Bordering Illinois and Kentucky in the southwest corner of Indiana, Evansville is home to diverse activities and destinations for family road trippers, history buffs and business travelers alike.
While you’re in town, be sure to explore the Evansville area’s unique history. Start with the Angel Mounds State Historic Site, a unique archaeological site occupied by Native Americans as early as A.D. 1000. As the largest settlement from this era in present-day Indiana, it served as home to Paleo-Indian big game hunters, Archaic hunters and gatherers and Woodland peoples before the Mississippian established permanent farms and villages there.
Next, get nautical by touring the fully operational USS LST 325. The ship, docked on the Ohio River, has been in service since 1943 and participated in the D-Day beach landings in Normandy France. For a relaxing afternoon, make the 32-mile trip to New Harmony, IN, a historic town known for two attempts at developing Utopian Communities in the 1800s. Today, the quiet town is a great place to dine, stroll between shops or go antiquing.
Traveling with curious kids? Enjoy hours of fun, hands-on learning opportunities just seven miles away at the children's museum. Older kids and adults will love exploring the nearby art, history and science museum treasures. For nature lovers, the zoo and gardens are must-sees with year-round activities. It’s also easy to take in some live entertainment at the nearby event center or arena.
When business takes you on the road, Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Evansville, IN is your cozy home base. It's located near business headquarters for a variety of industries. It’s also a short drive from Deaconess Gateway Hospital and the University of Southern Indiana.
No matter what brings you here, start your day right with our complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast with waffles, fruit, coffee and more. At the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Evansville, IN you’ll also be greeted at the end of the day with two complimentary drinks at Be Our Guest Reception, Mon-Thurs, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Or, if you prefer, take a dip in our seasonal outdoor pool.
Once your trip is over, it’s an easy drive to the regional airport, just 10.5 miles away. And remember, you’ll feel right at home every time you return.