Happy Faces, Hidden Places

Meetings & Conventions Planning Services

Bring your next event to our historic community along the Ohio River and enjoy 45 facilities and 3,900 sleeping rooms, perfect for your next meeting or convention. Evansville is centrally located and a short drive to Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville and St. Louis. With all the amenities of a big city, Evansville offers a unique blend of Hoosier Hospitality and Southern charm.

Contact the Visit Evansville sales team to experience Evansville and see that “E” truly is for everyone.

State-of-the-Art Venues

Everything for everyone happens here.

Ford Center

The multi-purpose 290,000 square foot arena is a popular stop for national touring entertainment and concerts and a premiere facility to host exhibitions, sporting events, and conferences. Seating 11,000 in the arena, the floor has over 20,000 square feet of usable space and can be modified for basketball, hockey, concerts, conventions, rodeos, expos, and various other events.

Old National Events Plaza

This is Evansville’s premier convention center and largest live entertainment theatre. Located within a rapidly emerging downtown district in Indiana’s third-largest city, the venue stretches one city block and offers 95,000 square feet of event space. Positioned near more than 800 hotel rooms and within blocks of restaurants and shopping, not to mention Tropicana’s new land-based casino, Old National Events Plaza offers the amenities of larger metro areas while maintaining its small-town touch.


Work, Play and Stay

This is the type of place where you can have it all.

Tropicana Evansville

Tropicana’s Riverfront Pavillion has the most spectacular views in Evansville! Right on the Ohio River, this entertainment complex has two hotels, 24-hour casino, four restaurants, two bars, and of course the Executive Conference Center.

DoubleTree by Hilton

If you want convenience, this is it. The DoubleTree by Hilton has direct access to the Ford Center and the Old National Events Plaza via Sky Bridge, and it is within walking distance to many downtown Evansville amenities.

DoubleTree by Hilton Evansville Hotel, IN - Exterior


Make it Memorable

Around here, ordinary is boring.

Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville

Who says meetings have to be boring? cMoe’s innovative exhibits and hands-on play places are made for the young at heart. It’s the perfect spot for team building exercises or after hours fun.

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

And you thought your last meeting was wild! Bet you never guessed that you’d spend a work day in the South American Rain Forest, but here at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden you can.

The Pagoda

Home to the Visitors Center, the Pagoda includes an indoor and outdoor rooftop terrace overlooking the Ohio River.

From historic buildings to ballparks, there are many more locations in Evansville for your next event. Browse our complete list of facilities to find the perfect place.