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Things to do in Batesville:
RomWeber Marketplace - historic furniture factory dating back to 1863, newly refurbished with 40,000 sq. ft of retail boutique vendors. It is characterized by the factories original hardwood floors, brick walls, hand hewed post and beam construction with first cut timber and plenty of natural daylight from factory windows. Currently home to 60 vendors selling a wide variety of merchandise from antiques, jewelry, furniture, soaps and lotions, garden accessories, home décor, kitchen essentials, pottery and much more. Plans to grow to 180,000 sq. ft. with 400 vendors. Restaurant and arcade game area. Handicap accessible - wide aisle ways and restrooms.
Conveniently located equidistant from Indianapolis and Cincinnati, just 5 minutes off I-74. Map
Big Four Cafe - www.bigfourcafe.com - great place to have breakfast or lunch. Hours are:
Monday - Friday: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Located across from the RomWeber Marketplace, at 121 Depot Street.
Batesville Historical Society - Free Will Offering
Lincoln's Coffin - now on exhibit until September, it's one of five replicas made by the Batesville Casket Company and was built based on the one shown in the only known 1865 photograph of Lincoln lying in state. Handicap accessible.
Sherman House - historic restaurant and Inn since 1852. Serving old world German and American Cuisine. Handicap accessible.
Walhill Farm - a 141 acre farm with a unique and charming 11,000 sq ft Bavarian Style Lodge open for afternoon refreshments and tour. Most areas handicap accessible.
Sisters of St. Francis Convent & Motherhouse - tour the convent and grounds that date back to 1851. Tour Michaela Farm, an organic farm with 310 acres and a historic brick barn dating back to 1907. Most areas handicap accessible.
Lil' Charlies Restaurant and Micro-brewery - perfect for beer tastings; chef graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. Handicap accessible.
Ertel Cellars Winery & Bistro - perfect for wine tasting; Handicap accessible.