All too often, eager locals find their great ideas held up by months of bureaucracy until, in many cases, the idea fades and dies. One city nestled in the rolling hills and wooded forests of Southern Indiana, however, has a different story. Through conscious and deliberate collaboration, with a daily focus on a city-wide comprehensive plan, the city of Jasper is a place where “things get done.” Its most recent venture: creating a people-centered downtown.
Timed with the needed replacement of century-old water pipes, the city took advantage of the construction to fully renovate their downtown square. “When you're going to dig everything up, when you put it back, you want to put it back nicer than what it was before,” explained Jasper’s Chamber of Commerce Director Nancy Eckerle.
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where to play
Sultan’s Run Golf Club
Sultan’s Run has been ranked No. 6 of the Best Courses You Can Play in Indiana for 2019 by Golfweek magazine.
Nearby Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari was ranked #2 in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards for the best outdoor water park in the nation for 2023.
Pickle ball courts are located in Bohnert Park and Gutzweiler Park in Jasper and Ruritan Park in the town of Dubois.
where to relax
The Parklands has something for everone: a splash pad, walking trails, tree forts, and plenty of scenery.
Four shelters houses, a gazebo, boat access, horseshoes, and a walking or biking trail that goes for miles.
Thyen-Clark Cultural Center
The Thyen-Clark Cultural Center houses the Jasper Community Arts and the Jasper Public Library.
Jasper 8 Cinemas
Where can you find movies and arcade in Jasper? Right, here.
Dubois County Museum
Discover the largest agricultural exhibit in Indiana and enjoy our history as this museum continues to grow.
It is second-largest reservoir in Indiana. There is plenty of space to avoid doing anything.
where to eat
Try a taste of our German heritage at the well-known Schnitzelbank Restaurant. Located off Third Avenue in Jasper.
Fry'd & Chop'd
Located in Huntingburg on Main Street, there is a restaurant downstairs and axe throwing upstairs.
Visible from 231 on the southern side of Jasper, this places is serving up quality steaks and seafood, along with a top notch salad bar!
Ohana Sushi & Grill
Located on the north side of Jasper of 231, you can taste the history of Japanese culture in their menu items! Fresh, quality ingredients ensure a flavor that will make you want more. They have another location in French Lick.
Café Piña starts with a focus on creative, seasonal, and fresh foods. They have a standard menu full of breakfast, lunch, and brunch favorites, plus a seasonal menu with unique offerings based upon what is available locally and what looks best at the market
Jasper Pub ‘N’ Grub
Located just off the square on Jackson, the Pub ‘N’ Grub features Bones BBQ and has a great selection of burgers, wingers, and ribs. They also have pizza.
WHERE TO SHOP
My Little Soap Shop & Paint Your Own Pottery
A little shop with artisan soap made on location along with an eclectic inventory of handmade items from other local crafters. The back of the shop is a paint your own pottery studio.
Jasper Flowers & Gifts
The big box of popcorn is just a hint at the variety of flavors and gifts you will find inside.
Shoppers will find a variety of kitchen essentials, edible goodies, and chocolate.
Bean to Sprout
Their mission is to provide products, education, and support to every child, as well as the community, regardless of age, race, gender, or economic status.
Gehlhausen's Flowers & Gifts
Well know for their fresh flowers and arrangements. They also have a rotating inventory of products that reflect the season.
Ferdinand Antique Emporium
WHERE TO Celebrate
Celebrating our German Heritage begins the first weekend of August with food, fun, and music.
Jasper Farmers Market
Memorial weekend begins the season. Located behind the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center.
Begins the third full weekend in November annually with over 200 lavishly decorated booths.
Huntingburg Farmers Market
From the first Saturday in June to the first Saturday in October, every Saturday. Located in the Market Street Park Farmers Market Pavilion.
Huntingburg Christmas Stroll
In November experience the joys of a Victorian Christmas in the heart of Huntingburg’s downtown historic district.
Ferdinand Folk Festival
On the lawn of our beautiful 18th Street Park, you will find music, art, environment, food, children's activities and a ton of fun.
Located 60 miles NorthWest of Jasper, this is an easy 55 minute drive on I-64 and I-69.
Just across the Ohio river, Owensboro is South 50 miles. A very easy a 60 minute drive on US-231.
About 80 minutes West (and as many minutes) on I-64. Also, near Clarksville and Jeffersonville.