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Visitors Guide Southern Indiana

Turn to us when you’re not feeling so hot. There is never a good time for an illness or injury. But if it does happen, and your doctor’s office is closed, it’s nice to know that you can turn to one of Floyd Memorial’s Urgent Care Centers. And with two convenient locations, we are right

Treatment for most minor injuries and illnesses, including: Sore throats Earaches Sinus problems Congestion X-rays

there when you need us.

Floyds Knobs

New Albany

Urgent Care Center Highlander Point 800 Highlander Point Floyds Knobs, IN 47119 (812) 923-6336

Urgent Care Center Charlestown Road 5130 Charlestown Road, Ste 2 (near County Line Road) New Albany, IN 47150 (812) 949-1577

Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm Weekends/Holidays: 9am-5pm Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Monday-Friday: 8am-8pm Weekends/Holidays: 9am-5pm Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Day

Headaches Minor sports injuries Tick removal Insect bites and stings

to Southern Indiana, the Sunny Side of Louisville. What’s Inside Attractions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Public Golf Courses . . . . . . . . . . 10 Trails & Parks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Wine Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Area Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Shopping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Dining & Spirits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Calendar: What’s happening . . . . . . 26 Lodging Guide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bed & Breakfast. . . . . . . . . . . . . 30



Centennial Festival of Riverboats: Celebrating 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville

on the cover


TOP: Visitors enjoy the atrium of the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center. See more info on page 12. Photo by John Gilkey

The Southern Indiana Visitors’ Guide is a partnership publication between the News and Tribune and the Southern Indiana ClarkFloyd Convention & Tourism Bureau CONTRIBUTORS:




Providing exemplary library services Visit the Jeffersonville Township Public Library’s locations at:

Main Branch 211 East Court Avenue, Jeffersonville 812-285-5630 Clarksville Branch 1312 Eastern Boulevard, Clarksville 812-285-5640 Check out our website:

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Plan your wedding, reunion, holiday party or meeting with us today.

• 353 newly renovated rooms • Champion’s Grille (open for breakfast lunch & dinner)

• Indoor pool, outdoor pool, fitness room • 10,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space • Royal Ballroom accommodates up to 500 • Atlantis Water Park (visit • Complimentary airport shuttle & free parking • Group rates available • Easy access off I-65 exit

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center Louisville North 812-283-4411 505 Marriott Drive Clarksville, IN 47129

Slip down a 1/4 mile of


$8 per person on weekdays $10 per person on weekends Children under 1year FREE $80 for season pass


Call 812-283-1604

Open till first week of August

Includes one night stay at Clarion Hotel and 4 Day Passes to Atlantis for just $109 plus tax. Passes and night stay must be used at the same time. Located in Clarksville off I-65. Exit 1 next to Clarion Hotel & Derby Dinner.


attractions Atlantis Water Park

515 Marriott Drive Clarksville, IN 47129 812-283-4411

Open Memorial Day weekend Labor Day, 28,000 square foot wave pool, water slides, 5500 square foot kiddie pool and a concession stand.

Belle of Louisville*

401 West River Road Louisville, KY 40202 502-574-2992; 866-832-0011 The historic steamboat Belle of Louisville, which will turn 100 years old in 2014, is a must-do for visitors. Steam-powered, paddlewheel-driven. Call or check website for information.

Big Four Bridge Connects the Ohio River Greenway with Louisville's Waterfront Park and is open 24 hours a day accommodating pedestrians and cyclists.

Carnegie Center for Art & History

201 East Spring Street New Albany, IN 47150 812-944-7336 HOURS: Tues-Sat 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Art galleries, hand carved dioramas, and Underground Railroad exhibits, including the story of a woman who escaped slavery and became a Civil War nurse. *Nearby Attraction

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Join us for these great art exhibits in 2014! Through April 5, 2014 The Potential in Everything

Now on view!

Albertus Gorman and R. Michael Wimmer

May 9 - July 12 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie July 25 - October 11 Paintings by Rebecca Norton and Nicolas Jorcino

October 24, 2014 - January 10, 2015 Penny Sisto 201 East Spring Street New Albany, Indiana Open Tues-Sat, 10 am-5:30 pm Free Admission! • 812-944-7336 R. Michael Wimmer, Audubon’s Habitat (detail).



Chateau de Pique Winery Tasting room and Store

Southern Indiana Store 1305 Veterans Pkwy., Suite 850 Clarksville, IN 47129 HOURS: Mon-Thurs 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Sun Noon – 6 p.m. Tasting Room and gift shop for Seymour, Indiana winery; Special events available.

Local caverns Indiana Caverns

1267 Green Acres Dr. SW Corydon, IN 47112 812-734-1200 HOURS: Daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. April - October; Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. November - March Indiana Caverns offers visitors a variety of experiences: heights, depths, formations, a waterfall and an underground boat ride and ice age animal bones.

Marengo Cave

400 East State Road 64 Marengo, IN 47140 812-365-2705 HOURS: Memorial Day - Labor Day 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Winter 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Marengo Cave is a US National Landmark offering two easy walking tours, gem stone mining, and underground adventure crawling tours. Open daily

Squire Boone Caverns & Village

100 Squire Boone Cavern Rd. Mauckport, IN 47142 888-934-1804 Cave tours, grist mill, rock shop, candy shop, pioneer village, picnic and playground areas.

Churchill Downs*

700 Central Avenue Louisville, KY 40208 502-636-4400

Home of the Kentucky Derby. Live racing in spring and fall

Clark Cabin

Clarksville, IN 47129 812-280-9970

Derby Dinner Playhouse

525 Marriott Drive Clarksville, IN 47129 812-288-8281

Year-round dinner theater featuring the best of Broadway musicals and comedies. Full service All-American buffet. Eight shows per year; special performances on Mondays.

Division Street School

1803 Conservative Street New Albany, IN 47150 812-945-3204 HOURS: Apr-Oct Saturdays 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or by appointment. Restored 19th-century school preserving local African-American history.

Floyd County Historical Society Padgett Museum

Seasonal. Home of Revolutionary War General George Rogers Clark recreated and operated by the Department of Natural Resources.

509 West Main Street New Albany, IN 47150 812-949-2551 HOURS: Apr-Oct, Fri-Sat 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. or by appointment.

Clarksville Little Theater

Artifact exhibits on the history of Floyd County and on the county's contribution to the Civil War.

301 East Montgomery Street Clarksville, IN 47129 812-283-6522

1011 Utica-Charlestown Rd. Utica, IN 47130 812-282-0524

Culbertson State Historic Site

Seasonal. One-of-a-kind, garden and art collection at a nursery that offers rare trees, plants and garden sculptures.

William Culbertson moved to Indiana seeking a new life and became one of the richest men in Indiana. His mansion stands as an example of the tastes, ideals and lifestyle of people during the late 1800s.

1101 East Market Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-3728 HOURS: Tues - Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sun 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. This 22-room, late-Victorian mansion offers a look back into the era of the great steamboats that plied the inland waterways and which were built in the Howard Shipyards.

Huber's Orchard, Winery and Vineyards

19816 Huber Rd. Starlight, IN 47106 812-923-9463 HOURS: Winery: Nov-Apr Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun Noon – 6 p.m.; May -Oct Mon-Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Sun 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Farm-based winery/distillery and event center open yearround. Home to a farm market and U-Pick-It operation featuring strawberries, summer produce, pumpkins and Christmas trees.

Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden

Broadway-style performances are presented by the nation's oldest continuously operating community theater.

914 East Main Street New Albany, IN 47150 812-944-9600 culbertson HOURS: Jan-Mar:
Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Weekends by appointment; Apr-Dec:
Tues-Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sun, 1p.m. – 5p.m.

Howard Steamboat Museum

Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana*

11999 Casino Center Drive Elizabeth, IN 47117 812-969-6000 Since 1951 Horseshoe has been the premier casino. Our guests enjoy the best of everything luxurious hotel accommodations, award-winning restaurants, fabulous entertainment and, of course, legendry gambling.


Joe Huber Family Farm & Restaurant

2421 Engle Road Starlight, IN 47106 812-923-5255

Open year round. Country-style dinners, children's play areas, farm market, gift shop, fresh fruit, vegetables and hand-crafted gifts. Visit website for special events. Groups welcome.

Historic Tunnel Mill

3709 Tunnel Mill Road Charlestown, IN 47111 812-606-1264 HOURS: Apr 25-Nov. 30; Fri - Sun 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. or by appointment Hands-on living history education center featuring the 200-year-old National Register Landmark, John Work House and sites of Early American Industry.

Kentucky Derby Museum*

704 Central Avenue Louisville, KY 40208 502-637-1111 HOURS: Mon - Sat 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy tours of historic Churchill Downs. Visit two floors of hightech exhibits, watch “The Greatest Race,” ride in a ‘race’ and meet the resident horses.

Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay*

Located at I-65/264 Kentucky Exhibition Center Louisville, Kentucky General Info: 502-813-8200 HOURS: Summer: Open May 24-Aug 13; Kentucky Kingdom: Sun-Fri 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Hurricane Bay: Sun-Fri 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sat 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Fall: Open Aug 30, 31, Sept 1, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28; Mon 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Hurricane Bay Closed. Opening May 2014, the NEW Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay has all of the thrills, spills, fun and excitement to entertain you, your family and out of town guests. More than 60 thrilling rides and water attractions, including water slides and wave pools, steel and wooden coasters, King Louie’s Playland, plus food, games and shows.


727 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202 502-561-6100 HOURS: Sun - Thurs 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Fri - Sat 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Explore three floors of interactive exhibitions offering educational science fun for the whole family! Plus enjoy amazing films in the all-new 4-story digital theater.

Louisville Zoo*

1100 Trevilian Way Louisville, KY 40213 502 238-5331 HOURS: Sept - mid-March; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (stay until 5 p.m.); mid-March - Sept: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (stay until 6 p.m.) The Louisville Zoo provides animal care, visitor experiences, family entertainment, recreation and conservation education leadership. Open year-round with 1,500 exotic animals in beautiful, naturalistic habitats set in an amazing 134-acre botanical garden.

River City Winery

321 Pearl Street, New Albany, IN 47150 812-945-6463 HOURS: Tues-Thurs 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Historic downtown New Albany is home to award-winning winery that combines master of wine making with an executive chef; Wine tastings and special events; Part of the “Hoosier Wine Trail”

Schimpff's Confectionery

347 Spring Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-8367 HOURS: Mon - Fri 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Historic confectionery and lunch room complete with a 50's soda fountain and original tin ceiling. Candy museum and candy demonstration area offer a glimpse into historic candy making, packaging and advertising. Frequent live candymaking demonstrations.

Scribner House

State and Main Streets New Albany, IN 47150 812-949-1776 Special events or by appt.; Groups welcome. The oldest surviving building of any kind in New Albany built in 1814 by Joel Scribner, one of the city's founders, and was the first frame house built in the brand new river town. Continued on page 10

Muhammad Ali Center*

144 North Sixth Street Louisville, KY 40202 502-584-9254 HOURS: Tues - Sat 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun noon – 5 p.m. Multicultural institute with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life of Muhammad Ali based on his Six Core Principles: Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Respect, Giving, and Spirituality.

Paul W. Ogle Cultural & Community Center

4201 Grant Line Road New Albany, IN 47150 812-941-2525

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public golf courses Champion’s Pointe championspointe_home Champions Pointe is a Fuzzy Zoeller/ Clyde Johnston-designed 18-hole golf course carved through the gorgeous landscape of southern Indiana. Each hole of this par 72 layout offers a new and exciting challenge from tee to green. Paved cart paths bring these 18 holes together connecting tee boxes for every golfer’s skill level to the Zoysia grass fairways throughout the course. Multiple lakes and strategically placed bunkers add to the beauty of the slightly undulated greens. Champions Pointe is a demanding yet fair test for every golfer.

Covered Bridge Golf Club

Hidden Creek Golf Club

Covered Bridge Golf Club is a Fuzzy Zoeller/ Clyde Johnson designed 18-hole course, nestled on a gently rolling plain at the foot of Southern Indiana’s famous Floyds Knobs. Each hole has been laid out to emphasize the natural beauty of the landscape and panorama. The par 72 circuit features five lakes, a meandering creek and is pleasantly forested. The greens are gently contoured and the bunker placement is challenging, but not punishing. Paved cart paths connect all tees and carts can be driven anywhere on the course’s Zoysia grass fairways. Each hole offers a choice of five separate tees matching the course to the ability level of a player.

Southern Indiana’s only 27 hole course, Hidden Creek offers the18-hole Creek/Lake or the nine-hole links-style course perfect for those short on time or great for beginning golfers. Enjoy the tiered practice range with short game area and practice bunkers. The pro-shop is complete with all the latest in equipment from Taylor Made and Titleist and clothing from Adidas, Ashworth, and Monterey. Many deals and sales run throughout the year. Stop in and check out the latest in equipment and styles.

Valley View Golf Club Located in beautiful Floyds Knobs, Indiana, Valley View’s 6,500 yard, 18 hole, par 71 course is just minutes away from Louisville, Kentucky. Situated along a towering wooded hillside, the autumn foliage is breathtaking during the months of late September and October. The bentgrass greens are sneaky with subtle breaks that are hard to detect without multiple rounds being played. Water hazards, sand and grass bunkers are all part of what makes the course such a great challenge.

Wooded View Golf Course Wooded View Golf Course is an 18-hole course located in a beautiful wooded setting with no homes to restrict your play. It is located 1 mile from I-65 and five miles north of the river in the town’s Lapping Memorial Park. A pro shop, lounge and outdoor patio make the Clubhouse an excellent place to relax before or after play. Wooded View is open daily and tee times may be made.


Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory*

The Frazier History Museum*

800 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202 877-775-8443 HOURS: Mon - Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Special Extended Hours in the Summer Fascinating, fun bat factory tour. Interactive exhibits. Historic memorabilia. Personalized bats available. World’s Biggest Bat. Free mini bat with tour.

Spirit of Jefferson*

829 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40203 502-753-5663 HOURS: Mon - Sat 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sun noon – 6 p.m. From Toy Soldiers to Teddy Roosevelt’s Big Stick and Daniel Boone’s family bible, the Frazier History Museum brings more than 1,000 years of world history to life. The Frazier’s permanent collections are joined by an incomparable mix of special exhibition


Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery and Bicycle Rentals

415 East Riverside Drive Clarksville, IN 47129 812-285-8850 HOURS: Apr - Oct

Ice cream treats and bicycle rentals overlooking Ashland Park along the Ohio River Greenway.

Vintage Fire Museum and Safety Education Center

401 West River Road Louisville, KY 40202 502-574-2992; 866-832-0011 The Spirit of Jefferson is a charming riverboat cruising the Ohio River. Fun for the family, runs most of the year. Call/check website for cruising information.

723 Spring Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-4705

Expanded hours in summer; Winter hours Fridays 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. and Sat10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Nationally-known collection of beautiful fire fighting engines and artifacts; it tells the complete story of firefighting in this country back to the 1700's. Buses welcome.

*Nearby Attraction

• Just minutes to I-65 and downtown Louisville • Everyday reasonable rates • Full service bar and restaurant • Book a tee time on line at or call (812)246-2556

Hidden Creek Golf Course 4975 Utica Sellersburg Road Sellersburg, IN 47172


trails& parks The Sunny Side of Louisville has many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors from state parks to municipal parks. There are four state owned and managed properties that offer a variety of activities such as hiking, fishing, swimming and camping. Additionally the parks offer interpretive programs to help visitors learn more about the area’s resources, history or to simply enjoy nature more. Charlestown State Park

12500 Highway 62 Charlestown, IN 47111 812-256-5600

Seasonal Park (open year-round. Hiking trails, fishing, camping and picnic areas. Boat ramp into Ohio River. Interpretive programs. Indiana State Park admission fees apply.

Clark State Forest

9000-9136 Brownstown Road Henryville, IN 47126 812-294-4306 Indiana’s oldest forest featuring fishing, camping, hiking trails, and bridle trails. Southern terminus of the 58-mile Knobstone Trail, the longest hiking trail in Indiana.

Deam Lake State Recreation Area

1217 Deam Lake Road Borden, IN 47106 812-246-5421

Hiking, camping, fishing, forest education center, picnicking, swimming, beach and rowboat rental; 68 Class A horse camping sites. Cabin rentals.

Falls of the Ohio State Park and Interpretive Center

(812) 280-9970 201 West Riverside Dr., Clarksville, IN 47129

STATE PARK: Access 400-million-year-old Devonian fossil beds and experience the largest exposure of these fossils in the world. Guided tours are available. The State Park is open seven days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. INTERPRETIVE CENTER: This museum features more than 100 different exhibits that show a taste of geological history and ancient life, the natural environment, wildlife and history of the falls. Featuring an award winning 14 minute movie about the exciting history at the Falls of the Ohio. Interpretive Center hours Monday thru Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


The Indiana African American Heritage Trail


This trail highlights significant historic places and tell a story of the state’s rich African American history and heritage. Begin your journey at the Depot in the Jeffersonville Quadrangle which serves as the trail’s local welcome center. Other local stops include the newly opened slave cabin replica at the George Rogers Clark Home site in Clarksville and Division Street School in New Albany.

Along the Ohio River Greenway, projects in each of the communities have provided access to the river and its scenic beauty. Jeffersonville has constructed a terrace lawn and trails that provide pedestrian and bicycle access along the river. Clarksville’s segment of the Greenway passes through the Falls of the Ohio State Park and historic sites where Revolutionary War General George Rogers Clark once lived and where Lewis and Clark joined for their expedition. In New Albany, the Greenway incorporates a trail along the river that passes the city’s newly-renovated amphitheater and provides spectacular vistas of the river, the award-winning Sherman Minton Bridge and the McAlpine Lock and Dam complex.

Indiana’s Historic Pathways

Features sites in Clark and Floyd Counties. The pathway tells the region’s unique history while showcasing the region’s strikingly varied land forms, its wealth of mineral and natural resources, its small and distinctive communities, its role in national transportation and commerce.

The Fruit and Flowers Trail

The Fruit and Flowers Trail includes orchards, gardens, farm markets and restaurants that celebrate local homegrown bounty. Visit each venue and pick up a local recipe to take home. Clark and Floyd Counties are well represented along the trail. Participants include the Huber’s Winery, Orchard and Vineyards along with the Joe Huber Restaurant in Starlight and the Hidden Hill Nursery in Utica.

Ohio River Scenic Byway

The Ohio River Scenic Byway meanders along the Ohio River banks, hugging its shoreline and offering almost continuous views of the river. The history of the Ohio is found both in rural landscapes and quaint river communities, covering periods from Native American habitation through western settlement, affecting transportation patterns and industrialization.

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Indiana Uplands Wine Trail

Visit ten wineries with more than 241 wines along the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail in

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south-central Indiana. At wineries along the trail you’ll sip wines that are truly an expression of our land, climate and history elegant and balanced, glass after glass, from vines right

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Southern Indiana is home to beautiful rolling hills and wonderfully unique wineries. The Hoosier Wine Trail, made up of 9 boutique wineries, closely follows the I-64 corridor making travel between wineries both delicious and easy. Visit multiple wineries in a day or spread the fun out over the course of multiple weeks. Indiana’s backroads are also an alluring option allowing you to cruise 100 mile trail at a more relaxed pace while giving you the opportunity to take in the sites in addition to sampling our award-winning wines. The Hoosier Wine Trail includes these local wineries:

here in a distinctive grape-growing region called the Indiana Uplands.
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cellars and celebrations; saving and savoring, toasting and tasting.
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Celebrate America's rich Southern heritage with a cruise on the mighty Ohio River during Louisville's Centennial Festival of Riverboats. In October 2014, nine riverboats will provide the backdrop as Louisville and Southern Indiana play host to a historic six-day festival of art, Bourbon, music and culture. Enjoy live music, sample the finest spirits in the world and experience history first-hand as we celebrate the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville.


Centennial Festival of Riverboats

Louisville will be the host of the Centennial Festival of Riverboats, a historic gathering and celebration of American riverboat heritage occurring downtown October 14-19, 2014. The event, being held to honor the 100th birthday of the Belle of Louisville, will be marked by the gathering of nine different riverboats from across the country, all cruising the same span of the Ohio River over the course of the six day festival held at Louisville’s internationallyacclaimed Waterfront Park. Tickets for the event are available for purchase online at Festival goers will have the opportunity to not only show their local pride by taking cruises on the Belle of Louisville, but also to participate in music, dinner, tasting and special event cruises on eight other boats as well, all gathered from river ports around the country for this special occasion.

Additionally, all are welcome to enjoy the celebration happening on the banks of the Ohio River at Louisville’s award-winning Waterfront Park. Hosts in Louisville will be bringing the best of what the Bluegrass has to offer to the Festival, including concerts, bourbon tastings, artistic pavilions, fireworks shows and storytelling, all amongst the visual spectacle of nearly a dozen riverboats meeting on the Ohio River. The other boats that will be joining the Centennial Festival of Riverboats are: The Spirit of Jefferson (Louisville, KY) The Belle of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH) The Spirit of Peoria (Peoria, IL) The River Queen (Newport, KY) The General Jackson (Nashville, TN) The Anson Northrup (St. Paul, MN) The Colonel (Galveston, TX) The American Queen (Memphis, TN)

The Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the world. Though we know her today as the Belle of Louisville, she was originally named the Idlewild when she was built in 1914 in Pittsburgh. She was originally designed to be a ferry and day packet vessel, for freight work, and was also outfitted for her later career as an excursion boat. Completely paddlewheel-driven with a steel hull that draws only 5’ of water, she was able to travel on virtually every navigable inland waterway, earning her the distinction of being the most widely traveled river steamboat in the nation. The Belle was named a National Historic Landmark in 1989. 20 SOUTHERN INDIANA VISITORS GUIDE 2014 | CLARKSVILLE, JEFFERSONVILLE, NEW ALBANY |

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shopping Make your visit more fun by seeking out some of the region’s best shopping areas. You can find quaint downtowns to shopping malls to gift shops at area attractions. The area’s easy interstate system and local streets make getting around easy.

Clarksville Clarksville is the region’s shopping destination and features a variety of national retailers. There are plenty of stores and restaurants along Lewis and Clark Parkway (I-65, Exit 4), Veterans Parkway (I-65, Exit 5) or Eastern Blvd. (I-65, Exit 2). The latest hits are always playing on the 12-screen theatre located between Lewis and Clark Parkway and Veterans Parkway. A popular store in Clarksville is the Bass Pro Shops which is the chain’s second largest store, second only to its headquarters in Missouri. Outdoor and golf enthusiasts will find plenty here plus will enjoy the many special events/ seminars held throughout the year.

GREENTREE MALL Located on Lewis and Clark Parkway. GreenTree Mall features JC Penny, Sears, Dillards, Books a Million and many specialty shops for everyone to enjoy.

Bass Pro Shops

951 East Lewis and Clark Parkway Clarksville, IN 47129 812-218-5500 280,000-square-foot store is Bass Pro’s largest east of the Mississippi River

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JEFFERSONVILLE Jeffersonville shopping is a mix of historic downtown and modern suburban areas. The downtown features a variety of specialty retail shops along with restaurants, bakeries and event center. When you stroll along Spring Street in downtown you may be mesmerized by the smell of cinnamon coming from Schimpff’s Confectionery as they make their famous red hots. Antique seekers will appreciate the number of treasures found in the downtown stores. Suburban areas features major retailers and restaurants along with locally owned and many of these are located along 10th Street.

FARMERS’ MARKET Browse the year-round farmer’s market in downtown Jeffersonville for a selection of locally grown produce, herbs and meats plus there are specialty items such as coffee and soaps.

Jeff Main Street

Jeffersonville Main Street Inc. is a nonprofit organization working to continue the revitalization of the commercial and residential districts of downtown Jeffersonville.Visit the website to find downtown businesses, restaurants, events and other great features.

NEW ALBANY DOWNTOWN Downtown New Albany is alive with new businesses, new restaurants and new retail stores. In the past 5 years more than 90 new businesses have moved into downtown New Albany and the vast majority of those businesses being locally owned and operated.

FARMERS’ MARKET The New Albany Farmers Market features vendors that have locally grown produce, meat, cheese, baked goods as well as crafts (soaps, candles, etc), local artists, and not for profit organizations. Items sold must be created/produced locally in our region (from Southern Indiana, Northern Kentucky, Ohio, etc). Located at the New Albany Firehouse Headquarters Station on the corner of 4th and Market in downtown New Albany.


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dining&spirits Great food and friendly service are always at the top of the menu for Southern Indiana restaurants no matter the size of the establishment. There are many aspiring chefs and restaurant owners that are dedicated to creating memorable experiences for their customers. You will appreciate the wide variety of flavors and cuisines offered at Sunny Side restaurants.

Many restaurants feature local favorites with their creations or use local ingredients. Plus many serve local wines or craft brews. If you can’t decide on the cuisine then you can pick your favorite Sunny Side restaurant by its location. There are fun river views, charming historic downtowns, scenic rolling hills, small towns or retail shopping areas.

Restaurant Row in Jeffersonville Rocky’s Sub Pub, Buckhead Mountain Grill, Bearno’s, Kingfish, Hooters and Bristol Bar & Grille. Six restaurants overlook the mighty Ohio River in Jeffersonville offering great dining with incredible views of the Louisville skyline. Located on Riverside Dr. between Southern Indiana Ave. and Ohio Ave.

DOWNTOWN NEW ALBANY Downtown New Albany is a dining destination and you can feel the current revitalization of this downtown that was once Indiana’s largest city. There are international flavors (including Cuban, French, Italian, Mexican and Irish) or American favorites to appeal to your taste buds. Finding your way around in downtown is easy with the many forks in the roads – literally – marking the way. You will be welcomed into the dining district when you spot the giant fork in the road on Market Street and then forks painted on the streets will point you to the restaurants. Plus there is a winery and microbrewery that not only feature spirits but chef created dishes. Special events throughout the year create festive times for the downtown. But don’t limit yourself to downtown for just dinner there are great places for breakfast, coffee and shopping.

CLARKSVILLE Clarksville has a wide range of restaurants along Veterans Parkway and Lewis and Clark Parkway as well as others on Green Tree Boulevard and Eastern Boulevard. The town has the highest density of restaurants on the Sunny Side. A bit of history you may not know is that the Texas Roadhouse chain actually started in Clarksville. The company was founded on February 17, 1993, at the GreenTree Mall in Clarksville by entrepreneur Kent Taylor.


Sunny Side Spirits The Sunny Side has some truly “spirited” locations to visit that make your trip special. Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyards Located in the rural community of Starlight, Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyards is the older of the two local wineries and boasts some of the best wines in the region. One full wall of their tasting room holds awards won over the years. In addition to wines, Huber’s is the state’s only licensed distillery producing brandies from wines. Soon craft whiskies, vodkas and other spirits.

RIVER CITY WINERY Historic downtown New Albany is home to awardwinning winery, River City Winery, that combines the mastery of wine making and the creations of an executive chef. Wines have been selected for international awards and selected by locals as Readers’ Choice. Sample wines at wine tastings.

NEW ALBANIAN BREWing Company But wines aren’t the only spirited beverage that brings people to the area. The New Albanian Brewing Company operates two craft breweries in New Albany. The principal brewery is located just off Grant Line Road in New Albany. In 2009 the brewery expanded with the opening of the Bank Street Brewhouse in downtown New Albany. Both breweries offer a wide range of craft beers and food selections. The Public House off Grantline Road is in the same building as its sister restaurant, Sportstime Pizza and offers “pub grub” while the Bank Street Brewhouse offers a more elegant cuisine.


what’s happening Raptor Day at Charlestown State Park


April 19 – Learn about birds of prey and bird watching. Hardy Lake Raptor Rehab Center will bring several of their birds for visitors to see up-close. Telescopes will be set up to observe birds in their native habitat. "Non-live" raptor programs and children's activities will be guided by Naturalist at Heart.

May 24 & 25 – Quality artisans will showcase their talents with demonstrations and offering one-of-a-kind creations for purchase; Antique dealers will have a variety of products that will delight the treasure hunter or decorator

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where: Charlestown State Park ON THE WEB:

KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL April 11 – May 4 - Events celebrating the upcoming 140th Kentucky Derby; Highlighted events are Thunder Over Louisville, hot air balloon activities, marathon, steamboat race, wine festival, beer festival, parade and “Derby Chow Wagons” on Louisville waterfront. WHERE: various locations ON THE WEB:

THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE April 12 - One of America’s largest fireworks show! The fireworks are synchronized to themed music. An afternoon airshow precedes the fireworks. The airshow features civilian and military aircraft; a highlight will be the “Blue Angels”. Festival along the Ohio River with food vendors to help you make a full-day of “Thunder” and come early to pick your favorite viewing spot. TIME: Airshow starts at 3:00 p.m., Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Ohio River riverfront – Jeffersonville and Clarksville ON THE WEB:

KENTUCKY DERBY May 3 – The top 20 Thoroughbreds compete in the 140th annual “Greatest two minutes in sports.”
 WHERE: Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY ON THE WEB:

WHERE: Howard Steamboat Museum, Jeffersonville

CLARK DAYS June 28 & 29 - Celebrate the founder of Clarksville and Louisville, the revolutionary war hero George Rogers Clark. This weekend event features reenactors, guest speakers, guided cabin tours, pioneer activities, and more! TIME: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: George Rogers Clark Home Site, Clarksville ON THE WEB:


Free Fishing Weekend

May 24 – Strawberry season kicks off in Starlight with build-your-own shortcake, carnival rides, booth games and plenty of food at the 36th annual Strawberry Festival hosted by St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Get some strawberries to take home with you at the festival or nearby Joe Huber Family Farm & Restaurant or Huber Orchard, Winery and Distillery.

June 28-29 – Free outdoor activities, open to all ages. We will teach you everything you need to know about fishing! 

TIME: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. WHERE: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Floyds Knobs ON THE WEB: strawberryfestival

BATTLE AT TUNNEL MILL June 7 & 8 - The American Civil War comes to Indiana. Guards were placed on the mill to prevent Morgan’s Raiders from sabotaging it. Re-enactors will portray what could have occurred had Morgan targeted the mill. Admission is free. Parking is $10 per car.
 WHERE: Historic Tunnel Mill, Charlestown ON THE WEB:

CHARLESTOWN FOUNDERS DAY June 19 – 21 – 14th annual community celebration featuring arts & crafts, children’s games, music, parade and fireworks.

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Where: Sam Peden Community Park 3037 Grantline Road, New Albany, IN

SELLERSBURG CELEBRATES! August 21 - 23 - Over 150 food and crafts booths, free entertainment, carnival rides, parade, pancake breakfast, balloon glow, community luncheon. A family friendly-event in a clean and pleasant community park setting. Something for people of all ages.

 WHERE: Silver Creek Township Park, Sellersburg ON THE WEB:

ART IN SPEED PARK August 23 & 24 - Juried art show recognized as one of the region’s best shows featuring the nation’s finest artisans and musical talents; Children’s workshops and performing art demonstrations; Vast array of food selections and wine garden
 TIME: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. WHERE: Speed Park, Sellersburg ON THE WEB:

WHERE: Greenway Park and Charlestown City Square, Charlestown ON THE WEB:


ongoing entertainment UTICA HOMECOMING FESTIVAL September 5 & 6 - Celebrate this river town with an old-fashioned reunion featuring live music, parade, benefit auction, car show, lots of food, games, video gaming booth, free children’s inflatable play area and booths. 
WHERE: Community Park, Utica ON THE WEB:

DIGGING THE PAST! A CELEBRATION OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND FOSSILS September 13 - Hands-on activities for adults and children – atlatl-dart throwing, corn grinding by hand, mock dig for artifacts and guided fossil bed hikes. 

 TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. WHERE: Falls of the Ohio State Park and Interpretive Center, Clarksville ON THE WEB:

HARVEST HOMECOMING October 4 - 12 - On the beautiful Ohio River for 47 years. Parade, rides, entertainment, kids’ events, craft/food booths and more! Admission charge at some events. WHERE: Downtown New Albany and Riverfront, New Albany ON THE WEB:

CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL OF RIVERBOATS October 14 - 19 - Nine historic riverboats will celebrate Belle of Louisville’s 100th birthday with cruises, boat races, balloon glow, art, bourbon, music, fireworks and parades. See pg 20 WHERE: Louisville Riverfront, Louisville ON THE WEB:

STEAMBOAT DAYS October 16 - 19 - Festival held in conjunction with Centennial Festival of Riverboats in Louisville, KY. Parade of boats, artist vendors and demonstrations, musical and stage performances. WHERE: Jeffersonville Riverfront, Jeffersonville ON THE WEB:

AUTUMN ON THE RIVER October 18 & 19 - Nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana and on the banks of the Ohio River is Bethlehem. Check out this annual festival for a fun look into this village’s history and tour the historic three-room schoolhouse. Festival features live music, arts & crafts, antiques, parade and live auction. WHERE: Old Schoolhouse Grounds, Bethlehem



October 4 - Enjoy a fall evening at this massive state park as you look at the moon, planets, objects in the Milky Way and galaxies beyond. Use your own telescope or one provided.

November 28 – January 1 – Christmas in Charlestown is an enchanting time with thousands of glittering lights at Greenway Park, City Square and Family Activities Park; Don’t miss the animated lights show synchronized to music on the Square; A carriage ride or a ride on the ‘train’ are great ways to see the lights; Other activities are ice skating, visit with Santa Claus and more; Light-Up festivities on Friday, November 28

TIME: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. WHERE: Charlestown State Park, Charlestown ON THE WEB:

WHERE: Charlestown ON THE WEB:


Park created as part of City of New Albany Bicentennial Celebration in 2013 hosts summer evening concerts on Friday nights and special events for the holiday season in November and December. WHERE: Corner of Spring Street and Pearl Street, New Albany OPEN: Memorial Day thru December ON THE WEB: CALL FOR INFO: 812-948-5333


Floating performance venue anchored at the Terraced Lawn on Jeffersonville’s river bank. RiverStage offers free, seasonal entertainment ranging from Broadway-type shows, to films, to concerts. WHERE: South of the intersection of Spring St. and Riverside Dr. in Jeffersonville OPEN: Memorial Day thru Labor Day ON THE WEB: CALL FOR INFO: (812) 280-4711


Plays, performances, concerts, musical events. Free Admission. Summer Concert Series: June-August WHERE: 201 Water Street, New Albany OPEN: Memorial Day - Labor Day ON THE WEB:


Bring your lawn chairs & enjoy an evening of music. German bands, concert bands, folk & Big Bands in a Norman Rockwell setting. WHERE: Corner of Spring St. & Court Ave., Jeffersonville OPEN: Mid-May thru September Fridays at 7:30p.m. ON THE WEB: CALL FOR INFO: (812) 283-0301









lodging guide 102


Best Western Green Tree Inn

1425 Broadway Street, Clarksville, IN 47129 812-288-9281

BEST WESTERN Plus Louisville West

411 West Spring Street New Albany, IN 47150 812-283-4411

Candlewood Suites

1419 Bales Lane, Clarksville, IN 47129 812-284-6113


Clarion Inn & Conference Center

505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, IN 47129 812-283-4411



360 Eastern Boulevard Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-2100


Days Inn and Suites (Jeffersonville) 354 Eastern Boulevard, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-288-7100


Days Inn (Sellersburg) 7618 Old State Road 60, Sellersburg, IN 47172 812-246-4451




Comfort Inn Sellersburg

111 Enterprise Way, Sellersburg, IN 47172 812-246-1200

Comfort Suites

Fairfield Inn & Suites

619 North Shore Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-8220

Hampton Inn (Clarksville) 1501 Broadway Street, Clarksville, IN 47129 812-280-1501









Hampton Inn (New Albany) 506 West Spring Street, New Albany, IN 47150 812-944-4600



Home Lodge

363 Triangle Drive, Sellersburg, IN 47172 812-246-6332

Motel 6 (Jeffersonville) 2016 Hospitality Way, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-283-7703


Motel 6 (GEORGETOWN) 1079 North Luther Road, Georgetown, IN 47122 812-923-0441


Ramada Louisville North

360 Triangle Drive Sellersburg, IN 47172 812-246-3131



Sheraton Louisville Riverside

700 West Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-6711

Suburban Extended Stay

1620 Leisure Way, Clarksville, IN 47129 812-283-9696


Super 8 Motel

2012 Hospitality Way, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-282-8000



TownePlace Suites

703 North Shore Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-280-8200

Value Place

1811 Independence Court, Clarksville, IN 47129 812-285-0100


NOTE: This information was accurate at the time of printing. Contact your selected lodging choice to confirm details. Various restrictions apply where pets are concerned. Some limit types of animals. Others requite a security deposit. Please check before booking.

Wooded Glen Retreat & Conference Center

2602 Hebron Church Road Henryville, IN 47126 812-294-3770

The only dedicated retreat center in Clark and Floyd Countries offers 50 rooms, conference rooms and dining in a location away from the noise and distractions of the big city.



Bed& Breakfast

1877 House Country Inn

Old Bridge Inn

2408 Utica-Sellersburg Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-285-1877

131 West Chestnut Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-284-3580

3 Guest Rooms full of country charm in a rural setting.

5 Guest Rooms grace this 1836 built home which offers all private baths. Rooms are furnished in antiques. Walk to shops, restaurants and the river.

Admiral Bicknell Inn

600 East Main Street New Albany, IN 47150 812-981-8000

6 Guest Rooms are featured in this stately mansion on New Albany’s Mansion Row.

Market Street Inn

330 West Market Street Jeffersonville, IN 47130 812-285-1877

7 Guest Rooms located a block from the Ohio River with a roof top patio for all guests to share.

Rose Wind Farm B&B

7646 Chapel Hill Road Starlight, IN 47106 812-923-0762

Two bedroom cottage with full kitchen idealicly located near Starlight attractions. Hot tub, fireplace and grill.

Starlight Country Cabin

7814 St. John Road Floyds Knobs, IN 47119 812-923-2065 A great escape in the hills of Southern Indiana.

The Pepin Mansion

1003 East Main Street New Albany, IN 47150 812-725-9186

Located on historic “Mansion Row” in New Albany; Built in 1851 and restored in 2013. Hosting accommodations, weddings, receptions, private parties, business meetings, retreats, Derby whole house rental.

Stone Rest Inn

8757 Rufing Road Greenville, IN 47124 812-923-8242 Five guest rooms. Also booking weddings, receptions and banquets at this tranquil location



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Southern Indiana Visitors guide 2014  
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