Dubois County is home to family-fun festivals and attractions for people of all ages! Plan a weekend getaway that will create memories to remember for a lifetime.
Centered between caves, coasters, lakes and Lincoln (Abe), Dubois County offers a destination for all families. Enjoy a day at Patoka Lake, boating and jet-skiing on Indiana’s second-largest reservoir, followed by a day at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Families can also enjoy a day touring Marengo Cave or Lincoln Boyhood and learn the life of Lincoln. Dubois County is uniquely positioned between many attractions, a majority of them within 25 miles of Jasper.
While in the area, don’t forget to explore our unique attractions that exhibit our passion for our heritage and hospitality.
For the history buff, must-see-stops include St. Joseph Church, built by the early parishioners in the 1800s; Holy Family Church, featuring the nation’s second-largest faceted-glass window; and Monastery Immaculate Conception, home to one of the nation’s largest communities of Benedictine women. Take a tour of the Jasper City Mill, recently constructed to resemble the former mill and watch the workings of the waterwheel or visit the Dubois County Museum, one of the largest county museums in Indiana. Dubois County is also home to the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame and Huntingburg League Stadium, site of the hit motion picture, “A League of their Own”.
Looking for a girlfriend getaway? Dubois County was chosen by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for the 2012 girlfriend getaway destination. Spend the weekend strolling through Huntingburg’s historic 4th street, Main Street in Ferdinand and Downtown Jasper, featuring unique specialty and antique shops. In the evening, take a ride on The Spirit of Jasper Train, featuring the Jasper to French Lick express or a Ride and Dine excursion, serving a meal from the Schnitzelbank, offering authentic German cuisine.
Come and enjoy the “Olde World Christmas” events. These three festivals take place in each of the county’s quant little towns; Jasper, Huntingburg, and Ferdinand in the months of November and December.
Huntingburg Christmas Stroll takes place November 9-11 at Historic 4th Street in downtown Huntingburg. Begin your holiday shopping and get in the Christmas Spirit with multiple activities and entertainment throughout the weekend.
Take part in the 14th century custom at the Ferdinand Christkindlmarkt. Voted in the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association, enjoy live entertainment throughout the weekend and explore six markt locations selling everything under the sun.
Visit downtown Jasper for the O’Tannenbaum Days, November 30-December 2. Stroll around the square and browse through the unique, specialty shops with demonstrations by artists & artisans. A family-friendly event, experience a horse-drawn carriage ride and visit with Santa.
For visitor information and future events listings in 2013, visit www.visitduboiscounty.com or call 800.968.4578.