Hillforest Victorian House Museum

National Historic Landmark in Aurora

Sugar Ridge Golf Club

18-hole course in Lawrenceburg

Hollywood Casino

State-of-the-art gaming, fun and entertainment.

Great Crescent Brewery

Enjoy beer tastings, brick oven pizza and house-smoked meats

Perfect North Slopes Mud-Stash

Obstacle course 5k running event, May 31 & Sept. 6

Congratulations to Nick Goepper

Team USA swept the men's slopestyle at the Winter Olympics

Dearborn Trails

Multi-use hiking and biking trail

Lawrenceburg Speedway

Sprint car, modified and pure stock racing

Competition Racing

Indoor European-style Karting

Grand Oak Golf Club

18-hole course in West Harrison

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Discover Hillforest This Spring

Hillforest Victorian House Museum is now open for the season!  Located in downtown Aurora, the 159-year-old Italianate-style mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has also been designated as a National Historic Landmark.  It is open for tours from 1-5pm every day with the exception of Mondays and major holidays. 


Operated by the non-profit Hillforest Historical Foundation, the mansion has been restored to Victorian splendor, reflecting the way it might have looked in the mid-to-late-nineteenth century when it was occupied by the Gaffs, a locally prominent family.  


The historic mansion, which is decorated in a period style that reflects its elegant architecture, will host a variety of unique exhibitions and special events throughout the year, including a special “Bags, Bonnets, & Bloomers...a Victorian Lady's Secrets” exhibit designed to give visitors a glimpse into how ladies of the Victorian era dressed and kept themselves beautiful.  A special “Victorian Beauty Secrets” three-course tea has also been planned for May 17.           


Arts Council to Host Spring Events

Now that spring has arrived, the Dearborn Highlands Arts Council has planned a variety of great events taking place over the next several months. 


Starting this weekend, visitors can enjoy an afternoon of four-part harmony with the Infusion Quartet and Forté, who will entertain patrons at a free concert at the Lawrenceburg Public Library on March 22.  Made up of members of the Cincinnati Sound Chorus and Gem City Chorus, the ladies of Infusion Quartet love to sing, while crowd-pleaser Forté is the current 3rd-place quartet of the Johnny Appleseed District of the Barbershop Harmony Society.
     
  
  
     Rhonda Vincent


Then, later in the month, get swept away to the shores of Ireland at the Arts Council’s “Evening in the Emerald Isle,” sponsored by the Dearborn Community Foundation and the City of Lawrenceburg.  Scheduled for March 30 at the Lawrenceburg High School Auditorium, the evening will feature authentic music and song from Liam's Fancy as they accompany the McGing Irish Dancers.  The repertoire from the show contains some of the best-known Irish ballads and traditional tunes that are sure to keep the feet tapping long after the show has finished.


Once April rolls around, mark your calendar for April 13, when the Arts Council will host another great performance in the Lawrenceburg High School Auditorium.  Sponsored again by the Dearborn Community Foundation and the City of Lawrenceburg, the evening will feature a performance by Rhonda Vincent with Feller & Hill.  Award-winning American bluegrass singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Rhonda Vincent has been christened "the new Queen of Bluegrass" by the Wall Street Journal.  If it's traditional bluegrass and country music you're looking for, you'll love Feller & Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos. 


    Feller & Hill


Finally, don’t miss a second Lawrenceburg Public Library concert on April 26, when the Brent Gallaher Quartet will take the stage.  A talented saxophonist who has toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Brent Gallaher delights audiences with his classic jazz sound.


For more information on the Arts Council’s spring activities, check out our online Calendar of Events.  To purchase tickets, contact the Arts Council directly at 812-539-4251 or click here.  


Welcome Home, Nick Goepper

Dearborn County’s hometown Winter Olympian, Nick Goepper, who took the bronze in Men’s Slopestyle Freeskiing at Sochi in February, will be honored with a special parade and celebration this weekend to officially welcome him home.  The event is being organized by the City of Lawrenceburg and Perfect North Slopes


Planned for this Saturday (March 8), the parade will begin at 10:30am at the Dearborn County Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceburg.  It will then proceed up Walnut Street before ending at the high school, where a short program to recognize Nick will follow.


A Dearborn County native who got his start at Perfect North, Nick was cheered on by the entire Tri-State community throughout his Olympic run.  On Saturday, supporters will have the chance to see him recognized by a variety of city and local officials as he returns to his Southeast Indiana hometown.   


In the spirit of “paying it forward,” Nick will be signing autographs at the celebration in his honor at Lawrenceburg High School.  United Community Bank will also be on-hand to accept donations for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the American Diabetes Association.


The celebration will include a special announcement by the Dearborn County Commissioners and presentations by Lawrenceburg Mayor Dennis Carr, Hollywood Casino and Perfect North Slopes. WLW Radio personality and local resident Jim Scott will serve as the emcee. 


Nick’s supporters and fans from throughout the Tri-State are encouraged to attend to help welcome Nick home.


Competition Racing Celebrates 12-Year Anniversary

Competition Racing, the indoor go-karting facility located in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, will celebrate its 12th anniversary this weekend with a variety of open racing discounts and special giveaways throughout the day on Sunday, March 2.


In addition to $10 and $12 Open Race Sessions from 11am-8pm on Sunday, visitors can stop by to sign up for many great prizes, including giveaways from Moto Xtremes, Lawrenceburg Speedway, Florence Speedway, On Target and more. 


Located on Rudolph Way off of U.S. 50 (across from Hollywood Casino), Competition Racing offers high-speed, European-style kart racing on karts that can reach up to 40mph on a 900-foot-plus indoor track.  The facility offers both adult and youth karts (certain age and height restrictions may apply), with helmets, driving suits and safety instructions always provided to racers in order to maintain an environment of safety and fun.  The track is also a popular spot for corporate and group events.  

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