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We believe that creating memorable moments with your loved ones is what life is all about. We're here to help you plan the perfect family oriented Washington County getaway filled with adventure, laughter, and bonding. Whether you're looking for a relaxing nature based vacation, an action-packed fall theme park adventure, or a cultural exploration, we've got you covered. Explore our exciting destinations, tips, and resources to make your family vacation unforgettable.
From the corn and soybean mazes to their petting farm and pumpkin patches, Cornucopia Farm offers something for everyone. With sweet treats, delicious burgers and more available at the Café no one in the family goes hungry! Our farm is just 10 miles East of Salem, IN 9 miles West of Scottsburg, IN and a quick drive from several metropolitan areas including Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Louisville!
The Depot transforms the great moments of a past era of Monon history into a reality to be remembered and enjoyed by countless visitors — those who remember they were once kids, and those who have the spark of adventure and intrigue that says they still are. The Depot Museum contains antique furniture from railroad stations, including the original waiting room benches from the Salem station that was torn down in 1982. Also, there are displays of railroad equipment and tools, signs, advertisements, signals and lanterns. A worker’s motor car and a station’s baggage wagon are on display. The Depot’s basement contains an HO scale model railroad that dep ...
The Blue River is a 57-mile-long stream that runs through Harrison, Crawford and Washington counties in Indiana. It arises near Salem in Washington County and flows south into the Ohio River just upstream from Leavenworth. The river is divided into four segments, designating the river as scenic, recreational and natural, and is managed by the Blue River Commission. The Blue consists of bends, rapids, chutes, limestone bluffs, half canyons, islands, springs, caves, hollows, and bottoms. The Blue River is the first Indiana Stream to be protected by the Natural Scenic and Recreational Rivers Act of 1973.
The village is located directly behind the Steven’s Museum and is within walking distance of all other attractions on the grounds of the John Hay Center. Besides being a step back in time, the pioneer village is an ongoing project for the John Hay Center and will continue to grow for many years to come.The village is a replica of an 1830’s community featuring a jail, blacksmith, school, church, smoke house, barn, bell tower, loom house, and New Philadelphia Post Office and General Store. At various times during the year, volunteers portray excellent renditions of various community figures such as the blacksmith or loom worker.
The Piper Flight Center Museum is located at the Salem Municipal Airport in Salem, Indiana. The Piper Flight Museum contains three vintage Piper aircraft, a flight simulator, and a display room with several display cases containing numerous Piper artifacts dating back to the early beginning of Piper Aircraft Corporation. If you would like to visit the Piper Flight Museum or to schedule a party, meeting or special event please visit their website for addtional information.
"Riley's Place" is located inside DePauw Park. DePauw Park is just a few blocks west of the Salem Square. Riley's Place was named after Riley Jean Tomlinson, a local toddler who accidentally drowned in a swimming pool, the park was built in 2001 and contains two and three story wooden castles and other structures for children's play along with swings, slides, and similar playground equipment.
Ys offer the programs we do for a reason. Young people need safe and enriching environments to try new things, develop skills, meet new people and show what they're capable of. Achieving and maintaining health in spirit, mind and body makes for a richer life and giving back to neighbors and those in need is our responsibility as neighbors, colleagues and citizens.