Southern Indiana Living

MAR-APR 2014

Southern Indiana Living magazine is the exclusive publication of the region, offering readers a wide range of coverage on the people, places and events that make our area unlike any other. In SIL readers will find beautiful photography, encouraging s

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3 pring and summer are great seasons to be a Hoosier. As the temperature warms up and the wooded hills bloom back to life, it's easy to remember why Southern Indiana is such a draw for tourists. But the great news is that you don't have to be from out-of-state to appreciate all that the region has to ofer. For those who are lucky enough to call Southern Indiana home, there's plenty of spring and summer fun just waiting to be discovered in our own back yards. Tat's why we've put together this guide to fun, food and Southern Indiana hospitality, to highlight some of the fantastic opportunities to help you make the most of your summer and spring. Getting Away from It All As the seasons change, some of you are ready to take a little time to kick back and relax. Southern Indiana is loaded with great places to enjoy a few days away with plenty of peace and quiet. If you're looking for a cabin getaway, you might try Along Blue River Cabin Rentals, Scott's Timberline Lake or Horseshoe Bend RV Campground, Cabins and Boat Ramp. For more information, check out, or If the comfort of a bed and breakfast is more your speed, consider the Destination, an antique store and bed and breakfast located in Salem. For families with young kids, you could also schedule a swim party at the Cordon Holiday Inn Express, a fantastic option for birthday parties or Spring Break. To fnd out more, go to or call (812) 738-1623 for Holiday Inn Express. Adventures In and Under the Great Outdoors For others, relaxing is the last thing on your mind. You're ready to get outside and experience all of the excitement that Southern Indiana has to ofer. If that's what you're looking for, imagine yourself soaring through the trees at Squire Boone Caverns Zipline Adventures or exploring the caverns below. Speaking of caves, Marengo Cave ofers walking tours through their classic Crystal Palace and Dripstone trail as well as guided primitive tours to get wet and muddy as you explore undeveloped natural caves just like a pro. If you'd rather go by boat, however, you might want to check out Indiana Caverns where part of your cave tour includes a 25 minute underground boat ride. Whatever favor of adventure you prefer, you can learn more about ziplining and spelunking at, and Out on the Town If you're looking for a nice night out, there are plenty of great options for dining and entertainment. Whether you want to eat on the waterfront or feel like dinner and a show, Southern Indiana has you covered. For food with a view, it's hard to beat the Overlook restaurant, perched atop a scenic bend in the Ohio River in Leavenworth. If you'd rather be right on the river, Buckhead Mountain Grill has a fantastic location and delicious food, and for a cozy atmosphere and fat out amazing cooking, it's hard to beat Christie's On the Square, located in Salem, IN. Of course, if you'd prefer a little drama with your dinner, you have to try Derby Dinner Playhouse, serving up show-stopping entertainment with their entrees for over forty years. Derby Dinner is constantly debuting new shows that keep their audiences coming back for more year afer year. For more information go to,, and Of course these are just the tip of iceberg. Check out the rest of the Food, Fun and Hospitality guide to learn more about all that Southern Indiana has to ofer to help you enjoy the spring and summer of 2014. S Mar/April 2014 Insert .indd 4 2/17/14 7:39 PM

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