Corydon Travel Guide

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Corydon Things to Do

  • Battle of Corydon (ridge line defense)

    On a ridge south of town, the local militia and volunteers attempted to halt Morgan's raiders in their tracks. Today, the site is a series of memorial with minimal information about the raid. It is a nice park if you're looking for a quiet place to let the kids run. Well shaded. Most of the monuments are memorials to individuals who are preserved...

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  • Battle of Corydon

    The primary action of the battle takes place on the road south from town. On July 9, 1863, a force of 400 local militia and volunteers, led by Col. Lewis Jordan attempted to stop Col. John Hunt Morgan and 2,400 cavalry, just south of town. The Raiders surrounded the town and began shelling it.

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  • O'Bannon Memorial

    Gov. Frank O'Bannon was a well liked governor and a member of a family with long public service to the state.

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  • Golf Shores Fun Center

    This is one of the few places for kids to have fun in the area. It is a miniature golf course with a video arcade center. The golf part is 18 holes in the blazing hot sun for about $5. The holes aren't up to PuttPutt standards of difficulty but they are challenging to little kids. After you baked in the sun for an hour you can go into the video...

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  • Hayswood Nature Park

    This is a very nice park with many facilities for the whole family.There are 3 walking trails (mostly paved but some gravel). There is a large playground with jungle gym, slides, swings on the interior hill of the park. Picnic tables are placed along the roadway that runs through the park. Two pavillions are available for larger groups.A...

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  • walking tour

    Take a walking tour of historic Corydon. For $10, a knowledgeable guide will lead hourly tours (they actually take about 75 minutes) or you can see about half the sites in 45 minutes for free (some buildings are locked and need the tour guide's keys).Start at Walnut and Elm and the old Presbyterian church with its fine stained glass windows.West on...

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  • Boone Village

    A small "village" where you can see old-time activities and handicrafts.Candle-dipping (you can try that); making lye soap; cooking home-made fudge; a nature trail; pet and feed the farm animals; watch the Grist Mill in operation. The host/hostess and other participants are all dressed in period costumes and pretend it is in the 19th century. There...

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  • Squire Boone Caverns

    The tours for these caverns last one hour and begin at 10am, 12noon, 2pm and 4pm.Supposedly, at least the tour guide says, Danial Boone helped discover the caves.Stalagtites, stalagmites, underground streams and waterfalls, special lighting effects to see the phosphoresence in the limestones.The walk is about a mile and a half and there is a lot of...

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  • Wyandotte Caves

    Beautiful natural structures inside large cave rooms.These caves are not as extensive as the famous ones in Virginia but some of the formations are impressive. Little plaques have been placed by some of the forms which look like familiar objects or figures.The cave is well lit and the walkway is comfortable for most people (but there are some...

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Corydon Restaurants

  • our reunion meal

    This is where we ate one of our veterans' reunion meals. Imagine 50 people or so standing in line waiting for tables all together. That is what we did; the other place that was supposed to take our group had a mix-up and booked two groups of people for the same set of tables... so we ended up at Charleys.And believe it or not, they got us all in at...

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  • no buts here

    This is an old fashioned drug store with a soda parlor on one side.We stopped in to have a look and ended up with an old fashioned rootbeer ice cream float and a super banana split/sundae. While talking to the friendly sodacounter person we found out that her husband was on his way to Buffalo, NY for business one day ago and we may have passed him...

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  • Stack a Steak....

    Combine a steakhouse where you get it your way with a buffet where there are more selections than you can eat.... and you have an idea of what Ryan's is like.While you wait in line, they take your steak order, what type, size, how you want it done.Then you pick up your main plate, a side plate and a bowl (for soup if you want) and head into three...

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Corydon Shopping

  • shop here but don't eat here

    This is a restaurant with warehouse ceilings and no ambience and also an old fashioned store that is great.I cannot stand to eat in the restaurant part because the noise level even when only five or six tables are used is quite high and my ears start ringing. The voices reverberate around the room and they have no separators or drapes or wall...

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  • potpourri

    With a name like that you'd expect this to be an art gallery. Well it is, in one tiny corner of the store.The store front is deceiving. When you step into the store it quickly opens up into room after room of unrelated things to purchase connected by narrow hallways. The decor is great hardwood floors and Victorian period molding in gumwood and...

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  • I go to the reunion, my wife shops......

    For big-city shopping in Corydon you have your WallyWorld(Walmart Supercenter) at 2363 Route 135 , Dollar Tree in that same strip mall, Family Dollar at 445 Old Capital Plaza and your Dollar General at 1905 Old Highway 135. Other than the strip malls on Route 135, I think you have to go to New Albany to find a true mall or factory outlet.In Corydon...

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Corydon Local Customs

  • Corydon Jamboree

    Every Saturday night in the summer, there is a music jamboree in Corydon.The stars of the show may me local talent or name groups from New Zealand; they may be gospel or they could be old fashioned rock-n-roll. Whoever they are and whatever music they play, it will be top notch family entertainment.Call ahead for schedule and prices ($10 a head at...

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  • Summer Concert Series

    The bandstand in the historic town square is where the bands play for the summer concerts every Friday from June to September. The music types include big band groups, violin quartets, dulcimer ensembles, brass band, local popular groups (River-City, The Doctors, Kosairs). The music lasts for 2 hours and costs you nothing but your time.There are...

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  • Battle of Corydon

    Every year, at the end of the first week in July, Corydon reenacts the Civil War battle that took place in the Corydon region. Regiments of the same armed units that took place in that battle are filled with enthusiasts and volunteers who spend a weekend as either a Yank or a Reb. They dress, act, talk, fight and die just like they did in the...

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Corydon Warnings and Dangers

  • crime stats

    Corydon is a very safe city.There have been only 1 murder and 3 rapes in the last 6 years.The only noticeable item on the crime sheets is petty thefts (shoplifting) and it is far below the national average.Having said that Corydon is safe, doesn't mean that normal precautions shouldn't be taken.Remember to lock car doors and keep your wallet in a...

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  • Weather.....

    Corydon has had its share of weather warnings and advisories for tornadoes and floods over the years. The closest that any dangerous tornado has been to Corydon was 11 miles west in 1974. This part of Indiana has been known to get 6 or 7 inches of rainfall in a 24 hour period. In 2006, Little Indian Creek overflowed its banks, endangering property...

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Corydon What to Pack

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    by davecallahan Written Jun 30, 2007

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    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: The temperature in this part of Indiana is consistently in the ninties in the summer (which is when we visit). The days are normally clear and the sun is scortching. You really need a good grade of sunscreen if you are visiting here from more northern climes. Your hands and arms will actually get burnt just from driving if you neglect the sunscreen.

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Corydon Off The Beaten Path

  • Squire Boone Caverns

    Interesting cavern with a very fast moving river down the middle. It's starts out dry and you work your way back to a waterfall (4') and the running river. There are two other falls over over 8', but they are not accessible.100 Squire Boone Rd. S.W. Mauckport, IN

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  • Corydon Battle Park

    This is a very small commemorative park with a few monuments, one old log building, a canon and a streambed. It is another of the many reminders that Corydon played a part in the Civil War.The pictures pretty much show everything that is there.to get there:take route 337 south through town and out the south end where it jogs over into Old Route 135...

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  • music for the month

    The Hayswood Theatre hosts a monthly music jamboree on the 2nd Friday (from March to July) for $10.The music starts at 7:30pm and runs until 9:30pm. There are only 70 seats available so you have to get there early.State and national talent will take the stage to entertain you with jazz and country and rock-n-roll performances; single artists,...

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Corydon Sports & Outdoors

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    by davecallahan Updated Dec 18, 2007

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    $35 gets you a cart and 18 holes. The long tees are 6800 yards and the short ones are 5100 yards.
    The course is quite hilly with elevation on both tees and greens on some holes. Water is a peripheral hazard on three holes and man-made falls provide a nice backdrop view. Sand traps bracket most greens but the fairways are fairly wide with a mix of young and mature trees bordering. The short doglegs are tough because the trees block view and trajectory from tee to green. The course has bent grass greens and blue grass fairways with fescues for the rough. The roughs are tough and the greens undulate.

    The facilities has a full service pro shop; beverage and snack bar; dining room; practice area;

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Corydon Favorites

  • seasonal norms

    You got to love winter in Corydon. Lots of cold wind and blowing snow for a couple days then a stretch of sunshine and temperature in the 40s then another short stretch of snow then more sun. It cycles like that for two months.(High-Low-Average for Dec 47°F 27°F 36°F, Jan 42°F 23°F 32°F, Feb 49°F 27°F 37°F, Mar 59°F 35°F 46°F)Then comes the...

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  • services

    Corydon is one of those towns with a strong religious base. When we go there to see friends, there are always plenty of places of worship to choose from. Hopefully, the folowing list will help you find a place that suits you.ASSEMBLY OF GOD: Highway 135 Shiloh.... 812-738-2516BAPTIST: Fellowship Baptist.... 2040 Corydon Ramsey Road Northwest.......

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  • say hello....

    Corydon is one of those friendly towns where people say hello to strangers and wave at you from their car.So don't act like a tourist and ignore these friendly gestures..... wave back or better yet, initiate a wave to someone yourself. Too often you see visitors ignore the "hello" and stare straight ahead as if no one is around.Be Friendly.

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