The winter season in southern Indiana can be spent staying warm & cozy at one of the unique vacation rental homes or Bed & Breakfasts. A simple weekend getaway to relax and recharge with charming downtowns featuring unique eateries, local shops to browse and historic attractions to explore.
Bring the entire family for a weekend getaway to enjoy affordable, family-fun attractions including; Jumping Jasper, an indoor inflatable park and arcade, The Playce, an indoor-playground and cafe, Broken Tee sports simulator and more!
Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, Dubois County is a treasure trove of creativity and heritage. One of Jasper’s newest attractions is the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, featuring three art galleries displaying work from artists from around the country and also host of a variety of unique workshops teaching the workings of painting, pottery and clay turning, and more. Jasper Community Arts has an annual live performance schedule that brings in a variety of live performances featuring musicians, plays and more at either the historic Astra Theater or the Jasper Arts Center.
Exhibits on display at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center include work from Robert Denning (through Jan. 28), Rob Millard Mendez (through Feb. 25), and Brigham Dimick & Michelle Oosterbaan (Jan. 4 – Feb. 25)
Denning’s exhibit features artwork that uses printmaking, painting, drawing, and mixed media process to construct multi-layered illusionistic mixed media compositions. Denning is a Professor of Art at the University of North Carolina.
Mendez, a Professor of Art in the Art and Design Department at USI exhibit features an array of handcrafted wood and mixed media sculptures.
Dimick and Oosterbaan exhibits will be announced in early January.
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Dubois County is home to affordable hotel stays for the perfect family vacations, charming bed & breakfasts for romantic weekend getaways and unique airbnb stays!
Bring the entire family for an affordable weekend getaway to southern Indiana. With a variety of vacation rentals and hotels, your stay in Dubois County will create memories for you family to cherish for years to come.
Learn about the history and heritage of the region at the Dubois County Museum and Jasper City Mill or take the kids to burn off some energy at one our our popular family attractions including Jumping Jasper, The Playce, The Skate Palace, Eastown Recreation Bowling or Broken Tee.
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.
Indoor Activities in Dubois County
With so many new & fun things to experience, Dubois County is your perfect winter weekend getaway. Start your day by twisting your own pretzel at Tell City Pretzel Factory and then burn some energy at Jumping Jasper, the Skate Palace or the Playce, a new toddler indoor playground. Looking for things to enjoy with older kids? The Broken Tee, an indoor simulator offers games of all kinds to try or try out one of the escape rooms at Puzzles & Padlocks. For more ideas, read our blog on ideas to keep the kids busy during Christmas break.
While the kids are off school between Christmas & New Years, check out this list of recommendations on activities & things to do in Dubois County to have fun or to burn some energy that has built up from all the sweet treats! 1. Jumping Jasper is sure to...
Sweets & Treats for the Kids!
A vacation isn’t complete without any sweets or treats! Shop a variety of our locally owned shops featuring kids toys, candies & ice cream!
Tour Historic Attractions
Dubois County is a destination rich in history and brimming with captivating historic attractions. Experience the stories of the past as they come to life, promising a memorable experience to remember for years to come.
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!
St. Joseph Catholic Church, located in Jasper is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is open to the public to take a personal tour and view the beautiful stained glass windows and mosaics above the altar.
Request A Visitors Guide
The official Dubois County Visitors Guide is your go-to resource for all there is to discover in southern Indiana. Did you know we mail a FREE guide upon all online requests?
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