Top 10 Things to do in Rockville, United States

April 9, 2018 Venice Greaves

Rockville is a town in Adams Township, Parke County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 2,607 at the 2010 census. The town is the county seat of Parke County. It is known as "The Covered Bridge Capital of the World".
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1. Bridgeton Covered Bridge

Rockville, IN +1 765-548-0106
Excellent
76%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Bridgeton Covered Bridge

This 245-foot bridge is probably the most-photographed covered bridge in the Midwest.

Reviewed By Wendy J - The Villages, Florida

A lovely spot next to the old mill in Bridgeton with water cascading down beside it. I was a little disappointed to discover that it was built in 2006 and never actually used unlike many of the other old covered bridges in the area.

2. Turkey Run State Park

8121 Park Rd, Marshall, IN 47859-8882 +1 765-597-2635
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 529 reviews

Turkey Run State Park

Reviewed By Porthos7 - West Chester, Ohio

I'm a weekend State Park "traveler", and I'd need a week to do/see everything that is available in this park. The usual state park activities are there, cabins, an "inn" with "inn-side" programs, as well as a great little nature center/planetarium, but the most spectacular part of the park to me are the bald eagles. I can't stress enough how amazing these raptors are, if you've never seen them in the wild, you need to! We ran to Arron (extremely knowledgeable and SUPER cool DNR ranger) to show him our pics/video of the Eagle we spotted, and he informed us that they are there daily! Went to an owl program - then headed outside at night (with Arron-the man who doesn't sleep) where we "called" a number of owls, which was also amazing. Finished the weekend with an Eagles in Flight program - and it's true to its name - saw 150+ Eagles first morning, then 90+ second (they take you to a nesting area). The sight was spectacular! (Also had a "wounded" Eagle that they were taking care of that they did a program with. Mesmerizing creature, 10 ft away from you! Can't say enough about the park and it's rangers - just a great place with knowledgeable staff who love the earth and love to share their expertise with you! Final note: weekend's are VERY busy during the summer, just fyi.

3. Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area

1588 S Raccoon Pkwy, Rockville, IN 47872-7731 +1 765-344-1412
Excellent
69%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area

Raccoon State Recreation Area is surrounded by Cecil M Harden Lake (Raccoon Lake), a 2,060 acre federal flood control reservoir. Raccoon is a popular camping, boating and fishing spot in western Indiana. The park has over 300 electric and non-electric camping spots with modern restroom and shower facilities, a swimming beach with a beach house containing showers and a concession stand, 10 picnic shelters, 5 boat launching ramps (one inside the SRA and 4 around the lake), a 3-D archery trail, 335 acres of huntable land (off Ferndale road on the south side of the lake), and 8 miles of hiking trails with views of rocky cliffs, the lake, second-growth forests and prairie restorations. The park also has an Interpretive Naturalist program with regular programs every weekend Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. up-to-date program brochure detailing all the fun hikes, crafts and activities at the park can be found at the property office.

Reviewed By Mary M - Hobart, Indiana

My husband and I decided to take in a few days of the Covered Bridge Festival happening in Rockville, and took our RV to the campground at this state park. What a beautiful place! Grounds are meticulously kept, and the campground was beautiful with an abundance of trees all starting their autumn color splendor! The staff at the gate were very helpful. The DNR staff kept a constant presence making sure that everyone was obeying campground rules and tending to keep the area clean. Friendly people, beautiful location. We were only minutes away from the various Covered Bridge festivities in the "many small towns". I would highly recommend this location any time of the year!

Mary M.
Hobart, IN

4. Neet Covered Bridge

Rockville, IN
Excellent
78%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 22 reviews

Neet Covered Bridge

The last covered bridge built by J. J. Daniels.

Reviewed By saltacity - Weinheim, Germany

Neet bridge has been well maintained but is now closed to through-traffic. You can walk up to the bridge and visit it though. It is a classical bridge of Parke County and has nothing outstanding - simply nice to visit if you are interested in seeing several of the bridges.

5. Narrows Bridge

Rockville, IN
Excellent
54%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Narrows Bridge

Covered bridge in Turkey Run State Park.

Reviewed By NewlyRetiredTeacher - Connersville, Indiana

The Narrows Covered Bridge is at the edge of Turkey Run State Park and spans Sugar Creek. It is easily available to walk through, but the road now crosses on a modern concrete bridge for safety of both motorists and the historic bridge. Beautiful views of the woods and the creek from this location.

6. Antiques On York

100 W York St, Rockville, IN 47872-1772 +1 765-569-1003
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
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Poor
11%
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Antiques On York

Reviewed By CoveredBridgeGallery - Rockville, Indiana

This is a great spot to shop for antiques, "Country Crafts", or ideas for your next re-purpose painting project! I shop here often-It helps to be a local! And always come a week or two before the Covered Bridge Festival!

7. Drunk Tank Winery

127 S Jefferson St, Rockville, IN 47872-1717 +1 217-808-1309
Excellent
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5 based on 5 reviews

Drunk Tank Winery

Reviewed By jlcarter1975 - Metropolis, Illinois

My husband and I stopped in for a wine tasting after checking in for the weekend at the Old Jail Inn (the winery is in the basement of the inn). While Trina was showing us around the inn another couple arrived for a wine tasting as well. She acknowledged them as repeat offenders. The tasting is $8 and includes a stemless glass that you get to keep. Several different wines were offered and the winery has one wine which has been labeled for them. Trina is hilarious and entertaining. She treated us with a witty disrespect that keeps you begging for more and more. You can also sign your name somewhere on the wall or ceiling of the place. Many people have left their mark at the winery.

8. Billie Creek Village

65 South Billie Creek Road, Rockville, IN 47872 +1 765-569-0252
Excellent
21%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
12%
Terrible
12%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 33 reviews

Billie Creek Village

Reviewed By Kate W - Cincinnati, Ohio

I attended a wedding right in this area and got to walk through the village. While I am super confused on the why, the place is cool. Someone / some people have spent a lot of time on this with great attention to detail.

9. Neva's Antiques & Collectibles

120 W Ohio St, Rockville, IN 47872-1725 +1 765-569-3644
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5 based on 3 reviews

Neva's Antiques & Collectibles

Reviewed By 83154

Recently had the opportunity to visit this antique/gift shop, located on the square in Rockville. Good place to buy homemade candy and local souvenirs.
The true treasure that we came upon was getting to meet 92 year old Iwo Jima survivor, Retired Marine Cpl. Leighton Willhite.
Such an honor to get to meet & talk with him. His daughter works in the shop (don't know if she is Neva) & was there visiting with customers as they came in. It was the highlight of our day!!

10. McAllister Covered Bridge

Rockville, IN
Excellent
50%
Good
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

McAllister Covered Bridge

Reviewed By saltacity - Weinheim, Germany

The bridges in Parke County are quite similar. McAllister is one of the well matained and nicer ones. You can actually drive through it and it is slightly elevated. Other than that it is one of the many bridges - if you want to see several of the bridges, you should definitely put this one also on your list!

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