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Brown County to Ohio River Cruise

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This road trip was originally submitted by Vanessa on January 28, 2010

Trip Length: 114 miles

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Scenery You'll See
On this road trip you'll travel through the most beautiful parts of Indiana. This route offers spectacular scenery, top notch roads and great amenities of Midwest rural area. Along the way you'll also pass by miles of lush and verdant hardwood forest.
Towns/Cities You'll Pass By/Through
Bloomington is a very nice college town where there are plenty of things to see and do and eat. Heading south there will be some small (and VERY small towns) sprinkled here and there.
Attractions & Points-of-Interests Along the Way
Home of Indiana University, one of the largest colleges in the state, Bloomington is a great town to stop at for some food, shopping, lodging and a walk around the town's famous collection of limestone buildings. You can also cruise around Indiana University's campus or visit the art museum where you'll see works by artists such as Picasso and Andy Warhol. There's also a bicycle race called the Little 500 held in Indiana University every April. South of the town of Belmont off route 46 is a state historic site built in honor of Theodore Clement Steele, an early 20th century artist. The site has some of the fine furniture, decorations and paintings created by him. There are also walking trails that will let you see the views that inspired the artist's work. If you continue south, you'll come to Monroe Lake, a 10750-acre reservoir. After getting back on the route, head east along Rte. 46 and you'll end up in Nashville, Indiana, a popular Midwestern country heritage town. It is known for art galleries, antique stores and the John Dillinger Wax Museum. Make sure you take a detour further down the road to visit Brown County State Park. Here you'll find some nice roads with curves and climbs. With a wide variety of outdoor activities including trails, camping, a lodge hotel, water sports and hiking, there's enough in this park to keep you entertained for an entire trip! As you continue south, the route joins Rte. 135 giving you a chance to open it up a bit. You'll drive through a winding coarse that runs through southern rural Indiana. There's another State Recreation Area (Starve Hollow) that the route will take you by and then you'll travel past a nice country town of Salem. Next the route will lead you through the town of Corydon, the first capital of Indiana. It has limestone capital building for you to check out. Here you can take a 16-mile scenic railroad tour that travels through the local forest and hills. South of Corydon is the site commemorating the only Civil War battle that took place in Indiana. It's here that an outnumbered state home guard surrendered to the Confederates. At the southern end of this route you will find Squire Boone Caverns. He was Daniel Boone's brother that once used one of the local caves to hide from Indians. Today, tours of the area's caverns are available and there's a small amusement park that offers a taste of pioneer history.
Camping & Hiking  Foliage Viewing  Forest Views  Great Roads  Hilly or Curvy  Historical Points  Mountains & Hills  Notable Parks  Water Scenery  Wildlife Viewing 

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Reviewed by Guest on October 13, 2015
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