Monday, August 29, 2011

We are Southern Indiana!


Nature has provided splendid rolling hills with strategically placed rivers, lakes, caves and scenic views throughout Southern Indiana. We invite you to drive our roads, walk our paths, experience our history, appreciate our art & find your adventures.

We here at Explore Southern Indiana are dedicated to providing exposure of the group friendly indigenous businesses providing overnight accommodations, places to dine and shop - like no other. 

We are Southern Indiana, WELCOME!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Forgotten Times on the Ohio River

Now, as summer ends, is a good time to enjoy the beauty of the Ohio River at Forgotten Times Cabins, original 1850s cabins disassembled and moved to a bluff overlook Oil Creek which flows into the Ohio River.It is here, that the Cannelton Pool forms a 114-mile long "lake" on the river, a beautiful spot for sports enthusiasts..

Located in Derby, name by Sports Afield magazine as the number one outdoor sports town in the state, the cabins are owned by David and Mary Alexander and back up to 60,000 acres of Indiana DNR and Hoosier National Forest. The area is perfect for fishing including bass, crappie, catfish, sauger, striper and bluegill, boating, kayaking, cycling and hiking and nature walks to spot its abundance of wildlife such as blue herons, deer, beavers, wild turkeys and ducks.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Great Back to School Packages at Big Splash Adventure

Now with kids back in school, Big Splash Adventure in French Lick has put together some value friendly packages with room rates as low as $119 this summer and $99 in August and September.  They’ve also added the Lost Treasure Package to our list and have started construction on our new outdoor and indoor miniature golf and indoor Lazer Tag. 

877-936-FUNN or

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Der Wein des Winzer

Follow the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail to Winzerwald Winery in Bristow near the Ohio River for a taste or two of their award winning wines such as their Der Wein des Winzer (German for wine maker’s choice), a wonderful floral and peachy white grape wine Gewurztraminer or their Vidal which was recommended on Indy Women Connect.Com. 
 Sit out  on the landscaped patios and enjoy a glass and view of the long stretch of rolling hills. And be sure to check out the nutcracker collection inside the winery as well.

Oenophiles might also think about joining the Wein Klub  (no translation needed here) to save
up to 25% on wine purchases along with many more exclusive member-only benefits.

For more information: 866-6WINZER or

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ride with the Governor August 12th!

This Friday, August 12th, join Governor Daniels and 500 other motorcyclists as they ride from the State House in Indianapolis through the hills of Southern Indiana, ending at the French Lick Resort. Lunch will be held at Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Limestone Country. 

Free for all, donations from the 7th annual Ride with the Governor will be accepted to benefit the Indiana National Guard Relief Fund.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Sunday is the Last Day for The Wizard of Oz

The last show of The Wizard of Oz at Lincoln Amphitheatre is today at 2 p.m. CDT. The actors, cast, and crew have worked hard, and we couldn't ask for better talent from Southern Indiana.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Visit us on Flickr

Explore Southern Indiana is now on Flickr. View on photostream at

More to come in the next few days. We'll keep you posted.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

French Lick Resort 2011-2012 Concert Series Announced

Find out the latest on French Lick Resort's 2011-2012 Concert Series which starts  Saturday, September 10 at 8 p.m. when Neil Sedaka takes the stage.  Also appearing during series is Billy Ray Cyrus, Travis Tritt, Glen Campbell with his Goodbye Tour, Wynonna, Kenny Loggins and the returning Charlie Daniels Band.  

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through Ticketmaster or by visiting Spring House Gifts in the French Lick Springs Hotel.  An exclusive discount will be given to those who attend all seven concerts that includes a complimentary overnight stay. Ticket prices range from $35-$95 for each concert. Guests can also make a weekend of the event with individual concert packages available on