9530 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432
Phone: (812) 936-5300
Fax: (812) 936-5301
Arts & Museums
Wylie House Museum is a historic house museum administered by the IU Libraries. The house was built in 1835 by Andrew Wylie, first president of Indiana University. The house is furnished as it might have looked in the 1840s when Dr. Wylie and his family lived there. Guided tours are given five days a week.
Have fun with science at this fantastic museum housing as many as 50 hands-on exhibits combining knowledge and fun. The award-winning museum started off in 1998, at a little facility, but moved to its current sprawling premises thanks to its rising popularity. Intriguing sections at the museum include the Bubble-Airium, the Fitzgerald Hall of Natural Science, George & Evelyn Brabson Discovery Garden and the very popular How Things Work exhibits. Kids can learn about solar power and conservation at the lush Lester P Bushnell garden right outside the museum. There's numerous educational programs as well for kids. The museum remains open till 8.30p on the first Friday of every month. Check website for more.
If you are an art aficionado, then check out the beautiful collection contemporary art at the Indiana University Art Museum. Here you would find several objects of art include African masks, paintings and ancient jewelery. Encouraging art from all over the world, this place will surely acquaint you with the cultures of the world. For further details, please check the website.
One of the best collections of military memorabilia in the United States is on display at this museum that features numerous artifacts, uniforms, battlefield relics, captured enemy souvenirs, and vintage vehicles from the Civil War to Desert Storm. Outdoor displays include tanks, helicopters, and artillery.
The Portland Museum is dedicated to the local history and culture of this affluent local Louisville community. Some local academics established the museum in 1978 and it grew from those humble beginnings to an interesting attraction. Of course the focus is on the neighborhood's heritage, with the museum's collection featuring many exhibitions and interactive displays including original paintings, photographs, dioramas, life-size models, memorabilia and documentaries.
Located on the banks of the Wabash River, the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is steeped with history and patriotism. It features a 1936 memorial and a visitor center. The circular, granite memorial building with Greek columns is one of the highlights of this historic park. It is said to be built where the Fort Sackville was captured by Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark and his army of 170 men which gave the United States a foothold to the frontier. Visit the visitor center for its informative displays and programs.