Create Lifetime Memories in Dubois County
Create a memory in Dubois County – Southern Indiana – this summer! Enjoy several unique festivals, awe-inspiring architecture, historic attractions, great shopping, and outdoor recreation at its best. For outdoor enthusiast and families alike, Patoka Lake and Ferdinand State Forest offers natural beauty and great exploration possibilities. The 8,800-acre Patoka Lake offers fishing, boating, canoeing/kayaking, swimming, and water-skiing and is surrounded by 26,000 acres of DNR property that is perfect for hiking, mountain biking, camping, and bird watching. Ferdinand State Forest’s 7,640 acres surround one of the most beautiful forest lakes and offers many of the same amenities as Patoka at a smaller scale.
Shopping will surround you in Dubois County! Be sure to browse the variety of shops around the square in downtown Jasper featuring a chocolate & kitchen shop, clothing boutiques, gift and décor shops, and delicious local eateries.
Jasper, Indiana also features the Jasper Riverwalk and the Jasper City Mill just a few blocks from the square. In the summer and fall, take a ride on the Spirit of Jasper, our elegant passenger train that winds through the hills and valleys of the beautiful countryside.
The Dubois County Museum, a German Culture and Heritage Center, will blow you away as you browse the different exhibits throughout the 50,000 sq. foot building. Permanent exhibits include history, agriculture, military, woodworking, sports, and German heritage. The newest exhibit added, “Wildlife Adventure Room,” features a collection of animals a local game hunter, Frank Fromme, collected from all over the world.
History is rich in Dubois County with over 19 churches over 100 years old in the county along the Trail of Faith. One of the places on the trial is the awe-inspiring Monastery Immaculate Conception, a castle-like structure featuring a beautiful domed church. The Monastery is home to one of the nation’s largest group of Benedictine women, known as the Sisters of St. Benedict. Make plans to get a tour of this grand structure. A new addition on the Monastery Grounds is St. Benedict’s Brew Works, the only U.S. craft brewery on the grounds of a women’s religious community. The brewery opened in the fall of 2015 and offers a variety of craft beers.
At Huntingburg League Stadium, step into the Hollywood set where “A League of Their Own,” starring Tom Hanks and Geena Davis, was filmed and watch a wooden bat baseball game. The stadium was the home field to the Rockford Peaches in the movie. Throughout June and July, League Stadium is home field to the Dubois County Bombers Baseball team. The team plays in retro styled uniforms to bring you back to the era depicted in the movie, while the Peaches entertain fans in the stadium.
From August 5-8, don’t miss the annual 4-day German street fest, the Jasper Strassenfest, complete with polka music, lederhosen, brats, and a long list of fun-filled activities.
You can create memories to last a lifetime by making Dubois County your next destination! Go to visitduboiscounty.com or call 800.968.4578 for more information and begin creating memories now.