5 Ideas for Family Fun in DeKalb County (Spring Break Edition)

Spring is right around the corner which means spring break planning is underway for most people. If the warm sandy beaches of Florida are not on your list, here’s a list of 4 things you and your family can do right here in DeKalb County.

  1. Skeet and Trap Shooting at the St. Joe Valley Conservation Club.

Who knew that nestled on 150 in St. Joe, Indiana is one of the Midwest’s largest shotgun shooting facilities? Here they offer 9 Trap Fields, 12 Skeet Fields and 4 lighted fields. There’s even a clubhouse to relax in along with 30 RV sites for those of you planning an RV trip. This is a place where the whole family can be involved and have fun. It’s definitely a must-try.

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The St. Joe Valley Conservation Club located at 5871  County Rd. 60 St. Joe, IN

  1. Grab the bowling bags and go bowling at one of the 3 bowling alleys in DeKalb County. There’s the Auburn Bowl which offers 18 lanes of high quality bowling and a bar with drinks and snacks.
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The Auburn Bowl located at 1815 Sprott St. Auburn, IN


The Garrett Bowl has been around for over 50 years and offers multiple lanes along with a bar and grill. Every Friday and Saturday they have “Cosmic Bowling” which for $10 gets you all you can bowl.

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The Garrett Bowl located at 110 W. Keyser St. Garrett, IN

The Butler Bowl and Recreation Center has been around since 1961 and they offer 12 lanes with a full restaurant and snack bar. This place is another great option for the whole family to have some fun.

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The Butler Bowl & Recreation Center located at 634 E Main St Butler, IN

  1. Go to the NCG Cinema located in Auburn, IN and watch one of the several new movies being released this month. NCG offers this pretty cool deal where you can purchase a “Dinner and a Movie” package which includes two movie passes and a gift certificate to your choice of six restaurants in Auburn. You can be entertained and fed for a reasonable price-not a bad deal.


4. Participate in one of the Spring Break events that the Auburn Parks and Recreation is putting on. There will be a bird house building project where kids will build houses for the Eastern Blue Bird.  On another day there will be a hands-on presentation with animals ranging from large toads to tortoises where kids will be able to interact with these cool critters.  Then the last event is the “Spring Break Skate” at the Skatin’ Station where admission is free and the only thing you will have to pay for is your skate rental.

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The Skatin’ Station located at 544 North St. Auburn, IN

5. Visit the National Automotive and Truck Museum located in Auburn. This is definitely a world-class museum with over 100,000 square feet of displays featuring over 100 trucks, prototypes and multiple brand collections. Jay Leno has even made a visit back in 2016.

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The National Automotive and Truck Museum located at 1000 Gordon M Buehrig Pl, Auburn, IN






Or you can Visit one of our 9 museums-yes we have 9 in DeKalb County! So essentially you could go and visit a museum every day of the week. Don’t forget when you go to your first museum to ask the front desk for your Museum Passport which gets you a discount at each of the museums.



March is when travel dreams distract us most but even if you’re only traveling to or around DeKalb County we have plenty of activities to satisfy your Spring Break fever. Visit our website to see ALL of the cool things you can do here. #VisitDekalb


About Visit DeKalb County

Welcome to the official blog of the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau. Nestled in the North East Corner of Indiana are ten communities that all share a common bond. And that bond is DeKalb County. Our job at the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau is to showcase all of the experiences the county has to offer and one of the many ways we do that is by blogging. Each of our blogs tells a different story of DeKalb County and we hope that by sharing these stories and events it will encourage people from all over the world to visit the place we call home.
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