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 Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana

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Vince Macek

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Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Thu, 08/20/09 7:55 AM (permalink)
I'm very much liking these reports - southern Indiana has really grown on me lately.
Have you been through Story? The whole (very small) town has been turned into an inn.
 
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    hatteras04

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    Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Thu, 08/20/09 4:33 PM (permalink)
    Memorial Stadium (or as they call it "The House") is really not that impressive though they are making improvements on it.  Assembly Hall is right next door and is home to more memorable sports moments in Bloomington.  Not really a great facility either (it's more like a theater than an arena) but I watched some great games there growing up. 
     
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      carolina bob

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      Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Sat, 08/22/09 12:11 AM (permalink)
      Leaving Bloomington, I continued east on S.R. 46 through Brown County to Columbus IN, the home of the recently reopened roadfood classic Zaharako's. As Brown County is one of the most scenic regions in Indiana, I really wanted to stop and take some photos. Unfortunately, since I was trying very hard to get to Zaharako's before their 8PM closing time, stopping to take pictures just wasn't a possibility ( next time though. ) 
       
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        carolina bob

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        Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Sat, 08/22/09 12:23 AM (permalink)
        Luckily, I made it to Zaharako's about fifteen minutes before they closed their doors, so I was able to  have one of their very tasty cheese-br-gers for dinner. I didn't take any photos there that evening, so you'll have to settle for a few shots that I took when I was there in June, just after it reopened...
        <message edited by nocarolina on Sat, 08/22/09 12:25 AM>
         
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          carolina bob

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          Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Sat, 08/22/09 12:27 AM (permalink)
           
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            carolina bob

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            Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Sat, 08/22/09 12:31 AM (permalink)
             
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              carolina bob

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              Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Sat, 08/22/09 12:37 AM (permalink)
              With dinner out of the way, it was time to point the car towards Chicago and head home for some badly needed sleep, and that's exactly what I did.  As the pig in the cartoons always says, that's all, folks! 
               
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                Bob45

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                Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Tue, 07/6/10 9:15 PM (permalink)
                This is an old thread, but I just joined. If the original poster has been thru Franlin County on 52, I would like to recomend the Hearthstone, great fried chicken, in an area where fried chicken is a way of life
                 
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                  Louis

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                  Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Tue, 07/6/10 9:49 PM (permalink)
                  Do you have an address for the Hearthstone that you can give for those of us who would like to seek it out?

                   
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                    carolina bob

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                    Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Tue, 07/6/10 10:15 PM (permalink)
                    Thanks, Bob45, for the recommendation, but I have eaten at the Hearthstone a few times over the years and yes, the fried chicken is very good. And since Metamora is one of my favorite places on the planet, I'm more than a little envious of you for being able to call the town home. Louis, the Hearthstone is very easy to find. If you're heading east on US 52 towards Cincinnati, just continue past Metamora for a mile or so and it'll be on your left... you can't miss it. BTW, the little rental cabins on the hillside just above the restaurant were featured briefly in the film Rain Man with Dustin Hoffman.
                     
                      callmebruce

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                      Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Thu, 07/15/10 9:57 PM (permalink)
                      I'll take a pre-order of that book, too! I live in Marietta GA, close to 41. My middle son goes to St. Joseph Seminary at Loyola in Chicago. Off 41. I'd love to do the 41 run at some point. Hopefully in my '65 Rambler American sedan, hauling my '66 Apache Eagle popup.
                       
                        irisarbor

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                        Re:Turkey Run State Park in western Indiana Wed, 07/21/10 2:25 PM (permalink)
                        Great thread, Bob- as an IU Alum I appreciated even 1 pic of B'ton (aka the Gultch).
                        There are alot of funny/pretty places around southern Indiana.
                        Gnawbone, Needmore, etc.
                         
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