Parks & Trails
From serene settings to adventurous trails, you’ll find the perfect park outdoors! Visit Charlestown State Park, Clark State Forest, and Deam Lake State Recreation Area if you like to camp, hike, boat, and get refreshed in a lake. If you’re more of a biker or if you have kids that like playgrounds, visit Big Four Station Park or Ashland Park, which are both along the riverside and offer access to the Ohio River Greenway, a paved path for pedestrians and cyclists.
SoIN is home to six public golf courses, two designed by Masters champion and southern Indiana native, Fuzzy Zoeller, Champions Pointe, and Covered Bridge. All courses are beautifully designed! Take a spring getaway with your friends and play as many holes as you can!
Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards
Indiana’s largest estate-bottled winery is also the site of the newly expanded Starlight Distillery. Enjoy wine tastings, take a tour, and explore the market. Don’t forget the kids, they’ll have a blast running around the farm and on the playground.
Catch the start of the Louisville Bats season. There’s nothing like watching baseball with a hot dog and a cold beverage in this stadium jut across the street from Waterfront Park.
The Woods ATV Adventures
Explore over 500 acres of classified forest in Starlight Indiana. You-Drive ATVs allow you to take hold of your adventurous side on our guided sightseeing experience! Make lifelong memories! View their website here for the most up-to-date info.
Springtime is for shopping for new clothes, jewelry, and other knick-knacks. Downtown Jeffersonville and New Albany have everything you need from boutiques like Sapphire or Dress and Dwell to the decor at Madhouse to unique gifts at Sugar Maples and so much more.
The Jefferson Venue
Southern Indiana’s new premier music venue has a view like no other! Mix the view of the river and downtown Louisville in with the top-notch acts they’re bringing to town and get ready for a night you’ll forever remember. The Jefferson Venue’s spring lineup is packing a punch! Check it out!
The perfect place for your family or friends to hang out and have fun. Recbar 812 features 200+ retro and modern games, ping pong, shuffleboard, and 20 beers on tap. You must order their famous “totchos”, which are loaded nachos made with tater tots.
Falls of the Ohio State Park
Hike on 390-million-year-old fossil beds, the largest exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The renovated interpretive center features hands-on exhibits in four-themed time tunnels: An Ancient Sea, A Changing Land, Converging Cultures, and The Falls Today.
The Louisville Zoo is home to 6 different exhibits which include Africa, Australia, Glacier Run, HerpAquarium, Islands, and South America. Be sure to check out the Wild Lights Around The World Festival going on throughout March, April, and May.
Louisville City FC
Check out a Louisville City FC (men) or Racing Louisville FC (women) soccer match in the team’s brand-new stadium. Cheer them on as they attempt to get to the United Soccer League championship.
Southern Indiana is home to a couple of historical and cultural museums like the Carnegie Center for Art & History, Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site, and Howard Steamboat Museum. If those don’t sound like they tickle your fancy, then head over to Louisville, which is just 1-mile from Southern Indiana. Explore museums like the Frazier History Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum, Kentucky Science Center, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Muhammad Ali Center and Speed Art Museum.
Taste the sweet history at one of the oldest and continuously run candy shops in the U.S. Live candy-making demonstrations are a must-see at this attraction, family-owned and operated since 1891.
NoCo Arts & Cultural District
This vibrant and growing public art district in downtown Jeffersonville is sensational this time of year. Perfect for friends and families to explore local, outdoor art. Keep an eye out for events at The Depot, which hosts musical acts, markets and more in the warmer months.
Derby Dinner Playhouse
There is nothing better than having a delicious meal while being entertained by one of your favorite musicals, the magical component of Derby Dinner Playhouse. This is one of the oldest and largest continually operating dinner theatres in the country, and its shows do not disappoint. This spring they’ll be showing Escape to Margaritaville, a broadway musical-comedy featuring original songs and Jimmy Buffett classics, happening from March 29 to May 14.
The Sporting Club at the Farm
A newer attraction that offers pure outdoor fun. The Sporting Club at the Farm offers archery, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, and more.
Belle of Louisville Riverboats
Ride aboard the Belle of Louisville, the oldest operating Mississippi River-style steamboat in the U.S., or the Mary M. Miller riverboat, named after the first woman steamboat captain in the U.S., who was from Louisville, KY. You’ll get fantastic views of Louisville and southern Indiana.
Louisville Mega Cavern
Enjoy an incredible attraction for the ultimate adrenaline junkie in an underground cave. Louisville Mega Cavern offers ziplining, a rope challenge course, and all sorts of tours.
Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant
Country cookin’ is on the menu at Joe Huber’s. Kids can feed the ducks, catch fish, explore the farm, and play on the playground.
Can’t wait to taste the first local spring vegetables? Visit Southern Indiana’s farmer’s markets. The Charlestown Farmers Market, Jeffersonville Farmers Market and New Albany Farmers Market are can’t miss.
Xtremenasium Trampoline & Ninja Park
Have you or your kids ever wanted to be a ninja? You can now practice your skills at this indoor trampoline park that boasts multiple obstacle courses that can be fun for all ages!
Signature Spring Events
Thunder Over Louisville
The nation’s largest annual airshow and firework display, Thunder Over Louisville is also the opening ceremony for the Kentucky Derby Festival which lasts two weeks leading up to the Kentucky Derby. You can watch the show along the riverside on the Kentucky or Indiana side on April 22.
Great Steamboat Race
The Great Steamboat Race occurs annually on the Wednesday (May 3) before the Kentucky Derby. Visitors can ride on the racing Belle of Louisville or the Belle of Cincinnati and enjoy food, drinks, and live entertainment.
“The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”, the Kentucky Derby is the largest horse race in the United States happening May 6. Head to our region, stay in Indiana, experience what we have to offer, and go five minutes down the road to Louisville to the Kentucky Derby for an unforgettable spring weekend.
Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire
Have fun exploring Old World demonstrations by chain mail makers, spinners, potters, and blacksmiths on May 13, 14, 20 & 21. Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire donates funds for local arts and entertainment scholarships.
Abbey Road on the River
The largest Beatles-inspired music festival in the United States, Abbey Road on the River is happening at Big Four Station Park in Jeffersonville, Ind. over Memorial Day weekend from May 25-29.