Batesville

Weberdings Carving Shop

1230 St. Road 46 E Batesville, IN (812) 934-3710

www.weberding.com

This family-owned woodworking shop is known all over the world for its creative, extraordinary work. Stop by and take a tour, and visit the gift shop.

Monday through Friday 7am – 5 pm, Saturday 8 am – noon Batesville

Gibson Theatre

107 N. Main St.
Batesville, IN
(812) 934-3404

www.thegibsontheatre.com

Dr. C.W. Gibson built this theatre in 1921 originally for theatrical plays and later "talking pictures.” Live music, community events, and popular movies are all a part of this historic theatre.

Check out the website for current showings and times.

Batesville

Batesville Area Historical Society and Museum

15 W George St.
Batesville, IN
(812) 934-3266

www.batesvilleareahistoricalsociety.org

Just the right dose of a fascinating collection of the history of Batesville and the surrounding area. Complete with a display of businesses on the second floor and featured exhibits throughout the year on the first floor.  Books and souvenirs are available. 

Thursday through Friday 10 am – 2 pm and Saturday 9 am – noon.
To visit the museum during other hours call 812-934-3266 or email BAHS@etczone.com
Admission free. Donations appreciated.
Batesville

Ertel Cellars Winery and Restaurant

3794 E. County Rd. 1100N
Batesville, IN
(812) 933-1500

www.ertelcellarswinery.com

Enjoy wine tasting; gourmet dinners-steaks, fresh fish, and more; lunch-sandwiches, salads and soups. Winery tours available.
Take a break from the hectic pace of the world and escape to the state-of-the-art winery that opened in the fall of 2006. Watch wine being made through the great-room windows or the scenery of the gently rolling hills as you enjoy lunch or dinner and tasting wines.

Wednesday through Thursday 11am – 8pm, Friday through Saturday 11 am – 10 pm, Sunday 11am – 8 pm Batesville

Lil' Charlie’s Restaurant and Brewery

504 E. Pearl St.
Batesville, IN
(812) 934-6392

www.lilcharlies.com

Visit Lil'Charlie's Restaurant and Brewery for food as well as local beer and live music on the patio in the summer.

Monday through Thursday 10 am – 9 pm, Friday 10 am – 9:30 pm, Saturday 11 am – 9:30 pm Batesville

Ripley County

Milan ’54 Hoosiers Basketball Museum

201 W. Carr St. Milan, IN
(812) 654-2772

www.milan54.org

The story known around the world, the famous small-town basketball team from Milan won the State Championship in 1954, inspiring the movie "Hoosiers". This museum celebrates not only the 1954 team, but also life in a small town in Indiana in the 1950s. Stop in, you might even get to meet one of the 1954 team members. Gifts are available for the basketball lover in your family.

Wednesday through Saturday 10 am– 4 pm
Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm
Monday and Tuesday by appointment only
Admission: $3/person
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Versailles State Park

1387 East U.S. 50, Versailles IN
(812) 689-6424

www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2963.htm

Versailles State Park offers hiking trails, boating, swimming and horseback riding. Sit by the fire at your campsite and share stories with your family and friends or create new "fish tales" on Versailles Lake. Enjoy some of the state's best Mountain Bicycle Trails; and home to Indiana's only Civilian Conservation Corps statue, representing the work done by CCC men in the 1930s and 40s, including many buildings at Versailles State Park.

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Tyson Temple United Methodist Church

324 W. Tyson St., Versailles IN
(812) 689-6976

Dedicated May 16, 1937, this very special Art Deco church is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and was created of materials collected around the world. Stop by the church office in the house next door, on Adams Street, to ask about a tour.

Ripley County

Bel-Aire Drive-In Theatre

US 421 (North of Versailles)
Versailles, IN
(812) 689-5525

Open in the summer
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Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge

Madison, IN
(812) 273-0783

www.bigoaks.org

Formerly known as the Jefferson Proving Ground, the 50,000 acres is now managed wildlife. Activities are held throughout the year by the Big Oaks Conservation Society. Old Timbers, an old lodge on the property is the site for many events.

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Covered Bridges

Ripley County, IN
(812) 689-7431

www.bigoaks.org

Ripley County, Indiana is home to two covered bridges: Busching Covered Bridge and Otter Creek Bridge. The Busching Bridge, near Versailles at the Versailles State Park entrance, was built in 1885. Otter Creek Bridge, near Holton, was built in 1884. The bridges are listed on the Ripley County Map. Contact the Ripley County Tourism Bureau for more information.

Ripley County

Damm Theatre

117 N. Buckeye St., Osgood IN
(812) 689-DAMM

www.dammtheatre.com

The Damm family started a theatre in this location in 1922. The building was remodeled and opened again in June 2008.

Ripley County

Ripley County Historical Society Museum

The Corner of Main and Water Streets,
Versailles IN
(812) 689-3031

www.rchslib.org

The museum is open each Sunday from 2 – 4 pm between Memorial Day and Labor Day, as well as the last Saturday of September. Members of the Historical Society have collected many artifacts from throughout the county to have on display for visitors.

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Stone Arch Bridges

Ripley County IN
(888) 747-5394

www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2963.htm

Built in the late 1870s and 1880s, Ripley County is home to many stone arch bridges, and is one of very few counties that still have handcrafted stone arch bridges in use. They are located on a 4-color Ripley County map provided by the Ripley County Commissioners. The maps are available in many county offices, as well as at the Ripley County Welcome Center, 220 E. U.S. 50, Versailles, Indiana

Call the Ripley County Tourism Bureau at (812) 689-7431

Ripley County

Underground Railroad Driving Trails

Versailles, IN
(812) 689-7431

Spend a day, or two traveling the countryside and learning about the history of the Underground Railroad throughout Ripley County, as well as other places of historic note. Five driving tours are outlined in a free booklet that you can follow, mile by mile. The trails all begin on the Ripley County Courthouse Square in Versailles. Brochures are available at the Ripley County Historical Society (on the Courthouse Square in Versailles), OR the Ripley County Tourism Bureau located at 220 E. US 50 in Versailles. Brochures are located outside the Tourism Bureau/Welcome Center so they are available 24/7.

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Surroundings

Morgan's Canoe and Cabins

7040 Whitewater River Ln, Brookville, IN
(888) 304-49044

www.morganscanoe.com

Outdoor adventures in Canoeing, Kayaking, Rafting and Camping

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Wolf Creek Habitat & Rescue, Inc.

7040 Whitewater River Ln, Brookville, IN
1-513-312-9143 (Cell)

Wolf Creek Habitat is here to educate.
Topic: Wolf. All visitors are welcome on the weekends.

Surroundings

Michaela Farm | Sisters of St. Francis

7040 Whitewater River Ln, Brookville, IN
(812) 933-0661

The farm derives its name from Sister Michaela Lindemann one of the first women to join the new congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis in 1851. Sister Lindermann began directing the work on the then newly acquired land in 1854.

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Metamora Gem Mine

In historic Metamora, IN
(765) 647-0670

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Skyward Adventures Ziplining

(765) 547-1947

www.skywardadventures.com

Adventures of a life time.

Open 7 days a week all year. Reservations required. Surroundings

Metamora, Indiana

The whole town is a site to see.

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Whitewater Valley Railroad

(765) 825-2054

Travel through time on Indiana's most scenic railroad. The Whitewater Valley Railroad operates trains and special events throughout the year.

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Whitewater Canal Trail

(513) 295-4820

www.whitewatercanaltrail.com

The Canal Trail follows the historic canal route as it travels through the heart of the Whitewater River Valley in Franklin County, Indiana.

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Whitewater Canoe Rental

(765) 647-2330, (765) 647-5434, 1-800-634-4277

www.whitewatercanoerental.com

Whitewater River float trips renting canoes, kayaks, rafts, tubes and campsites on the privately owned sections of the Whitewater River; Shuttle service available.

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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site

(765) 647-6512

www.indianamuseum.org/whitewater-canal-state-historic-site

The Whitewater Canal State Historic site operates a horse-drawn canal boat, the Ben Franklin III, as well as the Metamora Grist Mill.

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Marker's Wally World

(765) 458-7229

www.franklincountyin.com/property/markers-wally-world

Looking for a fun time for you, your family and friends? Look no further...MARKER'S WALLY WORLD is your one stop for fun, food and relaxation! We offer Go-Karts, Arcade Games, Batting Cages and much, much more!

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