Cataract Falls Recreation Area
The Cataract Falls Recreation Area is a great place for Indiana visitors to enjoy; the falls are located in the picturesque terrain of the Mill Creek Basin and are the largest falls in the state of Indiana. The series of waterfalls run over a limestone bed, and you can even walk behind the falls. Activities include boating, fishing, wading, and picnicking on the shore. There is also an historic covered bridge and crosses the Eel River (or Mill Creek), just above the Upper Falls. The Cataract Falls Covered Bridge is one of the last remaining bridges in the state; the bridge was built in 1882 by the Smith Bridge Company. The falls and the bridge make a great day trip and will add to your already amazing Indiana vacation!
Nestled among the rolling hills of Southern Indiana, Downtown Bloomington is an oasis of arts and entertainment. The downtown area is known for its historic courthouse square district with its wealth of appealing attractions, eclectic shops, and diverse restaurants. Find art galleries, museums, live music, and festivals and special events on the tree-lined streets. Bloomington is truly an arts destination for Indiana visitors! Bloomington is also the home of Indiana University’s main campus and is just 30 minutes away from Hickory Hills Campground.
Exotic Feline Rescue Center
The Exotic Feline Rescue Center is located in Ashboro, Indiana in the neighboring Clay County and features a large collection of exotic cats of every description that have been rescued from various circumstances. The center gives the cats a home for life, provides stable social groups, and the best veterinarian care available. The center currently cares for over 170 cats with enclosure stretching over 20 acres. When you bring your family for a tour and a visit, you’ll see cats from these species: bobcat, caracal, cougar, leopard, lion, and tiger. The Exotic Feline Rescue Center is an interesting and educational way to spend the day.
McCormick's Creek State Park
The first of Indiana’s state parks and still one of the best to visit, McCormick’s Creek State Park offers a wealth of outdoor recreation and beautiful scenery. The park offers hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, a nature center, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and more. Visitors can enjoy excellent fishing on the White River and a saddle barn for pony rides and guided trail rides. The most interesting features are the falls at the head of the Canyon and Wolf’s Cave. Be sure to bring your camera to capture some of the most scenic falls in Indiana.
Oliver Winery started in the 1960s as a hobby in the basement of Indiana University law professor William Oliver. His enthusiasm for making wine led him to establish a vineyard northwest of Bloomington. Soon the flourishing vines produced grapes far in excess of his needs as a hobby winemaker, and he began plans to open a commercial winery.