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Enjoy this 2 day tour through the rolling hills of Dubois County where you are sure to create a memory to last a lifetime!
Your tour begins with a visit to the Dubois County Museum, one of the largest county museums in the state of Indiana. It showcases the rich German heritage and history of Dubois County, its German immigrants, and other interesting facts. Enjoy lunch at The Mill House, built in 1947, featuring homemade soups, barbeque specialties, and desserts. After lunch, see the workings of the Jasper City Mill, recently built to resemble the former mill that once stook along the Patoka River. Before enjoying the evening festivities, a visit to our “Faithful Watchman over Jasper”, St. Joseph Church, is necessary. The beautiful 1880 Romanesque old-world church is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features priceless German stained glass windows, Austrian designed mosaics, and marble statues. After learning about our German heritage, go aboard the “Spirit of Jasper” Train for a Ride & Dine Excursion. Ride in style on beautifully renovated, climate-controlled lounge cars complete with restrooms and comfortable seating. Each car is exquisitely decorated and maintains its own unique design and ambiance. Enjoy the scenic countryside while dinner is served by The Schnitzelbank, a Southern Indiana premier German Restaurant serving authentic German entrees.
Day two begins with a tour of Best Home Furnishings, one of the largest furniture manufacturing companies in the world. Learn how furniture is made from start to finish, witnessing first hand what is involved in making some of the world’s best and uniquely-designed upholstered furniture. Next, visit the recently restored, Monastery Immaculate Conception, also known as the “Castle on the Hill” in Ferdinand. It is home to one of the largest communities of Benedictine women in the nation. Enjoy a guided tour by Sister Christine and learn the history of the majestic domed church. Don’t forget to browse “For Heaven’s Sake” gift shop where you can find “Simply Divine” bakery items and other great gift ideas! Enjoy lunch at Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast, where Ruthie, owner and chef prepares entrees along with homemade soups and sandwhiches, desserts and breads, a true southern Indiana hospitality. Following lunch, sit back and enjoy Dr. Ted’s Musical Marvels. Millie, your cheerful guide will take you on a delightful tour showcasing a magnificent collection of restored mechanical musical instruments, including nickelodeons, orchestrions, street organs, and player pianos.
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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