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Orleans, Indiana

rural • midwest, USA

An Orleans tradition since 1970, the annual Orleans Dogwood Festival includes a parade, local food and arts vendors, a carnival in Congress Square, and more. Photo credit: Roberto Galan /
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About Orleans

Located in southern Indiana, Orleans enjoys a strong sense of community and small town charm. Stroll around downtown Orleans to see notable historical attractions like Jenkins Place, the Orleans War Memorial, and the Stetson House, known locally as “the house that hats built,” or attend community events near the fountain and gazebo in historic Congress Square. Shop for fashions and accessories at Freestyle Salon & Boutique, hunt for treasures at Orleans Antiques, or find handcrafted crochet items at Hooked On Your Stitches. Orleans enjoys easy access to quality, locally made furniture thanks to the nearby JSI manufacturing facility, and Orleans is home to the Orange County Homegrown Farmers Market, featuring locally grown produce, home baked goods, artisan crafts, and more. Dig in to a southern-style breakfast at Lillie’s Place, enjoy comfort food classics at Orleans Country Kitchen, try a specialty mobster-themed pizza at Speakeasy Pizza, or enjoy a drink with friends at Depot Tavern. Orleans celebrates community and culture with unique annual events like the Orleans Dogwood Festival, Fall Fun Festival in the Park, and Christmas on the Square. Located 50 miles south of Orleans, Louisville International Airport offers direct flights to New York, Las Vegas, Orlando, and other popular destinations.



Internet Speed Rating

1000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Louisville Muhammed Ali International Airport • 60 mi

Weather (High/Low)

86 / 24

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)



Launched in the mid 1960s, Operation Dogwood resulted in the planting of hundreds of dogwood trees throughout Orleans. Now known as Indiana’s Dogwood Capital, the town celebrates its many dogwood trees with an annual festival featuring carnival rides, live entertainment, dogwood viewings, and more.
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