75 Indiana St.
Jasper, IN 47546
Phone: (812) 481-2008
Fax: (812) 634-2338
A brain child of Father Phillip Ottavi, an Italian priest, the Providence Home Geode Grotto was completed in 1970. Made almost entirely of geodes, a unique type of rock that is known to have crystals within it, the grotto is said to have been inspired by its famous counterpart in Lourdes. The statue of Mary, imported from Italy, is made of white marble and is truly, quite lovely. A symbol of Father Ottavi's dedication and passion, the Grotto is a source of pride in Jasper.
Constituted in the Lincoln Living Historical Farm, the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial is situated in present day Lincoln City, Indiana. Predominantly the site where Lincoln spent his childhood, the park makes arrangements for visitors to get a glimpse of the young life of the 16th President of the United States. A highlight is a museum showcasing several exhibitions and a point of reference film. Visitors can also draft letters that automatically get converted to Lincoln’s handwriting. In the year of 2005, it was visited by a record 147,443 people through the year.
The Lincoln Interpretative Center offers a glimpse of the boyhood of the 16th President of America to the general public. It features forests, verdant hills, 10 miles (16 kilometers) of hiking trails and two picturesque lakes. Young Lincoln stayed at this state park that covers over 1747 acres (706 hectares) of land, and this is exactly the place where the former president learnt majority of his early lessons in life. It is the perfect destination for groups to learn and explore nature that is also equipped with cottages and lakeside campgrounds. The center also arranges for seasonal programs that feature natural history exhibits.