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Enjoy this 3 day tour full of experiences that will create memories to last a lifetime!
The tour begins with a visit to the Dubois County Museum, featuring exhibits throughout the 47,000 sq. ft. display area. This one-of-a kind museum offers unique displays on the German heritage and culture in and around Dubois County, the history of the successful national and international manufacturing companies located in the area, a large exhibit of antique farm machinery, a Main Street Dubois County exhibit and much more. Next, tour the “Faithful Watchman over Jasper”, St. Joseph Church. 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. Enjoy lunch at a local spot. Snap’s is located near downtown Jasper and features a variety of sandwiches, entrees, and appetizers for everyone to enjoy. After lunch, take an educational tour of the nation’s largest remanufacturer of engines, Jasper Engines & Transmissions. Learn first-hand the process of remanufacturing engines including gas and diesel engines, transmissions, marine engines, electric motors, and many others. (Note: Closed-toe shoes must be worn for this tour.) After an eventful day relax at the hotel for a few hours before 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)
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 a relaxing morning on the lake take a tour of 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. Enjoy lunch at one of the well-known restaurants in French Lick and hit 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. Take the tour or visit the casino in hopes of winning BIG! After an afternoon at luxuriousFrench Lick, head back to Dubois County to enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at the Mill House. Built in 1947, the menu features a variety of unique entrees including barbeque specials, steak, & chicken. Recently added to the restaurant is The Basket Case Brewery, offering a unique blend of craft beer.
Day three 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 firsthand what is involved in making some ofthe 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.
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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