John Boone is a legend known for his survival skills. He was a pioneer in the movement west. Along the way, he established a settlement. It was because he reached out to help others that they followed him so far from what they considered home. Laconia, Indiana is one of his settlements which was originally established in the 1800s. Laconia was famous for its hand-crafted furniture, which is why its general store was popular. There was also an abundance of lumber in the area, making it the perfect area for this industry.
Today, it's home to a few Fido-friendly amenities. Squire Boone Caverns is pet-friendly in some areas. There are nature trails that you can walk along some routes. Pets aren't allowed in the caverns because it is a complete ecosystem down there. They also have a gift shop and soap making center on the property. You can check in at the front desk for a tour. Just be aware that, on busy days, they will turn down large breeds.
Rome Court House was built in 1818 and is still standing. You and your pup can walk around the grounds and check out some interesting facts about the building and the area. If you plan your visit just right, you may even be able to catch an community event during your visit!