Roselawn, Indiana: Giant Lady's Leg Sundial

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Sun Aura Nudist Resort

Address:
3449 E. State Rd 10, Roselawn, IN
Directions:
Sun Aura Nudist Resort. East of Lake Village. I-65 exit 230, then west on Hwy 10 for three miles. The nudist camp is on the left, near a pale yellow mailbox and sign. According to website: "come to the front desk during business hours we'll be happy to let you pop in to camp long enough to see her and get a picture."
Hours:
Closed winter, opens May. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Sundial Leg.

Giant Lady's Leg Sundial

Tells the time during sunny days at a nudist camp.

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Lady's Leg Sundial

Apparently the sundial no longer works and you can't take pictures when the camp is populated, but you can buy a postcard of the leg for 50 cents (cash only) in the office. Overall, everyone was super nice and had no issues sharing their tourist attraction. Just know that it is not a stop to make for anyone who is shy!

[Tara Brown, 05/29/2021]

When sundials stop working, we really are in trouble. This one is at a "clothing optional" camp, so photos aren't allowed if sunbathers are around.

Lady Leg Sundial

Stopped here a few months ago to get a glance of the sundial leg. You do have go into the check-in office at the entrance. Unfortunately I was not allowed to take a photo, as the two ladies working at the front desk said "No Pictures Allowed." But they did let me peek my head out the door to see the leg, as it's right outside the office. I ended up buying a post card with a picture on it as a souvenir.

[Beth, 12/20/2020]

Accord to the website of Sun Aura resort, "If you come to the front desk during business hours we'll be happy to let you pop in to camp long enough to see her [the leg] and get a picture." Those two ladies must have been new to the job.

Lady's Leg Sundial.

Giant Lady's Leg Sundial

I grew up going to what was then called "Naked City." My family had a trailer that we kept there year-round. I have wonderful memories of riding my bike with friends, swimming in the pool, evening bonfires, fishing in the lake, and Saturday night dances at the roundhouse. At that time Naked City was family-oriented. Parents kept their kids from the front of the resort during nude contest weekends, and Dick Drost's management kept contest visitors from coming back into the resort. Contests were held near the leg sundial just behind the gold-windowed roundhouse.

Naked City has always been clothing-optional. People would walk around naked and camp naked. In the late 1970s, as rumors began to circulate about Dick Drost, our family and numerous others moved our membership and trailers to Ponderosa Sun Club. The sundial is something I will never forget and I still remember knowing what time it was based on her shadow.

[Cindy, 09/13/2020]

Lady's Leg Sundial.

Giant Lady's Leg Sundial

Stopped by recently to visit the big leg sundial. They are re-doing the leg sometime in the spring of 2017. The plywood frame is rotting and needs to be replaced, along with the plexiglass that covers it.

Believe it or not, I grew up going to Sun-Aura. My mother would bring us to visit friends of hers who live there. As a kid, I used to play basketball with my brother on the patio next to the leg, and eat grilled cheese in the restaurant. It's actually a really interesting place. "Resort" is more of a fancy term. It's a normal-sized mobile home park on a private lake surrounded by trees, designed to be a place of refuge for people who enjoy the nudist lifestyle.

The people here are not "pervs." They are not swingers. It has absolutely nothing to do with sex. They just feel more comfortable naked than in clothes. They will not approach you without clothes on, and they will not ask you to take your clothes off. So please, don't be afraid to come here, even if you have kids with you. 99.9% of the the time, you will not see anyone walking around outside with nothing on. And on the off chance that you do see that, the houses are situated WAY back from the leg and the restaurant, so you'd only really be seeing a blurry outline of a person.

[Ben Perdue, 08/02/2016]

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