Southern Region of Indiana
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Two rolling rivers, a national forest, and lots of history come together to delight the traveler in Indiana's southern region. Fill your days with activities like caving, canoeing, stock car races, skiing, antiquing, following wine trails, and gaming. Discover history, adventure, fun, and natural beauty...all in southern Indiana.
Savor the delights of the Vinetree Farm Estate Winery and Art Gallery near Campbellsburg or the Huber Orchard and Winery near Starlight. Salem is home to the Salem Speedway which offers exciting racing action on its .555 mile oval track. Paoli provides the perfect place for downhill skiing and snowboarding in the winter. For summer fun, spend time hiking, horseback riding, or mountain biking in the Hoosier National Forest. In French Lick you'll be able to play golf, be pampered in the spa, or try your luck at the gaming tables. In West Baden Springs you will be amazed by massive domed roof that towers 5 stories above the lobby. The resort also features fine dining, championship golf, riding stables, and shopping. Hardy Lake near Austin is a great place for a picnic, to practice archery, take a hike, or go fishing. Marengo Cave has been creating family memories since 1883. Take a leisurely tour through their spectacular Crystal Palace, pan for gold, mine for gemstones, dip a candle, twist and crawl through their cave simulator, or explore an undeveloped natural cave.
History buffs will delight in a visit to Corydon - Indiana's first state capitol and the site of the only Civil War battle fought on Indiana soil. You will find Lincoln's boyhood home a short drive from Ferdinand. Take a walking tour of downtown Jasper and see the historic courthouse, vintage hardware, quaint shops, and grand churches. Visit New Albany's Main Street where you will marvel at the late 19th century mansions including the Culbertson Mansion, a three-story French Second Empire style structure. The Howard Steamboat Museum in Jeffersonville is housed in the 22 room, 3 story Howard mansion built in 1890.
Come on down and enjoy life in our south.
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