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    Bluespring Caverns

    by DSwede Updated Jul 15, 2009

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    About 30 miles south of Bloomington, outside of Bedford, is the Bluespring Caverns.

    The story goes that in the 1940's a local farmer went out to his pond to check his livestock and found that his pond had disappeared. The additional pressure from hard rain was enough for the limestone at the bottom to give way and the pond rushed into the depths of the dark earth.

    Over the decades, the cave was explored and the underground river was opened to tourism. It may be closed during times of high rain, but otherwise the tour is a casual drift along a subterranean river. There are some interesting rock formations, stalagmites, and if you are lucky there are blind/albino minnows and crawfish.

    1-hour tours are $14 for adults & $7 for children
    9am to 5pm
    Memorial Day through Oct 31: 7 days a week
    April & May : Saturdays and Sundays only

    1459 Bluesprings Cavers Rd, Bedford, IN

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    • Eco-Tourism

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    Can't believe it's still there!

    by Dabs Written May 2, 2004

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    Home sweet home

    After my obligatory two years at McNutt dorm, four of us moved into this house on Grant and 17th Street, close to the football stadium.

    We had all kinds of visitors when we lived here-crickets, at least one mouse which my roommate Ann bravely chased around the kitchen with a broom, and slugs that came up from our drain in the shower. I think they all went somewhere else in the winter, I'm fairly certain we never turned the heat on!!!

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    Memorial Hall

    by Dabs Written Apr 25, 2004

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    David in front of Memorial Hall

    Now used as offices for university staff, when my husband was an undergrad, they had a temporary housing shortage and he was one of the lucky few that moved into this "castle". He spent all four years as an undergrad housed here.

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    Tibetan Cultural Center - 3655...

    by gkitzmil Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Tibetan Cultural Center - 3655 Snoddy Road, Bloomington. (812) 334-7046. Dedicated to the people of Tibet, this Cultural Center offers a relaxing and peaceful setting for meditating and reflecting. The Tibetan Chorten here is the only one in the nation. Hours: Grounds open Wednesday from noon - 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Center open Sundays 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. www.kiva.net/~tcc

    Dagon Garden Tensung Ling Monastery - Cascades Park, 102 Clubhouse Drive, Bloomington. (812) 339-0857.

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    Griffy Lake - Matlock Road....

    by gkitzmil Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Griffy Lake - Matlock Road. Approximately 5 miles north of Downtown.

    Lake Lemon - Riddle Point Park. 7599 NOrth Tunnel Road, Unionville, IN. (812) 334-0233. Approximately 10 miles east on Tenth Street and Highway 45 North.

    Hoosier National Forest - Highway 446 to entrance on east side of road. Approximately 15 miles southeast of Bloomington.

    Lake Monroe - Approximately 10 miles southeast of Bloomington. Surrounded by Hoosier National Forest.

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    Memorial Hall inscription

    by Dabs Written May 2, 2004

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    I found this inscription by the entranceway to Memorial Hall

    "Evil Spirits cannot enter and inhabited house unless invited"

    Sir Walter Scott

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    If your really want to play...

    by gkitzmil Written Aug 24, 2002

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    If your really want to play miniature golf you can visit Putter's Park. This is very close to my home. It is a commercial putting park. I've never tried it, though!

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