Many people think that there is not much to do in Evansville. What they do not realize is that the town is filled with wonderful activities and sites that they can enjoy, if they only explore it. Here are some of the places you can go to have fun with your family when you next travel to Evansville.
If you want an out of this world experience, you can head to Koch Planetarium and look at the stars without feeling too cold. It is a good place for the kids because they will be amazed by the beauty of stars and galaxies that are close enough to touch.
Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science
The museum boasts of a collection of more than 30,000 objects that consist of historical, anthropological, and decorative art. It also features natural history artifacts. They display over twenty temporary both international and regional exhibitions annually.
Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden
The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden became operational in 1928. It is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Mesker Park is one of the first to use moat system to exhibit animals in more natural displays. It is accessible to kids and has informative exhibits.
Isaac Knight Memorial
It is a memorial to a 13-year old boy who was abducted in 1793 and surprisingly got away after two years. Isaac Knight escaped from his abductors in Michigan and traveled south to find his family. Unfortunately, his family had already relocated by that time. In 1795, he reunited with his family who thought he was already dead.
Willard Library in Evansville is known for its personal service and treasured special collections. It is a private donation library inaugurated in 1881 that features local archives, standard publications, and genealogical materials. It has a Gothic Revival architectural design that was created by James W. Reid.
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve
Wesselman Nature Society offers environmental education and outdoor leisure activities to enhance the lives of residents in the area and tourists as well. The preserve is a stretch of virgin bottomland hardwood forest. In the woods, you can see, sugar maple, sweetgum, Shumard oak, and green ash. It is the country's largest tract of virgin forest.
Burdette Park municipally operated and owned establishment that offers educational and recreational attractions for visitors of all ages. The park is operational from 7 AM until midnight, on all days of the year. Visitors can walk, run, or bike in the three-mile trail. You can also enjoy activities such as fishing, BMX and tennis, as well as miniature golf.
Angel Mounds Historic Site
You can explore the ancient Indiana city at Angel Mounds State Historic Site. It is situated on the Ohio River in Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in the corner of the state of Indiana. The area includes five huge platform mounds and seven smaller ones. It was appointed a National Historic Landmark because of its historical importance. The land where it was built was owned by the Angel family. It was also named after them.