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 Ferdinand. 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.
After enjoying breakfast at one of the local eateries, explore nature at the Ferdinand State Forest, one of the most beautiful forest lakes in the state. This 7,640 acre area includes primitive camping, picnic areas, shelter houses, grills, playground, fishing, hiking, boating, a swimming beach, and more. Between mid-April through October rent a canoe or rowboat and enjoy a morning on the lake (you could even pack a lunch and cooler and have lunch while experiencing the scenic beauty).
Another option as opposed to packing a lunch would be to eat at one of the great local eateries and pubs in this charming town—many of which are located right off main street.
Tour Ferdinand's Monastery Immaculate Conception, known as the "Castle on the Hill" and home to one of the nation's largest communities of Benedictine women. Experience the sisters' serene lifestyle with a guided tour of the recently restored majestic domed church and Lourdes Grotto, then browse "For Heaven's Sake" gift shop for great gift ideas.
Stop by local shops such as Tin Lizzie's, House of Flowers, Ferdinand Antique Emporium, Horseman's Paradise, Hilgeman's Antiques, and All-Star Sports for some great shopping.
Only a 15 minute drive, tour Saint Meinrad Archabbey. Founded in 1854 by monks of the Abbey of Einsiedeln in Switzerland, the Saint Meinrad Archabbey is one of only two Archabbeys in the United States. Today, more than 135 monks of the community live by the Rule of St. Benedict, and with the motto Ora et Labora (To Pray and To Work).
Only minutes away from St. Meinrad Archabbey, tour and taste at Monkey Hollow Winery. Monkey Hollow Winery is a family owned and operated winery nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. Enjoy a complimentary tasting of their award winning wines and browse their selection of locally made arts and crafts.
After everyone has their fair share of wine, continue south and have dinner at New Boston Tavern (17 miles from Ferdinand). A favorite of Southern Indiana, New Boston Tavern has great steaks and more to enjoy. If you want to stay more locally in Ferdinand, there are many other options to enjoy as well (click here for a complete listing of restaurants).
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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