Flights to Evansville
Evansville is the largest city in Southern Indiana and the third largest city in the state as a whole. Situated on the Ohio River, this attractive city has several tourist attractions covering a variety of themes.
North of the city is the Evansville Regional Airport (airport code: EVV), about 5 kilometres (3 miles) outside of town and connected by public bus service. Delta offers the only 1-stop flight to Evansville when flying from Johannesburg, and it connects in the city of Atlanta. Other potential routes are available with South African Airways who have a flight to Evansville that stops in Frankfurt and then Atlanta. British Airways also flies to Evansville, but transfers in London and then Chicago instead.
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The Tourist Attractions in Evansville:
Evansville has a surprising diversity of things to see and do, from gambling in a riverboat casino, to visiting Victorian houses!
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Evansville is Casino Aztar which combines the excitement of a casino with the pleasure of being on an old riverboat on the Ohio River. The casino itself is situated onboard the boat and can hold a maximum of 2,700 people, but there’s also on on-land entertainment district attached to the Casino Aztar. Hotels, restaurants, bars, shops and more can all be found here, making this popular with visitors and locals alike.
Museums in Evansville
Evansville’s museums are great for visitors who are interested in history as several concentrate on historical aspects of the city. There’s a grand old Victorian house that is open to the public, called the Reitz Home Museum, where you can enjoy guided tours. The home has been authentically restored and was added to the US National Register of Historic Places.
On the riverfront in Evansville you can visit a World War 2 tank landing ship, of which many were actually built here in Evansville. This decommissioned ship has now become a museum and memorial, called the USS LST Ship Memorial Museum which is a fascinating look at this ship for anybody interested in military history.
Going back further in time, thousands of years in fact, you can visit the Angel Mounds State Historic Site about 13 kilometres outside Evansville. This is considered to be one of the best preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the country.
Evansville is also home to a couple more museums – the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science, and the Children’s Museum of Evansville. Even if you don’t have children with you the latter museum is interesting to visit for the building it’s within if nothing else!
Mesker Park Zoo
Both children and adults enjoy visiting Evansville’s Mesker Park Zoo. This zoo was established back in 1928 and features attractive enclosures that mimic natural habitats for the 700 or so animals that live here.
When Should You Visit?:
Evansville has a humid subtropical climate that gives the city humid weather and a fairly substantial rainfall throughout the year. Summers are hot and humid, reaching an average maximum of 33C in July and remaining in the high 20’s or low 30’s C from May to September. Compared to some cities, winters are relatively mild in Evansville, dipping to an average high of 6C in January which is cold but not unbearably so.