Local Area Attractions
Indiana Kentucky and Ohio has many attractions and activities for your family to enjoy. Come see what our area has to offer.
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Located just 40 miles from Batesville KOA. The Cincinnati Zoo was recently rated the #1 attraction locally and one of the top zoos in the nation by Zagat Survey. It was recognized by Parents Magazine as #7 on the Top 10 Best Zoos for Kids. Over one million people visit the Zoos award-winning exhibits, and more than 500 animal and 3000 plant species annually
located just 65 from our Campground White River Gardens is part of the Zoo and continues its tradition of connecting animals, plants, and people. This stunningly beautiful 3.3-acre landmark botanical attraction combines the best of gardening ideas, plant information and inspirational design to serve the needs of all visitors. With hundreds of plant varieties on display plus entertaining special exhibits throughout the year, White River Gardens is an international showplace for Indiana where visitors can enjoy and learn about the bounty of the natural world. Visitors to the Gardens will be inspired, impressed, enlivened, and entertained.
Located just 80 miles from Batesville KOA. With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, Kings Island offers the perfect combination of world-class thrills and family attractions. Guests can experience 15 thrill-inducing roller coasters, including Diamondback, the tallest and fastest roller coaster at Kings Island, and the worlds longest wooden roller coaster, The Beast! Families can spend the perfect day together in the award-winning Planet Snoopy kids area. Park admission includes Soak City, a 33-acre water park.
Ertel Cellars Winery
Located 10 minutes from the campground.
Ertel Cellar wines are superb award-winning varietals that complement good food, conversation and friends. Offerings include a tasting bar, lounge, restaurant and wine market, set amidst Chateau-styled architecture, sprawling vineyards and breathtaking views.
The state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot museum brings the pages of the Bible to life, casting its characters and animals in dynamic form and placing them in familiar settings. Adam and Eve live in the Garden of Eden. Children play and dinosaurs roam near Edens Rivers. The serpent coils cunningly in the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Majestic murals, great masterpieces brimming with pulsating colors and details, provide a backdrop for many of the settings.
Local Area Activities
Ripley County is deep in American History from Covered bridges, underground railroad driving tour, canal in Metamora Indiana, to Morgan Raid. please vist ripleycountytourism.com for more information. Other attractions in our area that your family may enjoy while you are visiting our park whitewater canoeing, horseback riding, and a small zoo 20 minutes away. Check our link local area and click on the events tab to see what event are planned in our Area. Ripley county have so many festivals every year so plan your stay and attend one our local events
Sunman Fireman's Festival.
Located Just 2 Miles from our Campground on State Road 101 in Sunman The new Sunman Fire and Wine Festival will take place on June 12th & 13th. This event will be a combination of the Firemen's festival and the Chamber Wine and Fireworks festival. Festival goers will enjoy some of our same individual festival draws such as great music, good food, Sunman Idol, Wooden Bat tournament, wine tasting & sales, Homemade Wine Contest and beer gardens as well as some new features
The Marketplace is over 40,000 sq. ft. of home furnishings, artwork, hand blown glass, antiques, gift items, decor and accessory items.
The RomWeber Marketplace is your home interior design resource center located in historic downtown Batesville, Indiana just 5 minutes off Interstate 74; halfway between Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Our unique selling environment is like none other in the area. Once home to the RomWeber Furniture Company, this newly renovated space incorporates the historic elements of the factory with a unique buying environment with todays shopper in mind. Completely handicapped accessible, its' clean and airy with a food court, restaurant, rest rooms and game arcade area
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Fear Factory (Haunted House)
In a old furniture factory over 30,000 sq. ft. All proceeds go to Cierra's Club. Cierra's Club was founded by Karen Adams in memory of her daughter, Cierra, who died of a drug overdose on her 18th birthday. Their mission is to raise funds to provide safe entertainment choices for teens that do not include drugs or alcohol.
Fear Factory is open every Friday and Saturday from September 25th through October 31st, 7 pm until 10 pm. October 18 is a special lights on tour from 1 pm until 3 pm.
9th annual Ertel Cellars Winery festival
Outdoors, featuring live entertainment and dancing under the big top tent; wine tasting, food, arts & crafts and more! Admission: $5 21 and over; under 21 no charge. Winery/Bistro open during festival hours. Children welcome. 11am-10 pm