Recreational facilities abound in and around the South Central Indiana region and include a variety of activities such as camping, hiking, canoeing, picnic and playground facilities, golfing, swimming, fishing and boating. Also available are the many entertainment opportunities of a large metropolitan area, ranging from theater to sports, in Louisville, Cincinnati and Indianapolis.
The various Parks and Recreation Departments of the South Central Indiana region offer a smorgasbord of activities for children and adults alike. South Central Indiana is dedicated to preserving its unique outdoor treasures for future generations to enjoy. Wildlife, parks, rivers, trails, and open spaces exist throughout the region.
Cave exploration is a favorite activity for families, and within the region, Wyandotte Caves and Marengo Caves, both U.S. National Landmarks, provide spectacular beauty, an underground mountain, immense rooms, and endangered bats. Blue River, Indiana’s first designated scenic river, flows 58 miles through Southern Indiana Hill Country offering canoe trips to fit individual levels of ability and experience, where rugged limestone bluffs dotted with caves, often tower high above the river.
Spectator sports are important to the citizens of South Central Indiana — and the region has the fans and facilities to prove it. From local dirt car race tracks and fans to High School and College sporting events and enthusiasts — there’s always something to do or see in South Central Indiana.
You’ll find many excellent golf courses conveniently located within the South Central Indiana Region — many offering membership packages and the ability to reserve the course or clubhouse for private events.
South Central Indiana is located between three major metropolitan areas: Indianapolis, Indiana; Louisville, Kentucky; and Cincinnati, Ohio, which offer a wide variety of special events and attractions, some of which include:
Indianapolis Motor Speedway — The Indianapolis Motor Speedway plays host annually to three premier world racing events: The Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, the Brickyard 400 and the United States Grand Prix.
Kentucky Derby – Experience the excitement and pageantry that is world-class Thoroughbred racing by visiting Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Cincinnati Reds — The Reds will continue their tradition of playing ball along the waterfront when the team takes the field in Great American Ball Park.