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If you haven’t chosen your travel destinations yet, check out Evansville, the “River City”. This idyllic place lies along the Ohio River in Indiana and has a lot to offer to both young people and families.
The city of Evansville was founded in 1812 and named after General Robert M. Evans. Coal mining, hardwood timber production, and ship-building are some of the main industries that made Evansville a well-developed city. With an abundance of museums such as the Reitz Home Museum, Evansville African American Museum, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, and Evansville Wartime Museum visitors can learn a lot about the city’s rich history.
A place where you can find something for anyone. Arts districts for the art lovers, museums and monuments for the history buffs, casinos and clubs for the young and young at heart, and so much more. And if you are traveling with kids, make sure you visit the Mesker Park Zoo with over 700 animals and the Children’s Museum of Evansville for an interesting learning experience.
Reitz Home Museum - a facility built in 1871, this museum can be found in the Riverside Historic District. You can enjoy the late 19th-century decor filled with chandeliers, Moorish doorway screens, and white onyx fireplaces, and buy a souvenir at their gift shop.
Burdette Park - if you are looking for a relaxing place, then visit this family-friendly facility. The park occupies 170-acres and can be an ideal place for hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and getting close to nature. Swimming at the Burdette Park Aquatic Center, strolling on the Burdette Park Discovery Trail, or playing golf at the miniature golf course make this place one of the most popular in the city.
Evansville African American Museum - opened in 1999, this museum shows the lives of the African American families in Indiana, their history and traditions, galleries with traveling and permanent exhibits, and also a “celebration center” that you can rent for special events.
Evansville is the home to the Evansville Auditorium & Convention Center, a venue that hosts the best musical concerts. It includes an auditorium with 2,500 seats, an exhibit hall, and 12 meeting rooms. This city hosts a lot of festivals year-round. ParkFest Music Festival is an event held at Garvin Park where you can enjoy live music, food and drinks vendors, activities for your kids, and a beer garden.
Tired of all the exploring? Evansville has many hotels that you can choose from. Tropicana Evansville offers you comfortable rooms, a view of the river, and a casino floor. And if you love feeling at home when traveling, make sure you book a room at the Cool Breeze Bed and Breakfast. Here, you will find accommodations with a high-ceiling, Italian Marble fireplace,
home-made breakfast, and even a large library of books and movies
Restaurants and diners in Evansville are abundant with a variety of cuisines. For over 30 years, Cork and Cleaver has been a huge part of the culinary scene in Evansville. With dishes like the house steak, Pecan chicken, and kebabs, this place is a must-see. And if you want some Greek kitchen, make sure you visit the Acropolis for gyros and calamari.
Don’t leave Evansville without buying a souvenir or presents for your friends. Eastland Mall and Washington Square Mall are some of the most visited places where you can shop, grab a bite and ride a carousel.
Whether it’s work, play, or marking “visit Evansville” off your bucket list, this place will amaze you. Make sure you include it in your travel plans.