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Jasper, Indiana (Part 1 of 2)

I’m a big fan of Southern Indiana. Rolling hills, beautiful scenery, rural communities … the list goes on. I had the opportunity to visit again recently while my husband did some work down there. I took full advantage of the three days and packed a lot in. One of those days was spent in Jasper. With the help of the kind women at the Dubois County Visitors Center, my daughter and I had a blast!

If you know anything about the area, then you have probably heard of the Schnitzelbank Restaurant or the “Schnitz” as the locals say. You see, Jasper has strong German roots and this restaurant is just one of many examples (another would be Strassenfest, but that’s for another day).SchnitzSchnitzEverything from the decor, to the waitress’s uniforms to the menu has been influenced by the German heritage. I enjoyed the soup/salad bar for lunch while my daughter dined on the fried chicken (delicious). But I hear for supper you can’t pass up their goulash or wiener schnitzel. Don’t forget the German beer and wine!SchnitzWe even were serenaded with a traditional German song performed by our waitress.SchnitzAfter lunch we headed over the Dubois County Museum. The sheer size of it immediately stuck out to me (it is known as one of the largest county museums in the state and I can see why!).MuseumWe perused the war, sports and farming memorabilia.MuseumMuseumHowever, my daughter’s favorite area was the kids dress up!County MuseumCounty MuseumI highly recommend a visit, but be sure and check their hours. Since the museum is run 100% by volunteers (impressive) their hours do vary.

And this wasn’t all we visited, but you will have to wait for my part 2! If you can’t, check out Visit Dubois County for more information today!

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis for over 10 years now, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now being at home with her four-year-old daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.