It’s for a SoIN Spring Break! Here are 10 ways you can put some spring in your step.

1. Go on a SoIN ice cream trail. Many seasonal ice cream shops will re-open in March. Take the family to Chillers, Zesto’s, Polly’s Freeze, Berry Twist, Pearl Street Treats, and Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery. Extra-special: Polly’s Freeze celebrates 65 years in 2017!

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Polly's Freeze in Georgetown, Indiana

2. Create artwork with your children. The Carnegie Center for Art and History’s Saturday Family Fun workshops are a great way to spend quality time with your children, and create artwork to cherish for years to come. On March 11, create a "3-D Collage on Wood.” All materials are provided and the event is free. Contact Delesha to register. Family Fun Workshop at the Carnegie Center in New Albany

3. See a live children’s theater production. Derby Dinner Playhouse is noted for their musical and comedy productions. Did you know they also have children’s theater productions? “Stinky Kids, The Musical” will be showing on Saturdays in March 4- April 1. Get your tickets for this comical kids musical soon.

4. Be magically entertained and amazed. The Ogle Center will host magician/dancer/comedian Adam Trent on March 30th. Described as “Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield,” his original pop music, wit, and innovative stage illusions will dazzle you and your family. Purchase your tickets online.

5. Cruise on the Ohio River through McAlpine Locks and Dam.
March is a wonderful time to explore the Ohio River aboard The Belle of Louisville or Spirit of Jefferson in neighboring Louisville, Ky. Enjoy a St. Patrick’s Day dinner on The Belle March 17, and on March 18, board the Spirit of Jefferson for a McAlpine Locks and Dam dinner cruise.

6. Travel back in time along wooded trails in Charlestown State Park. Envision what this 1920s-amusement park was like years ago, as you walk among the remains on this scenic walk. Explore the Rose Island exhibit, then enjoy a picnic, or spend a few nights at the Charlestown State Park’s campground, offering 60 full hook-up sites.   


7. Walk or bike across the Ohio in two states in one day. Watch barges pass on the river below, feel the river breeze, and take in spectacular nighttime views while on the Big Four Bridge. Adjacent Big Four Station park in downtown Jeffersonville has a playground and picnic area, with downtown shops and restaurants within walking distance.

8. Taste handmade candies and watch a candy demonstration. Schimpff’s Confectionery and Candy Museum is the real deal! Watch Warren and Jill Schimpff and staff make their signature red hot cinnamon drops and hand-dipped chocolates; then enjoy an ice cream float or sundae. Before you leave with your favorite candies, browse their antique candy memorabilia.

Warren Schimpff Austin

9. Tour the home of Indiana’s wealthiest man in the late 1800s. The Culbertson Mansion is a grand sight to see, inside and out. Located on downtown New Albany’s Mansion Row, this 20,000-sq. ft. Indiana State Historic Site was once the William Culbertson family home. Learn about his philanthropy and how it still impacts the SoIN region today. Marvel at the colorful wall’s and ceiling’s restoration and see an example of the intricate process.

10. Play a round or two of golf, then stay with us. Fuzzy Zoeller’s Champions Pointe and Covered Bridge golf courses have a Spring Break Stay & Play package. Enjoy a round or two of golf, stay at The Sheraton Hotel in Jeffersonville, then enjoy a full breakfast buffet. Call (812) 246-8880 or email Kevin, and mention promo code SpringBreak17 to enjoy special rates.

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