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Indiana Great Escape: Evansville, IN

For the final installment of our Indiana Great Escape series, Courtney got the chance to visit Evansville, Indiana.

Our Indiana Great Escape comes to an end in a town with a little something for everyone, Evansville, IN. Courtney tells us that there is a lot to experience in Indiana’s third largest city.

Animal lovers will be thrilled with all they can do at Mesker Park Zoo. The zoo says it tries to provide an experience that is different from what you would find at a stereotypical zoo. They want people to be able to get closer to the animals and see what they are about. You can feed the giraffes, come eye-to-eye with amazon creatures, and hang out with the birds in the Budgie Walkabout, a colorful, free fly aviary.

Looking for some grounding energy? Visit Wesselman Woods. This is a great place to come with your family, or just by yourself to breathe. Miles of trails run through the unspoiled woods of the 220-acre preserve. Some of the trees are among the oldest in Indiana. You’ll also find the country’s largest nature playscape, a three-acre space encouraging unstructured play. Visitors are invited to interact with their surroundings in whatever way feels right to them!

If you’re looking to party, Burdette Park has everything you might need, including chalets that can sleep up to twelve people. The space is rustic, you get the whole building, and it is the perfect place for a small family reunion, birthday party, bachelor party, and more! The 186-acre park also has a paved walking and biking trail, a BMX track, and a water park.

Next, a true nautical treasure awaits history buffs along the banks of the Ohio River. The LST 325 was in the waters off Normandy on D-Day 75 years ago. This is the only one left in the world preserved as it was in original World War II configuration, and sails on its own power. You can tour the ship yourself, and you might even meet a Veteran on board.

Another relic of a bygone era, Angel Mounds is an ancient Indian metropolis built by the Mississippians, and is a working archaeological site.

Whatever your interests, you’re sure to find something to peak them in Evansville.

For more information on what’s going on in the great state of Indiana, go to VisitIndiana.com, or find them on social media @VisitIndiana.