Southern Indiana Attractions and Ideas

Attractions

Welcome to Corydon, a small town with big fun. 

Sure, we’ll be forever celebrated in Indiana history as the state’s first capital, but history is just one chapter in our story. Take a deeper look, and you’ll discover hidden gems that make Harrison County a unique and exciting retreat for adults and kids alike. 

Nestled in the hills of Southern Indiana just 30 miles west of Louisville, we offer unexpected adventures and charming Hoosier hospitality where memory-making lasts a lifetime. Here you can enjoy an authentic slice of Americana while also experiencing thrilling natural wonders, lively art and music, wineries, and breathtaking landscape. 

Nature is at the heart of what makes this a destination like no other. Whether you’re seeking adrenaline-pumping outdoor fun or peaceful scenery, we offer the best of both worlds. Adventure enthusiasts can hike or bike park trails, discover the mystery of Southern Indiana’s natural caverns and caves, and zipline through the treetops—just to name a few. 

While you can count on plenty of adventure in Corydon, a quiet escape awaits where you can rest, relax, and recharge. Tucked inside the Harrison Crawford State Forest, O’Bannon Woods State Park offers camping, fishing, boating, swimming, and so much more. Afterwards you can sip Chardonnay at a local winery, tour historic buildings, pick up some fresh fruit at a farmer’s market, play a round of golf, picnic at the park, and stroll through quaint local shops. 

Corydon goes big on the arts, too. Annual festivals throughout the year showcase local artisans selling stunning handmade items. Why not let your own creativity shine by trying your hand at painting, drawing, and more at one of the do-it-yourself art studios? And if you like music, you’ve come to the right place. Corydon hosts Bluegrass on the Square, country music performances, free weekly concerts downtown throughout the summer, and musical guests at local wineries.

Who says you need to spend a lot to have a good time? Whether you come for the weekend or stay the whole week, a trip to Corydon is easy on the wallet but heavy on fun. With so much to do, there’s truly something for all ages and stages. We can’t wait to see you!

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Southern Indiana Attractions and Things To Do

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South Harrison Park Campgrounds

Laconia, IN 47135

29 paved campsites, 30 and 50 amp service available. 15 primitive sites. Online reservation system available.

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Southeast Indiana Trails to Freedom, Underground Railroad Driving Tour

Corydon, IN 47112

This trail outlines the routes of the Underground Railroad in Southeast Indiana.

Squire Boone Caverns & Village

Mauckport, IN 47142

Rediscover Squire Boone Caverns on the new cave tour featuring never-before-seen views. Guided one hour walking tours.

Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures

Mauckport, Indiana 47142

Zip on the longest line in the region!

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Super 8

Corydon, IN 47112

Newly remodeled rooms conveniently located off Interstate 64, minutes from Historic Downtown Corydon.

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Town Square Gallery

Corydon, IN 47112

Town Square Gallery carries unique gift items such as Vera Bradley and Cheerful Giver candles.

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Turtle Run Winery

Corydon, IN 47112

Enjoy a relaxing atmosphere at Turtle Run Winery with over 30 wines to choose from.

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Walter Q. Gresham Park

Lanesville, IN 47136

One of Harrison County’s beautiful parks with playgrounds and a shelter house.

White House Candy Company

Corydon, Indiana 47112

A family owned candy and gourmet popcorn shop located in a beautifully renovated early 1900 home.

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Yamato Steakhouse

Corydon, IN 47112

Japanese steakhouse with sushi

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Zimmerman Art Glass

Corydon, Indiana 47112

With the tools they learned to use as children, Zimmerman Art Glass carries on a family tradition that has continued through four generations.

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