AttractionsSeptember 21, 2017
(Updated April 26)
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. CT 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
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. Train rides: 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May 20. Special events: Wild West Hold-ups, 1 and 4 p.m. May 26-28. Museum hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, free. 800-748-7246 or www.indianarailwaymuseum.org
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 — works by Charlene Brown; 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 CT). Now playing: “One World, One Sky,” “Flights of the Butterflies,” “Back to the Moon,” “Sea Monsters,” “Dinosaurs at Dusk,” “The Dark Matter Mystery" and "Forces of Nature.” Also, the traditional planetarium show, “Tour of the Solar System,” 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 CT). Park hours: Memorial Visitor Center, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays; farm, closed for the season; 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.-5 p.m. daily through Sept. 23. 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 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 (CT): 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., June 9, July 14, Sept. 8 and Oct. 27. The train ride takes 1 hour and 45 minutes each way; passengers spend about 3½ hours in French Lick. A cash bar in available and beverages and light snacks are sold. www.spiritofjasper.com or 482-9229.
Spirit of Jasper: Ride and Dine, Jasper Train Depot, 201 Mill St., June 16 and 23; July 7, 21 and 28; Aug. 18 and 25; Sept. 15 and 22; and Oct. 6. The train travels to Cuzco, where it will be “held up by robber, the good guys will arrive and a gun battle will take place.” Passengers can leave the train to watch the battle. A catered meal and beverage from the Schnitzelbank Restaurant are served and a cash bar is available. $55; $75 for the Monon Passenger Car, a 30-seat private car that features table-side dining. Reservations preferred. www.spiritofjasper.com or 482-9229.
Spirit of Jasper: Fall Foilage Ride and Dine, Jasper Train Depot, 201 Mill St., Oct. 7, 13-14, 20-21 and 28. The train travels to Cuzco. A catered meal and beverage from the Schnitzelbank Restaurant are served and a cash bar is available. $50; $70 for the Monon Passenger Car, a 30-seat private car that features table-side dining. Reservations preferred. www.spiritofjasper.com or 482-9229.
Wilstem Ranch, French Lick: Giraffe and Kangaroo Encounters, Giraffe and Kargaroo and Elephant Encounters, through Nov. 4. www.wilstermranch.com or 812-936-4484
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