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Archaeological Research Institute (ARI)

Archaeological Research Institute (ARI) located at 424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN  47025. The Archaeological Research Insitute (ARI) focuses on preserving regional cultural heritage sites by educating the public about local history, lands stewardship, and preserving archaeological sites! At ARI, the public can experience archaeology and local history through hands-on experiences in the field, lab, and through tours of archaeological sites and experimental archaeology! ARI offers camps, immersions, events, and hand-on experiences. Book your archaeological experience today!  The Archaeological Research Insitute (ARI) focuses on preserving regional cultural heritage sites by educating the public about local history, lands stewardship, and preserving archaeological sites! At ARI, the public can experience archaeology and local history through hands-on experiences in the field, lab, and through tours of archaeological sites and experimental archaeology! ARI offers camps, immersions, events, and hand-on experiences. Book your archaeological experience today!    
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Red Map Icon 424 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Cedar Sentinels Disc Golf Course

Cedar Sentinels is an extremely rural and heavily wooden 18-hole disc golf course on a 250-acre farm.
812-926-1189
Red Map Icon 11701 County Farm Road, Aurora, IN 47001

Dearborn Trails

Enjoy outdoor recreation along the Dearborn Trail, a scenic six-mile paved pathway running along the Ohio River between Greendale, Lawrenceburg and Aurora. Ideal for walking, running and cycling, the trail offers free parking, public restrooms and trailhead access at several locations. Trail users can also rent a River Cities Bike Share bicycle from one of several bike share rental stations along the route. For those who wish to explore further, the Dearborn Trail is adjacent the historic districts of both downtown Lawrenceburg and Aurora, offering easy access to each community’s shops, restaurants, Main Streets, and attractions. Don't forget to bring your dog to the Aurora Dog Park which is located at the entrance at Manchester Landing. View Brochure
800-322-8198

Local Parks

Dearborn County is home to several public park properties offering recreational opportunities of all types, from greenspaces and trails to fishing, horseback riding and more. Relax in the beauty of nature, take a hike along one of our many scenic paths, or spend the day enjoying a picnic or family party. Get a glimpse of native birds and wildlife, explore an historic covered bridge, or try your hand at a round of disc golf. Many of our parks offer sports facilities, restrooms and shelter houses, and all are open to the public. Please note that some park facilities or shelterhouses my require a security deposit and/or rental fee charged by the Dearborn County Parks District.
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Red Map Icon 165 Mary Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Oxbow, Inc.

The Oxbow is the most important wetland area in the mid-section of the Ohio Valley, drawing the tri-state area's largest concentrations of ducks and herons. Birders have listed 270 species of birds on this area, among them ducks, geese, shorebirds, raptors, and songbirds. Sixty-six species of fish live here.
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Red Map Icon 301 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Perfect North Slopes

If it's winter action you crave, then head for Perfect North Slopes. Here you can ski down family-friendly trails, snowboard on heart pounding double black-diamonds, or slide down a 750 foot tubing run. Whatever your course of adventure, you can count on one thing at Perfect North Slopes: plenty of snowy fun. With 23 picturesque trails, 2 terrain parks, 5 chair lifts & 6 carpet lifts skiers of all abilities will love. New skiers can get a head start at our ski school...families can hit a wide variety of trails...and the thrill seekers in the bunch can tackle our notoriously exciting black-diamond and double-diamond slopes. For those that love sled riding, go for a slide on our snow tubing hill. With 25 tubing lanes to choose from and a surface lift to get you back to the top, this is the perfect family activity.
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Red Map Icon 19074 Perfect Lane, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Ripley County - VSP Mountain Bike Trail

Versailles State Park Mountain Bike Trail, designed and constructed by the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association volunteers. There is more than 15 miles of trails, all medium difficulty, except for the easy Turtle Trail.
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Red Map Icon 1387 East US 50, Versailles, IN 47042

River Cities Bike Share Program

Season Opens April 1st - Ends October 31, 2024 The River Cities Bike Share Program is located in Southeast Indiana and offered by both the cities of Aurora and Lawrenceburg. There are bicycle rental stations in 3 locations - downtown Aurora across from the City Building, the Dearborn Trail at the Aurora Dog Park, and downtown Lawrenceburg between Ivy Tech and the Event Center. The Dearborn Trail, a beautiful 6-mile stretch of paved trail along the Ohio River, joins the two cities - making this a truly remarkable and scenic bicycling opportunity.
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Sugar Ridge Golf Club

Sugar Ridge Golf Club is set amidst the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. Sugar Ridge is located just 22 miles from downtown Cincinnati off I-275. This first-rate championship course is a destination for those seeking an exciting new golf environment. This 18-hole course will inspire you with its majestic backdrops, secluded fairways and lush valleys.
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Red Map Icon 21010 Stateline Road, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025