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Bedford Little Theatre
1704 Brian Way, Bedford

Local Volunteer organization that brings Broadway style plays to Lawrence County.
Mitchell Opera House
7th & Brook Streets, Mitchell

Originally built in 1906 and completely restored in 2015, the historic Mitchell Opera House enjoys a rich tradition of community events, film screenings and live music entertainment. Recalling the days when the Monon Line connected with the B&O Railroad, the Opera House now serves as a permanent hub for the arts in Southern Indiana.
Carousel Winery
8987 State Rd. 37, Bedford
812-277-9750 or 877-294-6348

The Winery features 6 acres and picnic tables for guests to enjoy. It also features wine tasting and a gift shop.
Lawrence County Museum of History
929 15th Street, Bedford

Exhibits on limestone, civil war guns and uniforms, a replica of Spring Mill gristmill, and many other geological specimens from our county.
Turner Doll Factory

Handmade World Famous Doll Factory
Virgil I. Grissom Memorial
Spring Mill State Park, Hwy 60 E Mitchell

A tribute to the Mitchell Hometown Astronaut with space exhibits and memorabilia.
9104 Hwy. 37 South, Bedford

Orchard & Fruit market with great selection of locally grown fruit.
Covered Bridge
Located just east of the town of Williams off SR 450

Indiana’s longest active covered bridge spans the East Fork White River.
Railroad Tunnel - Tunnelton
Limestone Related

Land of Limestone Museum
405 I street, Bedford

Exhibits on the history, industry, architecture and geology of limestone combined in a 500 running foot exhibit on two levels.  - Admission Free
Joe Palooka Statue
Located on Main Street in Oolitic

Limestone statue of 1940's cartoon hero. .
Grissom Limestone Memorial
Located on 6th Street in Mitchell

Limestone obelisk memorial to Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom.
Natural Exhibits/Farming/Camps

Spring Mill State Park
Hwy 60 East, Mitchell

Lodging, Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom Memorial, dining, picnic areas, pioneer village, Grist Mill, mountain bike rental and trails, fishing and swimming, cave tours, camping, hiking and nature center.
Bluespring Caverns Park
1459 Bluespring Caverns Road, Bedford

Glide along the course of water-carved passages, the wonders of the underground world pass silently by. See rare blind fish and blind crayfish where they developed eons ago and still thrive.

Lawrence County 4-H Fairgrounds
Located 4 miles SW of Bedford on US 50.

Home of 4-H Fair in July. Building and facilities available for other events. 
Hidden Falls Camp

Conference and retreat center situated on 706 acres of rolling hills, woods, and grassy fields.  

Purdue Farm
Located off State Road 158 NW of Bedford

Experimental and Demonstration farm for Purdue University.

Scenic trail and overlook

Devil's Backbone - Tunnelton

Hemlock Bluffs Preserve - Leesville

Golf Courses

Lawrence County is home to the following five golf courses. For more information on any particular course click on the name to link directly to their web site or call Lawrence County Tourism at 812-849-1090 to inquire about Lawrence County’s Stay and Play golf packages.

Otis Park Golf Course -
Recognized as one of the best municipal golf courses in Indiana, Otis Park is unique to this region. This 6,300 yard par 72 layout is both scenic and challenging to golfers of all skill levels. Signature hole #17 features a tee shot across a creek with a large drop in elevation to this beautiful 535 yard par-5. Otis Park offers a lighted driving range and practice greens. Lessons are available by a Golf Professional. The course also features an award winning golf shop, which is stocked with all golf supplies from the latest golf equipment to sportswear. Phone 812-279-9092 for tee times.

Persimmon Ridge Golf Course -
Persimmon Ridge, located between Bedford and Mitchell, about 1 1/2 miles east of Indiana 37, is a nine-hole course featuring woods, a mini-lake and a clubhouse. The 2,500 yard course features two par-5 holes, four par-4 and three par-3. Thursday night scrambles get underway about 5:30 p.m., and plans are underway to host three or four night golf matches during the summer. Phone 812-849-5188 for tee times.

Stone Crest Golf Community
A semi-private course on 210 acres located 11 miles north of Bedford. All 27 holes feature concrete cart paths and a number of lakes nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. At the Clubhouse you can enjoy the scenic view, either before or after you tee off, on the wrap-around deck which overlooks three lakes. Clubhouse amenities include a complete line of golf accessories in the pro shop as well as a fully stocked snack bar. Banquet facilities are available. Phone 812-276-4653 for tee times.