Parke County

One of the best things about our beloved Hoosier state is its hidden treasures and sweet surprises at every turn. Parke County, located about an hour and a half directly west of Indianapolis on U.S. 36, is one of Indiana’s greatest treasures, with its 31 covered bridges, Turkey Run State Park and mouthwatering tenderloins. Summer time includes lake days at Raccoon Lake SRA, hiking at Turkey Run State Park, outdoor adventures, shopping and much more! Fall leads you to watching the leaves change to vibrant hues of orange and yellows while breathing in fresh air filled with nature's natural aromas or taking scenic drives dominated by beautiful views of rolling hills to experience small-town fun filled with local artisans. Indiana’s Grand Canyon Of The Midwest Looks Even More Spectacular In the Winter. Turkey Run State Park has been called the “Grand Canyon of the Midwest”. The pristine sandstone walls of the gorges represent more than 300 million years of hard work by Mother Nature.

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The Perfect Place to Put Down Roots

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Things to do

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Experience Turkey Run

There is so much to do at Turkey Run State Park that you will definitely want to stay for several days.
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Covered Bridge Capital

With 31 covered bridges, we have the distinction of being the "Covered Bridge Capital of the World." The bridges are more than just quaint and rustic: They've stood the test of time. The uniqueness of the bridges protects wood trusses and pedestrians and keeps horses from getting skittish when crossing water. They look particularly stunning in the summer.

Turkey Run State Park

In every poll, Turkey Run State Park is the #1 favorite State Park. Creating memories for families since 1916.

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116 West High Street Room 100
Rockville, Indiana 47872
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