Visit Greene County Indiana
Come Back Home Again
While known to many across the nation for its superb fishing, the county is also home to one of the largest Wetland Restoration sites in the United States, which provides significant opportunities for bird watchers, naturalists, and conservationists. Additionally, Greene County offers many other outdoor recreation opportunities including hiking, camping, hunting, horseback riding, and off-road vehicle use on several state and local recreation areas.
With something exciting around every corner, explore the countryside with a scenic drive over hills and valleys into the community of Tulip and witness an engineering masterpiece; the Tulip Trestle, locally known as the "Viaduct", is a testament to the county's symbiotic relationship with the Coal Mining Industry.
In addition to many outdoor recreation activities, Greene County is home to the longest continually running 4th of July Parade in the State of Indiana. Held during the Linton Freedom Festival, it is one of the many unique festivals hosted each year celebrating heritage, arts, and music. And while you are here, take a walk at the Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum and observe over 60 unique sculptures from artists from around the world.
Whether taking in a hometown festival or art exhibit, you will find that Greene County is home to many artists, artisans, and producers of interesting crafts, works of art, and heirloom items. Be sure to visit one of the many local boutiques or gift shops to take home a one-of-a-kind item "Made in Greene County".
Celebrate heritage, history, and the arts at the Carnegie Heritage and Arts Center of Greene County located in the former Margaret Cooper Public Library built in 1907 in part by a donation of Andrew Carnegie and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While you're there, see the commemorative collection of famous Lintonian and Hollywood actor of stage and screen, Phil Harris, often known for his role as the voice of "Baloo the Bear" in Disney's Jungle Book.
You can also visit the Scotland Hotel, the Richland-Plummer Creek Covered Bridge, the 1885 Courthouse, Shakamak State Park Historic District, or the Linton Commercial Historic District, each listed on the prestigious National Register of Historic Places.