Introduction to Huntingburg, Indiana
The city of Huntingburg is located in southwestern Indiana. Capt. Frederick Geiger's son, Jacob Geiger, came to the region to hunt bears. He liked the place and decided to establish a permanent home. In 1837, Jacob purchased 1,920 acres and became one of the earliest settlers of present day Huntingburg. Huntingburg has been nicknamed as "Hollywood of the Midwest" because movies like, "A League of Their Own", "Hard Rain", and "Soul of the Game" were filmed here.
Huntingburg and Nearby Attractions
- Indiana Railway Museum
- Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial
- Holiday World
- Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
- Southside Park
- Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area
Things To Do In Huntingburg
There are numerous interesting places to visit in and near Huntingburg. Holiday World has the world's tallest water ride. The Lincoln Amphitheatre, built in order to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday, is also situated near Huntingburg. Museums in the area include the Indiana Railway Museum, Pigeon Roost State Historic Site, and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial. Opportunites for outdoor recreation are available at Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area, Jackson State Recreation Area, and Lick Fork State Recreation Area.
Louisville International-Standiford Field Airport is near the city.
Huntingburg Higher Education
The closest colleges to Huntingburg include Brescia University, Henderson Community College, and Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest.