Points of Interest


Welcome to Evansville, where “e is for everyone“!
During your visit, explore and enjoy some of our wonderful sites, features and activities:

MUSEUMS & HISTORICAL SITES

Children’s Museum of Evansville  opened in 2005.

LST Memorial Warship home port since 2005.

Evansville African-American museum opened in 2007 (almost ten years ahead of the national museum in Washington D.C.).

Evansville Museum of Arts, Science and History including the Koch Immersive Theater 

Evansville Wartime Museum is the area’s only museum totally focused on Evansville’s World War II homefront legacy.

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, the largest old-growth urban forest in the United States, includes a visitors center and a nature playscape.

Angel Mounds State Historic Site was the home, from AD 1,000 to AD 1450, to Native Americans, whom archaeologists call Mississippians.

DOWNTOWN GROWTH

Historic Downtown, Haynie’s Corner Arts District and Franklin Street ongoing revitalization with new restaurants, businesses, and exciting community events!

Evansville Multi-Institutional Academic Health Science and Research Center construction began in 2016

Double Tree by Hilton constructed- downtown conference hotel attached to Old National Events Plaza (and site of RNNC 2017!)

OTHER SITES & ACTIVITIES

Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden is one of the oldest and largest zoos in the state of Indiana.

West Side Nutclub Fall Festival is a week-long gala (Oct 2-7, 2017) on the west side of Evansville along historic Franklin Street with free entertainment, carnival attractions, food booths, amateur talent competitions and a huge parade on the last day (Saturday afternoon).

REVITALIZATION & UPGRADES

Historic Jacobsville revitalization effort, facilitated in part by federal Promise Zone designation in 2016

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage (designated National Recreation Trail by National Parks Service in 2004)  and Upgrade bike share program in 2016

Initialized improvements to our water system beginning with construction of the largest wetland filtration system in the country in 2016

SO MUCH MORE!

Visit our Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for more information!