Things To Do

Shawn and Hunter at the Newport Aquarium

 The Akemon family's favorite places to go and things to do in Seymour. This is what our typical weekends are spent doing. (The pictures are from our trip to the Newport Aquarium)
  • Take the family to the movies at the Great Escape theatre. Great Escape Theatre of Seymour 
  • Play putt putt at Construction Zone (See my blog post for more info and website)
  • Visit the city parks. Shields park is our favorite but you can also check out Gaiser, Kasting, freeman field, and more. Here is a link for more info on the parks. City Park Information
  • Swim at the city pool! Seymour City Pool I actually met my husband there when i was 12 years old.
  • Visit Kids Pizza Kingdom (when the games are But then again the pizza is so good it makes up for the often out of order games.
  • Go fishing out at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge Fishing is hubby's favorite hobby. (He really likes Hardy Lake in Scott County off 256)
  • Take fitness classes such as Zumba or gymnastics. I am a member at Seymour Health & Fitness Club. Their website is See my blog post for additional locations.
  • My 6 year old takes gymnastics classes through Girls Inc. and loves it!
  • My mom loves to play Bingo. It's offered at the American Legion, St Ambrose, & the VFW. Visit Indiana Bingo Halls for details in Seymour.
  • We all like to go bowling at Starlite Bowl for cosmic bowling Fri and Sat night. Visit their website at for cost and details.
  • My best friend and I love to go karaoke. Our favorite place to go is Brewskies and our favorite karaoke DJ is Chad from Nightcrawler Karaoke. Good inncocent fun. No, really! :)
  • Hubby likes to go golfing with his grandpa at Shadowwood near Cracker Barrell, Ash Hollow at Leslie lake, or Seymour Country Club near Riverview Cemetery. He also likes Hickory Hills in Brownstown off 135.

Other great places and things to do in Jackson County, especially for visitors. If you live here and have not visited these places, shame on you! No, just kidding ;) But check them out, many are part of our history and yet are overlooked.
  • Go to a production by the local theatre or participate in the Jackson County Community Theatre group. I have been in several plays and musicals and love it. Check out
  • Visit the covered bridges in Jackson County.
  • Go to the Jackson County History Center and Museum
  • Check out the John Mellencamp Driving Tour. Call the visitor center at 888-524-1914 for info.
  • See the exhibits at the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts or sign up for classes The antique printing press is really very cool.
  • Visit the local winery and do some tasting!
  • Head to the races at the Brownstown Speedway (see my blog post)
  • Brownstown also has a very nice city pool and I really like their Dairy Queen. Their DQ is open year round. We go there on our way to see our daughter Savannah in Bedford.
  • Go camping or fishing at Starve Hollow  in Vallonia or at the forestry in Brownstown, also known as the Jackson-Washington State forest. Check out skyline drive for sure! See more info at I remember having cook-outs here as a child and they are some of my favorite memories!
How cool is it that we live so close to Indy, Louisville, and Cincy? Take advantage of it! Fun things to do within driving distance:

Newport on the levee in Kentucky

Newport: Hunter took this pic ;)
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