Downtown

​A recent renaissance in the heart of our city has exploded with new developments and openings announced almost every week. The 241-room DoubleTree Evansville Convention Hotel connects via skywalks to The Old National Events Plaza with 280,000 square feet of meeting space and to The Ford Center arena with entertainment and concerts by top performers from around the country as well as sporting events. Locally owned restaurants, bars, antique stores, and unique shops line Main Street – some are long time establishments like Angelo’s Italian Restaurant and the Peep Hole Bar and others that are opening to get in on the excitement that is downtown!

  • Classes begin in 2018 in the new IU Medical School and Health Science Research Center which will bring in thousands of students and faculty to downtown.
  • Our most beautiful asset – the Ohio River – serves as our Front Door to downtown and is bordered by a lovely 6.5 mile greenway for walking and biking.
  • Classic Victorian architecture is preserved in homes, apartment/condo structures, and churches on the surrounding streets that enhance the charm of downtown.
  • A new $75 million investment by Tropicana Evansville expected to be complete by late 2017 will bring a new land-based casino and attraction center to downtown Evansville.
  • Five museums – a historic home museum, a children's museum, an art & history museum, a transportation museum, and a WWII warship – are in the Downtown district.

For information on downtown parking garages, click here

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Accommodations Near Downtown