Bedford, Indiana made its name as the hometown of some of the most coveted limestone in the world. Learn more about limestone and other local geology, as well as American history at the Lawrence County Museum of History, or visit the Land of Limestone Museum. For those whose interest in the natural sciences is less geological, Bedford is near Purdue University’s experimental farm. Bedford also has a connection to astronomy through astronaut Virgil Grissom. The city is also notable for the Mitchell Opera House, which is accessible from your discount hotel.