Notable Events Fishing tournaments, dragon boat races, hydroplane races.
Evansville, Ind.'s history is inherently entwined with the Ohio River.
River commerce and the two centuries of barge-traffic that have come with it helped to build this town. In the 20th Century, during World War II, Evansville's riverfront became a strategic shipyard for the production of LST's, which also helped fuel the region's economy.
Today, the community's enduring connection to this stretch of Ohio is evident as you stroll along Dress Plaza, a brick-paved length of the riverfront elevated above a tiered, stadium-style plaza stretching from the Four Freedoms Monument to Tropicana Evansville — the perfect place for locals and visitors alike to catch the Ohio riverfront's famed sunsets.