Evansville is the third largest city in Indiana and the largest city in Southern Indiana. The city attracts many visitors throughout the year. Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden one of the most popular places to visit in the city. Opened in 1928, it is one of the oldest and the largest zoo in Indiana. Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden is placed on 50 acres of scenic rolling hills located on the northwest of Evansville. It houses more than 700 animals including 200 species from around the globe. As you walked through the zoo, you will come across the themed regions divided into each continent. Mesker Park uses a moat system to display animals in more natural exhibits as a result the animals at the zoo feel more at home and look very lively. The zoo’s exhibits include Amazonia, North America, Tropic America, Discovery Center, Lemur Forest, African Rift, the Kley building, Asia & Australia, Children's Enchanted Forest and African Panorama. The Botanic Garden section of the zoo includes thousands of diverse botanic species and an indoor rainforest exhibit AMAZONIA, Forest of Riches. There are over 65 parks and recreational facilities located in Evansville. Take a trip to Burdette Park with your whole family and explore various recreational and educational activities. Burdette Park features an aquatic center with water slides, pools and a snack bar. It is well-known for its BMX course and annual Hoosier Nationals race. The park also offers camp ground, picnic area, play ground batting cages, softball diamonds, miniature golf, tennis courts and locations for fishing among other amenities.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers everyday rates for Evansville residents. When you rent a car from Enterprise, you will be able to choose from a large selection of rental cars varied in classes and in sizes. Make your reservation online and start saving.
There are plenty of other things to do in Evansville. If you enjoy golfing then you can visit the Fendrich Golf Course. It is an 18-hole, par 70 beautiful public course located in the heart of Evansville. You will encounter lush green trees, scenic rolling hills, well-maintained fairways and greens as you go from one course to another. The 5,791 yards golf course has been part of the Evansville since 1950. Other popular public golf courses in the area are Helfrich Hills Golf Course, McDonald Golf Course, Wesselman Golf Course, Cambridge Golf Course and Oak Meadow Golf Club. If you prefer private golf course then you can go to Evansville Country Club. This member only par 71 golf course features rolling terrain, beautiful Zoysia fairways and tees. You will experience the breathtaking view of the city from the first tee. The golf course was originally constructed in 1922. The 6215 yards course offers challenges to both professional and amateur golfers with a course rating of 125 and a slope rating of 69.9. Evansville Country Club also offers tennis courts, swimming pools, dining facilities and various social activities. Evansville is also home to many historical sites including Angel Mounds State Historic Site, Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science, Reitz Home Museum, Children's Museum of Evansville and USS LST Ship Memorial. Angel Mounds State Historic Site is one of the best preserved prehistoric Native America sites in the nation. There was a town near this site where several thousand people of the Middle Mississippian culture lived from 1100 to 1450 AD. Since the Angel Mounds was the home of the tribal chief, it was the regional center of a large community. There is also a USS LST Ship Memorial in Evansville in recognition of city’s contribution during World War II. During this period Evansville produced 167 LSTs, making it the largest inland producer of LSTs in the country. When you visit the memorial, take a tour inside USS LST 325, the last navigable tank landing ship in operation.