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Lusk Pioneer Legacy Weekend at Turkey Run SP
Start Date: 10/22/2019
Event Description:

The Lusk family left a lasting impact on Turkey Run State Park and is a major reason the park exists today.

Learn more about the Lusks and how they shaped the park’s past and future during Lusk Pioneer Legacy Weekend at the park on Nov. 16.

The day starts with a two-hour guided moderate hike to the coal mine and earth-fill beginning at the nature center at 10 a.m. These are two locations created by the Lusk family.

In the afternoon there will be a tour of the 1841 two-story Lusk home and mill site from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Participants will be transported by bus from the inn entrance and back. Both the hike and the house tour include stairs.

Rest your feet and relax with a whiskey tasting and hors d'oeuvres on the Narrows Covered Bridge from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A history of Parke County covered bridges will be presented.

Dinner will be from 6 to 7 p.m. and will feature pioneer-inspired recipes from the 1800s.

Wind up the day on the dance floor from 7:30 to 9 p.m. with 1800s style dancing. There will be a cash bar available. There’s no need to know how to dance — the caller will help everyone enjoy the evening.

All of the day’s programs and two nights at the Turkey Run Inn are available for $296.54 for two people.
Just the programs, without lodging, is $47 per person.

Reserve lodging at the Turkey Run Inn by calling 1-877-LODGES1 or, and reference group Code 1115LP.

Turkey Run State Park ( is at 8121 East Park Rd., Marshall, 47859.

Contact Information:
Name: Aaron Douglass
Phone: 765-597-2654
State calendar entry type:
Press Release
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State calendar classification:
  • Residents
  • Visiting and Playing
  • Agency Name:
  • Natural Resources, Department of

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