About Us

Explore At the Open Outdoors

Explore At the Open Outdoors

Unwind and relax with miles of walking trails and outdoor attractions.

Step Back into Time

Step Back into Time

Step back in time and witness history at a replica of Abe Lincoln’s boyhood home.

Enjoy a Unique Movie Experience

Enjoy a Unique Movie Experience

Watch a movie under the stars at one of the few remaining drive-in theaters

Visit Museums & Sites

Visit Museums & Sites

Learn not only about our 16th US President, but about our country’s history as well at local museums and sites

Who We Are

The Spencer County Visitors Bureau is a full-service Visitor Center offering brochures, festival and event information, and area maps. Our friendly travel consultants can also help with reservation assistance, regional information, and resource information. For groups, small meetings, family reunions, and more, the bureau offers customized itinerary planning, possible FAM tours, event coordination, step on guides, and group packaging.

Julie Schnell

Office Manager

(812) 937-4199

Molly Elder

Marketing Coordinator

(812) 937-4199

Melissa Arnold

Executive Director

(812) 937-4199

Tourism Partners

Spencer County Visitors Bureau partners with businesses throughout the county to promote all of the attractions, accommodations, and dining options. Using consumer research and strategic marketing, we work together to develop an integrated promotion and communication plan that allows for these successful partnerships. Working together and leveraging resources allows all tourism partners to reach a larger potential audience.

The four tourism partner logos featured in this area rotate regularly.

Tourism Resources


The Spencer County Tourism Commission was established in 1994 to help make Spencer County a leading year-round overnight destination for families, and oversee the expenditures of proceeds collected by the county’s innkeeper’s tax.


Tourism’s economic impact in Spencer County includes providing one in three jobs and generating more than $160 million in spending by visitors within the county. Spencer County attracted more than 1 million unique visitors during the summer season, and generated more than $50 in direct sales to tourism related businesses.

– According to a 2011 Economic Impact Study


The National Park Service and Indiana Department of Natural Resources work together to commemorate the legacy of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in Indiana from the age of 7 to 21.

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