Bedford, Indiana

Several of the nation's buildings; the Empire State Building, the. Chicago Museum of Fine Arts, the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh and buildings of the Federal Triangle and the Washington Cathedral in Washington, D.C. are partly constructed of limestone from the Bedford area.

Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce: 1116 16th St., Bedford, IN 47421-0068; phone (812) 275-4493.

BLUESPRING CAVERNS is 2 mi. s.w. on US 50 from jct. with SR 37, then .5 mi. w. on CR 450S. Lighted electric boats travel the underground passage of a large river on 1-hour guided tours. Blind cave fish and crayfish can be seen. A light jacket is recommended, as the cavern temperature is 52 F year-round. Daily 9-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Sat.-Sun. 9-5, Apr. 1-day before Memorial Day and day after Labor Day - Oct. 31. Admission $9; ages 3-15, $5. DS, MC, VI. Phone (812) 279-9471.