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Other period structures are the 1885 Italianate Gothic Willard Library at 21 First Ave., the Old Post Office at 100 N.W. Second St. and the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum, 300 Court St. A number of other historic structures line the serpentine Downtown Walkway, a traffic-free redevelopment of the old Main Street shopping district.

Ford Center, 1 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., is an 11,000-seat multipurpose arena that hosts concerts, events, the University of Evansville men's and women's basketball teams and the Evansville IceMen minor league hockey team. Phone (812) 422-1515 for the box office.

Wesselman Park, 551 N. Boeke Rd., offers diverse recreational facilities including softball fields, sand volleyball courts, handball and tennis courts, batting cages and a fitness trail. Marked trails score the 200-acre park and adjacent Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve, an area of virgin hardwood forest.

Visitor Centers

Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau 401 S.E. Riverside Dr. Evansville, IN 47713. Phone:(812)421-2200 or (800)433-3025


A major shopping area in Evansville is Eastland Mall, 3 miles east of US 41 at 800 N. Green River Rd. The mall contains 140 stores, including Dillard's, JCPenney and Macy's.

Things to Do

Angel Mounds State Historic Site

Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Reitz Home Museum

The USS LST-325 Ship Memorial


Bally's Casino

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