Mansfield Covered Bridge Parke County is known for its covered bridges, 31 to be exact.
The Mansfield Roller Mill with the historic covered bridge in the background. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in The view from the bridge!
Related Posts No related posts. Featured Post. Featured Trip Idea. Follow Along the Indiana Insider Blog. Explore VisitIndiana. Other Links. Blog Disclosure. FTC Disclosure. When the automobile captured the country's fancy in the s, these romantic one-lane roads were bypassed, and with them the bridges.
Indiana's largest festival is underway, here's a map of all of the Covered Bridge locations
Many fell into disrepair. If Lynk were planning a trip for friends, she would send them first to the Bridgeton bridge "because it frames the entrance to the small town so wonderfully" and because there is a functioning grist mill nearby. For views of vibrant foliage, the drive north of Rockville city center on the so-called "Yellow Route" is a must. The road is very hilly and the nearby Wabash River offers plenty of scenic picnic spots.
Next might be a stop in Rockville's historic downtown, complete with a vintage courthouse and Victorian central square. In the town's refurbished 19th-century Old Opera House, visitors can see an old-fashioned melodrama, complete with a villain who ties the heroine to the train tracks. The audience is encouraged to hiss, boo, sigh and applaud as they watch the action unfold.
The museum is full of memorabilia, photos, a reconstructed bunker and even a Willys Jeep from that era. The Billy Creek Village is Patterson's next stop, with its 30 turn-of-the century buildings and gift shops. From here, horse-drawn carriages take visitors out to three nearby covered bridges every weekend except in January and February. About 1 million visitors are expected in the area for the annual day Covered Bridge Festival, which runs Oct.
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