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Vevay is a scenic river town located in Switzerland County in southeast Indiana along the Ohio River. As of the 2000 census, the population was 1,735. Vevay was voted the "4th Coolest Small Town in America" by Budget Travel. It has long been recognized as one of the most important river communities of the 19th century, being a major port of call for most steamboats. The town was founded in 1802 by Swiss immigrants intent on cultivating grapes and producing wine. They were a success and Vevay has a reputation as being home of the first commercial winery in the United States. The town is also known for its Swiss Wine Festival, usually held the last weekend in August. The festival includes ferry rides on the Ohio River, car shows, musical performances, cheerleading competitions, amusement rides, food, arts and crafts, the famed grape stomps and both beer and wine gardens. A fireworks display is held over the river on Saturday night during the festival. Also, since 1797, every 22 years, the Swiss city of Vevay celebrates La fete des Vignerons (The Winegrowers' Festival.) Switzerland County offers many more activities and attractions, including everything from a casino resort and spa to peaceful Amish farms and a beautiful vineyard golf course. Other attractions in Vevay include the Switzerland County Historic Museum, Historic Hoosier Theater and Life on the Ohio (River) museum.

Surrounding areas: Florence, Indiana (8.1 mi), Lawrenceburg, Indiana (26.4 mi), North Vernon, Indiana (34.9 mi), Goshen, Indiana (35.0 mi)

Vevay Vacation Rentals

Vevay Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western10 Slumber LnCarrollton, KY7.6 mi.(502) 732-8444
Comfort Inn141 Inn RdCarrollton, KY7.6 mi.(502) 732-6661
Days Inn61 Inn RdCarrollton, KY7.6 mi.(502) 732-9301
General Butler State Resort PK1607 Hwy 227Carrollton, KY7.6 mi.(800) 325-0078
Hampton Inn Carrollton7 Slumberl LnCarrollton, KY7.6 mi.(502) 732-0700
Hampton Inn7 Slumber LnCarrollton, KY7.6 mi.(502) 732-4445
Super 8 Motel130 Slumber LnCarrollton, KY7.6 mi.(502) 732-0252
Belterra Casino Resort & Spa777 Belterra DrBelterra, IN8.2 mi.(812) 427-7777
Ramada Limited And Suites525 Dale DrSparta, KY9.9 mi.(859) 567-7223
The Hillside Inn831 E Main StMadison, IN16.4 mi.(812) 265-3221
Country Hearth Inn - Madison308 Delmaree DrMadison, IN16.9 mi.(888) 295-4705
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites300 Franks DrMadison, IN16.9 mi.(812) 265-1111
Country Hearth Inn Madison308 Demaree DrMadison, ID17.4 mi.(812) 273-0757
Super 8 Madison3767 Clifty DrMadison, IN18.1 mi.(800) 800-8000
Best Western Of Madison700 Clifty DrMadison, IN18.2 mi.(812) 273-5151
K & L Inn1550 Hwy 22 EOwenton, KY19.0 mi.(502) 484-5062
Toole MotelRR 3 1550 Hwy 22 EOwenton, KY19.0 mi.(502) 484-3406
Hillcrest MotelHwy US 50Aurora, IN23.1 mi.(812) 926-1991
Hampton Inn1200 Cull RdDry Ridge, KY25.3 mi.(859) 823-7111
Microtel Inns & Suites - Dry Ridge Ky79 Blackburn LnDry Ridge, KY25.6 mi.(859) 824-2000
Super 8 Motel88 Blackburn LnDry Ridge, KY25.6 mi.(859) 824-3700
Waltonia Hotel10 N Main StWalton, KY25.9 mi.(859) 391-1702
Holiday Inn Express765 Eads PkwyLawrenceburg, IN26.1 mi.(812) 537-2552
Big Savings MotelUS 22 14 Taft HwyDry Ridge, KY26.1 mi.(859) 824-4774
Dry Ridge Motor InnRt 22 Exit 69 BroadwayDry Ridge, KY26.1 mi.(859) 824-7005
Pon De Lon MotelUS 25Walton, KY26.1 mi.(859) 356-3200
Red Carpet Fountain InnKy 338 & I-75Walton, KY26.1 mi.(859) 485-4123
Econo Lodge11165 Frontage RdRichwood, KY26.2 mi.(859) 485-4123
Days Inn Richwood11177 Frontage RdWalton, KY26.2 mi.(502) 484-4511
Comfort Inn1610 Flossie DrLawrenceburg, IN26.4 mi.(812) 539-3600
Holiday Inn Express164 Winning Colors WayWalton, KY26.5 mi.(859) 485-2330
Holiday Inn8050 Holiday PlFlorence, KY28.0 mi.(859) 371-2700
Americas Best Value Inn10 Skyway DrWilliamstown, KY28.0 mi.(859) 824-7177
Motel Six7937 Dream StFlorence, KY28.4 mi.(859) 283-0909
Suburban Lodges8035 Action BlvdFlorence, KY28.4 mi.(800) 951-9752
Super 8 Motel7928 Dream StFlorence, KY28.4 mi.(859) 283-1221
Quality Inn & Suites1000 E Eads PkwyLawrenceburg, IN28.5 mi.(812) 539-4770
Knights Inn-florence8049 Dream StFlorence, KY28.5 mi.(859) 371-9711
Devon Motor Lodge8318 Dixie HwyFlorence, KY28.7 mi.(859) 371-6763
Best Western Inn7821 Commerce DrFlorence, KY28.8 mi.(859) 525-0090
Bed & Breakfast
Madison Vineyards Bed & Breakfast1460 E 400 NMadison, IN16.0 mi.(812) 273-0535

Vevay Weather & Climate

The Southwest Corner of Indiana has a climate with strongly marked seasons. Winters are cold, sometimes bitterly so. The transition from cold to hot temps can produce spring weather with thunderstorms and tornadoes. Oppressive humidity and high temperatures arrive in summer. Autumn is often the most pleasant time of the year with lower humidity, and mostly sunny skies. Southerly winds from the Gulf of Mexico transports warm, moisture laden air into the state. The warm moist air collides with continental polar air by the jet stream from Canada. Winter may be unusually cold or summer cool if the influence of polar air is persistent. Similarly, a summer may be unusually warm or a winter mild if air of tropical origin predominates.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 23°F 3.17 in. -
February 45°F 26°F 3.00 in. -
March 56°F 34°F 4.05 in. -
April 67°F 43°F 4.20 in. -
May 76°F 53°F 4.72 in. -
June 84°F 62°F 4.56 in. -
July 88°F 66°F 3.87 in. -
August 86°F 65°F 4.00 in. -
September 79°F 58°F 3.10 in. -
October 68°F 45°F 3.06 in. -
November 55°F 36°F 3.66 in. -
December 44°F 28°F 3.70 in. -

Vevay Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International airport (CVG) located about 29 miles northeast of Vevay in Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Field (LUK) located approximately 42 miles northeast of Vevay in Cincinnati, Ohio, Louisville International Standiford Field (SDF) located roughly 53 miles southwest of Vevay in Louisville, Kentucky, the Blue Grass airport (LEX) located around 55 miles south of Vevay in Lexington, Kentucky, and finally the Columbus Municipal airport (BAK) located about 56 miles northwest of Vevay in Columbus, Indiana.

Vevay Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Coney IslandCincinnatiOH43.5 mi.
WonderparkCincinnatiOH43.5 mi.
Stricker's GroveRossOH45.0 mi.
Six Flags Kentucky KingdomLouisvilleKY50.6 mi.
Paramount's Kings IslandKings MillsOH60.9 mi.
LeSourdsville Lake Amusement ParkMiddletownOH64.0 mi.
Water Parks
Parky's Pirate Cove/Miami Whitewater ForestCincinnatiOH43.5 mi.
Surf Cincinnati Water ParkCincinnatiOH43.5 mi.
The Beach WaterparkMasonOH58.7 mi.
Golf Courses
General Butler State Resort Park Golf CourseCarrolltonKY7.3 mi.
Sugar Bay Golf CourseWarsawKY9.3 mi.
Fairway Golf CourseWheatleyKY10.9 mi.
Perry Park Golf ResortPerry ParkKY14.9 mi.
Cozy Acres Golf LinksMadisonIN16.9 mi.
Sunrise Falls Municipal Golf CourseMadisonIN16.9 mi.
Cardinal Hills Golf CourseBedfordKY17.0 mi.
Vineyard Golf CourseRising SunIN17.7 mi.
Spring Hills Golf CourseHanoverIN21.9 mi.
Henry County Country ClubNew CastleKY22.5 mi.
Elk Run Golf CourseAuroraIN22.7 mi.
Lassing Pointe Golf CourseUnionKY24.7 mi.
Hoosier Links Golf ClubMilanIN25.9 mi.
Sugar Ridge Golf ClubLawrenceburgIN26.4 mi.
Meadowood Golf ClubBurlingtonKY26.5 mi.
Oldham County Country ClubLa GrangeKY29.1 mi.
Boone Links Golf CourseFlorenceKY29.3 mi.
World of Sport Golf CourseFlorenceKY29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Perfect North SlopesLawrenceburgIN26.4 mi.
Ski WorldNashvilleIN71.1 mi.
State Parks
General Butler State ParkKY7.0 mi. 
Clifty Falls State ParkIN18.5 mi. 
Big Bone Lick State ParkKY19.4 mi. 
Versailles State ParkIN23.7 mi. 
Harrison State ParkOH32.6 mi. 
Muscatatuck State ParkIN33.8 mi. 
Guist Creek Lake State ParkKY37.4 mi. 
Cincinnati Art MuseumCincinnatiOH43.5 mi.(Art)
Contemporary Arts CenterCincinnatiOH43.5 mi.(Art)
Louisville Science CenterLouisvilleKY50.6 mi.(Science)
Callahan Museum of the American Printing House for the BlindLouisvilleKY50.6 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical GardenCincinnatiOH43.5 mi.
Louisville Zoological GardenLouisvilleKY50.6 mi.
Indianapolis ZooIndianapolisIN91.5 mi.

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