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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Amusement Park
“Distance from English to Evansville Museum: 136.48 mi, Travel time: 1 Hour(s), 22 Minute(s). Located on the Ohio riverfront in the downtown area, the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science is a general interest museum that is filled with many artifacts. The museum was founded in 1904 and now has over 30,000 objects in its permanent collection. You’ll be able to see several examples of fine art, historic artifacts, decorative ornaments, photographs, historic documents, and more. One of the museum’s main features is its built-in semblance of a 19th-century American rivertown street you can walk down which is decorated with shops and homes. The permanent exhibits are so varied, from 16th century artwork to informative science demonstrations. 411 SE Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713”
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
“DescriptionAngel Mounds State Historic Site, an expression of the Mississippian culture, is an archaeological site managed by the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites that includes more than 600 acres of land about 8 miles southeast of present-day Evansville, in Vanderburgh and Warrick County, Indiana.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“Welcome Aboard The USS LST Ship Memorial's Website! This LST (Landing Ship, Tank) is an amphibious vessel designed to land battle-ready tanks, troops and supplies directly onto enemy shores. Ships of this type proved to be enormously useful during times of war and peace both. This particular LST was originally known as LST-325 during the Second World War, USNS LST-325 during its arctic operations in the 1950's, and later L-144 (A/G Syros) while it was in the service of the Greek Navy. It was acquired by The USS LST Ship Memorial, Inc., in 2000, and caught considerable public attention when our veteran crew brought it on a 6,500-mile journey from the Greek island of Crete to Mobile, Alabama.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Nature
“Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve is a 240-acre nature preserve located in Evansville, Indiana. It is a National Natural Landmark and a State Nature Preserve owned by the City of Evansville and operated by the non-profit Wesselman Nature Society. Make sure to bring swim suits and swim diapers for the little ones!! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Ideal for getting work done, sitting and having a coffee with your pup, or talking for hours with friends. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Stadium
“Ford Stadium is home to the Evansville Thunderbolts Professional Hockey Team. It is also the primary venue for a lot of music concerts, comedy tours, monster truck rallies, etc. If you are in town for any event of the such, we are perfectly located for you to enjoy this venue without the traffic and traveling stress.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a locally owned Italian place, located right at Haynies corner. it is within walking distance. We have had many good experiences at Sauced. Delicious food great atmosphere, terrific memories!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Haynies Corner is a fun arts district with a fountain. There are often festivities going on there and there are several restaurants nearby. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lounge
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“You can walk to it from the B&B and they have great entertainment almost daily.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Located in Evansville, IN - Eastland Mall is a shopping center including Dillard's, Macy's, JCPenney, Forever 21, American Eagle, and many more stores and restaurants.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Casino
“We have the state's oldest casino... and it's a riverboat Casino. It's docked on the Ohio in Downtown Evansville.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“"Mo's House is a laid back cocktail house that serves fine cocktails, craft beer, wines & a good time." - I couldn't say it better myself, so they said it for me. Find them on Facebook. Great drinks, comfortable seating and a pool table! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“If you like thin crust Pizza then Turoni’s is the place for you! There are two locations in Evansville - Lloyd & Weinbach and North Main Street. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Bosse Field is a baseball stadium located in Evansville, Indiana. Opened in 1915, it was the first municipally owned sports stadium in the United States and is the third-oldest ballpark still in regular use for professional baseball, surpassed only by Fenway Park (1912) in Boston and Wrigley Field (1914) in Chicago. The movie League of their Own was filmed in this historic ball field. Come and watch an Evansville Otters minor league game at this park!! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“The Reitz Home Museum is a Victorian house museum located in the Riverside Historic District in downtown Evansville, Indiana. The museum offers year-round guided tours. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden is a zoo that opened in 1928 in Evansville, Indiana, United States. It is located in Mesker Park on Evansville's northwest side and is run by the City of Evansville. The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“This is a locally owned Italian place, located right at Haynies corner. it is within walking distance. We have had many good experiences at Sauced. Delicious food great atmosphere, terrific memories!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“If you like thin crust Pizza then Turoni’s is the place for you! There are two locations in Evansville - Lloyd & Weinbach and North Main Street. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great BBQ and a cool atmosphere! After dinner, take a walk upstairs to the speak-easy, and enjoy a cigar or some Kentucky Bourbon.”
  • 3 locals recommend
German Restaurant
“Great German food. Rustic unique atmosphere. Outdoor eating when weather allows. Good service. I love the booths so that even when there is a crowd, you can enjoy conversing in close quarters. There are also large tables for groups.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Awesome farm to table restaurant that fuses artisinal food with southern comfort. Don't forget to try a craft cocktail.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Fun atmosphere and great live music! Sometimes hosts Family Friendly music events.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A perfect 'date night' dinner spot! One of the best restaurants in Evansville with a talented head chef.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing burgers in an upscale & modern interior. Exterior is historic blue Greyhound Station. One of the last ones to exist! Our FAV is the Bru Board appetizer. Yummy! ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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