Evansville

Population

2010: 117,429, #217 in U.S., #3 in Indiana

1950: 128,636, #79 in U.S.

2010 Metropolitan Area: 358,676, #142 in U.S.

1950 Metropolitan Area: 160,422, #111 in U.S.

Setting

Evansville, on the Ohio River, was first settled in 1819. Today it has parks and a riverboat casino along the river.

Buildings

Tallest building: The 420 Building (1970), 248 feet

List of tallest buildings

Stores

Evansville has no downtown department stores. In 1971, Evansville closed off Main Street to cars and made the Main Street Walkway. Main Street was reopened in 2002.

Trains

Amtrak has no service to Evansville.

Museums

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science is located downtown.


 

 

 



Downtown Evansville and Ohio River

Theaters

Downtown Evansville has no movie theaters. The Victory Theatre, a restored 1921 movie palace, hosts the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and a variety of other concerts. The Old National Events Plaza has concerts and touring Broadway musicals.

Sports

The Evansville Otters of the independent Frontier League play at Bosse Field (1915), just north of downtown.

Map of Downtown Evansville

Convention and Visitors Bureau