A Weekend in Southern Indiana

A Weekend in Southern Indiana

I went on a weekend getaway to Southern Indiana. It was a four-hour drive from Northwest Indiana. I attended the Thunder over Louisville Kentucky watch party at Buckhead Mountain Grill in Jeffersonville, Indiana. This event was to kickoff the three-weeks of festivals leading up to the Kentucky Derby on May 4, 2019. I was invited by the SoIN tourism bureau of Southern Indiana to watch the airshow and fireworks.

Buckhead Mountain Grill Photo credit: SoIN Tourism

There won’t be an airshow and fireworks every weekend, but the Buckhead Mountain Grill will be a great place to have lunch or dinner after a day of exploring Jeffersonville, IN, and the surrounding cities. For more suggestions, look below.

Buckhead Mountain Grill Photo credit: SoIN Tourism

Airshow at Thunder over Louisville

This was my first time seeing an airshow. I felt just as excited to see the stunts as the young kids. There were also parachute jumpers. I recommend planning to attend the 2020 Kentucky Debry kickoff. To see more pictures of the airshow and a video I created click here.

Fireworks at Thunder over Louisville

It started to rain outside as soon as the show began. The heavy rain held until after the fireworks were over. I have more pictures and video of the event here.

Hotel stay

I spent the night at the Candlewood Wood Suites. If you are traveling with children or need to store your leftovers, all of the rooms have a full kitchen.

Candlewood Suites in Clarksville, Indiana. Photo Credit: SoIN Tourism

Spring Flower Walk at Charlestown State Park

You can learn more about the Charlestown State Park in my post about the spring wildflower hike I attended here. The park has six trails, all less than three miles. If you are like me and want to stop and take pictures of everything you can spend hours on one path.Brunch

My last stop before heading back to Northwest Indiana was to Pints & Union for brunch located in New Albany, Indiana. P&U is a pub feel that specializes in creative small plates, classic cocktails, and comfort beers.

Pints and Union Photo credit: SoIN Tourism

I ordered the brunch special of the day of eggs and asparagus. I had never had asparagus for breakfast, but it was so delicious. I wasn’t expecting such a fancy dish at a bar.

I didn’t eat breakfast before leaving for my hike at Charlestown State Park. After walking almost three miles, I worked up an appetite and ordered lunch also. The spicy chicken flatbread was also tasty.

Pints & Union Photo Credit: Myles To Travel

Pints & Union Photo Credit: Myles To Travel

Additional things to do

A few locations I didn’t get a chance to visit during my stay are:

  • Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site/Mansion Row, New Albany (Hours 10 – 5 p.m., tours at the top of every hour)
  • A walk along the Ohio River Greenway Big Four Bridge to Louisville.
  • Howard Steamboat Museum that is located in a 22-room Victorian mansion.

For more information or suggestions of things to do, be sure to visit SoIN Tourism website.


Bisa Myles

I am a breast cancer survivor and plus-size adventurer traveling the world and capturing every mile as I go. I still have miles to travel.

  • Elisa
    Posted at 14:52h, 28 May Reply

    Who knew Indiana had so many awesome things to check out? That burger looks beyond delicious BTW! I’m feeling a road trip coming on soon!

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    • Bisa Myles
      Posted at 16:50h, 28 May Reply

      I’m from Chicago and live in Northwest Indiana. It was a four-hour drive. I was pleasantly surprised. I hope to explore the area more in the future. It is definately worth the visit.

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  • Leigh
    Posted at 21:33h, 30 May Reply

    I love airshows, so exciting! It’s always fun to explore your home state…I’ve been doing a lot of that lately, just in case I move to a new state in the near future :)

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    • Bisa Myles
      Posted at 17:17h, 31 May Reply

      This was my first airshow. It was a lot of fun. I am discovering a lot of fun stuff in Indiana. I understand, you never know when you’ll make a change. In the meantime, enjoy our surroundings. :-)

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  • Mia Ransom Parnell
    Posted at 16:45h, 11 June Reply

    I love learning about new things to do near Louisville and Jeffersonville is right over the bridge! looks like I need to bring my hiking boots and appetite!!

    I have family in Louisville and every year I say I’m coming to the Derby but next year I actually added it to my travel calendar. Maybe we need to plan a future date?

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