5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures in and Around Jasper

5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures in and Around Jasper

5 Off the Beaten Path Adventures Near Jasper, Indiana

If you’re buying a home in Jasper, we’d be doing you a disservice if we didn’t share some of the area’s quirkiest adventures. Here are five to get you started.

5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventures in and Around Jasper

Though there’s something to be said for a drive into Evansburg or another larger city, we like the quirky, off-beat adventures that are available a bit closer to home, too. Check out some of our favorites:

  1. Providence Home Geode Grotto
  2. West Baden Springs Hotel Library
  3. Jug Rock
  4. Birdhouse Paradise of Bill Larkin
  5. Dr. Ted’s Musical Marvels

Scroll down for a closer look at each.

Jasper-Area Adventure #1: Providence Home Geode Grotto

Address: 1239 W 950 N, Jasper, IN 47546

The geode grotto at Providence Home is one of the most magical places in Jasper. This hidden gem is located on the grounds of an assisted living facility, but it’s open to the public. You’ll find a small waterfall, a koi pond, and a beautiful collection of geodes.

Jasper-Area Adventure #2: West Baden Springs Hotel Library

Address: W Baden Ave, West Baden Springs, IN 47469

The West Baden Springs Hotel is a must-see for anyone visiting Jasper. The historic hotel is home to an impressive library with more than 20,000 books. It’s the perfect place to curl up with a good book on a rainy day. Even better, there are secret notes hidden in many of the books; you can hunt for them and even leave one yourself if you’d like. (Oh, and there’s a casino there if you’d like to test your luck, as well.)

Jasper-Area Adventure #3: Jug Rock

Address: 2450 N Jasper-Dubois Rd, Jasper, IN 47546

Jug Rock is a large sandstone rock formation that’s believed to have been created by glaciers during the Ice Age. The rock gets its name from the fact that it looks like a jug or pitcher. It’s a popular spot for hiking and picnicking.

Jasper-Area Adventure #4: Birdhouse Paradise of Bill Larkin

Address: 350 S Maple St, Jasper, IN 47546

Bill Larkin’s birdhouse paradise is a must-see for bird lovers. The property features more than 100 birdhouses, all of which were handcrafted by Larkin. It’s a beautiful and unique spot in Jasper.

Jasper-Area Adventure #5: Dr. Ted’s Musical Marvels

Address: 924 W 9th St, Jasper, IN 47546

Dr. Ted’s Musical Marvels is a quirky little shop that sells musical instruments and other oddities. The shop is owned by Ted McCoy, who is a bit of a local celebrity. He’s been featured on national television and in magazines. If you’re looking for something unique, this is the place to find it.

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