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Bedford is located in Lawrence County in south-central Indiana. As of the 2000 census, the population was 13,768. The town was founded in 1825 and serves as the county seat.Bedford is known as the Limestone Capital of the World. It also offers a historical museum, community theater, a city park, and an annual Christmas Parade of Lights. Nearby, in Lawrence County, is Bluespring Caverns, a cave system stretching 21.5 miles. The cave system is a karst and river type cave formation and drains a 15 miles sinkhole plain. The cave well known for having the longest known subterranean river in the United States with approximately 3 miles of navigable river, and more than 21 miles of stream and river passages. Spring Mill State Park is also located near the town of Bedford. This 1,319-acre park is about 3 miles east of the town of Mitchell on Highway 60. The park contains several caverns and a tour is run by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, which travels about 500 feet into the cave. A settler's village can also be found in Spring Mill State Park. It features a historic watermill and 19 other structures. A stream runs through the village, which is fed by a spring in Hahmer Cave and powers the watermill. Heritage interpreters demonstrate crafts and skills from the 1760s.

Surrounding areas: Bloomington, Indiana (21.2 mi), French Lick, Indiana (22.7 mi), Sweetwater Lake, Indiana (35.9 mi), Taswell, Indiana (36.6 mi), Morgantown, Indiana (37.3 mi), Boone, Indiana (38.9 mi), Martinsville, Indiana (39.3 mi)

Bedford Vacation Rentals




Bedford Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Holiday Inn Express2800 Expy LnBedford, IN (812) 279-1206
Mark III Motel1709 M StBedford, IN (812) 275-5935
Plaza MotelRR 16 Box 735Bedford, IN (812) 834-5522
Rosemount Motel1532 M StBedford, IN (812) 275-5953
Stonehenge Lodge911 Constitution AveBedford, IN (812) 279-8111
Super 8 Motel501 Bell Back RdBedford, IN (812) 275-8881
Diamond Inn1300 N WalnutBloomington, IN20.3 mi.(812) 332-9491
Homewood Suites1399 Liberty DrBloomington, IN20.5 mi.(812) 323-0500
A Summerhouse Inn4501 E 3rd StBloomington, IN21.0 mi.(812) 332-2141
Century Suites300 SR 446Bloomington, IN21.1 mi.(812) 336-7777
Courtyard By Marriott310 S College AveBloomington, IN21.1 mi.(812) 335-8000
Economy Inn4805 S Old Hwy 37Bloomington, IN21.1 mi.(812) 824-8311
Fourwinds Resort And MarinaBloomington, IN21.1 mi.(812) 824-9904
Super 8 Motel1000 W SR 46 BypBloomington, IN21.1 mi.(812) 323-8000
Travel Lodge2615 E 3 RdBloomington, IN21.1 mi.(812) 339-6191
Midwest Inn1917 W Main StPaoli, IN21.1 mi.(812) 723-4555
Ritz MotelRt 3Paoli, IN21.1 mi.(812) 723-2530
Biddle Hotel And Conference Center900 East 7th StBloomington, IN21.3 mi.(812) 855-5650
Hilton Garden Inn Bloomington245 N College AveBloomington, IN21.4 mi.(812) 331-1335
College Motor Inn509 N College AveBloomington, IN21.5 mi.(812) 336-6881
Downtown Motel509 N CollegeBloomington, IN21.5 mi.(812) 336-6881
Fairfield Inn120 Fairfield DrBloomington, IN21.6 mi.(812) 331-1122
Holiday Inn Express & Suites117 S Franklin RdBloomington, IN21.6 mi.(812) 334-8800
Motel 6126 S Franklin RdBloomington, IN21.6 mi.(812) 332-0337
Rodeway Inn126 Franklin RdBloomington, IN21.6 mi.(812) 332-9811
Towneplace Suites105 S Franklin RdBloomington, IN21.6 mi.(812) 334-1234
Motel 61800 N WalnutBloomington, IN22.3 mi.(812) 332-0820
Hampton Inn Bloomington2100 N Walnut StBloomington, IN22.4 mi.(812) 334-2100
Hampton Inn2100 N WalnutBloomington, IN22.4 mi.(812) 334-2100
Indiana Motor Lodge200 Matlock RdBloomington, IN22.6 mi.(812) 336-0905
Beechwood InnFrench Lick, IN22.7 mi.(812) 936-9012
Lanes Motel IncHwy 56French Lick, IN22.7 mi.(812) 936-9919
Quality Inn1100 W Rappel DrBloomington, IN22.8 mi.(812) 323-2222
Econo Lodge2601 N Walnut StBloomington, IN23.0 mi.(812) 332-9453
Howard Johnson Express Inn2603 N Walnut StBloomington, IN23.0 mi.(812) 332-9453
Sleep Hollow Inn Motel550 S WashingtonBloomfield, IN26.6 mi.(812) 384-3583
Hotel Nashville Resort245 Jefferson StNashville, IN27.0 mi.(812) 988-0740
Abe Martin LodgeNashville, IN27.1 mi.(812) 988-4418
Comfort Inn75 W Chestnut StNashville, IN27.1 mi.(812) 988-6118
Green Valley LodgeRR #5Nashville, IN27.1 mi.(812) 988-0231
 
Bed & Breakfast
Wampler House Bed & Breakfast4905 South Rogers StBloomington, IN17.6 mi.(812) 824-2446

Bedford Weather & Climate

Southern Indiana has a climate classified as humid continental. Cold winters and warm, humid summers are the norm. Southern Indiana has an unusual amount of humidity throughout the year, even in the wintertime. Temperatures generally diverge somewhat from the north and south sections of the state, with the annual mean temperature being 49 degrees F. in the north and 57 degrees F. in the south. While droughts occasionally occur in the southern region, rainfall in usually abundant, with a yearly average of 44 inches. The annual snowfall in Indiana averages less than 22 inches. Indiana is one of the most tornado-prone states in the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 18°F 2.66 in. -
February 42°F 21°F 2.65 in. -
March 53°F 30°F 3.84 in. -
April 64°F 40°F 4.40 in. -
May 73°F 50°F 4.95 in. -
June 82°F 60°F 3.98 in. -
July 86°F 64°F 4.72 in. -
August 84°F 61°F 4.09 in. -
September 78°F 53°F 3.15 in. -
October 66°F 40°F 3.08 in. -
November 53°F 32°F 4.08 in. -
December 41°F 22°F 3.33 in. -

Bedford Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Monroe County airport (BMG) located about 20 miles northwest of Bedford in Bloomington, Indiana, Terre Haute International Hulman Field (HUF) located approximately 59 miles northwest of Bedford in Terre Haute, Indiana, the Indianapolis International airport (IND) located roughly 60 miles north of Bedford in Indianapolis, Indiana, and finally Louisville International Standiford Field (SDF) located around 62 miles southeast of Bedford in Louisville, Kentucky.

Bedford Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Holiday WorldSanta ClausIN56.2 mi.
Six Flags Kentucky KingdomLouisvilleKY57.5 mi.
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN65.1 mi.
Riverside ParkIndianapolisIN65.1 mi.
Old IndianaThorntownIN87.9 mi.
 
Water Parks
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH111.0 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH111.0 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Otis Park Golf CourseBedfordIN 
Stone Crest Golf CommunityBedfordIN 
Cedar Valley Golf CourseMitchellIN9.1 mi.
Persimmon Ridge Golf CourseMitchellIN9.1 mi.
Links Golf CourseOrleansIN14.0 mi.
Bloomington Par ThreeBloomingtonIN20.7 mi.
Cascades Golf CourseBloomingtonIN20.7 mi.
Indiana University Golf CourseBloomingtonIN20.7 mi.
Paoli Country ClubPaoliIN21.6 mi.
Wicker Park Golf CourseHighlandIN25.0 mi.
Lakeview Golf CourseLoogooteeIN26.3 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Ski WorldNashvilleIN27.1 mi.
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN89.4 mi.
 
State Parks
Spring Mill State ParkIN9.8 mi. 
Brown County State ParkIN21.1 mi. 
McCormicks Creek State ParkIN31.5 mi. 
Hilands Overlook State ParkIN38.1 mi. 
 
Museums
Wylie House MuseumBloomingtonIN21.1 mi.(History)
Indiana University Art MuseumBloomingtonIN21.1 mi.(Art)
Louisville Science CenterLouisvilleKY57.5 mi.(Science)
Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the BlindLouisvilleKY57.5 mi.(History)
Lincoln Boyhood National MemorialLincoln CityIN58.1 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Louisville Zoological GardenLouisvilleKY57.5 mi.
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN65.1 mi.
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH111.0 mi.


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