Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ohio River Scenic Byway – Southern Indiana Drive


Ohio River Scenic Byway – Southern Indiana Drive

Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South East Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums -
South East Edition
Drive the 302 miles of scenic beauty along the Ohio River in Southern Indiana. The Ohio River Scenic Byway goes through historic communities, national forests and quaint villages. This wonderful drive through southern Indiana is a wonderful experience and allows you to visit all the wonderful places in southern Indiana.

On its way across the state it crosses Clark County, Dearborn County, Floyd county, Harrison County, Jefferson County, Ohio County, Perry County, Posey County, South Central Indiana, Spencer County, Switzerland County, Vanderburgh County, and Warrick County.

Ohio River Scenic Byway in Jefferson County
Length - About 26.6 miles
The Ohio River Scenic Byway follows Indiana State Road 62 as it enters Jefferson County from the south about 15 miles northeast of its intersecion with Indiana State Road 3 in Charlestown, Indiana. From the county line the Ohio River Scenic Byway travels north about 7.1 miles to its intersection with Indiana State Road 56. The Ohio River Scenic Byway follows the highways as they run in conjuction with each other for about 5.2 miles where Indiana State Road 62 branches off to the north. The Ohio River Scenic Byway continues to follow Indiana State Road 56 as it passes the south entrance to Clifty Falls State Park, then plunges into downtown Madison, Indiana. About 15.3 east miles the Ohio River Scenic Byway, still following Indiana State Road 56, exits Jefferson County and enters Ohio County.Back to Jefferson County

Ohio River Scenic Byway in Switzerland County
Length - About 35 Miles
The Ohio River Scenic Byway enters Switzerland County on Indiana State Road 56 a short distance east of Brooksburg in Jefferson County. At Vevay the Byway intersects Indiana State Road 156, which it takes along the Ohio River, passing through Patriot before exiting into Ohio County.

Ohio River Scenic Byway in Dearborn County
Ohio River Clock and Chimes at Lawerenceburg
Ohio River Clock and Chimes at Lawerenceburg


A Visit to Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana
A Visit to Aurora and Lawrenceburg, Indiana
Length - About 17.2 Miles
The Ohio River Scenic Byway begins at the Ohio state border on US Route 50. It passes through Lawrenceburg and intersects Indiana State Road 56 in Aurora, about 7.6 miles from the Ohio/Indiana Border. It follows Indiana State Road 56 from this point to exiting Dearborn County into Ohio County about 2.5 miles south of this intersection.
For information about attractions, lodging and dining in Dearborn County, contact:
Dearborn County Visitor Center
320 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
812-537-0814



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