University of Southern Indiana

Area Attractions


Bosse Field
1701 N. Main St,                                     
Evansville, Indiana 47711
Phone: 812-435-8686

Home to the Evansville Otters of the Independent Frontier League, Bosse Field opened in 1915 and was the first municipally owned sports facility in the United States. Only Boston's Fenway Park (1912) and Chicago's Wrigley Field (1914) are older than Evansville's Bosse Field. Site for the filming of "A League of Our Own" in 1992.  Whether you're a sports fan or a history buff, this structure is a must see!


Casino Aztar


Tropicana Evansville
421 NW Riverside Drive,
Evansville, Indiana 47708
Phone: 812-433-4000 or 800-342-5386

Casino Aztar offers dockside gaming 24/7! Located on the banks of the Ohio River in downtown Evansville, Indiana, the centerpiece of this attraction is the City Of Evansville riverboat casino featuring three levels of Las Vegas-style gaming action. Overnight guests can select from accommodations at the 250-room Tropicana Evansville Hotel or the 100-room Le Merigot Hotel.



cMoe - Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville
22 S.E. 5th Street,
Evansville, Indiana 47708
Phone: 812-464-cMoe (2663)

The Koch Family Children's Museum of Evansville has become the new favorite place for children of all ages from the Evansville and tri-state region! Visiting this museum is an experience that will engage your child as they learn and have a ball - as in the Quack Factory assembly of sirens, bells and lights to signal the relay of the production sequence. Or let them try out their stage talents! Children under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.



Ellis Park Race Track

3300 US 41,
Henderson, Kentucky 42419         
Phone: 812-425-1456                            

Steeped in tradition and always exciting, Ellis Park Race Track is just minutes from downtown Evansville. Built in 1922 and owned by Churchill Downs, Ellis Park runs live thoroughbred races from July through Labor Day with simulcast racing available year round. Watch some of racing's finest from the air-conditioned comfort of the clubhouse or the open gallery alongside the track.



Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science
411 SE Riverside Drive,
Evansville, Indiana 47713 
Phone: 812-425-2406

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science houses a $10 million permanent art collection ranging from 16th century paintings to modern sculptures by world-renowned artists. National and local traveling exhibits are available year-round. The children's learning and exploration center and renovated Koch Planetarium offer educational fun for all ages.



Evansville Museum Transportation Center (EMTRAC)
411 SE Riverside Drive,
Evansville, Indiana 47713
Phone: 812-425-2406

Learn about the history of transportation in Evansville at EMTRAC - the Evansville Museum Transportation Center. EMTRAC details the history of early river, rail, aviation and street transportation, and includes a steam engine, club car and caboose from the early 1900s.


Garden of the Gods
Shawnee National Forest,                 
R.R. 2, Box 4,
Elizabethtown, Illinois 62931
Phone: 618-287-2201

Located in the Shawnee National Forest in Southeastern Illinois, Garden of the Gods is famous for its unique rock formations and spectacular views, including Camel Rock and Anvil Rock. Garden of the Gods features hiking, camping and picnicking. A short looped trail from the main parking lot, which can be hiked in about 45 minutes, passes along most of the main rock formations.

Historic New Harmony Visitor's Center                    
401 Arthur Street,
New Harmony, Indiana 47631
Phone: 812-682-4474

The Atheneum, Historic New Harmony Visitor's Center, houses exhibits on the communal history of New Harmony, the Museum Shop and is the starting point for guided tours of New Harmony. Tours include an orientation film, special programming and access to numerous historic sites and special exhibits. Tours are given daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.


Mesker Park Zoo &
Botanic Garden
1545 Mesker Park Drive,
Evansville, Indiana 47720
Phone: 812-435-6143

Indiana's oldest zoo extends over 50 acres and is home to more than 700 animals. Pathways bloom and grow with local and exotic trees and plants. Take a walk through the wild expanse of the South American Rainforest! Enclosed, climate controlled to a jungle perfect 78 degrees. Animals include howler monkeys, toucans, capeberras, tapir, sting rays and the elusive jaguar!



Old Courthouse
201 NW Fourth St,
Evansville, Indiana 47708
Phone: 812-435-5241               

The Courthouse is one of the finest examples of Neo-Baroque architecture in the United States. Elegant, intricate sculptures carved from Indiana limestone sit above each entrance. Lavish marble floors and walls inside are accented by the black slate stairs and wrought iron railings that lead to the top story rotunda. The Old Courthouse was built in the 1890s and remains one of Downtown's premier architectural showplaces.


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Old Post Office and Customs House
200 NW 2nd St,
Evansville, Indiana 47708

Built in 1869, the Old Post Office and Customs House is a classic example of the Richardsonian Romanesque architectural style, featuring round arches over window and door openings, extensive use of stone masonry and towers.


Pagoda/Visitors Center
401 SE Riverside Drive, 
Evansville, Indiana 47713
Phone: 812-421-2200

Built in 1912 and restored in 1995, the Pagoda retains its original Japanese architectural design conceived from a model displayed at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. As a community gathering place, the Pagoda was a popular site for picnics and concerts for residents to enjoy the river. The Pagoda is the picture-perfect place for visitors to get information and brochures on what to do, where to stay and special events going on in Evansville.



Reitz Home Museum
224 SE First St,
Evansville, Indiana 47713                
Phone: 812-426-1871

Return to the days of Victorian elegance and grandeur by touring the historic Reitz Home Museum. Described as one of the country's finest examples of French Second Empire architecture, the Reitz Home Museum features period furniture, silk damask-covered walls, hand-painted ceilings, delicately molded plaster friezes, French gilt chandeliers and intricately patterned wood parquet floors. Call for hours of operation. Open Tuesday through Sunday, closed Monday.


District After Dark                 
701 NW Riverside Drive,
Evansville, Indiana 47708

Adjacent to Casino Aztar is their latest offering - a $40 million entertainment district called The District. Anchored RiRa's Irish Pub with great food and atmosphere, The District is the hottest nightspot in town. To complete the experience, visit the exotic Blush Ultralounge inside the LeMerigot Hotel.


Woods Walk

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve
551 N. Boeke Road,
Evansville, Indiana 47711
Phone: 812-479-0771

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve is a National Natural Landmark and a State Nature Preserve with over 190 acres of virgin bottomland hardwood forest, providing the prefect atmosphere for relaxing nature walks. The Nature Center features exhibits, events, wildlife observation areas, meeting rooms a library and a gift shop.



Willard Library
21 First Ave.,
Evansville, Indiana 47710        
Phone: 812-425-4309

Willard Library is the oldest operating library in the state of Indiana. It was opened in 1885 under the directive to be a public library for the use of the people of all classes, races and sexes free of charge forever. Sneak a peek at our famous Grey Lady with 24-hour viewing available on the Ghost cam on the library's website.

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