These are just a few places I discovered as I explored the Indiana Cave Trail!
I took several days to getaway and explore a state I really hadn’t been to much – Indiana! There are TONS of things to see and do in Indiana including it’s unique Indiana Cave Trail! The Cave Trail consists of four caves – Indiana Caverns, Squire Boone Caverns, Marengo Cave, and Bluespring Caverns – all incredibly unique. PLUS if you visit all four caves and get your “cave passport” stamped you’ll get a FREE t-shirt as a souvenir! This is really a great road trip adventure for families.
While exploring southern Indiana there are plenty of other fantastic places to stop and enjoy. Below are just a few places to see along your way. Have any other favorites? Make sure to leave us a comment below and share your other favorite southern Indiana stops!
OK – I know – weird name right?! BUT it’s a family business (the Butt family!) AND my husband and I have been dying to go here ever since way back when – we saw a HILARIOUS commercial by Rhett and Link about Butt Drugs and we’ve laughed about it ever since. It’s actually a gorgeous location with a vintage milkshake diner and candy counter inside, a pharmacy of course, and a historic display along one wall of the pharmacy.
Zimmerman Glass is right in the heart of historic Corydon and is full of beautiful glass art inside. I’m so glad my toddler wasn’t with me on this stop because there is gorgeous glass art everywhere! In fact their glass blowing area is open to come and watch as well which is pretty cool!
The Corydon Battle Park is the site of the only Civil War Battle fought on Indiana soil. It’s not a large area which makes for a great quick stop to see this piece of history from 1863.
Buffalo Trace State Park
I stayed in a cabin at Buffalo Trace State Park and I wish I had brought my family with! They were so beautiful and tucked back in a quiet corner of the park. There’s a huge lake for hiking and boating, a free petting zoo, tons of picnic tables and hiking trails and plenty of space for RVs and camping!
O’Bannon State Park
Sadly I didn’t have much time to spend at O’Bannon State Park (there is an entry fee) but if you’re on the Indiana Cave Trail then you definitely want to stop in and see Wyandotte Caves. There are two tour options (little and big) and both have a small fee for touring. The park borders the Ohio River and is nestled inside the 26,000 acre Harrison Crawford State Forest.
Unfortunately I also did not have time to visit the epic legendary French Lick resort area but my friend Deb over at Just Short of Crazy made a stop here. From luxury resorts to camping, painting elephants toenails (yes REAL elephants) and SO much more – you absolutely need to look into this resort area!