|This tour is extra special as we combine two of our favorite Indiana towns. Madison, Indiana is located along the Ohio River Scenic Byway between Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. Home to Clifty Falls State Park and situated in the rolling hills with limestone bluffs and beautiful views of the Ohio River. Nashville, Indiana is home to Brown County State Park. When you think of “Brown County” a myriad of images come to mind: lunch in Indiana’s largest state park, strolling through Nashville’s quaint shops and galleries, ooh-ing and ahh-ing over spellbinding seasonal scenery. This tour is designed to have the best of both worlds … a chance to explore, learn, shop, or relax while enjoying the company of your TURNER friends. |
FEATURES: The Shrewsbury-Windle House - A National Historic Landmark at the heart of the nationally significant historic district of the booming 19th Century Ohio River community of Madison, Indiana. Built by local merchant Charles Shrewsbury between 1846-49 and designed by notable architect Francis Costigan, it is widely recognized as an outstanding example of the Greek Revival style. Its amazing circular stair is an admired feat of engineering and architectural grace. • Clifty Inn - Indiana’s Best Kept Secret! The inn overlooks the Ohio River allowing us to nestle in the park's scenic beauty and be close to historic downtown Madison and its many offerings. Waterfalls and trails are some of the main attractions in the park, and so is the delicious home cooking in The Falls Restaurant. • Clifty Falls State Park History Tour (onboard the motorcoach with minimal walking) - Home of deep cut gorges, sheet rock walls and plunging waterfalls. Like the proverbial cowboy who first viewed the Grand Canyon one cannot help think, "Something has happened here!" Clifty Falls and the nearby Ohio River are products of the Ice Age. From the lip of Clifty Falls at an elevation near the general level of the county, Clifty Creek plunges down more than 70 feet. In nearly three miles of canyon, the creek descends another 250 feet to the Ohio River below. There are four major waterfalls and numerous minor ones in the park. For many years, the park consisted of 617 acres which included the falls, the canyon and the immediate upland rim. In 1965, the park was more than doubled in size by the acquisition of adjoining upland fields from the Madison State Hospital. • Brown County State Park - Drive into Indiana’s Largest State Park with158,000 acres of hilly woodlands. Enjoy a lunch of home cooked favorites at the historic Abe Martin Lodge. Pre-select entrée at time of reservation. • Naturalist Program of Brown County State Park - From the comfort of our lunch area, the park naturalist will offer a history presentation of the park including a time to answer all your questions. • Shopping time in Little Nashville - Leisurely browse through the quaint shops finding all kinds of treasures and treats.