Monday, January 31, 2011

French Lick/West Baden Indoor Karting

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French Lick/West Baden Indoor Karting
8331 W State Road 56
West Baden Springs, IN
(812) 936-5390




Fun place to visit for go cart racing for all ages. One of the best racing spots in southern Indiana.

Friday, January 28, 2011

French Lick Resort Hiking & Biking Trails

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French Lick Resort Hiking & Biking Trails
Red Quarry Road
French Lick, Indiana



There are three hiking trails at French Lick Hike and Bike Trails, totaling 1 mile, 1.5 miles and 2.5 miles. These are all loops, and they are not seperate trails. They are just concurrently bigger loops.

There are also three bike trails at French Lick Hike and Bike Trails of 1 mile, 2.5 miles and 4.5 miles.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Paoli, Indiana

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Paoli, Indiana
County - Orange
Township - Paoli
Area Total - 3.8 sq mi (9.8 km2)
Elevation - 623 ft (190 m)
Population (2006) - Total 3,933
Density - 1,016.0/sq mi (392.3/km2)
Time zone - Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
ZIP code - 47454
Area code(s) - 812



The first settlers in the Paoli area arrived in 1811. These were a group of Quakers from Orange County, North Carolina who brought several freed blacks with them. The Quakers built a meeting house, the Lick Creek Meeting House in 1813. This was the first religious building constructed in Orange County. The freed slaves were given 200 acres of land in the forest, which they lived on and farmed and hired their labor out to neighboring farmers. A church and cemetary was built for their use.

The town of Paoli was established in 1816 from land purchased from Jonathan Lindley and Thomas Hopper and was made the seat of the newly formed Orange County. There are two origins for the name, the 12-year-old son of North Carolina’s governor at the time, Pasquale Paoli Ash, and Pasquale Paoli, political leader of the island of Corsica, the first democratic republic of the modern age, in the 18th century.

Two Indiana State Roads, 56 and 37, intersect in Paoli, and US 150 connects it with New Albany to the southeast and Shoals to the northwest. The town sits on the northern border of the Hoosier National Forest.

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French Lick Market

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French Lick Market
Address: 8647 W College St,
French Lick
Phone: 812-936-5300



Relax and enjoy this open-air retail artisan market in historic downtown French Lick. French Lick Market is the fun place to visit to find unique gifts.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

French Lick Flea Market

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French Lick Flea Market
542 S Indiana Avenue
French Lick
Phone: 812-936-4276




Browse through a collection of antiques and collectibles at the French Lick Flea Market, a fun place to visit for hard to find merchandise in southern Indiana.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

French Lick Casino

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French Lick Casino
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432

The casino at French Lick Resort is a 51,000 square foot Vegas-style gaming facility all on one floor with soaring 27-foot ceilings. A newly expanded non-smoking gaming area offers the latest state-of-the-art slot machines and live-action blackjack, roulette and craps tables.




The overall design of the French Lick Casino, which compliments the resort's historic lobby, is of the Beaux Arts architectural style, an eclectic Neoclassical style known for its grandiosity and ornate masonry work.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Farmers Market- French Lick

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Farmers Market- French Lick
Indiana Avenue
French Lick, Indiana
Orange County HomeGrown
PO Box 244
Paoli IN 47454
Phone: 812-723-5877
Mobile: 812-653-1047



The Farmers Market in French Lick is open from 2:00 to 5:00 pm every Tuesday from May 18 - October 19
Besides fresh local produce, plant starts and plants, baked goods and crafts, we'll have a Buck-a-Book, a Jammer Tent and a Master Gardener Booth. On Opening Day, Bloomington Hospital of Orange County will provide free sunscreen while supplies last.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Orleans, Indiana

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Orleans, Indiana
County - Orange
Township - Orleans
Area Total - 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
Elevation - 633 ft (193 m)
Population (2006) - Total 2,300
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
ZIP code - 47452
Area code(s) - 812



Orleans, Indiana was platted in March 11, 1815, before Orange County was formed. It was named in honor of the Battle of New Orleans which took place a few months before. The town was laid out with six streets running east/west, seven streets north south, with the town square, called Congress Square, reserved for a public building. This square is currently used as the town park. The town was incorporated twice. The first time, in 1829, resulted in the town losing the charter because it was too small t o maintain municipal expenses. It was incorporated again in 1865 and this time the town grew. In 1852 a public subscription of $40,000 dollar, which was a huge amount of money, secured the passage of the New Albany-Salem Railroad through the town. This railroad induced economic growth, including several hotels and accompanying livery stables.

Two State highways intersect in the town, Indiana State Road 37 which connects Orleans with Mitchell to the north, and Indiana State Road 337 running to Salem to the east. The New Albany-Salem Railroad survives as a CSX railroad line linking Orleans with Bedford and Salem, Indiana.

Orleans, Indiana is called the "Dogwood Capital of Indiana." Hundreds of dogwood trees have been planted, creating a wonderful sight in late spring when the dogwoods bloom. The annual Dogwood Festival is held in late April every year.

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Farmers Market- Orleans

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Farmers Market- Orleans
Congress Square
Orleans IN
Orange County HomeGrown
PO Box 244
Paoli IN 47454
Phone: 812-723-5877
Mobile: 812-653-1047




The Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market every Saturday in the Orleans Park and every Wednesday in West Baden. The Farmers Market- Orleans has developed into Orange County HomeGrown Arts sponsoring live, local music concerts in Paoli and Springs Valley throughout the summer. That vision initiated the development of the Lost River Market and Deli, expanding healthy and local food choices for Orange County

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Body Reflections Hair Museum

Body Reflections Hair Museum
448 S Maple St
French Lick
Phone: 812-936-4064



The Body Reflections Hair Museum is one of the most unique collections of antique hair items dedicated to cosmetology history, including an antique permanent machine, hair jewelry, tools and hair from Elvis.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bear Hollow Wood Carvers

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Bear Hollow Wood Carvers
8695 W. Jack Carnes Way
Suite 8
French Lick, IN 47432
812-936-3030 phone



Bear Hollow Wood Carvers are leaders in chainsaw carving industry. We offer a retail store in French Lick, Indiana, Traveling Carving Shows, Custom Commissioned Sculptures, On-site Custom Carvings and more.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

French Lick Scenic Railway

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French Lick Scenic Railway
1Monon Street
French Lick, Indiana 47432
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 150
French Lick
Indiana 47432
1-800-74-TRAIN




Journey through 20 miles of the Hoosier National Forest, limestone cuts and venture through the 2,200 foot Burton tunnel on the French Lick Scenic Railway. This 10 mile route provides breathtaking views of the rolling, forested hillsides in their seasonal beauty.

French Lick

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French Lick
County - Orange
Township - French Lick
Area - Total 1.6 sq mi (4.2 km2)
Elevation - 499 ft (152 m)
Population (2006) - Total 1,924
Time zone - EST (UTC-5)
ZIP code - 47432
Area code(s) - 812



The town of French Lick has its beginnings as a French trading post which was established near a spring and salt lick in what was to become south central Indiana almost 200 years ago. The rich mineral springs attracted wildlife, which licked the deposits which supplied vital minerals the animals needed. These French trading posts were abandoned in 1803, after the Louisiana Purchase.

American settlers commenced settlement around 1811, meeting fierce resistance from the Indians, who occupied the area. A fort was finally constructed and the Indians gradually abandoned the area.

In 1832 the 1500 acres surrounding the salt licks were offered for sale and were purchased by Dr. William A. Bowles who developed a hotel at the site. He was immediately successful with the venture and later on charted the town of French Lick in 1857. French Lick developed into a nationally popular resort serviced by a special spur of the Monon Railroad constructed to bring tourists into the area. These tourists included John Barrymore, Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, President Roosevelt, the Truman’s, the Reagan’s and Joe and Rose Kennedy.

The rail spur still exists as the Indiana Railroad Museum, which connects with the Dubois County Railroad, which then links to the Norfolk Southern at Huntinburg, Indiana. Two Indiana State Highways, 145 and 56, intersect at French Lick.

The Donald Ross Course
Pete Dye Course

Farmers Market - French Lick

French Lick Casino

French Lick Market

The Stables at French Lick


Bear Hollow Wood Carvers

Body Reflections Hair Museum

French Lick Ranch at Valley of the Springs
Valley Links Golf Learning Center

The Lost Resort of French Lick

Artists Inn & Cottages

The Pines at Patoka Lake Village
Lane's Motel & Campgrounds

French Lick West Baden Indoor Karting

Blue Prairie Bed and Breakfast

Painter Creek RV Parks
Springs Stadium 4

Village Market & Antiques
A Little Log Cabin in the Woods


French Lick Resort Hiking & Biking Trails

A Big Log Cabin in the Clouds

C Fish Cabins

Sleeping Bear Retreat

Michael T's Motel

Valley of the Springs Resort

Wet 'N Wild Cabin Rental


French Lick Flea Market

Amelia's Cottage

Woodland Hills Campgrounds

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park

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Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park
PO Box 192
8505 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432
1-877-936-FUNN (3866)



Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort offers an exciting water park adventure for the entire family! Experience tropical luxury in a family friendly environment! 154, smoke free and pet free, Family Friendly Rooms & Suites are waiting – many feature bunk beds!

Enjoy 40,000 Square Feet of Water Park Fun!

No weather worries! Our water park is enclosed in a beautiful glass structure – one of the few retractable roof water parks in the world!

Batesville, Indiana

Batesville, Indiana
Batesville, Indiana 
Batesville, Indiana 
Population - 6,033 people
Area - 5.9 sq mi
ZIP code 47006
Area code(s) 812
County - Ripley, Franklin
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites, Markers & Museums - South East Edition
Exploring Indiana's Historic Sites,
Markers & Museums
South East Edition
History
Surveyors platted Batesville, Indiana on November 3, 1852 at the intersection of the old Brookville/Napoleon Road and the new Lawrenceburg and Upper Mississippi Railroad. The railroad company chose the site because of a well dug by an early settler named Teunis Amack. The early locomotives needed frequent stops to replenish the wood used for fuel and water used in the steam engines. The locomotives could fill their water tanks from the well, and the plentiful local supply of trees supplied abundant fuel for the engines.
The spot must have been favorable, as Batesville grew. It eventually became the home of many furniture factories which used hardwood lumber supplied by the numerous area sawmills. These factories included the American Furniture Company (Romwebers), the Union Furniture Company, Gleeman’s and the Batesville Coffin Company. George Hillenbrand and purchased the Batesville Coffin Company and turned it into the nationally known Batesville Casket Company, which still produces caskets today.
Manufacturers
Additional manufacturers currently located in Batesville, Indiana are - Hill-Rom, a major hospital manufacturer, Batesville Tool and Die, Med-Mizer and Heartwood Manufacturing.
For more information on the Batesville area, visit the Batesville Area Historical Society Museum:
Batesville Area Historical Society Museum:
Batesville Area Historical Society Museum
Batesville Area Historical Society Museum
15 West George Street
Batesville, IN 47006
(812)932-0999
bahs@etczone.com
Transportation
The rail line constructed in 1852 is still active. Its main use is to service the new Honda facility in nearby Greensburg. In addition to this, Batesville is located just off I-74 at exit 149, providing easy and quick access to both Cincinnati, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally, Indiana State Road 46, Indiana State Road 229, and Indiana State Road 129 link the town to the other area towns.
Schools and Hospitals
Educational opportunities in Batesville include the Batesville Community School Corporation, St. Louis Elementary School, Ivy-Tech College and the nearby Oldenburg Academy. The Southeastern Indiana YMCA is located on State Road 129 and Margaret Mary Community Hospital on Mulberry Street.
Brum Woods - Batesville, Indiana
Brum Woods - Batesville, Indiana
Parks
 Liberty Park, South Street Park, Weberding Park, Brum Woods and Memorial Pool provide ample recreational activities that include sports fields, tennis courts, horseshoe, playground, swimming and hiking.
Shopping
Batesville has four main areas of shopping. These include:
Batesville Shopping Center - East of I-74 on Indiana State Road 229
Cross County Plaza - East of I-74 on Indiana State Road 229
Downtown
Indiana State Road 46/Indiana State Road 129 intersection
Dining
There are many fine local restaurants in the Batesville/Oldenburg area. For a current listing, see the Batesville Chamber of Commerce website.
Entertainment
Gibson Theater - Batesville, Indiana
Gibson Theater - Batesville, Indiana
The Gibson Theater, downtown, maintains the local tradition of a small, downtown movie theatre.
Golfers will find three local golf courses and golfers will enjoy the East Bowl Family Fun Center.
Batesville, Indiana is a community with great schools, parks, and values. It is also conveniently located. With a population of just over 6000, it is large enough to have a vibrant life of its own, small enough for you to know your neighbors.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Orange County, Indiana

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Orange County, Indiana
Seat - Paoli
Total Area - 408 sq mi
Water - 9 sq mi
Population - 19,306
Congressional district - 9


Neighboring Counties:
Orange County is surrounded by Martin, Dubois, Crawford, Harrison, Washington, Lawrence counties.

Orange County, Indiana came into existance during the same year Indiana became a state, 1816. It was formed out of portions of Knox, Gibson and Washington Counties. Most of the original settlers of Orange County were Quakers from Orange County, North Carolina. The group was trying to get away from the institution of slavery and they brought numerous freed slaves whom they deeded 200 acres of land in the middle of the forest. This area, called Paddy's Garden by the residents and Little Africa by non residents, became a mecca on the underground railroad for runaway slaves. These freed slaves occupied the area for many years, farming and hiring out their labor to farmers in the area.



Towns and cities in Orange County include French Lick, Orleans, Paoli and West Baden Springs. Highways which cross Orange County include US 150 which bissects the county on a northeast to northwest plane, Indiana State Road 37 which runs north and south, and Indiana State Road 56 which runs on a mostly east/west plane. A CSX rail line crosses the northeast corner of Orange County, connecting Orleans with Bedford, Indiana to the north and Salem, Indiana to the east.

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James Wilkins House Bed and Breakfast

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James Wilkins House Bed and Breakfast
225 West Oak Street
Campbellsburg IN 47108
1-866-248-9198



Experience Country hospitality in an Elegant Victorian setting at the James Wilkins House Bed and Breakfast. This 1894 Queen Ann, a true painted lady, echoes with the ambiance of an era long past. Savor a full country breakfast; enjoy the parlor or the library, curled up with a good book or watching your favorite movie. So, if you yearn for that peace and quiet, then the James Wilkins House Bed and Breakfast is the place.

French Lick Resort

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French Lick Resort
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, Indiana 47432
888.936.9360


French Lick Resort is the Midwest’s premier resort, spa and golf destination, offering two world-class luxury hotels: West Baden Springs Hotel and French Lick Springs Hotel. Whether you’re looking for a unique family vacation, a corporate meeting or a romantic retreat, French Lick Resort has what you need to create a memorable experience.




Every element at the French Lick Resort provides guests with an experience that reflects our legacy of excellence. Luxurious accommodations, pampering spa treatments, exhilarating Pete Dye-designed golf and state-of-the-art conference and event facilities make French Lick Resort the ultimate getaway.
Healing Waters of Pluto Mineral Spring.

For over two centuries, the Pluto Mineral Spring has drawn visitors to French Lick. Today, guests can still experience the waters that have been touted for their healing powers in the French Lick Springs Hotel’s Pluto Mineral Spring bath.

Lanning House

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Lanning House
206 E. Poplar Street
Salem, IN 47167
Phone: 812-883-3484



The Lanning House (a post Civil War home built by Dr. Lanning) and the 1920 Annex are a part of the Salem Museum called the John Hay Center. Hay was President Lincoln's secretary. Salem is 45 minutes from Louisville, Kentucky and near Madison Spring Mill Park and Corydon's state capitol. The Lanning House is a great for to stay for genealogical researchers, history lovers, and antique buffs. Seven rooms available are available at the Lanning House.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Cottage at West Point

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Cottage at West Point
5614 E. Marrs Road
Salem, Indiana 47167
Toll Free 1-866-883-4631



The Cottage at West Point Bed and Breakfast is a restored 1800's farm house located on a beautiful farm in southern Indiana. The background is a serene forest with a quiet countryside surrounding. Our Cottage offers guests a chance to remove themselves from the chaos of an ever-changing world, whether it be for a night, a weekend, a week, or even longer

Friday, January 7, 2011

Vinetree Farm Estate Winery

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Vinetree Farm Estate Winery
8343 Sinking Creek Lane
Hardinsburg Indiana
(812) 472-3580 ‎



Vinetree Farm Estate Winery is an estate winery located in south central Indiana. The designation estate winery means that they grow all the grapes that they use in their wine. In addition to wine, the gift shop has limited prints from a local artist and other wine related items for you to peruse as you sample the wine.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cornucopia Farm

Cornucopia Farm
5444 N Rutherford Hollow Road
Scottsburg, IN 47170
(812) 752-6694

Cornucopia Farm has lots to do and is a fun place to visit in south central Indiana. Slide down the Giant Hillside Slide, eighty feet of downhill fun. The Petting Farm has goats, calves, pigs, sheep, chickens, and more. Be a visitor during late afternoon, and you might even get to bottle feed a baby calf. The kids will have fun in the Super Straw House which is made from 3' x 8' bales of straw.

In the fall take advantage of our U-Pick Pumpkin Patch and Wagon Rides. On Saturdays and Sundays visitors may ride in the tractor-drawn wagon to the pumpkin patch to select their own pumpkins. Cost is $1 per person for the ride. Pumpkins are weighed and priced by the pound.

Educational fun for the kids as they visit the Observation Bee Hive which is located inside the Pumpkin Shed. Visitors may watch honey bees in action. Try to find the queen bee and watch the worker bees bring pollen and nectar back to the hive.

Entertain yourself at the Cornucopia Carpet Ball, a quick action game involving pool balls, a long box, and a friend.

When you visit this Indiana farm place you can also milk a cow, ride a horse or participate in a Pumpkin Roll.




Little visitors at the farm can play in the Little Farmers Play Area:

Located inside the Pumpkin Shed, this is for small children to play at a kid size table. There is also a kid size slide and swing set located outside.

Enjoy Saturday Night Campfires, weather conditions permitting, Cornucopia Farm usually has a campfire on Saturday nights in October.

Rest Rooms:

Portable facilities with a nearby hand-washing station are available.

Picnic Area:

Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Big Trikes:

All ages can ride these trikes around the yellow track!

Corn Hole:

Try our Hoosier-style "farm horshoes." We are a member of the American Corn Hole Association.

Duck Races:

All ages can ride these trikes around the yellow track!

Enjoy your visit to an Indiana farm, a great place to have fun and learn about agriculture

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Oldenburg, Indiana

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Oldenburg, Indiana
County - Franklin
Township - Ray
Area Total - 0.4 sq mi
Elevation - 889 ft
Population - 647
Density - 1,554.2/sq mi
Time zone - Eastern
ZIP code - 47036
Area code - 812

Oldenburg was founded in the 1837 on land acquired by William George who was from Tazwell, Virginia. Tazwell acquired the land in 1817 when he filed for a deed in Brookville. William. Flaspholer and William Ronnebaum were the men who purchased the land from Tazwell and they platted a town which was to consist of sixteen blocks, with provisions for a park, marketplace, church, school and cemetery. The town was settled mostly of German Catholics from the Cincinnati area and it is proud of its German heritage and preserves it with old stone and brick structures, clapboard houses, tin facades and cornices and bilingual street signs. The combination of shops and residences attest to the Old World influence.

Oldenburg is nicknamed the "Village of Spires" because to the multitude of magnificent church steeples. 80 of the 115 homes were constructed before 1900 and the town was added to the National Register of Historic Place in 1983.

The town's main festival, Freudenfest, is a popular local event which takes place on the third weekend in July each year.The event began in 1977 and attracts thousands of people from the Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky area.




Oldenburg is home to the Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception, a Franciscan college prepatory coeducational high school. The Academy, as it is called locally, traces its beginnings to 1854.

Oldenburg is home to the Oldenburg Academy of the Immaculate Conception, a Franciscan college prepatory coeducational high school. The Academy, as it is called locally, traces its beginnings to to 1854.

Oldenburg Franciscan Center

Michaela Farm

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Elk Creek Lake

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Elk Creek Lake
North Elk Creek Road
Salem, Indiana



Elk Creek Lake lies at the base of the Knobstone hills, covered with mixed deciduous and evergreen trees at this location. It has a pleasant feel, whether you fish, hike, try birding or even some artwork, or just watch the scenery. Elk Creek Lake is the site of one of the access points for the Knobstone Trail, a 59 mile hiking trail through the Knobs on southern Indiana

Monday, January 3, 2011

Thunder Valley Raceway

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Thunder Valley Raceway
Washington Co. Fairgrounds
600 E. Market Street
Salem, IN 47167
812-358-3849
Race Day: 812-620-4021




Thunder Valley Raceway is a great place to visit in southern Indiana for all kinds of racing action. The race track begins operations in mid April and last through late October.