Dubois County Museum
Known as one of the largest county museums in the state of Indiana, this museum showcases the rich German heritage and history of the Dubois County area. Take a journey back in time with a visit to the double log cabin, historic agricultural machinery collection and the furniture industry, sports and military exhibits. Visit the “Main Street Dubois County” featuring 17 rooms portraying life at the turn of the 20th century including a barber shop, bank, hotel, photographer and shoe shop. A hands-on area houses a one-room schoolhouse and play yard, an interactive Lewis and Clark expedition boat, dress-up area, and a log reading nook.
What a hidden gem! We spent hours here with the kids and my mom and everyone had a blast! So much to look at and discover. The history, scavenger hunts, and all the hands on activities were a hit! This is a must visit for all travelers and local residents. Everyone will truly enjoy the meticulous work the staff has put into this wonderful gem!
The “Old Jasper” District
Located along the Patoka River in the heart of Jasper, also known as the “Old Jasper” District explore and experience the historic attractions full of history, vitality, and serenity! While these attractions aren’t open regularly to the general public, give the Visitors Center a call and see if you can get a personalized tour!
The Monastery Immaculate Conception
Located in Ferdinand, the Sisters of Saint Benedict welcome you to tour and experience their home. Also located on the grounds of the Monastery is an outdoor Grotto and the Monastery Gift Shop. Tours are available Tuesday – Sunday. Don’t miss St. Benedicts Brew Works, known to be the only brewery located on the grounds of a Monastery in the entire United States!
Very welcoming monastery. Everyone was friendly and showed us around. A great visit!
Built in 1894, the grandstand at Huntingburg City Park has seen its share of exhibits, shows, races, and certainly baseball games. Book a tour to learn about the stadium & hear “behind the scene” stories while the movie, “A League Of Their Own” was being filmed. Check out a video shared on YouTube of the one-of-a-kind stadium!
THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!!
St. Joseph Catholic Church
St. Joseph Catholic Church just completed a restoration remodel. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this magnificent 1880 Romanesque, old-world-style church was built by the early parishioners and showcases priceless German stained-glass windows. Other features include Austrian-designed and imported mosaics with 50 million stones, pewter and marble statues, altars made of Italian marble, and a communion railing of onyx and brass. The tower, whose design was taken from that of the tower that houses Big Ben in London, stands at 235 feet tall, while the height from the floor to the apex of the groined naves totals 90 feet. Today the church is home to nearly 5,000 parishioners, who exemplify great pride in their past.