|The City of Bedford and Lawrence County is home to many exciting events and attractions.
Other nearby attractions
Blue Spring Caverns - At a cool 52 degrees year round and 100 feet below the surface of the earth, explore an underground river. Guides pilot custom-made boats along the subterranean river for over a mile, pointing out native rare Northern blind cave fish and blind crawfish and explain the natural forces that are yet at work creating great chambers below the rolling hills of southern Indiana. Above ground, you can prospect for gemstone, fossils, and arrowheads at the Mystery River Sluice, hike to Indiana's largest sinkhole in the Emery and Ruth Bolton Natural Area, visit picnic areas and browse the gift/souvenir shop. Open daily mid-March - October. Call 812-279-9471 for cave conditions. Spring Mill State Park, the second most visited State Park in Indiana. Featuring a Pioneer Village, tennis courts, hiking trails, a nature center, canoe and paddle-boat rentals and even a saddle barn, making Spring Mill the top tourist attraction in Lawrence County. Probably one of the best-loved areas in the park is Pioneer Village. This reconstructed village is presented as close as possible to what the area may have looked like when Hugh and Thomas Hamer acquired the property in 1831.
Paoli Peaks - Indiana’s premiere ski resort. Sixty-five acres of skiable terrain with 15 trails, 5 chairlifts and 3 surface lifts. Full-service ski and snowboard rental shop, pro-shop and dining on site.
French Lick / West Baden - The beautiful resort community of French Lick West Baden, Indiana and neighboring towns have been welcoming guests on marvelous Indiana getaways for over 100 years —guests who have been searching for the perfect place of gracious hospitality, ultimate luxury, and a multitude of opportunities to be pleased. Some things to do in the French Lick/West Baden area are: Big Splash Water Park, French Lick Resort, French Lick Casino,
Another nearby attraction is Lake Monroe, the largest inland body of water in Indiana. Land and water cover over 25,959 acres. Boating, fishing, swimming, and camping are available. For further information call Lake Monroe Visitors Center at Paynetown, St. Rd. 446, Department of Natural Resources at (812) 837-9546. It is open from 8:00am until 4:00pm every day.