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Tourism

County festivals attract people from all over Indiana, including the Dogwood Festival in April, the Hoosier Heritage Fall Tour in October and the Schweizer Fest in early August.

Visitors and residents enjoy art shows, games and plenty of food and entertainment. Other annual festivals include the Summer Festival, Bluegrass Festival and the 4-H Fair in July.

The Tell City Historical Society in downtown Tell City showcases the area’s first fire engine, St. Paul’s clock hands and an immigrant’s violin. The new Perry County Courthouse Museum in Cannelton conjures up many memories with its antique pianos and organs, crockery, photograph collection, blacksmith shop, original log homes and annual quilt display. The Troesch Steam Engine & Antique Museum in Adyeville is a rural and quaint family-owned museum with old steam engines, tools and much more antique paraphernalia.

Visitors and residents enjoy strolling through Historic Downtown Cannelton, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, where the Indiana Cotton Mill serves as the anchor structure. Ten historic sites around the county are listed on the National Register and many more are recognized with historic markers.

Three hotels/motels are located in Tell City: the Ramada Limited, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites and the Day’s Inn. All three are located in the Highway 66 commercial district. Several cabin rental options are located throughout the county (see Things To Do In Perry County for listings). Finally, camping is available in the Hoosier National Forest along with several private campgrounds.

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