Scottsburg and Scott County have a number of antique stores as well as several antique malls. Madison, an Ohio River town about a 25-minute drive from Scottsburg, offers both antique and arts, and crafts stores, a number of historic homes, several wineries, and the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. Clifty Falls State Park is located just outside Madison.
Scott County hosts several festivals, including the Leota Frolic, held in Leota in September. Leota is also the site of an annual daffodil show, held in April. A Civil War reenactment, including a military ball, is held at the county fairgrounds in July.
Hardy Lake State Recreation Area is located in Scott County and offers camping, picnic areas, hiking, fishing, swimming and boating. More opportunities for hiking, camping, fishing, and picnicking are available at Clark State Forest, just down St. Rd. 31. A section of the Knobstone Trail, Indiana's cross-country hiking trail, is located in Scott County.
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Cathedral Gardens in nearby Henryville, Indiana where you can enjoy 12 breathtaking gardens, each with a unique style, theme and color. Paved paths wind around the three ponds with 12 varieties of water lilies, and gardens containing over 12 thousand annuals and perennials. As you stroll or ride in one of many motorized carts,
classical / spiritual music will softly surround you. Large vases and bronze sculptures throughout.
History buffs will be interested in Pigeon Roost State Historic Site, south of Scottsburg just off U.S. 31. The site features a 44-ft. limestone obelisk that is a memorial to 24 settlers killed during an Indiana raid in 1812.
Built in 1892 on the 180 acre County Farm, now is the home of the Scott County Heritage Center & Museum. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, 2002.
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