The Ultimate Guide to Southern Indiana Attractions

A reservation at Schenck Mansion is the beginning of an unforgettable vacation! We are located near the Belterra Casino Resort, the Kentucky Speedway, and bustling downtown Madison, making our inn the ideal vacation destination. No matter your plans or preferences, you will be able to have the vacation of a lifetime visiting these southern Indiana attractions.

Looking for more suggestions for southern Indiana attractions? Download our free Vacation Guide. It’s packed with information about the best places to see near Schenck Mansion, including annual festivals and celebrations.

Explore These Southern Indiana Attractions

Vevay, Indiana

Schenck Mansion is located in Vevay, a charming town in southern Indiana. Though our town is small, there is plenty of beautiful scenery and nature to explore. During your time at Schenck Mansion, take the opportunity to drive the Ohio River Scenic Byway, which twists and turns through the picturesque rolling hills and valleys of the area. Admire the limestone bluffs and the majestic Ohio River during your ride. The road conveniently ends in our town.

History

If you’re interested in the history of the area, take a tour of the Switzerland County Historical Museum, the River History Museum or the Hoosier Theatre, which was built in 1837 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These attractions are perfect for anyone wanting to get to know Vevay a little better or take a step back in time. These great sites are within walking distance from Schenck Mansion.

Outdoor Attractions

If you’re a golfer, take a trip out to Vineyard Golf Course. The meticulously manicured fairway and beautiful greenery are almost as impressive as the course itself. Check their calendar before your visit for any special events taking place.

If you’d rather explore a little, then make a day trip to the Indiana Caverns. Take a tour of these natural wonders, either by walking the designated pathways or by going on a boating tour. You can even mine for gems and fossils!

For any hikers, bikers, or nature lovers, a trip to Clifty Falls State Park is a must. Explore the park, just a 30-minute drive from Schenck Mansion. You’ll see the beautiful waterfalls for which Clifty Falls has been named. They have 10 hiking trails to choose from, each designated with a difficulty level. Bikes are also available to rent.

Wineries

Vevay, Indiana was home to the first successful established winery in the U.S. Thanks to our hearty grapes, the American wine industry was able to flourish and become what it is today. While that original winery is no longer standing, there are plenty of amazing wineries to visit in Vevay and the surrounding towns. The Ridge Winery is just a short drive away from Schenck Mansion and is a must for anyone who is a wine aficionado. Vevay is also home to the Swiss Wine Festival, an annual four-day event in August. Every year, visitors flock to our town to celebrate Vevay’s winemaking history.

Return to Your Room at Schenck Mansion

No matter which southern Indiana attraction you choose to visit, begin and end your day at Schenck Mansion. Our luxurious rooms, with their amazing views, will offer the escape you want from the busy city life. Explore the grounds of the mansion, from our expansive gardens to the waterfall and gazebo. Browse our specials and packages to make the most of your trip to Vevay.  Make sure to download our free Vacation Guide to preview all the fantastic southern Indiana attractions waiting for you.