Your next overnight getaway could be to Indiana’s first state capitol, historic Corydon in beautiful Harrison County. Take a historic tour, explore caves, experience the outdoors, enjoy unique shops, sample local wines, and much more.
Established in 1808, the town of Corydon served as Indiana’s first state capitol from 1816 to 1825. This history is palpable when you walk the town’s storied streets, with most of the buildings dating to the 1800s. The Corydon Capitol State Historic Site tours include: the original capitol building, governor’s headquarters, Porter Law Office and Leora Brown School. Learn more about the area at the Harrison County Discovery Center, where you’ll find interactive, immersive displays including a 360-degree projection of a reenactment of the only Civil War battle fought on Indiana soil, the Battle of Corydon Park.
Visit Zimmerman Art Glass to see a free glass blowing demonstration and pick up a one-of-a kind souvenir. The Harrison County Arts feature ceramics, woodworking, and fine art from around the county available for purchase. Enjoy handcrafted coffee from KentJava or stop in Lazy Cow Creamery to indulge your sweet tooth. Need some retail therapy? Shop the downtown square, you’ll find something for everyone while visiting the many eclectic local shops.
FOOD & DRINKS
We have something for every appetite. Grab a fork and dig in at one of our local restaurants, 1816 Modern Kitchen & Drinks or Gordon Ramsay Steak at Caesars. You’ll find two wineries nestled throughout the lush foothills of Harrison County, Best Vineyards Winery and Distillery and Turtle Run Winery. Each invites visitors for tastings, tours and conversations.
There’s more to scenic southern Indiana than meets the eye—below rolling hills, beautiful forests and rich farmland lies a network of caves containing ice age bones, underground streams, and fascinating biodiversity.
Experience it for yourself on tours of Indiana Caverns, Marengo Cave, and Squire Boone Caverns. Tours are guided and the caves are easy to traverse (with steps) so all you need are comfortable shoes and a light jacket. The caves remain around 54 degrees year-round, making them a perfect activity for summer and winter alike.
Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures offers the longest zip in the region. You’ll fly through the forest canopy and over beautiful valleys. Choose from tours lasting 1 1/2 hours or 3 hours. The Indiana Caverns Bat Chaser provides a thrilling gravity-powered experience akin to hand- gliding or take in the scenic Blue River with Cave Country Canoes and Old Mill Canoe Rental.
O’ Bannon Woods State Park is home to hiking and mountain biking trails. Unique features such as steep hills and deep ravines, limestone bluffs, caves and waterfalls can be found along the trails or within the park, which is bordered on one side by the Ohio River. Explore Indiana’s Largest Playground accessible for everyone, Possibility Playground at Hayswood Park. It’s filled with fun features that kids of all ages and abilities can enjoy.
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