Bedford (Indiana)

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Bedford is a town in Southern Indiana, 20 miles south of Bloomington. It is the county seat of Lawrence County. The area code is 812. The zip code is 47421.

Get in[edit]

Traffic entering Bedford from Bloomington and farther north from Indianapolis can use IN 37 southbound, while areas to the south near Paoli and Interstate 64 will use IN 37 northbound. From the east, US 50 westbound brings traffic from Seymour and Interstate 65. Areas to the west like Vincennes will follow US 50 eastbound. From the southeast, IN 60 (at Mitchell) brings traffic from Salem and Louisville.

Get around[edit]

See[edit]

Caves[edit]

  • Bluespring Caverns1459 Bluespring Caverns Rd +1 812 279-9471. April & May: Sa,Su. only, 9AM-5PM; Memorial Day thru October 31: Daily, 9AM to 5PM; November 1 thru March 31: Closed. Bluespring Caverns is the longest known underground river in the United State, stretching for 21 miles (33.8 km). Hour long boat tours are given of the river system. Youth groups may also book overnight stays in the cave. Note: The walk to the tour boats is a 800 feet (243 m) down and back up a steep ramp. Adults: $12, Children 3 to 15: $6. Children under 3 are not recommended.

City & County Parks[edit]

  • Mitchell City Park Swimming, picnic area, playground, horseshoes, basketball and community building.
  • Otis Park Golf, tennis, picnic area, softball and shelter house.
  • Lawrence County Recreational Park, Inc. +1 812 275-0186, toll-free: +1-800-232-2283. 12 miles south of Bloomington Motorcycles and ATV's only. Come down to the scenic hills to experience OHV trails designed by Riders and Riders. Open 7 days a week.
  • Murray Forest Park Softball, playground and hiking trails.
  • Thornton Park Swimming, tennis, playground and shelter house.
  • Wilson Park Baseball, horseshoes, playground and shelter house.

State Parks[edit]

  • Spring Mill State Park3333 IN 60, Mitchell +1 812 849-4129. Lodging, dining, picnic areas, pioneer village, horse trails and saddle barn, fishing and swimming, cave tours, camping, hiking and nature center. Also houses a museum to Virgil "Gus" Grissom, an astronaut killed in an Apollo mission in 1967.
  • Williams Dam State Recreation Area Williams, IN Boat launch, fishing, camping and picnic area.

Movie theaters[edit]

Do[edit]

Golf[edit]

  • Cedar Valley +1 812 849-2255. The 18 hole course is 5,235 yards, par 70. Driving range and putting green.
  • Otis Park +1 812 279-9092. The 18 hole course is 6,300 yards, par 72. Driving range, practice greens, pitching green and pro shop.
  • Persimmon Ridge The 9 hole course is 2,500 yards, par 39. Putting Green.
  • J Rock Ridge Golf Course IN 60, 2 miles east of Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell The 18 hole golf course is 6,313 yards, Par 72. Driving range, putting green, and Pro shop.
  • Saddlebrook Golf Club5160 IN 60 East, Orleans, 47452 +1 812 849-4653. Saddle Brook Golf Club has undergone major renovations. Located just 2 miles from Spring Mill State Park, our 18-hole layout has new cart paths, new irrigation for better greens and fairways and a new clubhouse. SaddleBrook offers a stocked pro shop, a great atmosphere and courteous staff.
  • Stone Crest Golf Community, toll-free: +1-877-566-PUTT (7888). North of Bedford and West off IN 37 . 27 hole course, driving range, practice greens, pro shop.

Hunting[edit]

Buy[edit]

Antiques[edit]

Bedford[edit]

  • Bedford Antique Mall 9746 IN 37
  • Peddler's Corner 1420 H St.
  • Trackside Antiques Downtown Bedford

Mitchell[edit]

  • Ma Nancy's609 W. Main St., Mitchell.
  • Mitchell Commons631 Main St., Mitchell.
  • S & H Fenton Antiques709 Main St., Mitchell.
  • The Frog Pond Mitchell
  • The Persimmon Tree609 Main St., Mitchell.
  • This 'N' That Antiques and Collectibles44 Teke Burton Dr., Mitchell.
  • Trackside Antiques Downtown Bedford
  • Williams Group615 W Main St., Mitchell.

Shopping centers[edit]

  • Bedford Plaza Mitchell Rd.
  • Englewood Plaza
  • Lincoln Plaza Lincoln Ave.
  • Lowe's IN 37 & 16th St.
  • Stone Cutters Shoppes 29th & Washington
  • Town Fair Shopping Center SR 37 & 16th St.
  • Wal-Mart Plaza W. 16th St.

Other[edit]

  • Applacres 9104 IN 37 +1 812 279-9721. Fruits, vegetables, cheeses, jams, jellies, cider.
  • Backyards & Gardens 191 Old US 50 +1 812 278-3190.
  • Bluespring Caverns Giftshop
  • Common Scents1815 28th St. +1 812 278-9634.
  • Crafts & Goodies US 50 West
  • Spring Mill Inn Gift Shop Spring Mill Inn, IN 60, Mitchell
  • Turner Doll Factory Heltonville
  • "Aunt Kate's. Consignment (used furniture and home decor ) 2811 Washington Ave Bedford

Eat[edit]

American[edit]

  • Bob Evans3321 16th St. +1 812 275-8368.
  • Breakfast Barn 1529 L St. +1 812 275-2659.
  • Chuck's Soul Food1008 5th St +1 812 279-4330.
  • Corey's Cafe733 Hoosier Ave.. Oolitic
  • Cutters Restaurant 1539 J St. +1 812 275-8028.
  • Golden Corral1521 James Ave. +1 812 275-0311.
  • Golden Gables 9343 IN 37 (at US 50) +1 812 275-7371.
  • Hobby's Inn Restaurant 2615 Mitchell +1 812 275-6242.
  • Hungry Texan 9712 IN 37 +1 812 277-9860.
  • Jack's Lounge & Family Dining505 Main St., Mitchell.
  • Joe's Family Restaurant IN 60 & 9th St., Mitchell
  • Old Buggy Buffet1801 Plaza Dr. +1 812 279-8150.
  • Old Downtown Tavern1005 16th St.
  • Pappa's2810 Washington Ave. +1 812 275-6225.
  • R Street Bistro 1133 R St. +1 812 277-1647.
  • Rusty's Westend Steakhouse1414 Bundy Ln. +1 812 278-8883.
  • Shorty's Den1300 7th St..
  • Snow's Drive In2928 Mitchell Rd. +1 812 279-2669.
  • Spaghetti Grill2810 Washington Ave +1 812 275-8520.
  • Spring Mill Inn Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell
  • Stonehenge Steakhouse911 Constitution Ave. +1 812 279-8111.
  • Woodsferry Cafe IN 37 & US 50 +1 812 275-2233.

Mexican[edit]

  • Casa Brava Mexican3405 W 16th St +1 812 275-2558.
  • Mamma's Mexican-Italian 1707 M St. +1 812 275-0684.
  • Pintos 9582 IN 37 275-2233.

Oriental[edit]

  • Asian Pearl Chinese 1309 James Ave +1 812 278-9388.
  • Bei Jing Restaurant3309 16th St. +1 812 278-8568.
  • Empress Court Town Fair Center, 1102 James Ave. +1 812 275-8338.

Pizza[edit]

  • Alley's111 N 7th St, Mitchell.
  • Domino's2210 O St. +1 812 279-4421.
  • Edna's 9th St. & IN 60, Mitchell
  • Grecco's 3 locations: 519 Lincoln Ave. (Bedford) +1 812 279-9791, IN 37(Mitchell), 210 Hillcrest Way (Judah) 277-9000.
  • Little Caesar's Kmart, Town Fair Shopping Center +1 812 275-2401.
  • Me & Julio's1020 16th St..
  • Mr. Gatti's3301 W 16th St. +1 812 277-1790.
  • Papa John's2609 W 16th St. +1 812 275-4455.
  • Pizza Court1005 15th St +1 812 275-6055.
  • Pizza Hut2111 West 16th St. +1 812 279-6600.
  • Pizza King E 16th St. +1 812 277-8888.

Drink[edit]

Alcohol[edit]

Coffee[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Bed & Breakfast[edit]

Hotels & Motels[edit]

  • Budget Inn of Bedford, Mitchell Rd., +1 812 275-7515. 20 rooms.
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites2800 Express Ln +1 812 279-1206. (;at IN 37). 64 rooms, Free Smart Breakfast, Priority Club Points, Free Wireless High Speed, Indoor Pool, Sauna, Hot Tub, 24 Hour Fitness Room, Meeting Rooms, See Virtual Tour
  • Hoosier Hills Motel, Mitchell Rd., +1 812 279-9935. 16 rooms.
  • Mark III Motel, M St., +1 812 275-5935. 21 rooms.
  • Mitchell Motor Inn, IN 60, Mitchell, +1 812 849-9048. 7 rooms.
  • Plaza Motel, US 50 East, +1 812 834-5522. 19 rooms.
  • Rosemont Motel, M St., +1 812 275-5953. 25 rooms.
  • Spring Mill Inn +1 812 849-4081, toll-free: +1-877-9-SPRING (777464). IN 60 East (PO Box 68), Mitchellm. 74 rooms, indoor/outdoor pool, dining room, meeting rooms, gift shop.
  • Stonehenge Lodge, IN 37, +1-800-274-2974 or +1 812 279-8111. 96 rooms, swimming pool, dining room, meeting rooms, lounge.
  • Super 8 Motel +1 812 275-8881, toll-free: +1-800-800-8000. IN 37. 48 rooms, indoor pool, whirlpool spa, meeting room.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Bedford
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