With a rich history, beautiful views of the Ohio River, and booming arts districts, it’s not hard to snap a few breathtaking pictures on your trip to Evansville. But there are a few places around town you’ll want to head for those Instagram-worthy shots. We put together the ultimate guide to the most Instagrammable places in Evansville.
But first, let me take a selfie at Self.E Alley! Tucked right inside a downtown alleyway at 318 Main Street, this is the most fun way to send your loved ones greetings from Evansville. Inside each of the letters is a popular Evansville attraction or landmark that you’ll definitely want to visit on your trip.
Evansville Visitors Center Pagoda
The Pagoda itself is a breathtaking site with the year-round river views and blooming tulips in the spring. But our best-kept secret is the second floor, which has 360-degree views of downtown Evansville and the Ohio River. The open-air promenade is the best place to take in the sites and snap a few pics.
Haynie’s Corner Fountain
Sitting at the heart of Evansville’s art district is this eclectic stone fountain. It serves as a gathering place for locals during community events like First Fridays or Funk in the City. It also symbolizes the convergence of four different Evansville neighborhoods, serving as a ‘meet me in the middle’ marker.
North Main Street Gateway Mural
One of Evansville’s most popular murals sits in an unsuspecting spot. Painted on the back of a building at 28 W Indiana street, this street art offers a colorful welcome to the North Main / Jacobsville neighborhood. Stop here to share loud and proud that you love visiting Evansville, Indiana!
Hello from Evansville Mural
The west side is the perfect spot to start your visit to Evansville. Not only will you find so many fun places to eat and drink, but you can also say hello to this mural at Snickerdoodle Art on W Franklin Street.
Evansville’s newest selfie spot is a work of art. The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana commissioned the stainless steel globe on top of a ten-foot-long metal pole, resembling a map marker. It reflects the beautiful views of downtown from WNIN at 2 Main Street.
Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse
Once you see it, you’ll understand why it’s one of the most photogenic buildings in Evansville. The building sits on an entire city block and its dome is one of the most recognizable figures in the Evansville skyline. The courthouse was built in 1890 and hasn’t changed much since - both inside and out.
Joan Marchand Bridge
If you’re walking, biking, or running along the Pigeon Creek Greenway, you’ll likely cross the Joan Marchand Bridge. Built it 1891, it’s found at the mouth of Pigeon Creek on the Ohio River.
It became a pedestrian-only bridge in 1996 and now offers an unmatched perspective of barges floating down the river.
Bru Burger Bar
Bru Burger has one of the most unique locations in Evansville. It’s built inside an old Greyhound Bus Station that maintains its Art Deco flair from 1938. The vibrant blue exterior makes the perfect photo opp, but the building really pops at night with the glowing neon lights that pay homage to its history.
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve
You won’t have to go far to find it. This 200-acre nature preserve sits right in the middle of the city. Any photo you take here will be a site worth seeing, but it’s hard to beat the beautiful foliage found on the nature trails in the fall.
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