DeKalb County, Indiana offers Group Tours


grouptours1DeKalb County offers the motorcoach traveler a variety of antique and specialty shops, 9 museums featuring automobiles, trucks, railroad memorabilia, airplanes, military  collections, and county history.  We have a number of lodging facilities totaling 500 rooms, and many different styles of restaurants to choose from.  When planning your next trip, give us a call and discover why DeKalb County is the “Hub of Transportation Heritage”



DeKalb County Courthouse


Glass Dome – The dome and rotunda are spectacular; the Florentine glass dome is illuminated by skylights during the day and electric lights at night.

Mural Paintings – Two mural paintings, “Spirit of Progress” and “Spirit of Industry” are located on each side of the landing between the second and third stories. They are eighteen feet in width and twelve feet in height.

Soldier’s Monument – The obelisk in the center of the first floor contains plaques with the names of all DeKalb County soldiers killed in action.

Group Tours – Guided tours are available by request only, and must be scheduled two weeks in advance of visitation date.
Contact the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau at, 877-833-3282.

DeKalb County Indiana Historical Locations

veteran-memorialDeKalb County has several downtown Historical Districts.  The Downtown Auburn Historical District is composed mostly of the 19th and early 20th century commercial buildings, the Downtown Butler Historical District encompasses most of the town’s commercial buildings dating back to 1863, and the Downtown Garrett Historical District comprising residential, civic, commercial and religious structures most of which were built between 1880-1930.


Sechler's Pickles

picklesVisit Sechler's Pickles where a family tradition of pickle processing spans over 85 years.  Shop the rustic retail showroom with over 40 varieties of pickle products. Tours available.





Spencerville Covered Bridge

historical2Visit the 138 year old Spencerville Covered Bridge. Built in 1873, it is the only remaining  covered bridge in DeKalb County. It was placed on the National Historical Registry in 1981.



Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival


Discover excitement during the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, Labor Day weekend, featuring the parage of classics, antique show, arts and craft show, and downtown entertainment.





Bridgewater Golf Club

east-1-greenBridgewater Golf Course opened for play in July of 1999 and was designed by Ernie Schrock. It features five sets of tees that range in yardage from 7,272 to 5,107, everyone can choose a yardage that best suits their ability.

Although constructed in an area with very few trees, the front nine was designed with water coming into play on eight of the nine holes. From the first hole that requires players to cross the same meandering creek twice, to the ninth hole that features another creek and two large ponds, players will find the importance of hitting fairways off the tee.

There is no letting up on the back nine, as again water comes into play on seven of the nine holes. Starting on the longest and most difficult hole on the golf course, players will notice the large, mature trees lining the left side of number ten. The combination of trees and water will continue through the final hole as again another difficult par five will stand between you and the 19th hole.

1818 Morningstar Rd.
Auburn, IN 46706




Garrett Country Club

garrette-1A laid - back friendly atmosphere where all golfers are welcome.

Durning the last five years the course has undergone several improvements in drainage, added several hundred trees, and renovated cart paths in the fall of 2008.

18-hole championship golf course, open to public.  Lessons by PGA professional, outings welcome.

401 North Walsh St.
Garrett, IN 46738




William H. Willennar Genealogy Center


geneal1The William H. Willennar Genealogy Center is downtown Auburn’s latest showpiece.  Dedicated in June of 2002, the Genealogy Center is a beautifully designed building that complements and enhances the historical district in which it resides.

With it’s incredible collection of resources, including extensive archives, new technology, and a learning center, the Genealogy Center offers a fresh environment for gaining new perspectives on family history.

OPEN    Tuesday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm,  Wednesday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm,  Thursday – Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

700 S Jackson, Auburn IN 46706

Phone:  260-925-2414 ext. 401

St. Joe Valley Conservation Club

conservation_clubEstablished in 1957 on 150 acres in rural DeKalb County, the St. Joe Valley Conservation Club is one of the largest shotgun shooting facilities in the Midwest. The site includes 9 Trap Fields, 10 Skeet Fields, a large Five Stand Field, and several lighted fields. Open to the public, we offer practice, league and registered trap and skeet shooting. Instruction and safety training are also available. The club is the site of the annual Kolar Mid-America Open in May as well as other shoots throughout the year.

5871 County Road 60
St. Joe, IN 46785

PH: 260-337-1011


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Upcoming Events

Wed Feb 21 @ 4:30PM - 07:00PM
Bar None Saddle Club Beef and Noodle Dinner
Fri Feb 23 @ 6:00AM -
Classic City Ninja Warrior Mini-Comp
Fri Feb 23 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
IPFW Photography & Metalwork Exhibits
Sat Feb 24 @ 4:00PM - 07:00PM
IPFW Photography & Metalwork Exhibits
Sat Feb 24 @ 5:00PM -
Yarn "Take It Off" After Party
Sun Feb 25 @ 1:00PM - 04:00PM
IPFW Photography & Metalwork Exhibits
Fri Mar 02 @ 5:00PM - 08:00PM
ADAC First Fridays
Sat Mar 03 @12:00PM -
"If These Cars Could Talk..." Series


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