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Posey County Offers History, Entertainment and the Wonders of Nature for Visitors

Visit the charm and allure of a past utopia in Historic New Harmony. Once known as the Athens of the West, New Harmony has been a favorite place to rejuvenate the spirit for nearly 200 years.

The New Harmony Theatre holds excellent productions from mid-June through August that delight and entertain audiences of all ages.

Camping, boating and hunting opportunities are plentiful in Posey County. Hovey Lake and Twin Swamps Nature Preserve are the most northern bald cypress and other overcup oak slough in the United States. Harmonie State Park has 7.5 miles of hiking/biking trails, 3.5 miles of horse trails and other amenities for the whole family to enjoy.

In nearby Evansville, one can find the Philharmonic, Arts and Science Museum, Professional Ballet Theatre, Mesker Park Zoo, Aztar Riverboat, a nature park and ice skating.

Following are some of the popular attractions in Posey County.

Nature at its best.

Twin Swamps Photo Harmonie State Park - 3,465 acres, 7.5 miles hiking/biking trails, 3.5 miles horse trails, pool/water slide, 200 Class A campsites, 90 youth tent areas, 150 site family campground and cabins.

Hovey Lake - 4,298 acres, bald  cypress trees, 48 Class campsites, picnic/playground area, hunting/fishing, boat ramps to Ohio River.  

Twin Swamps Nature Preserve - most northern bald cypress and other overcupoak slough, located near Hovey Lake.

Brittlebank Park- is located on 56 acres and includes an olympic-sized pool with a wading pool for toddlers.  There are four shelter houses, tennis courts, a jogging trail, baseball diamonds, a 1.54 acre fishing lake and a playground.  The pool is open daily from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. weather permitting, beginning Memorial Day to Labor Day

Sherburne Park- is located on South Main Street and offers a public boat launch, a scenic view of the Ohio River and playground equipment.

Historic Resources
(open to the public) Workingmen's - New Harmony  
Historic New Harmony - Historic sites in New Harmony  

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FESTIVALS/SPECIAL EVENTS
Heritage Week - New Harmony - April
Harmony Hundred Bike Tour - New Harmony
April Horse Shows - 4-H Center, SR 69 North
Keck-Gonnerman Wheat Threshing -Mt. Vernon - August
Mt. Vernon - July Fourth Weekend
New Harmony - July 4-H Fair - Fairgrounds - SR 69 North
July Harmonie Homecoming - New Harmony
August - New Harmony Theater - New Harmony
Summer Kunstfest - New Harmony
September - Big Whopper Liars Contest - New Harmony
Fall Quilt Show at the Mews - New Harmony - November
Christmas Candelight Tours - New Harmony - December
Christmas Open House - New Harmony - December

LODGING       
Chlope House - Mumford Farms, Griffin (812)  851-3288

*Four Seasons Motel & Conference Center - 2400 W. Fourth Street, Mt. Vernon  (812) 838-4821
Harmonie State Park Cabins
- R# 1 Box 5A, New Harmony, (812) 682-4821 
*New Harmony Inn &Conference Center -506 North Street, New Harmony  (812) 682-4491

The Old Rooming House - 916 Church Street, New Harmony  (812) 682-4724

Super 8 Motel - 6225 Hwy. 69 South, Mt. Vernon   (812) 838-8888   

CAMPING / FISHING / BOATING
Harmonie State Park - R# 1 Box 5A, New Harmony   (812) 682-4821
Hovey Lake
- Uniontown Road,  Mt. Vernon   (812) 838-2927
Murphy Park
- Park Avenue, New Harmony   (812) 682-4846
Old Dam - Old Dam Road, New Harmony (812) 682-3101
Sherburne Park
-  Water Street, Mt. Vernon   (812) 838-3691
John T. Myer Locks & Dam - 16501 Raben Road,  Mt. Vernon  (812) 838-5836
Brittlebank Park
- Brittlebank Road, Mt. Vernon   (812) 838-3691

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BOWLING / SKATING   
Skating Rink, is located at 118 Main Street and is open from September to May.  (812) 838-3691 Bowling, (Posey Lanes) is located on Lower New Harmony Road and is open year around. 
(812) 838-3874.

DINING
Mt. Vernon

*Arby's, 330 State Street - 838-2538 

BC's Bar & Grill, 305 Main Street - 838-6760
D & M Diner, 125 W. Second Street - 833-0537
*Dairy Queen, 740 E. Fourth Street - 838-6013
*Domino's Pizza, 1244 N. Main Street - 838-3003
Gundi's Restaurant, 132 E. Second Street - 838-4661
Hunan Chinese Restaurant, 125 W. Fourth Street - 833-0899
*Koodie Hoo's, 213 W. Second Street - 838-5202
Lucky Linda's Bar & Grill, 225 Main Street - 838-2045
*McDonald's, 1008 E. Fourth Street - 838-1800
Peerless Too!, 133 Main Street - 838-0137
 
*Southwind Bakery, 227 W. Fourth Street - 838-4497
*Subway, 119 W. Fourth Street - 838-5433

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Tequila's Mexican Restaurant, 408 Southwind Plaza, 838-2392
Tung Hing House, 900 E. Fourth Street - 838-6722

New Harmony

Aunt Sallies, 514 Main Street - 682-3383
Cooper House, 610 Main Street- 682-3607
Country Cottage, 317 Church Street - 682-4291
Main Cafe, 520 N. Main Street - 682-3370
Old Mill Mart Inc., 1128 E. Church Street - 682-4705
*Red Geranium Restaurant, North Street - 682-4431
Sass & Poss Tavern, Main Street - 682-4453
Yellow Tavern, 521 Church Street - 682-3303
Wilson's General Store & Cafe, 1129 Church Street - 682-5105

Posey County

Bill's Place, Main Street Corner, Wadesville - 673-4998 - 673-4998 - 673-4998
Harold's Restaurant, 11 W. Main Street,  Poseyville - 874-3214
Playhouse Restaurant & Bar, 16 W. Main Street, Poseyville - 874-3159
Thornburg's Restaurant
, Main Street, Wadesville - 673-4996
Weinzapfel's, St Phillipís Road, St. Phillips -  985-2121

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PO Box 633   915 E. 4th Street, Mt Vernon, IN 47620-0633
Tel: 812-838-3639   Fax: 812-838-6358  E-mail: chamber@poseynet.net

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Nature at its best

Festivals / Special Events

Lodging

Camping / Fishing / Boating

Bowling / Skating

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