AMAZONIA at Mesker Park Zoo
Experience the South American rainforest in a climate-controlled 78 degrees year round. From the tree top canopy to the river basin, natural animals and plants of the region surround you! Keep a watchful eye for the King & Queen of the jungle - the jaguars! Open 365 days a year. AMAZONIA is located inside Mesker Park Zoo through the entrance on Mesker Park Drive. Admission includes access to all exhibits in the zoo.
Angel Mounds State Historic Site
Angel Mounds State Historic Site is nationally recognized as one of the best-preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the United States.
Home to the Evansville Otters of the Independent Frontier League, Bosse Field opened in 1915 and was the first municipally owned sports facility in the United States. Only Boston's Fenway Park (1912) and Chicago's Wrigley Field (1914) are older than Evansville's Bosse Field. Site for the filming of "A League of Our Own" in 1992. Whether you're a sports fan or a history buff, this structure is a must see!
Burdette Park, Aquatic Center and BMX track
Burdette Park has family fun year-round.The park is open 7AM-midnight, 365 days a year. The Park Office is open from 8AM-4:30PM Memorial Day through Labor Day. All activities in the park are subject to operational hours, rental restrictions and weather conditions.
cMoe - Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville
The Koch Family Children’s Museum has been the favorite interactive learning zone in Evansville for over seven years! Housed in an historic building on 5th street Downtown, “cMoe” features three floors of permanent and traveling exhibits geared towards play based learning. Kids can have a ball in the Quack Factory, produce their own plays & films in Speak Loud, and build their dreams in Work Smart.
Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science is one of Southwestern Indiana’s most established cultural institutions. This general museum maintains a permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects, including fine and decorative arts and historic, anthropological, and natural history artifacts. Over twenty temporary exhibitions are displayed every year in four changing galleries. Shows range from regional to internationally traveling exhibitions.
Evansville Museum Transportation Center (EMTRAC)
Learn about the history of transportation in Evansville at EMTRAC - the Evansville Museum Transportation Center. EMTRAC details the history of early river, rail, aviation and street transportation, and includes a steam engine, club car and caboose from the early 1900s.
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Garden of the Gods
Located in the Shawnee National Forest in Southeastern Illinois, Garden of the Gods is famous for its unique rock formations and spectacular views, including Camel Rock and Anvil Rock. Garden of the Gods features hiking, camping and picnicking. A short looped trail from the main parking lot, which can be hiked in about 45 minutes, passes along most of the main rock formations.
Across from Bosse Field, Evansville, Indiana 47711 812-435-6141 Website
Garvin Park is one of Evansville's oldest parks. Purchased in 1915, the 80 acres provides a large lake, swimming pool, playground, tennis & basketball courts and is next to historic Bosse Field. Garvin Park is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is a favorite for public gatherings. During the month of December, the local Easter Seals features the Ritzy Fantasy of Lights for the Christmas season.
Come see one of the last of it's kind! Open since 1955, Holiday Drive Inn is one of the less than 400 operational drive inn theaters left in the United States!
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari was voted Indiana's Best Place to Take the Kids for the many rides and water attractions the entire family to enjoy together. Amusement Today's 2002 Reader's Poll named Holiday World & Splashin' Safari the #1 Friendliest and the #1 Cleanest Park in the World; and The Raven was voted the #1 Wooden Roller Coaster in the World. Plus your admission includes free, unlimited soft drinks!
Playground, Red Mosby Pool & Splashpark, connected to golf course and Howell Wetlands.
Howell Park Par 3 & Miniature Golf
9 Holes; 871 Total Yards
Broadway Ave. and Tekoppel Ave., Evansville, Indiana 47712 812-499-2952 Website
Enjoy marshland, bald cypress slough, oxbow lake, lowland hardwood forest and upland meadow, as well as the wildlife found in these habitats such as muskrats, beavers, herons and wood ducks, at the 23-acre Howell Wetlands, one of only five urban wetlands parks in Indiana.
Movies scheduled afternoons and evenings. Ticket prices vary according to film. Group rates available. Call (812)479-9732 or (812)431-6566 or (812)426-0133 for ticket or group reservations.
John James Audubon State Park & Museum
Located south of the Gold Star twin bridges that connect Indiana to Kentucky, Audubon Museum and State Park preserves the work and spirit of this internationally recognized expert of ornithology. Audubon walked the forest now named after him when he resided in Kentucky in his early years. Life-size folios are on exhibit as are details of the accomplished study done by Audubon throughout his life. The surrounding woods offer trails for hiking, a lake for boating or fishing, and a beautiful 9-hole golf course.
Lloyd Park & Pool
Enclosed 50 meter Olympic-size pool, diving area, snack bar, sun deck.
Along Riverfront at Marina Point, Evansville, Indiana 47713 812-435-8678 Website
Called the ship that won the war by Churchill, the LSTs were essential in sea-to-land invasions and many were built in Evansville, IN. The 325 is 328 ft. long, 50 ft. wide and 1,625 tons of steel power. This floating piece of history was on site in Normandy on D-Day. She is also the "Last of the Class," meaning she is the only operational LST in existence. Tours are led by dedicated and learned crewmembers, some who served on LSTs. The 325 occasionally leaves port for cruises on other waterways.
Antiques, gift shops, and much more provide ample shopping experiences in Downtown. Local artwork and exhibits can be seen at the Arts Council Bower-Surheinrich Gallery. Numerous restaurants featuring Italian, Mediterranean, Korean, Spanish, Chinese and local cuisine. Nightlife can be found at several bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
Marengo Cave is one of the most beautiful show caves in the Eastern United States and has long been considered one of the Midwest's finest natural wonders. It is designated a U.S. National Landmark based on its great beauty and extremely large classic trunk passage.
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
Extending over 50 acres, historic Mesker Park Zoo is home to more than 700 animals and is open 365 days a year! Pathways bloom and grow with local and exotic trees and plants. The crown jewel of the zoo is Amazonia- a walk through the wild expanse of the South American Rainforest! This enclosed, climate controlled jungle stays a sultry 78 degrees and comes complete with daily rain shower! Animals include howler monkeys, toucans, capeberras, tapir, caiman, and the elusive Queen of the jungle - the jaguar!
New Harmony Atheneum
The Atheneum was designed by world-renowned architect Richard Meier and serves as the visitor center for New Harmony, IN, and the surrounding region. Named for Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and the arts, the Atheneum features an orientation film, communal history exhibits and an observation deck. Tours of historic New Harmony are available from the Atheneum daily from March 15 through December 30.
Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage
Once complete, the Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage will encompass 42 miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails that encircle the city. Linking communities and providing a natural refuge from busy streets, the Greenway will be a linear park and trail system that ultimately extends into adjacent counties and ties into the American Discovery Trail (an interstate system of trails that cross the U.S.). Access to the completed portions of the trail is found at Garvin Park (N. Main Street and Heidelbach Ave.) and at the downtown Riverfront.
A brick paved walkway above and tiered seating below provide the perfect setting to view the spectacular Ohio River. Convenient driving access with parking is available along the lower plaza that is the scene for numerous summer concerts and festivals. Framed by the inspiring Four Freedoms Monument and Aztar Plaza, the Riverfront invites walkers, runners, bikers and strollers to enjoy the lovely Front Door to our city.
Santa Claus Post Office
Kringle Place Shopping Center, Santa Claus, Indiana 47579 812-937-4469 Website
The Santa Claus Post Office is the only post office in the world with the Santa Claus name. Stop by this small-town post office to receive the famous Santa Claus picture postmark, available only during the Christmas season. Also during the holidays, the Santa Claus Post Office receives thousands of letters to Santa written by children from all over the world. Santa's Elves make sure each child receives a reply.
Showplace Cinemas East
Showplace Cinemas Newburgh
Showplace Cinemas North
North Park Shopping Center, Evansville, Indiana 47710 812-426-1319 Website
Swonder Ice Arena & SK8 Park
New facility opened in October of 2002, Swonder Ice Arena is a skater's dream come true. Two regulation-size rinks suit hockey players and figure skaters. Inliners and skateboarders can choose between an indoor or outdoor skate park. State-of-the-art sound and light show designed with the technology used at the 2002 Olympics heats up the action when the skaters take the ice. University of Southern Indiana and local high school hockey teams compete weekly. Seating for 1,500 spectators available.
The Midget Links, Inc.
Offers not only miniature golf, but an archery range as well.
USI Bluebird Trail
Located on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana, the USI Bluebird Trail is a combination nature/research project featuring 50 bluebird nesting boxes.
Walther's Golf & Fun Center
Two 18 hole miniature golf courses, 1 indoor, 1 outdoor. Unlimited golf all day for one price. Home of the only Lazer Tag experience in the Evansville area. Over 50 arcade games, indoor playground and cafe featuring pizza, snacks and drinks.
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve is a National Natural Landmark and a State Nature Preserve with over 190 acres of virgin bottomland hardwood forest, providing the prefect atmosphere for relaxing nature walks. The Nature Center features exhibits, events, wildlife observation areas, meeting rooms a library and a gift shop.
Willard Library is the oldest operating library in the state of Indiana. It was opened in 1885 under the directive to be a public library for the use of the people of all classes, races and sexes free of charge forever. The Special Collections department houses one of the most extensive collection for genealogy study in the Midwest. Sneak a peek at our famous Grey Lady with 24-hour viewing available on the Ghostcam on the library's website.