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Experience the many unique and historic attractions in and around Dubois County!
Connect to the strong work ethic of Dubois County by beginning your tour at Best Home Furnishings, one of the largest furniture manufacturing companies in the world. Learn how furniture is made from start to finish, witnessing firsthand 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 sandwiches, 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, street organs, and player pianos. Browse through over two dozen antique and specialty shops at Huntingburg’s Historic 4th Street before you relax for a little while until dinner. For dinner, enjoy an authentic German meal at Southern Indiana’s premier German Restaurant, The Schnitzelbank while listening to live entertainment by local musicians!!(optional)
Make your way north to Tour West Baden Springs National Historic Landmark, formerly dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. A once thriving resort and spa during the 1920’s, the hotel housed a Jesuit seminary and private college after the stock market crash of 1929. Vacant since 1983, the property has undergone an exciting transformation and is back in full operation. Also tour the French Lick Resort & Casino. The resort has been brought back to its original charm and decadence through detailed renovation, restoration and an extreme passion to refurbish the past. For lunch visit the French Lick Winery and taste premium wines. After lunch head to Amish Country to an authentic Amish resetaurant, bakery, hotel, and various shops. Continue your tour with stops at the Amish Callar Shop, Raber’s Buggy Shop, Wagler’s Quilt Shop, and the Red Barn, then finish with buffet-style dining at the Gasthof Restaurant, serving up some of the best Amish homemade foods in Southern Indiana.
Start the day with a tour of beautiful Patoka Lake, Indiana’s second largest reservoir. Enjoy a scenic cruise aboard the Patoka Voyager to learn about the interesting history of the lake as you look for signs of the abundant wildlife including Bald Eagles and Osprey which may even be sitting on their nests. After your boat ride, enjoy the scenic views as your travel to St. Meinrad Archabbey, home to Benedicting monks that offers beautiful architecture as well as a peaceful retreat. Peruse the Abbey Press Gift Shop for the perfect inspirational gift. If your group chooses, join the monks for prayer and lunch. After lunch travel to Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial & Living Historic Farm where you will learn about the boyhood years of Abraham Lincoln with a tour of the visitor’s center, see the burial place of Lincoln’s mother, and stop at the living history farm where harvesting and farming still take place on the same fields as Abe and his father farmed years ago.
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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