Loogootee, Indiana: Birdhouse Paradise of Bill Larkin

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Address:
5024 N. 1215 E., Loogootee, IN
Directions:
Northwest of town. From US Hwy 231 turn west at the white St. Mary's Catholic Church sign onto County Rd 350 N. Drive west 1.5 miles. When you see the church on the right, turn right onto County Rd 1200 E. Drive north, crossing Boggs Lake. Make the first right after the lake onto County Rd 500 N. You'll see the dome ahead on the left.
Phone:
812-709-9944
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
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Birdhouse Paradise of Bill Larkin.

Birdhouse Paradise of Bill Larkin
Bill Larkin has spent years filling the yard of his geodesic dome home with thousands of hand-painted birdhouses. Visitors may want to wear hats. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/31/2016]

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Birdhouse Paradise of Bill Larkin

Make sure you stop in and say hello to Bill. He is quite a character.

[Jerry, 07/07/2017]
Birdhouse Paradise of Bill Larkin

This was a last minute detour. When we drove up, Bill invited us in. It was delightfully eccentric.

[Michelle and Shawn Carter, 09/13/2015]

Birdhouses.

Birdhouse Paradise of Bill Larkin

Geodesic dome home, surrounded by at least 3,600 birdhouses and varying displays of colored rocks and statues. The owner, Bill Larkin, invited us inside to see the amazing 1,700-birdhouse display inside the dome and out onto the deck, which overlooks the birdhouse garden. Mr. Larkin gives away a free birdhouse with each visit! A very endearing man. He only wants smiles and a little conversation in return (And maybe a free six-pack of beer every now and then). He told us that the yard display had previously been mostly flowers, but in the past few years he's used more and more birdhouses. He had spent four hours that day just painting them.

[Crystal JD, 02/01/2015]

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