Rockville Travel Guide

  • Parke County Courthouse
    Parke County Courthouse
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    Rockville Historic District
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  • Civil War Memorials
    Civil War Memorials
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Rockville Things to Do

  • Covered Bridges - Mansfield CB & Mill

    Mansfield has grown from a mill town into a major festival center for the fall (October) Covered Bridge Festival. There must be 15 if not 20 acres of vendors on the 2 weekends of the festival. There is plenty to do, even if you're not interested in the covered Bridge. Mansfield CB is a double span Burr Arch. b The roof was blowen off during a...

  • Paired Bridges - Turkey Run State Park

    Turkey Run State Park is divided by Sugar Creek. At both the east boundary and the west boundary, there are covered bridges. The east bridge, known as the Narrows CB is actually in the park. It is one of the most viewed bridges because of it's proximity to the park and the use of Sugar Creek as a canoing paradise. Narrows CB is a Burr Arch built...

  • Cox Ford Covered Bridge

    The Cox Ford Covered Bridge crosses Sugar Creek at the west boundary of Turkey Run State Park. Built in 1913 by J.A. Britton, it is 176 ft (54.2 m) long. Previously there had been a iron bridge that was destroyed by a flood in 1912 or 1913. The crossing originated as a fording place, as the banks are low on each side and the river bottom is sandy...

  • Covered Bridges - Billie Creek Village

    Billie Creek Village is a central Indiana historic town. You can walk through the past during the summer and visit a mid-century (19th century) shop, blacksmith, and other stores. Step into a home and see how laundry was done or the meal prepared. Billie Creek is also the center of the Covered Bridge Festival and includes three covered bridges....

  • Covered Bridges - West on US 36

    Both the Philips Covered Bridge and Sims Smith Covered Bridge are easy to get to and just off US 36 in the west side of the county.Sims Smith is a Burr Arch Bridge. Philips is a Kings Post, meaning that it is one of the shortest bridges still standing. County Listings

  • What is a Covered Bridge?

    A covered bridge is a special type of bridge built during the days of the pioneers. The unique feature of these bridges are the fact that they not only have the bridge itself, but they also have sides and roofs! Most of these bridges are red on the outside walls, with a black roof. On most of the bridges, at each end, is printed the name of the...

  • Home of the Amish!

    While you are traveling throughout our county, admiring the bridges, you are likely to find a most unusual contraption traveling on the road with you. It's a horse and buggy, driven by a man wearing black pants and a plain-colored shirt. If it's cold outside he'll have a black coat on over the rest. He'll be wearing a black hat and he'll have a...

  • Civil War Days at Billie Creek Village

    If you're in town during it, you should definately visit Billie Creek Village during the Civil War Days. Here they reinact Civil War battles, and also they have a dance one night where the women dress in period ball costumes. You can also buy all types of civil war and period items here. Definately a lot of fun!!!!

  • Foxworthy's Maple Syrup Camp

    During the Maple Fair ( WEEKENDS ONLY; late Feb, early Mar) there is one place you absolutely MUST stop! Foxworthy's Maple Syrup camp has something for everyone. You can go back to see where they make the syrup, and they are actually making the syrup to be bottled as you watch them. You can learn how they tap the maple trees to get the sap out. You...


Rockville Hotels

  • Billie Creek Inn

    1659 E U.S. Hwy 36, Rockville, Indiana, 47872, United States

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

  • Forrest Motel

    868 North Lincoln Road, Rockville, Indiana, United States

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Solo

  • Raccoon Lakeside Lodge

    Rte 1 Box 870, Rockville, Indiana, 47872, United States

    Satisfaction: Terrible

    Good for: Families

Rockville Restaurants

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    White Horse Cafe: The best thing about small towns!

    by JanaBanana Written Feb 23, 2004

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The atmosphere of this restaurant is great, it makes you feel right at home. Everyone knows each other in here, the waitresses know their regulars by their first names, and everyone is friendly. The food is homestyle and really great!

    Favorite Dish: The Breaded Tenderloin is HUGE, the hamburgers are juicy, the potato wedges (or maybe their called spicy fries, I don't reemmber) are unusual and delicious, and the pies are amazing!!!!! I've also heard great things about their breakfasts, but I have no desire to be awake early enough to stop before work. :o)

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Rockville Transportation

  • Bridge Festival Transportation

    During the Bridge Festival held every October, there are three GREAT forms of transportation. The first one is the tractor with a trailer behind it, which transports you from Rockville to Billie Creek Village. It's very fun and on the way back you get to see a little of the country. Once you're at Billie Creek, be sure to try the hay ride if they...

  • Directions from North, South, and East

    To get to Rockville from:Indianapolis - take the Hwy 36 W/ Rockville Road exit, and drive on 36 all the way to RockvilleNashville or Louisville - take Hwy 65 North all of the way to Indianapolis, take the exit onto 465 West or South (Not sure which it says at this point) and then follow the above directions)Chicago - You can take Hwy 41 all the way...

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Rockville Off The Beaten Path

  • Turkey Run State Park

    After crossing the suspension bridge, you enter a world that has disappeared with the last glacier, 10,000 years ago. Walk the narrow canyons and see the plants that belongs nearer the arctic than in this temperate region.Turkey Run State Park is a world unlike any other in Indiana or the Midwest.

  • Crawfordsville and Ben Hur

    If you remember the movie with Charlton Heston as an epic story, you might be interested in the man who wrote it and his rather unique personal story. It's all located up the road in Crawfordsville. Here Gen. Lew Wallace began his writing of 'Ben Hur'.

  • Greencastle

    The historic downtown is interesting and the counties memorial to their World War II veterans, is one of a kind. It's one of two V1 'Buzz' bombs captured during the war.Greencastle page


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