Welcome to LAWRENCE COUNTY INDIANA
VISITOR GUIDE Williams Covered Bridge
Visitor information for Bedford & Mitchell in Southern Indiana
America’s Greatest Voyage Into Earth!
Bluespring Caverns Park
Explore the underground aboard an electric-powered boat, enjoy our 1/2 mile trail around Indiana’s largest sinkhole, prospect for gems at the “Myst’ry River Gemstone Mine”, and browse our unique gift shop. Enjoy the day!
Open Every Day, March 16 thru October 31. Caverns tours leave hourly or more often. Located 1/2 mile off U.S. Hwy. 50, 5 miles southwest of Bedford, IN.
(812) 279-9471 www.BluespringCaverns.com
Welcome to Lawrence County! Our home is called “Limestone Country” because of the stone terrain found here. It is an outdoor playground of caves, forests, rivers, Bluespring Caverns and Spring Mill State Park. Limestone, astronauts and persimmons are a few of the many unique experiences you'll find. We’re glad you’re here! Tonya Chastain Executive Director
Plan Your Trip
Stop by the Lawrence County Visitors Center on 533 W Main St. in historic downtown Mitchell, just 3-1/2 miles from Spring Mill State Park. Open Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-4:30pm. Brochures available in lobby 24/7. 800-798-0769 • email@example.com LimestoneCountry.com limestonecountry
The largest cities in Lawrence County are Bedford, the county seat, and Mitchell, the home of Spring Mill State Park. Lawrence County is located 1-1/2 hours south of Indianapolis and 2-1/2 hours southwest of Cincinnati.
Contents Recreation����������������������������������������������� 2-7 Outdoor Adventures����������������������������� 2-5 Camping & Golfing�������������������������������� 6-7 Attractions����������������������������������������������8-12 Music, Art & Culture����������������������������������9 Astronaut Heritage���������������������������������10 Home of Indiana Limestone�������������������11
About the Cover: Indiana's longest double span covered bridge was built in 1884 in the town of Williams. Today, it is on the National Register of Historic Places and welcomes bikers and hikers across the East Fork of the White River.
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The hills, forests and rivers in Lawrence County offer unique adventures for all explorers.
Hoosier National Forest
With over 203,000 acres spanning across nine Indiana Counties, Hoosier National Forest offers trails, rolling hills, wildlife, fishing and much more. Hunters are welcome, but must pick up a boundary line map from the Hoosier National Forest Office prior to hunting.
Enjoy your Hoosier Lawrence County boasts 16,282 acres of National Forest; offering hiking, biking and horse trails. The Forest office and nature store is in Bedford. These public lands also offer fishable ponds, nature watching, and hunting opportunities. Come enjoy the Hoosier National Forest! fs.usda.gov/hoosier 2
Spring Mill State Park - The
hilly hiking trails, playground, nature center, outdoor swimming pool, Grissom Memorial and Pioneer Village make this park the perfect escape for families and one of the most popular state parks in the Midwest. Take a step back in time in a restored 1800s settlement in the Pioneer Village. An interpretive cast of characters show and tell how each one of them helped the community thrive. There’s even a real working gristmill. Spring Mill State Park is also home to campgrounds (pg 6), the Grissom Memorial (pg 10), Spring Mill Inn (pg 24) and Millstone Dining Room (pg 27.)
Hidden Gems: Park Favorites
Twin Caves – Take an underground boat ride through the chilly caves. Boat Rentals - Rent a boat, go fishing and explore the waters of this stunning park. Mountain Bike Rental – Hit the trail or try the specially designed bike terrain area.
The adventures waiting here are as unique and colorful as the people who find them. in.gov/dnr/parklake/2968.htm
Bedford Parks – Kick back and enjoy an easy day at the local park. Throughout Bedford, you’ll find swimming, picnic areas, a limestone bandshell, a skate park, playgrounds, a basketball court and more. bedfordparks.com
Bluespring Caverns Park – Below the earth’s surface surrounded by
limestone, passengers explore the nation’s longest underground river. Cave guides navigate along the subterranean waterway pointing out native, rare blind fish. Back on the surface, visitors can prospect for gemstones, fossils and arrowheads. Open Mar. 16-Oct. 31. 1459 Bluespring Caverns Rd., Bedford. bluespringscaverns.com See ad on inside front cover
Lawrence County Recreational Park – Thrill-seekers love this place in Springville for its trails, hills, meadows and woods perfect for ATV and motorcycle riders. Home to the ABATE of Indiana Boogie held each July. 812-275-0186
Milwaukee Road Transportation Trailway – The 10.62-mile railsto-trails project offers hikers, bikers and runners a scenic route of limestone bluffs, tree canopies, waterways and a variety of wildlife. indianatrails.com
Mitchell City Park – It’s one of Lawrence County’s favorite parks, offering
swimming, a picnic area, a playground, horseshoes, basketball and a community building. mitchell-in.com/government 4
Most High Adventure Outfitters – Float through the White River on
comfortable canoes and sit-on-top kayaks, or swiftly paddle through the historic waterway and tributary streams. Take a break on shore by sunbathing, fishing, renting a bicycle or photographing wildlife. 812-340-0700. soilandwater.com/mosthigh
Sugar Creek Sporting Clays and Hunting Preserve – Enjoy the game with
European-style pheasant hunts, upland hunting, wobble trap, skeet, trap sporting clays and five stands. 812-849-5020, sugarcreekhunting.com
Williams Covered Bridge As the longest double-span bridge in Indiana, it celebrates the history of days gone by and welcomes today’s adventurers. It is open to bicyclists and pedestrians, and extends along the East Fork of the White River, just west of Williams off SR 450.
Camping Lawrence County Recreational Park – Enjoy
modern amenities such as restrooms, shower facilities and playgrounds. This park also boasts ATV and motorcycle trails. 99 Moore Ln., Springville. abateonline.org
Midwest Trail Ride Horseman’s Campground – Enjoy water and electric, dump station, covered
box stalls and bedding, log cabins and immediate access to well-marked trails. 1246 Hunter’s Creek Rd., Norman. midwesttrailride.com
Root’s RV and Sales – Camp in style with a rental motorhome or travel trailer, perfect for road trips, adventures and "glampers." rootsrv.com
Spring Mill State Park – Experience everything
Indiana’s favorite park has to offer with an overnight stay. Primitive and RV camping available. 812-849-3534, in.gov/dnr/parklake/2968.htm
Midwest Trail Ride • Guided trail rides by appointment • Campsites with water & electric • Event and theme weekends
1264 Hunter’s Creek Road • Norman • 812-834-6686 • midwesttrailride.com
Salem, Flagstaff, Cherokee, Springdale, Kodiac
•Sales •Service •Rentals •Utility & Cargo Trailers •Full Parts Store •Truck Accessories State Hwy. 37 between Mitchell & Bedford 877-RootsRV or 812-279-6737 www.rootsrv.com If “roughing it” is not your style, look to pages 24-26 for hotels and B&Bs! 6
GOLFING Stone Crest Golf Community â€“ The semi-private
course sits on 210 acres with 27 holes. It boasts concrete cart paths and a number of lakes nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana. Enjoy the view from the clubhouse on the wrap-around deck that overlooks three lakes. 11 miles north of Bedford. 812-276-4653, stonecrestgolf.net
Otis Park Golf Course
Pine Hall Mansion, Otis Park
Golf on one of the best municipal courses in Indiana. The 18-hole golf course in Bedford features a driving range, practice greens, lessons, golf shop and snack bar. The park is also equipped with tennis courts, picnic areas, soccer fields and a shelter house. Several historical sites sit on the property, including the Pine Hall Mansion built in 1865 and the limestone band shell, rock wall, stone picnic areas and shelter all built in the 1930s. 812-279-9092, otisparkgolf.com 7
ATTRACTIONS Barn Quilt Trail – Limestone Country is home to over 30 barn quilts, colorful
quilt-style graphics found on barn exteriors. More and more designs are popping up along the rolling hills every day. Stop by the visitor center to get a map to find them all.
Carousel Winery – Nationally acclaimed for homegrown vintages, available for purchase. Taste wine on the patio overlooking beautiful scenic nature. 6058 Lawrenceport Rd., Mitchell. 812-849-1005, carouselwinery.com
Holiday Drive-In Theatre Cruise in for double features Spring and Summer, Fri. – Sun. 1055 SR 37, Mitchell. holidaydrivein.biz
Lawrence County 4-H Fairgrounds – Home of the 4-H Fair held every July in Bedford. Building and other facilities available for events. lawrencecountyfairgrounds.org
Salt Creek Brewery - Lawrence County’s only brewery, located in an old
service garage. Enjoy entertainment and trivia, pub fare, vintage decor, beer pieces advertising memorabilia, and cigars, wine and distilled spirits on the patio. 466 Old SR 37, Bedford. 812-277-8277, saltcreekbrewery.beer
Premier Theatre 7 – See the newest blockbusters all year round. Indoor movie theater. 812-275-8783
Regal Bedford 7 – Kick back and catch a flick. Indoor movie theater. 812-275-8844
The Growth Council’s business retention and expansion program focuses on services for Lawrence County established businesses with a goal of encouraging continual growth, cost effective business practices and improved productivity. Our economic development team specializes in services to help you expand. Our non-profit services are free of charge and project information is considered strictly confidential. Our team can assist your company:
• Explore Business Expansion Opportunities • Identify Applicable Incentives • Building & Site Searches • Connect to Workforce Programs • Collaborate with Local Entrepreneurs & Innovators • Develop Relationships with Local Universities
Shance Sizemore • (812) 275-4493 Shance@lawrencecountygrowth.com 8
Beautifully restored venue providing quality entertainment!
Weekly events and live music scheduled for 2019 include: Country, Bluegrass, Gospel, Rock, Pop, Tribute Bands, Holiday Events, and More! Address: 217 N 7th Street, Mitchell, IN 47446
www.mitchelloperahouse.com Music, Art and Culture Little Theatre of Bedford â€“ Take in Broadway-style plays and
musicals performed by local actors and volunteers. 1704 Brian Ln. Way, Bedford. ltb.org
Mitchell Opera House - Originally built in 1906 and completely restored in 2015, the historic venue enjoys a rich tradition of community events, film screenings and live music entertainment. mitchelloperahouse.com
Wiley Art Gallery â€“ See regular exhibitions and regular artist showings at the home of the Lawrence County Art Association. 1402 J St., Bedford. 812-277-8289, lawrencecountyart.org
Wiley Art Gallery
Astronaut Heritage Lawrence County is home to three astronauts whose distinguished careers have played a major role in United States space exploration. Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom – Mitchell native and one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts in 1959. Grissom is remembered as a pioneer in American space exploration. He died with two other astronauts in a fire during a launch pad test on January 27, 1967. Charles D. Walker – Bedford native who was on several Space Shuttle missions. Kenneth D. Bowersox – Bedford High School graduate who flew on the Space Shuttle Columbia. Get a glimpse of astronaut life at one of these out-of-this-world attractions:
Grissom Memorial - This
interactive museum features Grissom’s space suit and artifacts from his life and career. See the capsule he piloted, Gemini III “Unsinkable Molly Brown.” Open daily 8am-4pm. Spring Mill State Park.
Grissom Monument – A limestone statue of the Titan II Rocket
with Grissom’s Gemini III capsule is engraved with the history of Gus Grissom’s Military and NASA careers. City Hall Lawn. 409 S 6th St., Mitchell.
Grissom Boyhood Home/Museum – Celebrate the life of Grissom at his family home. Open Saturdays, May 25-Oct. 26. 715 W Grissom Ave., Mitchell. 10
The Home of Indiana Limestone “America’s Building Stone” provides Lawrence County with community pride and national prestige. Limestone from Lawrence County was used to build many notable American structures, such as The Empire State Building, The Pentagon and the new Yankee Stadium. Discover limestone carvings and statues throughout Lawrence County at these unique locations and experiences: The Indiana Limestone Heritage Trail – Explore Lawrence
and Monroe Counties. Find the trails brochure at the Lawrence County Visitor Center. limestonemonth.com
Limestone Month – Activities and events all throughout the
month of June celebrate the art, history and heritage of the limestone industry. limestonecountry.com/events
Land of Limestone Exhibit – Visit a 1926 limestone building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Free admission. StoneGate Arts & Education Center, 405 I St.
Joe Palooka Statue – See
the larger-than-life 1940’s cartoon boxing champion near Town Hall. 109 Main St., Oolitic.
Lawrence County Museum of History – Explore limestone exhibits, artifacts, local carvings and over a thousand genealogy reference books. Free admission. 929 15th St., Bedford. lawrencecountyhistory.org
Learn more at LimestoneCountry.com/limestone 11
Astronaut Virgil I “Gus”
GRISSOM BOYHOOD HOME 715 Grissom Ave., Mitchell, IN 47446
• Tour Home of an Original Mercury Astronaut • Period Restored & Decorated 1930’s-1950’s • Open Saturdays May 25-October 26 • 11 am-3 pm: Other Times By Appointment Call 812-849-1090
Lawrence County Museum of History & Edward L. Hutton Research Library 929 15th Street, Bedford, IN on the courthouse square Museum gallery features antiques, artifacts, and displays on county and state history, including WWI, WWII, the American Civil War, limestone, political history, and much more. The research library contains family histories and research materials.
Tue.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
(812) 278-8575 • www.lawrencecountyhistory.org American Red Cross Driving Tour – This special
self-guided driving tour highlights Lawrence County’s history with Clara Barton and the American Red Cross. The organization was founded in 1881 by Barton, an American Civil War nurse, and supported by a Bedford couple who served as co-founders. Joseph and Enola Gardner lived in Lawrence County in the late 1800s. The American Red Cross Driving Tour includes historic places to visit, including the Gardners' home and farm, where Barton visited. Other stops on the tour include the Lawrence County Museum of History, the reconstructed Red Cross Log Cabin at Spring Mill State Park and American Red Cross Cemetery. Stop by The Lawrence County Visitor’s Center for the American Red Cross Driving Tour map.
Map Listings (See pages 14-16) Attractions Bluespring Caverns Park��������������������������D7
Mitchell Opera House������..........................E9
Bedford-North Lawrence Performing Arts Center������������������������������F4 Carousel Winery����������������������������������������������� I8 Devil’s Backbone Scenic Overlook����� I8 Grissom Boyhood Home��������������������������� F9
Murray Forest Park����������������������������������������E4 Otis Park Golf Course�����������������������������������F5 Purdue Farm�������������������������������������������������������D4 Salt Creek Brewery����������������������������������������D3 Spring Mill State Park����������������������������������G9
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Grissom Limestone Monument���������� F9 Hoosier National Forest�����������������B5, C9, I2 See ad on page 2.
Joe Palooka Statue������������������������������������������E4 See info on page 11.
Land of Limestone Exhibit�����������������������E4 Lawrence Co. 4-H Fairgrounds������������D7 Location of the Gem Mineral Fossil Show. See ad on page 28.
Lawrence Co. Museum of History������E5 See ad on page 12.
Lawrence Co. Recreational Park��������� B1 Lawrence Co. Visitor Center������������������ F9 See info on page 1.
Little Theatre of Bedford���������������������������E5
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Stonecrest Golf Course�������������������������������C1 StoneGate Arts & Education Center���������������������������������������������E5 See ad on back cover.
Sugar Creek Sporting Clays and Hunting Preserve�������������������������������������������� I9 Tincher Lake������������������������������������������������������ B9 Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom Memorial Museum����������������������������������������G9 Wiley Art Gallery (Lawrence Co. Art Association)�������������E5 See ad on page 9.
Williams Covered Bridge��������������������������� A7 Williams Dam State Recreation Area��������������������������������� B7
Welcome! Mitchell is the home of
Spring Mill State Park, the birthplace of US astronaut hero, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom and the 73rd Annual Persimmon Festival held on Sept. 21 & 23-28. Visit our local businesses for service, quality and hospitality!
We’ve got what you’re ﬁshing for... BEER LIQUORS MIXERS WINE Please drink responsibly.
COLDEST BEER IN TOWN!
Bass Liquors 1401 W. Main, Mitchell 1 Block East of Hwy. 37 & 60 Jct.
Naval Surface Warfare Center
Lawrence County Recreational Park
Stone Crest Golf Community
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Mark III Motel Rosemount Motel
Wilson Park 23th St
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E. ERIE CHURCH RD Free Spirit Campground
GILGAL RD Turner Doll Factory
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Salt Creek Brewery
Quality Inn & Suites
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Hillside Boarding & Kennel, LLC
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Welcome to Lawrence County
www.BedFed.com • 812.275.5907 2955 John Williams Blvd 1030 15th Street Bedford, IN 47421 Bedford, IN 47421
Hillside Boarding & Kennel
Boarding • Grooming • Training • Supplies
Your Pets Home Away from Home 1149 Bryantsville Rd. • Mitchell, In. 47446
www.HillsideKennelinc.com Emergency Information IU Health Bedford Regional Medical Center 2900 16th St., Bedford, IN 47421 812-275-1200
St. Vincent Dunn Hospital 1600 23rd St., Bedford, IN 47421 812-275-3331
Bedford Police Dept. 1617 K St., Bedford, IN 47421 812-275-3311
Mitchell Police Dept. 407 S 6th St., Mitchell, IN 47446 812-275-3316
Lawrence County Sheriff Dept. 1420 I St., Bedford, IN 47421 812-275-3316
• House Calls Available • After Hours Visits • Same Day Appointments
No Insurance Needed
24-hour Answering Service – Call Anytime!
812-849-9355 157 Teke Burton Dr., Mitchell
To find on the map, see pages 14-16
Local Favorites Apron Strings 647 X St., Bedford 812-675-7154
Jiffy Treet 142 16th St., Bedford 812-279-8803
Bazaar Café 919 15th St., Bedford 812-804-1496
The Kitchen at 5th & Main�������������F9 505 W Main St., Mitchell 812-992-2160
Court Room Sports Grill������������E5 1539 J St., Bedford 812-200-1111 Dairy Bell 2474 Hwy. 60 E, Mitchell 812-849-1100 Holt’s Café 3047 Old SR 37 N, Bedford 812-275-1922 Huckleberry’s Bakery 916 Main St., Mitchell 812-849-3867
Knucklehead Market & Eatery 28 Lincoln Ave., Bedford 812-675-0963 Limestone Café 1015 16th St., Bedford 812-279-0499 Magic Morning Bakery 2513 16th St., Bedford 812-279-2715 Railroad Café��������F9 641 W. Main St., Mitchell 812-992-2300 See ad on page 19.
Salt Creek Brewery 466 Old SR 37 N, Bedford 812-277-8277
Casual Arby’s���������������E5, E9 (2 locations) 3216 29th St., Bedford 812-279-3500 3159 Hwy. 37, Mitchell 812-849-2729 Asian Pearl 1309 James Ave, Bedford 812-278-9388 Bob Evans 3321 16th St., Bedford 812-275-8368 Buffalo Wings & Rings 3230 John Williams Blvd., Bedford 812-279-2833 Casa Brava Mexican 3405 W 16th St., Bedford 812-275-2558 Denny’s 1035 James Ave., Bedford 812-275-5023
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CLASSIC AMERICAN FARE (minus the burgers and fries)
Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch Carryout and box lunches for park visitors 505 West Main St., Mitchell
El Compadre (2 locations) 1608 Wilkins Way, Mitchell 812-849-0340
Old Downtown Tavern 1005 16th St., Bedford 812-279-9922
Grecco’s Pizza (3 locations) 519 Lincoln Ave, Bedford 812-279-9791
Orange Leaf 3338 W John Williams Blvd., Bedford 812-849-6151
3126 John Williams Blvd., Bedford 812-277-7040 El Rancho Del Burrito 1529 L St., Bedford 812-275-5089
Pappa’s Restaurant 2615 Mitchell Rd., Bedford 812-275-6225
Golden Corral 1521 James Ave, Bedford 812-275-0311
Smokin Jim’s BBQ 1414 Bundy Ln., Bedford 812-276-7417
Great Wall 1503 Wilkins Way, Mitchell 812-849-5888
Starbucks Coffee Co. 3015 W 16th St., Bedford 812-278-9187
Millstone Dining Room Spring Mill State Park SR 60 E, Mitchell 812-849-4508
202 Hillcrest Way, Bedford 812-277-9000 1503 Wilkins Way, Mitchell 812-849-1000 Marco’s Pizza 1301 16th St., Bedford 812-275-4440 Papa John’s (2 locations) 2609 W 16th St., Bedford 812-275-4455 2860 SR 37, Mitchell 812-992-2900 Pizza Hut 2111 W 16th St., Bedford 812-275-6600
Chicago’s Pizza 3221 SR 37, Mitchell 812-849-2967 Edna’s 9th & Hwy 60, Mitchell 812-849-6168
99 Restaurant 2625 16th St., Bedford 812-329-1101
Fun Finds Antiques, Collectables and More
641 West Main Street, Mitchell Mon.-Thur. 7am-7pm Fri.- Sat. 7am-8pm • Sun. 7am-3pm
812-992-2300 Salads, Soups, Sandwiches and Homemade Desserts
Something for Everyone! Winter: Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm Summer: Mon-Sun. 11am-5pm
812-849-1199 621, 625, 629 & 631 W. Main St., Mitchell
THANK YOU for your Votes for Best Fast Food! • Full Breakfast Menu • Arby’s Roast Beef • Chicken Tenders • Chicken Sandwiches • Market Fresh Sandwiches • Fresh Salads
Bedford & Mitchell Hwy 37 South 19
To find on the map, see pages 14-16
Blooming Pails Flowers and Gifts We deliver!! Call 24 hours to order
Order online at www.bloomingpailspro.com 1500 W. Main Street, Suite 1 • Mitchell, IN 47446
Antique Shops Cabin In The Pines 1055 Sunny Acres Dr., Bedford 812-583-0288 Country Cabin Crafts 7990 SR 446, Norman 812-834-5774 Country Pathway 780 Old Hwy. 60W, Mitchell 812-675-6140
Mustard Seed 229 Salem Rd., Heltonville 812-834-5529 Old Country Mercantile 386 McFadden Ridge Rd., Bedford 812-275-4241 Peddler’s Corner 1420 H St., Bedford 812-278-3192
This-N-That Antiques�����������������F9 44 Teke Burton Dr., Mitchell 812-849-4507 Washboard Antiques 935 Washboard Rd., Springville 812-583-2728 The Washhouse 218 Base Rd., Norman 812-276-9541
Fun Finds����������������F9 Primitive Porch 631 W Main St., Mitchell 7956 SR 37, Bedford 812-849-1199 812-279-0300 See ad on page 19.
Wildflower Antiques & Primitive 1524 I St., Bedford 812-329-0256
Home Accents & Antiques 9712 SR 37 N, Bedford 812-508-2337
Applacres�������������� E7 9104 SR 37 N, Bedford 812-279-9721
Main Street Antiques 615 W Main St., Mitchell 812-849-0625 Mitchell Antiques & Museum 619 W Main St., Mitchell 812-849-0625
The Red Door 4830 Judah-Logan Rd. Bedford 812-797-4820
Rita’s Décor 5296 Leatherwood Rd., Bedford 812-277-6081
B Fancy Boutique 2600 Smile Ln., Bedford 812-675-4513 Blooming Pails������ E9 1500 W Main St., Ste. 1 Mitchell 812-225-7600
Bluespring Caverns Gift Shop 1459 Bluespring Caverns Rd., Bedford 812-279-9471
Lawrence County Museum Gift Shop 929 15th St., Bedford 812-278-8575
Spring Mill Inn Gift Shop 3333 Hwy. 60 E, Mitchell 812-849-4508
Bonnie Lou Boutique 631 W Main St., Mitchell 812-583-1785 Country Neighbors A collection of home-based businesses that open on select days during the year. The Farmhouse 1486 Hwy. 37, Mitchell 812-583-4864 Gillespie’s 1st Place Trophies 714 16th St., Bedford 812-279-4320 Inklings Bookstore 1020 16th St., Bedford 812-675-8524
ReGeneration Store������������������������F9 701 W Main St., Mitchell 812-849-0470
Stone Cottage 1001 15th St., Bedford 812-593-8115 Timeless Treasures 1749 US 50 E, Bedford 812-277-0283 The Lemon Seed Boutique
The Lemon Seed Boutique 1009 16th St., Bedford 317-910-5746 Little Red Porch 1529 J St., Bedford Nana’s Farmhouse 1517 J St., Bedford 812-583-4053
Twelve Months of Christmas 915 15th St., Bedford 812-275-2001
Day Spa The Loft Salon & Spa 1010 16th St., Bedford 812-278-1143
COUNTRY NEIGHBORS’ TOURS
A Journey to Remember
Spring Into Summer Reap The Harvest Home For The Holidays
10 am-6 pm
Jun. 7-8 Sep. 13-14 Nov. 7-9
• Original Creation • Holiday • Candles • Gifts • Primitives • Floral • Antiques • Homespun • Hand Sewn • Handcrafted • Victorian
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UNIQUE FINDS Applacres – This u-pick orchard and market has locally grown produce, old-fashioned candy, Amish goods, locally harvested Check outpersimmon this pulp. Try the cider!
year’s events Bonnie Lou Boutique – Findand unique, vintage-inspired clothing for all ages. The husband-wife owner duo also has a barber shop right next door. concerts.
Little Red Porch – This fun shop boasts hand painted signs that make the perfect home décor and gifts. Be on the look-out for pop-up shops and occasional craft nights.
ReGenerations – This one-of-a-kind thrift store boasts used clothing, furniture,
household items and more. The revenue from the shop provides funds to churches, schools and other local organizations.
Inklings Bookstore – Curl up with a vintage or new book, and a cup of tea, coffee or smoothie.
The Lemon Seed Boutique – This trendy, local boutique boasts clothing, accessories and gifts. Some pieces even have a bit of Hoosier flair.
The Twelve Months of Christmas – Embrace the holiday spirit all
year round. With nutcrackers, nativities, Santa figurines, ornaments and more, it’s easy to find your next family heirloom.
11 am - 5 pm, everyday except Sundays
13,000 sq. ft. of Everything Christmas and all other holidays!
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Limestone Country is one of the greatest treasure troves in Indiana. With over 25 shops selling unique finds, it proves to be an antique hunter’s dream.
Country Pathway - If you have a passion for antiques, like the store’s lovely
owners, this is a place that you need to visit. You can find anything from oil lanterns, dried flowers and old pottery to chalkboard signs, planters and seasonal decor.
Fun Finds – Find antiques, collectibles, pre-owned furniture and more. Consignment and booth rentals mean new, unique treasures are always waiting to be discovered.
Primitive Porch – This quaint find is filled with beautiful Amish-made furniture, floral décor, candles, jewelry, spa supplies, concrete garden décor and more.
This ‘N’ That Antiques & Collectibles - With beautiful antiques
and farmhouse decor, you can find anything that you need to transform your home into a rustic, primitive masterpiece.
To find on the map, see pages 14-16
The gentle rolling hills of Southern Indiana make Lawrence County a serene country escape.
Spring Mill Inn – Stay for a weekend in the rustic, yet modern Spring Mill Inn or rough it at the campground. Spring Mill Inn offers dog-friendly rooms, heated pool and restaurant. Be sure to check throughout the year for overnight packages and specials.
Airbnb – Choose from cabins, farmhouses and houses available for overnight
stays in Lawrence County. Enjoy all the comforts and privacy of home with authentic Hoosier Hospitality. airbnb.com
• Banquet & Catering Facilities • 24 Hour Business & Fitness Center • 97 Remodeled Rooms • Suites Available 911 Constitution Avenue • Bedford 812.279.8111 • 800.274.2974
Spring Mill Inn at Spring Mill State Park
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Super 8 Motel������������� E4 501 Bellback Rd., Bedford 812-275-8881, 800-800-8000 super8.com
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501 Bell Back Road Bedford, IN 812-275-8881 Conveniently Located at the corner of Hwy 37 & Hwy 58 East
DINING From scratch-made favorites like tenderloin sandwiches and hearty country breakfasts, enjoy a taste of Hoosier Hospitality in every bite.
Where Midwest Favorites Meet Cajun Flavor Steaks, Pasta, Pizza and More 1539 J Street, Bedford CourtRoomSportsGrill.com
Court Room Sports Grill – This new favorite serves up savory flavors all day long. Try a fresh-made beignet, Cajun eggroll, NOLA chicken burger, Swamp Things pizza or Voodoo fries.
Railroad Café – This restaurant pays homage to Indiana’s rich transportation heritage, serving up home-style food just like grandma made it.
Limestone Café – This cozy and classy eatery puts a modern twist on old favorites. LimestoneCafe.com
It’s A Persimmon Thing Persimmons are orange, plum-sized fruit with a unique flavor. This quirky little fruit grows abundantly in Lawrence County every September. Locals say that persimmons taste similar to pumpkin pie filling. Lawrence County restaurants and businesses put their own twist on the local favorite, serving up persimmon baked goods and other treats.
Millstone Dining Room at Spring Mill Inn - The cozy
dining room serves up homemade soup, pioneer-style cornbread and comfort food. It’s one of the only places in Lawrence County where you can get persimmon pudding all year round.
Huckleberry’s Bakery –
Munch on cupcakes, brownies, apple fritters and persimmon mounds then wash them all down with a persimmon slushy.
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS MAY Huron Memorial Day Living History Weekend JUNE Limestone Month Country Neighbors’ Tour Springville Festival Judah Heritage Festival Annual Gem Mineral Fossil Show Chardo-Neigh Wine & Music Festival Limestone Heritage Festival, Parade & Fireworks
JULY ABATE of Indiana Boogie Astronauts Weekend Lawrence County Fair AUGUST Vintage Camper Rally Children’s Outdoor Weekend Pioneer Village Quilt Show Cave Weekend
OCTOBER Limestone Capital Half Marathon Haunted Village NOVEMBER Country Neighbors’ Tour DECEMBER Bedford Christmas Parade Holiday in Spring Mill Village
SEPTEMBER Country Neighbors’ Tour 73rd Annual Mitchell Persimmon Festival
Go to limestonecountry.com for festival and event dates.
GEM MINERAL FOSSIL SHOW • Fri. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. • Sat. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. • Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
JUNE 21-23, 2019
Variety of Jewelry, Beads, Rocks, Gifts and more. Free Admission Lawrence County Fairgrounds Sponsored by Lawrence County Rock Club, Inc.
OCT. 5, 2019 BEDFORD, IN HALF MARATHON 5K • 1MILE
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Limestone Heritage Festival and Parade - Jun. 28-29, 2019 Enjoy the beer garden, live music, food vendors, cornhole tournament, farmer’s market and more. Limestone carvers show off their talents at the limestone exhibits and demonstrations. Watch the patriotic parade at 6pm, then follow it up with an explosive fireworks display at the Square at 10pm. downtownbedford.org
73rd Annual Mitchell Persimmon Festival Sep. 21, 23-28, 2019 Celebrate Lawrence County’s locally-grown fruit! The event kicks off with a candlelight tour of Spring Mill State Park’s Pioneer Village on Sat., Sep. 21 and concludes with a showcase parade on Sat., Sep. 28. Enjoy Midway rides, live entertainment and food booths downtown Mon. – Sat. persimmonfestival.org
Bedford Christmas Around the Square and Parade - Nov. 30, 2019
Kick off the holiday season with downtown shopping, wonderful window displays, food vendors, barrel train rides, photos with Santa and the Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The lighted, night-time parade starts at 6pm. See over 100 glimmering, glittering floats. downtownbedford.org 29
StoneGate Arts & Education Center Shawna M. Girgis Building 931 15th St. Bedford, IN 47421
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Office: (812) 279-8126 Toll-Free: (877) 707-6282 Fax: (812) 279-6210 Web: www.stonegateeducation.com
‘The Heart & Future of the Community’ StoneGate Arts & Education Center provides a
home to Ivy Tech Community College, Oakland City University and Vincennes University. It is also a site for workforce development activities and courses. The site enables area residents the opportunity to further their educational goals locally, whether they are seeking degrees, personal enrichment courses or certifications.
Visitor information for Bedford and Mitchell in Southern Indiana.