Age means experience, but not boredom in Evansville.
Archaeological digs date back to 1100AD, but Evansville is world away from being stuck in the past, it is also about fun with its 15 up-class golf courses and riverboat casino surrounded with a cluster of restaurants, shops and hotels.
Evansville has abundance of opportunities to offer you on your stay. It can be a luxury-packed room or a cheap one in the Evansville hotels that are already available at Booked.net. You should check out hotel offers with maps, photos and secure forms before you book your stay.
If you are in Evansville just to indulge in fun then start in the city's core – downtown. This area is a cluster of significant buildings and impressive vistas. Just imagine you are strolling along ornate facades of Reitz Home Museum and Willard Library both standing tall against the small, but impressive Sailors Memorial Coliseum.
Other attractions include;
Casino Aztar, a place to test your nerve while gambling
The Pagoda Visitor Center, a fun area right in the city's heart
Bosse Field, the third oldest baseball stadium
Mesker Park Zoo covers almost 50 acres with more than 600 animals including the oldest living hippopotamus
Children's Museum of Evansville, a fun-filled playground with extensive collections offering both fun and education
Touring downtown go through its cultural density until the very end and you will find more than 30 exquisite shops and upscale restaurants to tantalize your taste buds with delicious regional cuisine.
Captivated by fun opportunities, you should stop for a while to turn your focus to the Evansville of past days. Everything there started from a simple purchase the Colonel Hugh McGary completed. He invested his money into 200 acres of land on advice of the General Robert Evans who later would lift this small city to the prominence as the seat of Vanderburgh County. Later years brought economical prosperity when the city of Evansville learned to earn money on steamboat exchanges.
Despite earning big money, Evansville saw its share of tragedy. First, the depression of 1824–1829 then an epidemic of milk sickness came and the story would have a sad end if Dr. William Trafton, an Evansville physician hadn't found a cure for the disease.
The first features of recovery began with the railroad in 1853. It intensified communication and trade in the city and by 1890 more than 50,000 people lived in Evansville, while in 1847 only 4,000 residents had settled the area.
Today Evansville continues to expand and in 2004 its economic growth won the "All-America City" award by the National Civic League. You should compare what Evansville was in the past with its modern feel. Booked.net can organize your trip to Evansville with a few clicks.