Scott County Indiana Destinations & Landmarks

Destinations & Landmarks

There’s so much to do and see here in Scott County with great outdoor recreational facilities, distinctive and historical sites, arts and entertainment venues, unique local festivals offering a wealth of activities for the kids and adults alike. Scroll down to view more information on these community and visitor resources. 

Camp Austin / Morgan Foods
90 West Morgan Street, ,

The Morgan Packing Company was founded in 1899 in Austin, Indiana. Advances in canning technology — coupled with the region's rich soil and favorable climate — created the perfect environment for a group of entrepreneurial young men to build a canning plant. Morgan Foods history in Austin Indiana and includes a unique story during the World War II era. The Morgan Family was concerned how their factory Morgan Packing Company would stay in operation during war time. It had been many years since the company, the town of Austin and our country faced such dire economic circumstances. One problem was a depleted work force, most young men were sent overseas to defend the United States. In ...

Cornucopia Farm
5444 N Rutherford Hollow Road, ,

Cornucopia Farm welcomes family and friends in September and October for family friendly farm visits . Seasonal activities include a corn maze, sunflower field tours, wagon tours, pumpkin patches and much more. Admission fee applies.

Dwight R. Chamberlain Raptor Rehabilitation Center
5620 N. Hardy Lake Road, ,

Hardy Lake is the only Indiana Department of Natural Resources property with a raptor rehabilitation center. This center cares for injured birds of prey (raptors) and educates visitors about Indiana’s hawks, owls, falcons and vultures. The Raptor Center is honored to be named for the late Dwight R. Chamberlain. One of the most recognized conservationist and a local resident, he was considered one of the nation's leading authorities on crows and ravens. Check the events page for the Hardy Lake Raptor Days schedule.

Goat Milk Stuff
76 S. Lake Road, ,

The Jonas Family has been raising goats on their family farm since 2005. The Goat Milk Stuff farm consists of 36 acres in Scottsburg. All of their goats are raised on goat milk and they use the extra milk to make goat milk soaps, lip balms, lotions, and more to run the family business. The Farm Store is open and there is lots of fun to experience. Join them for a Farm Tour, snuggle up with a Baby Goat Experience, and shop all of their goat milk goodies! You can also see (and feed) some of the goats from the front parking lot. The Jonas Family passion was to bring joy to people's lives by sharing their goats.

Hardy Lake State Recreation Area
5620 N. Hardy Lake Road, ,

Hardy Lake is the only state reservoir not created for flood control. This means that the lake level stays stable year-round, positively affecting the appearance of the shoreline, fishing and wildlife living there. The property is a multi-use facility offering hiking, swimming, boating, skiing, camping and more. Hardy Lake is surrounded on all sides by limestone and rocky bluffs, caves and great fossils, but the property has only slate and shale exposure. Hardy Lake is the only DNR property with a raptor rehabilitation center. This center cares for injured birds of prey (raptors) and educates visitors about Indiana’s hawks, owls, falcons and vultures.

Historic Scott Theatre
31 E. Wardell St., ,

Ethel and William Luckett were responsible for the construction of the Scott theater and they ran the business until Pete and Judy West took over in 1980. The West were the owners until 2002, this having been an important part of the entertainment of many generation in and around Scottsburg. In 2002, it was sold to Bill and Phyllis Duke, who cashed in all the old movie equipment, cameras, etc. They re-opened as a county music Jamboree. In 2006, the enterprise was acquired by Ron Ross and he and his family increased the popularity of the venue significantly. The Luckett's made a dynamic couple who, in the 1930's and 1940's, ran theaters in Scottsburg and Austin. In 1938, they also develope ...

Knobstone Flower Farm
4855 W Leota Road, ,

Knobstone Flower Farm would like to invite you out to the farm to enjoy our 1/2 acre of cut flowers and specialty sunflowers! We also have over 1 ½ acres of wildflowers and a 3 acre sunflower field that we call our sunflower experience and wildflower explosion! We are open seasonally from early July to late October. Our hours are Fridays 7 pm – 8:30 pm; Saturdays 12 noon – 6 pm and Sundays 12 noon – 6 pm. We can also accommodate small groups and professional photographers and their clients for weekday evening appointments by reservation. please call, text or message for more information, 812-725-2055.

Leota Covered Bridge

The Leota Covered Bridge was built over Cooney Creek on the west side of Scott County. The bridge was dedicated in August of 1995.

Mid-America Science Park & Conference Center
821 S. Lake Road, ,

The Mid-America Science Park is one of the most comprehensive science parks in the country. The flagship of the facility is the Training & Workforce Development Center which serves hundreds of adults and students each year who are seeking to advance their skills. Additionally, Mid-America Science Park hosts a number of meetings, events and conferences throughout the year, and is home to a variety of organizations, businesses and associations. The Mid-America Science Park has 112,000 square feet of innovative space with an additional 19 acres reserved for expansion. Additionally, The Mid-America Science Park has 62 acres available for commercial expansion or light industrial developme ...

Montgomery Farms Wedding Venue
1122 Radio Tower Rd., ,

Montgomery Farms sits on a beautiful 40-acre plot of land which is only a small portion of property purchased by Dallas Donald Montgomery in 1936. His dream was to invest in land that his children could have and then pass it on to their children and so forth. Over 80 years later land that was passed down to Dallas Earl Montgomery and currently to Dallas Robert Montgomery and Mandi (Montgomery) Bieda has remained virtually unchanged. The property hosts a beautiful 1870’s dairy barn sitting across a farmhouse, both of which have been restored while holding on to their great charm. To date the family has proudly been a part of joining over 200 couples in matrimony and hosting thousands fo ...

Pigeon Roost State Historic Site

The town was named Pigeon Roost because of the great number of passenger pigeons in the area. The settlement consisted of a single line of cabins stretching north and south approximately one mile north of the present town of Underwood. The nearest Indian village was located some 20 miles north near the Muskatatuck River. None of the Indians from this settlement are believed to have taken part in the attack on Pigeon Roost. The closest forts (called "blockhouses") were one to the north in Vienna in present-day Scott County and another built by Zebulon Collings to the south near what is now Henryville in Clark County. On September 3, 1812, a small party of Indians (mostly Shawnee, but possi ...

Scott County Fairgrounds
4029 S U.S. Hwy 31, ,

The Scott County Indiana Fairgrounds can serve your needs, whether it’s a family reunion, corporate event, or a need for winter storage.

Scott County Heritage Center & Museum
1050 S. Main Street, ,

The Scott County residents that didn’t have family members to care for them and did not have money would end up in the Poor Farm usually at the end of their lives. Indiana State law required all counties to have a Poor Farm. First there was a Poor Farm north of Lexington on Getty Road, but after the county seat was moved to Scottsburg in 1874, the poor farm was needed within a mile of the courthouse. It was a frame building, but later replaced in 1892 with the present day brick building, which now houses The Scott County Heritage Center & Museum. The Poor Farm was a working farm and was self-sufficient. The county commissioners were in charge of seeing that the building was kept in dec ...

Scottsburg Courthouse Square Historic District
Public Square, ,

The Scottsburg Courthouse Square Historic District is a national historic district. The district encompasses 48 contributing buildings and 8 contributing objects in the central business district of Scottsburg centered around the Scott County Courthouse. It developed between about 1873 and 1952, and includes notable examples of Italianate, Romanesque Revival, Gothic Revival, and Stick Style / Eastlake movement style architecture. The courthouse was built in 1873-1874 after the decision was made to finally locate the county seat of Scott County into a central location within the county, which caused the founding of Scottsburg.

Scottsburg Depot

The Scottsburg Station is a one-story, Stick Style frame building with board and batten siding and a projecting agent's window. Its presence influenced the location of Scottsburg in 1874, as the town was named for the railroad's General Superintendent, Horace Scott. It was built specifically for both passenger and freight cargo. Inside there was separate waiting rooms for men and women. Passenger service to the station ended in the 1950s. It is one of the last structures of its kind still standing in Indiana. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991 as the Scottsburg Depot, but was moved one block north to its present location to help preserve it.[2] With federal ...

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