Recreation

From the passion of high school sports, to recreational sports, to professional sports, to internationally recognized sporting events, Seymour, Indiana is at the crossroads of them all.

High school sports abound in Seymour, Indiana with one public and two parochial high schools offering twenty-nine sporting activities. Teams are competitive and have won several state championships.

Seymour offers six city parks and Jackson County boasts:

  • Jackson-Washington State Forest (18,000 acres of hiking, camping and fishing)
  • Starve Hollow Lake and Camp Pyoca
  • Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
  • Public golf courses, and nearby, two Fuzzy Zoeller designed courses
  • Beautiful and challenging short and long distance bike routes

In Seymour, professional sports are just an hour away:

  • Indianapolis Colts, Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • Indiana Pacers and Fever

Seymour residents can enjoy world famous sporting events an hour away:

  • Kentucky Derby
  • Indianapolis 500
  • Brickyard 400

Besides sports, the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts in Seymour is an educational and working arts center with the world’s only public display of art by SICA founder and Seymour native, John Mellencamp.

Seymour and Jackson County are the home of some outstanding museums:

  • Fort Vallonia Museum – our county’s pioneer history
  • Jackson County Historical Museum – rare newspapers and items, pioneer village
  • The Conner Museum of Antique Printing