Come to Leavenworth
When you visit Backroads Market on October 7, 2017, you’ll see so much more than the awesome artisans you came for. Founded by Zebulon and Seth Leavenworth of Connecticut in 1814, Leavenworth has a rich history. The original town was built on a flood plain and was nearly wiped out in the 1937 Ohio River Flood, but by then the town was established as a river port and had even served a 53 year stint as the seat of Crawford County.
After the flood of 1937, Leavenworth relocated to the top of Mt. Eden bluff, becoming the first completely rebuilt community in Indiana. Still a rural community, its citizens are proud of their history and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet.
What to do
Leavenworth is populated with locally run businesses, natural beauty, and parks. The businesses are locally owned and operated and the views are to die for.
Stephenson’s General Store is a step back in time. With a full deli offering breakfast, lunch, ice cream, and pizza, it’s a perfect stop for hungry tourists. Walking through its front door is like walking into history. Small town charm, delicious scents, and gifts and antiques for sale assault the senses. Because camping, fishing, and biking are such popular ways to spend time in the area, Stephenson’s offers supplies, bait, and all the fixin’s for a good picnic. Located on the main strip just off Highway 62, this is a stop you do not want to miss.
Located on the Ohio River’s Horseshoe Bend, The Overlook Restaurant features a patio and dining room windows with a spectacular panoramic view of the river. Open for lunch and dinner every day, The Overlook offers a full menu with specials that include Filet Mignon Medallions and Rainbow Trout Fillets. Yum! If you’re in the mood for a drink, Walter’s Pub is just downstairs. And that patio…
Just behind Stephenson’s General Store, you’ll find a little brick building with big heart. If you love antiquing, O.U.R. antiques is the place to stop in Leavenworth. You’ll find what you’re looking for in this locally run shop.
Right on the banks of the Ohio River, The Dock Riverside Restaurant is another can’t-miss eatery in Leavenworth. Featuring seafood and Dock Burgers, this local favorite also offers a full bar, live entertainment, and indoor or outdoor seating.
What to see
Natural Resources abound in Crawford County, and Leavenworth is no exception. This little town offers 2 play parks for kids, historical buildings to enjoy, and is right down the street from Wyandotte Cave. It’s also a short drive from Leavenworth to Patoka Lake and Marengo Cave.
With so much to see and do, how can resist? Come to Backroads Market and get a day (or more) of country life at its finest.
See you there!