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Bedford (Indiana)

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Bedford [1] is a town in Southern Indiana, 20 miles south of Bloomington. It is the county seat of Lawrence County. The area code is 812. The zip code is 47421.


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Get in[edit]

Traffic entering Bedford from Bloomington and farther north from Indianapolis can use IN 37 southbound, while areas to the south near Paoli and Interstate 64 will use IN 37 northbound. From the east, US 50 westbound brings traffic from Seymour and Interstate 65. Areas to the west like Vincennes will follow US 50 eastbound. From the southeast, IN 60 (at Mitchell) brings traffic from Salem and Louisville.

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

Caves[edit]

  • Bluespring Caverns 1459 Bluespring Caverns Rd. 279-9471, [2]. April & May: Sa,Su. only, 9AM-5PM; Memorial Day thru October 31: Daily, 9AM to 5PM; November 1 thru March 31: Closed. Bluespring Caverns is the longest known underground river in the United State, stretching for 21 miles (33.8 km). Hour long boat tours are given of the river system. Youth groups may also book overnight stays in the cave. Note: The walk to the tour boats is a 800 feet (243 m) down and back up a steep ramp. Adults: $12, Children 3 to 15: $6. Children under 3 are not recommended.

City & County Parks[edit]

  • Mitchell City Park Swimming, picnic area, playground, horseshoes, basketball and community building.
  • Otis Park Golf, tennis, picnic area, softball and shelter house.
  • Lawrence County Recreational Park, Inc. [3] 12 miles south of Bloomington 275-0186 or (800) 232-2283. Motorcycles and ATV's only. Come down to the scenic hills to experience OHV trails designed by Riders and Riders. Open 7 days a week.
  • Murray Forest Park Softball, playground and hiking trails.
  • Thornton Park Swimming, tennis, playground and shelter house.
  • Wilson Park Baseball, horseshoes, playground and shelter house.


State Parks[edit]

  • Spring Mill State Park [4] 3333 IN 60, Mitchell 849-4129. Lodging, dining, picnic areas, pioneer village, horse trails and saddle barn, fishing and swimming, cave tours, camping, hiking and nature center. Also houses a museum to Virgil "Gus" Grissom, an astronaut killed in an Apollo mission in 1967.
  • Williams Dam State Recreation Area Williams, IN Boat launch, fishing, camping and picnic area.

Movie Theaters[edit]

  • Great Escape 7 [5] 2929 Great Escape Dr. 275-8844.
  • Holiday Drive-In Theater [6] 1055 IN 37, Mitchell 849-4992.
  • Premiere Theatre 2933 Brock Ln. 275-8780.

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Golf[edit]

  • Cedar Valley 849-2255. The 18 hole course is 5,235 yards, par 70. Driving range and putting green.
  • Otis Park [7] 279-9092. The 18 hole course is 6,300 yards, par 72. Driving range, practice greens, pitching green and pro shop.
  • Persimmon Ridge The 9 hole course is 2,500 yards, par 39. Putting Green.
  • J Rock Ridge Golf Course IN 60, 2 miles east of Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell The 18 hole golf course is 6,313 yards, Par 72. Driving range, putting green, and Pro shop.
  • Saddlebrook Golf Club [8] 5160 IN 60 East, Orleans, 47452 849-4653. Saddle Brook Golf Club has undergone major renovations. Located just 2 miles from Spring Mill State Park, our 18-hole layout has new cart paths, new irrigation for better greens and fairways and a new clubhouse. SaddleBrook offers a stocked pro shop, a great atmosphere and courteous staff.
  • Stone Crest Golf Community [9] North of Bedford and West off IN 37 (877) 566-PUTT. 27 hole course, driving range, practice greens, pro shop.

Hunting[edit]

  • Sugar Creek Hunting Preserve [10] 910 Scenic Hills Camp Rd., Mitchell 849-5020. Sporting Clays & Hunting Preserve.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Antiques[edit]

Bedford[edit]

  • Bedford Antique Mall 9746 IN 37
  • Peddler's Corner 1420 H St.
  • Trackside Antiques Downtown Bedford

Mitchell[edit]

  • Ma Nancy's 609 W. Main St., Mitchell
  • Mitchell Commons 631 Main St., Mitchell
  • S & H Fenton Antiques 709 Main St., Mitchell
  • The Frog Pond Mitchell
  • The Persimmon Tree 609 Main St., Mitchell
  • This 'N' That Antiques and Collectibles 44 Teke Burton Dr., Mitchell
  • Trackside Antiques Downtown Bedford
  • Williams Group 615 W Main St., Mitchell

Shopping Centers[edit]

  • Bedford Plaza Mitchell Rd.
  • Englewood Plaza
  • Lincoln Plaza Lincoln Ave.
  • Lowe's IN 37 & 16th St.
  • Stone Cutters Shoppes 29th & Washington
  • Town Fair Shopping Center SR 37 & 16th St.
  • Wal-Mart Plaza W. 16th St.

Other[edit]

  • Applacres 9104 IN 37 279-9721. Fruits, vegatables, cheeses, jams, jellies, cider.
  • Backyards & Gardens 191 Old US 50 278-3190.
  • Bluespring Caverns Giftshop
  • Common Scents [11] 1815 28th St. 278-9634
  • Crafts & Goodies US 50 West
  • Spring Mill Inn Gift Shop Spring Mill Inn, IN 60, Mitchell
  • Turner Doll Factory Heltonville
  • "Aunt Kate's. Consignment (used furniture and home decor ) 2811 Washington Ave Bedford

Eat[edit][add listing]

American[edit]

  • Bob Evans [12] 3321 16th St. 275-8368.
  • Breakfast Barn 1529 L St. 275-2659.
  • Chuck's Soul Food 1008 5th St. 279-4330.
  • Corey's Cafe 733 Hoosier Ave, Oolitic
  • Cutters Restaurant 1539 J St. 275-8028.
  • Golden Corral [13] 1521 James Ave. 275-0311.
  • Golden Gables 9343 IN 37 (at US 50) 275-7371.
  • Hobby's Inn Restaurant 2615 Mitchell 275-6242.
  • Hungry Texan 9712 IN 37 277-9860.
  • Jack's Lounge & Family Dining 505 Main St., Mitchell
  • Joe's Family Restaurant IN 60 & 9th St., Mitchell
  • Old Buggy Buffet 1801 Plaza Dr. 279-8150.
  • Old Downtown Tavern 1005 16th St.
  • Pappa's 2810 Washington Ave. 275-6225.
  • R Street Bistro 1133 R St. 277-1647.
  • Rusty's Westend Steakhouse 1414 Bundy Ln. 278-8883.
  • Shorty's Den 1300 7th St.
  • Snow's Drive In 2928 Mitchell Rd. 279-2669.
  • Spaghetti Grill 2810 Washington Ave. 275-8520.
  • Spring Mill Inn Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell
  • Stonehenge Steakhouse 911 Constitution Ave. 279-8111.
  • Woodsferry Cafe IN 37 & US 50 275-2233.

Mexican[edit]

  • Casa Brava Mexican 3405 W 16th St. 275-2558.
  • Mamma's Mexican-Italian 1707 M St. 275-0684.
  • Pintos 9582 IN 37 275-2233.


Oriental[edit]

  • Asian Pearl Chinese 1309 James Ave 278-9388.
  • Bei Jing Restaurant 3309 16th St. 278-8568
  • Empress Court Town Fair Center, 1102 James Ave. 275-8338.

Pizza[edit]

  • Alley's 111 N 7th St., Mitchell
  • Domino's [14] 2210 O St. 279-4421.
  • Edna's 9th St. & IN 60, Mitchell
  • Grecco's 3 locations: 519 Lincoln Ave. (Bedford) 279-9791, IN 37(Mitchell), 210 Hillcrest Way (Judah) 277-9000.
  • Little Caesar's Kmart, Town Fair Shopping Center 275-2401.
  • Me & Julio's 1020 16th St.
  • Mr. Gatti's [15] 3301 W 16th St. 277-1790.
  • Papa John's [16] 2609 W 16th St. 275-4455.
  • Pizza Court 1005 15th St. 275-6055.
  • Pizza Hut [17] 2111 West 16th St. 279-6600.
  • Pizza King E 16th St. 277-8888.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Alcohol[edit]

  • Bandana's 1220 5th St. 279-2818.
  • Olde Downtown Tavern 1005 16th St. 279-9922.
  • Seventh Street Lounge 1001 7th St. 275-2678
  • Shorty's Den 1300 7th St. 279-3640.

Coffee[edit]

  • Espresso Place 2021 16th St. 275-2000.
  • Starbucks [18] 3015 W 16th St. (at Clinic)

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Bed & Breakfast[edit]

  • The Gardens Inn Bed & Breakfast [19] One Gardens Way 278-9980 or (866) 244-7367. 4 rooms.

Hotels & Motels[edit]

  • Budget Inn of Bedford, Mitchell Rd., 275-7515. 20 rooms.
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotels & Suites, 2800 Express Ln. (;;at IN 37), 812 279-1206, [20]. 64 rooms, Free Smart Breakfast, Priority Club Points, Free Wireless High Speed, Indoor Pool, Sauna, Hot Tub, 24 Hour Fitness Room, Meeting Rooms, See Virtual Tour
  • Hoosier Hills Motel, Mitchell Rd., 279-9935. 16 rooms.
  • Mark III Motel, M St., 275-5935. 21 rooms.
  • Mitchell Motor Inn, IN 60, Mitchell, 849-9048. 7 rooms.
  • Plaza Motel, US 50 East, 834-5522. 19 rooms.
  • Rosemont Motel, M St., 275-5953. 25 rooms.
  • Spring Mill Inn, [21] IN 60 East (PO Box 68), Mitchellm (877) 9-SPRING or 849-4081. 74 rooms, indoor/outdoor pool, dining room, meeting rooms, gift shop.
  • Stonehenge Lodge, IN 37, (800) 274-2974 or 279-8111. 96 rooms, swimming pool, dining room, meeting rooms, lounge.
  • Super 8 Motel, IN 37, 275-8881 or (800) 800-8000, [22]. 48 rooms, indoor pool, whirlpool spa, meeting room.

Get out[edit]


Routes through Bedford
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