Tuggles’ Folly sits high on its hilltop in Ohio County, the smallest county in Indiana, and geographically, the smallest county in the United States. Home to the longest continually used courthouse in Indiana, and the nations first Veterans Tribute Tower which stands as a lasting tribute to honor the past of America’s veterans, Rising Sun offers many glimpses into the history of days past which can be seen at the Ohio County Historical Museum.

Veterans Memorial Tower Wild House


An interesting array of art, photo, pottery, specialty and antique shops and restaurants is within an easy walk from Main Street. In addition, the Pendleton Art Center and Harps on Main enhance the culturally minded venues.

Ohio River Shelter Ohio River Arch
Back up the Ohio River to Aurora, delightful Hillforest, a house museum of the 1850s Victorian era, demonstrates what life was like for the family of a prominent shipper in a bustling river town.

If you want a leisurely drive through lush green hills of scenic Southern Indiana, five wineries and two wine tasting rooms are within 10 to 60 min. drives from your door.

For the sports-minded, Lighthouse Point Yacht Club is less than a mile down the hill and offers the finest docking and boating facilities on the Ohio. Professional auto racing at the Kentucky Speedway is only 45 min. away. Lawrenceburg Speedway lets the dirt fly at a 15 min. drive. The Links Golf Course immediately adjacent to Rising Star  and Belterra Casino’s golf course are close enough for the earliest of tee times, while Perfect North Slopes provides skiing during the winter season after a brief 20 min. drive.

A unique team-building opportunity is available just minutes down the River at DaGaz Acres. One or several persons may enter the state-of-the –art zip line and challenging course while safely secured in a comfortable harness. Your adventure begins with a climb to the treetops of Southeastern Indiana and continues over scenic valleys and ravines in a way you’ve never before experienced.

A Biblical interpretation of the earth’s beginning is available at the Creation Museum after only a 20-minute drive to northern Kentucky.  Make sure you plan enough time to see their gardens, also.

If that isn’t enough to keep you busy, the various Local Calendar of Events & Activities gives you much to choose from: