Corydon, Indiana is such a beautiful area. It is rich in history with so many hidden gems. Exloring Corydon and surrounding areas was definitely a highlight of our Indiana road trip. Our visit to Corydon was a part of a familiarization trip with This Is Indiana. Every opinion expressed about my stay is mine alone.
1.Downtown Historical Sites
Corydon was founded in 1808 and was the first capital of the Indiana Territory. Above is Indiana’s first Capital Building!
It is believed that William Henry Harrison then the first governor of the Indiana Territory named the town from the hynm “The Pastoral Elegy.” The song laments the death of a shepherd boy named Corydon. The future president of the United States thought “Corydon” fitting to be the name of the settlement.
So many of the downtown buildings have records of their history and are on the national record of historic places.
2. Battle of Corydon Memorial Park
The Battle of Corydon is the only official battle site from the civil war fought in Indiana and one of few fought on northern soil. On July 9, 1863, Confederate brigadier general John Hunt Morgan led his cavalry of over 2,000 men across the Ohio River into Indiana. Only about 450 home guard men opposed and were quickly defeated and the town surrendered.
3. Butt Drugs
Immerse yourself in times past by visiting Butt Drugs, yes it’s the real name! 😉 My kids definitely got a kick out of it.
You’ll find a little bit of everything here, but do enjoy an old fashioned soda fountain drink!
4. Indian Creek Market and Deli
Indian Creek Market and Deli is a great place to stop for a quick and unique lunch.
I loved my “Hoosier Mama” sandwich with white cheddar, pimento cheese, Applewood ham, spinach, and tomato on a toasted bun–so good! We also loved browsing the store and found treats to take home!
5. Indiana Caverns
Take a tour of Indiana Caverns where you will see where so many fossils have been uncovered, take an underground boat ride, and see the beauty of what can be found under our feet. See our full article here>>> Indiana Caverns
6. Squire Boone Caverns
Feast your eyes on stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstone beautifully illumined on the cavern walls, ceilings and floors. Experience a living cave with rushing streams and underground waterfalls. See the Squire Boone Memorial Site inside the cavern! Read the complete article here>>> Squire Boon Caverns
7. Golf Shores Fun Center
Get your fill of fun at Golf Shores! Enjoy an outdoor or indoor Mini Golf course. Play classic arcade games and enjoy a treat at the snack bar.
We went for the indoor course and loved playing via blacklight! So cool! You can even play 3D with an optional pair of glasses for $1.
8. Hampton Inn Corydon
Rest and rejuvenate at the Hampton Inn Corydon. We loved our stay at the Hampton. It was clean, comfortable, and calm! The complimentary breakfast was a huge hit! It is located in walking distance from Gulf Shores Golf Fun Center. Shopping and restaurants are close, and it’s an easy drive to the caves and historical sites.
For more Corydon, Indiana area fun to explore click over the the website>>> This Is Indiana!
Sara Phillips says
I LOVE little old towns full of history! Can you walk through the first Capital Building? I think I need to visit Corydon!
Yes! The Capital Building is a museum! I know you’ll love Corydon!
Fatima Torres says
These sound like great things to see in Corydon, Indiana. I like the idea of an old-fashioned shop.
I would love to see those caverns! My kids would love Butt Drugs. They’d be snorting away at the name. LOL
Ruth I says
Wow. Indiana surely has many amazing places to see! The history and all stuff are interesting and the store’s name is hilarious!
Claudia Krusch says
Sounds like an amazing place! I’ve added it to my bucket list!
Great Claudia! I hope you get to visit soon!