Evansville Visitors Center Pagoda
Since 1996, the Pagoda has been the home of the offices of the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau and our Visitors Center. Originally designed as a community gathering place, the Pagoda now welcomes and provides information for our visitors.
In 1913, the $15,000 Sunset Park Pavilion opened. The concrete structure with open-air views of the Ohio River and upper story with a promenade and bandstand area were an immediate success as the hub of activity for Sunday afternoon picnics and concerts. Its popularity continued until the historic flood of 1937 left it buried in mud. The building was abandoned and fell into severe disrepair for decades.
In 1990, the Vanderburgh County Commissioners and the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau allocated $1,475,000 to renovate the building for its offices and Visitors Center. We have been pleased and proud to share this wonderful place with our visitors. We invite you to make us your first stop to enjoy our picture-perfect view of the Ohio River in downtown Evansville.
We also are a convenient place to drop off items found along the Greenway or in the park area. If you are the finder, feel free to drop them off in our Visitors Center. Or if you recently lost something, come in and describe it to our Visitor Information Specialist. They will check our Lost & Found to see if it has been turned in. Or give us a call at 812-421-2200 or 800-433-3025.
Visitors Center Hours of Operation -
Monday through Saturday - 9AM-5PM Sunday - noon-5PM (Closed on major holidays and for private rentals).
SPECIAL SUMMER HOURS (Mid-May thru Sept 4th) - OPEN UNTIL 7pm ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, AND SUNDAYS.