Welcome to Southern Indiana, where adventure and relaxation await you in equal measure! This region of the Hoosier State is often overlooked by travelers, but don’t be fooled by its unassuming reputation – there’s plenty to see, do, and savor here. Whether you’re an outdoors enthusiast, a history buff, a thrill-seeker, or simply looking to unwind for a relaxing weekend away, you’re sure to find it all here. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the top attractions in Southern Indiana, located within an hour drive of Dubois County.
If you’re looking to hit the jackpot, Southern Indiana’s French Lick Resort and Casino is located just 30 minutes from Jasper, the main hub of Dubois County. This historic property dates back to the early 20th century and not only includes a casino, but also features two championship golf courses, a full-service spa, and multiple restaurants and bars. Don’t miss the West Baden Springs Hotel, once called the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” be sure to stop by to admire the awe-inspiring atrium spanning 200 feet. Sit back and relax on the porch as you rock and take in the beautiful gardens surrounding the hotel.
Families with children will find plenty to keep them entertained in Southern Indiana. Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari, located in Santa Claus, Indiana, offer a thrilling selection of roller coasters, water rides, and other attractions for all ages. Big Splash Adventure in French Lick is another great option, featuring an indoor waterpark. Another must-see in French Lick is Wilstem Ranch offering animal encounters, ziplining, horseback and atv riding, and a drive-thru safari! Jasper is centrally located to these popular attractions, making it the perfect place to stay, allowing for short drives to fun adventures!
For a dose of nostalgia and history, stop by Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home just south of Dubois County. Abraham Lincoln spent his formative years in Spencer County with attractions showcasing his childhood. Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln State Park & Amphitheatre, and Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum are all located within a 30 minute drive of Dubois County.
Did you know that Southern Indiana is home to the longest cave system in the world? Visitors can take guided tours through the caves, admiring the stunning formations and learning about the geological history. Notable cave systems in the area include Indiana Caverns, Bluespring Caverns and Marengo Cave, all located within an hour drive of Dubois County.
Southern Indiana may be a hidden gem, but it’s definitely worth uncovering! From breathtaking caves and thrilling casinos to fun-filled amusement parks and family-friendly attractions, there’s something here for everyone. Pack your bags and set your GPS for Southern Indiana – you won’t be disappointed
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