Western Indiana’s Covered Bridge Country
An American Selfie Tour
3 Days | Spring | Summer | Fall
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Small town America . . . The Land of Covered Bridges . . . of Clabber Girl Products . . . Come spend a couple of days in the Hoosier State, return to a simpler time. Enjoy a dinner at the Mayberry Diner followed by an old movie at the Historic Royal Theater with free popcorn . . . Another highlight will be our Selfie Photo Tour among the unique public sculptures in the parks of Terre Haute.
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Day 1 – Covered Bridges Tour – Bridgeton Mill – Covered Bridge Art Gallery – Outdoor Sculpture Tour
While on your Selfie Photo Tour of Western Indiana you will discover a charming and rustic setting that is home to 31 Covered Bridges, each with its own unique past and history. Your afternoon features a narrated covered bridge driving tour that explains how these have survived until today.
Your afternoon is literally filled with forgotten historical sites as you also visit Bridgeton Mill, the oldest operating mill west of the Alleghenies here massive stones still grind wheat into flour and corn into meal. Then the Mansfield Roller Mill, overlooking Big Raccoon Creek, where they have been grinding with water power since the 1820s.
The real covered bridge enthusiasts and those who have been charmed by the tour will love the Covered Bridge Art Gallery in downtown Rockville. A historic building in its own right (c.a.1877), the gallery houses works by approximately 30 local artists.
Your evening features a nice local restaurant before the Outdoor Sculpture – Super Selfie Tour. Terre Haute is a city proud of its public art with 18 (maybe more by the time you tour) unique Public sculptures. You may want a selfie standing beneath “The Chorus of Trumpets,” “The Flame of the Millennium” or beside the “Spirit of Space.” Filling parks and public spaces these artworks are waiting to frame your face.
Your tour includes a free Photo Vision App for all of your customers. The photos they snap are saved by the App and Photo Vision will produce a truly unique video for each of your travelers. (D)
Day 2 – Clabber Girl Museum – Ernie Pyle State Historic Site – Dinner at Mayberry Cafe – Movie at Historic Royal Theatre
This morning you visit the Clabber Girl Museum. You’ll be transported back in time with their antique household items and kitchen appliances. There are vintage toys, a Clabber Girl delivery wagon, an antique racecar from Indianapolis and a number of exhibits of Hulman & Co. products and brands, such as Clabber Girl.
Also this morning, in nearby Dana you will visit the Ernie Pyle State Historic Site. The site features Ernie Pyle’s birthplace and a museum highlighting the famous journalist’s life and writings as a correspondent during World War II.
Enjoy lunch at The Beef House in Covington. Serving only the finest choice of beef cooked over hardwood briquettes on the open hearth charcoal broiler.
Later this afternoon you step out on downtown Danville’s Courthouse Square with a number of options all within walking distance. You can tour an 1886 sheriff’s residence and former county jail at the Hendricks County Historical Museum. Or, enjoy a custom workshop at Frazee Gardens by landscape and greenhouse experts and then browse the gift shop. You could also schedule a guided tour of Beasley’s Orchard, peek behind the scene and shop the farmer’s market in their Civil War-era barn.
This is a Dinner and a Movie, ‘Small Town America Night.’ First you dine at The Mayberry Café, a friendly family restaurant with home-cooked food just like Aunt Bee put on the table for Andy and Opie. It’s a comfort food in a nostalgic atmosphere, the décor reminds you of the Andy Griffith era, the 1950s-60s, and you’ll catch yourself looking every time the door opens to see if it might be Andy or Barney stopping for dinner.
Next you enjoy a private movie showing at the Historic Royal Theatre They have been showing films here since 1914 and use the latest technology to provide you a quality experience with a retro film – ask us for a list of choices. Movie night comes with a bottomless bag of fresh popcorn! (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Purdue University Tour – Depart for Home
Today, before heading for home, you tour the Purdue University Campus. It was founded in 1869 after a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue. He wished to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. Currently the student enrollment is over 39,000. West Lafayette, on and off campus, is a historian’s dream with beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture.
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