AttractionsMay 18, 2017
(Updated Thursday, May 18)
Angel Mounds Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave., Evansville. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. CDT Sundays. www.angelmounds.org
Big Splash Adventure, Valley of the Springs Resort, 8505 W. State Road 56, French Lick: 877-936-3866 or www.bigsplashadventure.com
Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center, at the end of West Riverside Drive, Clarksville. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed major holidays. www.fallsoftheohio.org
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus: Hours (CDT; Spashin’ Safari opens one hour after and closes one hour before the rest of the park): 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday-June 2 and June 4-9; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., June 3, 10 11-16, 18-23 and 25-29; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., June 17 and 30, July 2-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23-28 and 30 and Aug. 19 and 26; and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., June 24, Saturdays in July and Aug. 19 and 26. Special event: “Rock the World” Christian Music Fest, Aug. 19, Skillet will headline. www.holidayworld.com
Indiana Caverns, 1267 Green Acres Lane S.W., Corydon. Features a 25-minute boat ride, a waterfall, thriving cave life and Big Bone Mountain. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily April through October and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily November through March. Closed Christmas. www.indianacaverns.com
Indiana Railway Museum, French Lick. Excursion trains depart from the former Monon Railroad Passenger Station. The two-hour, 20-mile trip takes passengers though several limestone rock cuts, part of the Hoosier National Forest and the 2,200-foot Burton Tunnel. Ride the train: 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays June 1-29. Special events: Wild West Hold-Ups, May 28-30, July 2-4 and 23-24, Sept. 3-5 and Oct. 8-9; Chocolate Tasting Trains, June 24 and July 15; “Day Out With Thomas,” Sept. 17-18 and 24-25; and “Polar Express,” Nov. 3-Dec. 23. Museum hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, free. 800-748-7246 or www.indianarailwaymuseum.org
Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens: The zoo features 3,800 animals representing 320 species, while the botanical gardens feature more than 1,000 plant varieties. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends, through May 25. Closed major holidays. www.indianapoliszoo.com
Jasper City Mill, 160 Third Ave. The mill features cornmeal ground on site, craft items, old-fashioned candy and local products. Exhibit (changes every six months): Dubois County Art Guild Gallery Walk — work by Sue Taylor of Jasper beginning Sunday with a 1:30-3 p.m. reception; items from artisans available in the gift shop. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Koch Immersive Theatre, Evansville (all times CST). Now playing: “Perfect Little Planet,” “Life: A Cosmic Story,” “Wildest Weather in the Solar System,” “Microcosm: The Adventure Within,” “One World, One Sky,” “Flight of the Butterflies,” “Back to the Moon for Good, “Sea Monsters,” “Forces of Nature,” “The Dark Matter Mystery” and “Dinosaurs at Dark.” Traditional planetarium shows: “Tour of the Solar System,” and “Skies Over Evansville.” 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 812-425-2406 or www.emuseum.org/koch-immersive-theater
Lincoln Living Historical Farm and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial, Lincoln City (all times CDT). Park hours: Memorial Visitor Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily through Sept. 30; farm, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through Sept. 30; nature center, open, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays; Colonel Jones Home, noon-4 p.m., Thursdays-Sundays, June-August. Closed major holidays. www.nps.gov/libo/ or 812-937-4541
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, 800 W. Main St., Louisville. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Closed major holidays. 877-775-8443 or www.sluggermuseum.com
Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sept. 24. www.louisvillezoo.org
Marengo Cave Park: The Crystal Palace walking tour features a formation-filled room and huge flowstone deposits, while the Dripstone Trail walking tour is known for its profusion of delicate soda straw formations, slender totem pole stalagmites and penny ceiling. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. http://marengocave.com
Mega Cavern, 1841 Taylor Ave., Louisville. Louisville. Historic Tram Tours, Mega Zips and Mega Quest, an underground ropes challenge. Closed major holidays. Closed major holidays. 877-614-6342 or www.louisvillemegacavern.com
Mesker Park Zoo, 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville. Hours (CST): 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 812-435-6143 or www.meskerparkzoo.com
Spirit of Jasper: Jasper to French Lick Express, Jasper Train Depot, 201 Mill St., 10 a.m. June 10; July 29; Sept. 9; and Oct. 14. www.spiritofjasper.com or 482-9229.
Spirit of Jasper: Ride and Dine, Jasper Train Depot, 201 Mill St., 6 p.m. June 17 and 24; July 15 and 29; Aug. 19 and 26; Sept. 16 and 23. www.spiritofjasper.com or 482-9229.
Spirit of Jasper: Pizza and Beer Ride and Dine, Jasper Train Depot, 201 Mill St., 6 p.m., July 8. www.spiritofjasper.comor 482-9229.
Spirit of Jasper: Chocolate, Wine and Dine, Jasper Train Depot, 201 Mill St., 6:30 p.m., Oct. 7. www.spiritofjasper.comor 482-9229.
Spirit of Jasper: Fall Foilage Ride and Dine, Jasper Train Depot, 201 Mill St., 11:30 a.m., Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29; and 10 a.m., Oct. 14, 21 and 28. www.spiritofjasper.com or 482-9229.
Wilsterm Ranch, French Lick: Elephant Encounter, through Nov. 5; and Giraffe Encounter, through Dec. 30. www.wilstermranch.com or 812-936-4484
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