Dubois County Museum: German Heritage Center, plus more!
Known as one of the largest county museums in the state of Indiana, this 51,000 sq ft museum showcases the rich German heritage and history of the area. The NEW Wildlife Adventure Room (2,000 sq ft) showcases mounted animals from throughout the world, featuring a 9 ft polar bear and many other impressive trophy animals. Visit the “Main Street Dubois County” featuring 17 rooms portraying life at the turn of the 20th century. A hands-on area houses a one-room schoolhouse and play yard, an interactive Lewis and Clark expedition boat, dress-up area and a log reading nook. Take a journey back in time to experience typical southern Indiana rural life of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s through the restoration of a two pen log house built by German immigrants. Walk through the story of Dubois County’s strong farming tradition as told by the Museum’s large collection of 19th and early 20th century agriculture tools and machinery. Other exhibits include: the Military Exhibit, Sports Exhibit, Wood Manufacturing Exhibit, and the History of Buffalo Trace & German Immigration into the area. Explore artifacts, traditions and cultures of the county’s communities through numerous changing exhibits and special programs.