The hills and valleys of Crawford County showcase the magic and majestic beauty of our natural attractions!
Situated in a region of karst topography, Crawford County abounds with area caves.
Blue River, the eastern boundary of our county, is perfect for canoeing, fishing, and swimming. Trips are available for families, beginners, and experienced canoers.
Crawford has many rugged limestone bluffs that overlook the Ohio River, our southern boundary. These magnificant vistas can be seen at Artist Point, Horseshoe Bend, and O’Bannon State Park.
Whether you capture these images on film or on canvas, their beauty will last a lifetime!
This quaint little spot in Crawford County has been a mecca for artists, sightseers, and photographers for many years. The panoramic view of the river makes this a perfect stopping point on the scenic drive along the Cannelton Pool of the Ohio River. Breathtaking any time of the year!
Blue Heron Gallery and Arts Market
Browse the beautiful local artwork in this artists' cooperative gallery in the upstairs of a historic building in Milltown, across the street from Blue River Cafe. The gallery and arts market are open seasonally. Please check the website or call for hours.
Cave Country Canoes/Blue River
Flowing through the heart of Indiana's hill country, Blue River is a great Class 1 stream (perfect for groups and families). Half-day, full day, and overnight trips are available from May through October. Come and experience the thrill of canoeing Indiana's first designated Scenic and Natural Riverway.
Website Cave Country Canoes/Blue River
English Reunion Festival
The 2013 annual English Reunion Festival will be held May 29-June-1. Festival will be held in old English.
Horseshoe Bend Overlook
Located in Leavenworth, this magnificent panoramic view overlooks the tightest bend on the Ohio River. Visitors are always treated to a spectacular view of barges churning up and down the river, birds soaring among the cliffs, and the waters of the ever-changing Ohio. Stop and visit the famous Overlook Restaurant to see this beautiful view.
James G. Baker Center for Astronomy
View the moon, planets, nebulae and galaxies through the giant telescopes in Southern Indiana's largest observatory. Things are always looking up when the Louisville Astronomical Society opens the center to the public on the third Saturday of each month at dusk. Camping and scout programs available. Please see the website for directions!
Creating wonderful family memories since 1883, the cave offers two walking tours, gemstone mining, the Crawl, a gift shop, walking trails, picnic grounds, and more. Friendly, knowledgeable guides interpret its delicate formations and immense passageways. Camping cabins are also available by reservation. Open year round.
Website Marengo Cave
Nature Center & Pioneer Farmstead
The O'Bannon Woods Nature Center and Farmstead offers naturalist programs and a wide variety of activities and exhibits throughout the year. The site within O'Bannon Woods State Park has a fascinating re-creation of a mid 19th century farmstead and buildings and a unique restored 3-story hay press barn. Outdoor enthusiasts of all ability levels can enjoy the beautiful Accessibility Trail.
patoka lake Marina
Stay'n Play with Patoka Lake Marina-your lodging and boat rental destination! Wednesday morning lake tours on Patoka Voyager. Sunset Wine Cruises, Fall Foliage Wine Cruises and new for 2013-Beer Cruises. Floating Cabins, Houseboats, Fun-n-Play Toons (double decker pontoons with slide-some can pull a tube), pontoon boats, fishing boats, cabins, suites, and rooms 'Like us' on Facebook and visit our website for specials and events.
Website patoka lake Marina
The Legendary Shoe Tree
Need shoes? Pick some from our rare shoe tree! Or visit this unique attraction and attempt to add your shoes to the hundreds already dangling there. Local lore claims that Larry Bird's basketball shoes hang there! Don't miss this one!
The Proctor House
The Proctor House was built in 1832 by William Proctor, and was used as a store, stage coach stop and post office. The Crawford County Historical Society owns the house and is in the process of restoring it. The house is located on old 64 just east of Marengo.
William H. English Park
The William H. English statue is central to the park located in old English at the headwaters of the Little Blue River. The community center located in the park is available for weddings, banquets, meetings and family reunions.