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VOTE to Save the Medora Brick Plant and help create a tourist destination like no other in the state. A nationwide contest is underway through USA Today from April 12 through May 12. Click the link, watch the Medora video and vote! Tell your friends, family and co-workers to vote and visit the Jackson County Visitor Center to see the project ideas created by the Ball State Architecture Landscape students for the old brick plant. Click here.


Six bison can be found throughout Jackson County, including Meedy, who will make his home at the Jackson County courthouse.


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Family Travel in Seymour, IN

With a large collection of outdoor recreation areas and family friendly activities, visitors can find a range of activities through the Jackson County Visitor Center. Our wide array of attractions is accessible from Highway 65, making for an easy trip from Cincinnati. We also host many events throughout the year, such as the Youth Triathlon and our Take a Kid Fishing Day.

Historical Attractions

One of our biggest attractions for over 60 years has been the Brownstown Speedway, located at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Races are held eight months out of the year on the dirt track, and we offer different classes. Visitors can also explore the history of Jackson County at any of our six museums, including the Freeman Field Army Airfield Museum and the Fort Vallonia Museum. History buffs can delve into the role Jackson County played in the Underground Railroad, which helped escaped slaves reach freedom. There are also a number of historic pathways, covered bridges, and round barns for visitors to enjoy.

Local Arts Scene

Art lovers will enjoy visits to Jackson County's diverse artistic collections. The Southern Indiana Center for the Arts, Swope Art Collection, and Brownstown Fund for the Arts all contribute to the culture of the area. Visitors can also attend a show at one of our community theaters and travel the artisan trail to see more local artists.

Outdoor Recreation

For our outdoor enthusiasts, Jackson County offers a number of recreational activities. A national wildlife refuge provides hunting, fishing, and bird watching opportunities. Visitors can camp at a lake, a state park, or a national forest. Biking, hiking, and horseback riding are popular ways to tour these untouched areas, as they span hundreds of thousands of acres. For the sports-inclined visitor, we also offer excellent golfing.

For more information about activities in Jackson County, contact the Jackson County Visitor Center.