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3 Must See Historic Mansions Along the Ohio River

The Ohio River Scenic Byway winding through southeast Indiana is one of the prettiest drives in the country. The Byway follows the river through thriving small towns full of history and beautiful 19th century architecture. If you’re a history buff, Read more >

These Two Festivals Are a Must for Summer Fun

August is festival time along the Ohio River in Madison and Vevay. These two river towns play host to amazing festivals in August, which feature great food, music and summer fun. Start with Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues, August 18 Read more >

Two Huge Events, One Exciting Hendricks County Weekend

If you wanted an insider’s take on the best weekend of the year to visit Hendricks County, I would tell you it may not get any better than July 8 & 9. Whether you like the sound of drumbeats while watching Read more >

This Restaurant Serves Farm-to-Table Flavors You Have to Taste to Believe

A couple of years ago, I had planned to take my visiting brother & sister-in-law to The Restaurant at Walhill Farm in Batesville but they ate so much lunch that they decided to forego dinner. It’s taken me a while Read more >

The One-of-a-Kind Boat Adventure You Have to Try in Madison

I first met Captains Janet & Paul about 5 years ago when they rode into Madison hoping to start a jet boat tour business on the Ohio River. Five years later, they have expanded their tours, added 2 new crew Read more >

Treasure Hunters Love This Southern Indiana Antique Market

On the first Sunday in May, Martha and I dusted off our hunting gear (tote bags, wheeled cart, good walking shoes) and headed out at the crack of dawn for the opening of hunting season at the Tri-State Antique Market Read more >

Wine, Dine & Unwind at This Historic Farm & Winery

When you’re in southeast Indiana and ask people what to do, I guarantee someone will say, “You need to visit Stream Cliff Farm.” People visit Stream Cliff for all kinds of reasons: to dine, taste wine, buy plants, enjoy the Read more >

You Have To See These Beautiful Gardens in Madison

Are you searching for signs of spring? Madison in Bloom Spring Garden Tour is a sure sign that spring has arrived in southeast Indiana. For 2 weekends, May 13-14 and 20-21, 2017, you can explore (not just peek through the Read more >

Kick Off Visit Indiana Week With Free State Parks Admission

Indiana State Parks is offering free state parks admission for everyone on Sunday, May 7, 2017, in honor of Visit Indiana Week, sponsored by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. The free admission day is also the last day of Read more >

Flowers, Fudge & Fun at this Southern Indiana Greenhouse

My figs are starting to leaf out so spring must be trying to arrive in southeast Indiana. That means it’s time to start planting, so I’m off to visit McCabe’s Greenhouse & Floral, 1066 W Eads Pkwy in Lawrenceburg. This Read more >