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Owen County

A historic haven.

Settled as early as 1816, Owen County is a historic haven known for its vistas and valleys. Open landscapes, serene panoramas and spacious streams come particularly alive when Autumn transforms the Indiana landscape and summer gives way to harvest hues.

Enjoy the Victorian styles of Spencer’s residential neighborhoods or take a day trip to Owen Valley Winery. Don’t miss the Tivoli Theatre, which still operates more than 75 years after its 1928 opening.

If you’re looking to get out of town, McCormick’s Creek State Park offers a retreat with over 10 miles of hiking and memorable rock formations. Caves, campgrounds, horseback riding and miles of trails surround the limestone terrain known for its pools and waterfalls.

Just down the road, is the Cataract Falls Recreation Area, (home to Indiana’s largest waterfall) and the Cataract Bridge (one of the remaining Indiana covered bridges memorialized on the state’s latest license plate design).

These are just a few of the many reasons the area has become known as “sweet Owen County.”