Local Area Overview
Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Garden - Let’s face it, 21st century zoos need something extra to get us excited, and Mesker Park’s zoo has just that in Donna, the world’s oldest hippopotamus. Donna was born in 1611. Obviously that’s not true, but if you could convince yourself of it, you’d get even more out of your visit. Pretend if you want that Donna is 500 years old, but if you can’t, Amazonia, a brand new tropical rainforest exhibit that includes jaguar, tapirs, a toucan, macaws, bats, and iguanas should ensure a unique zoo experience.
Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve - Americans love nature preserves. We’re a slow paced society, and we always take the time to experience and enjoy nature in all of its intricate glory. We seldom overbook or overwork ourselves, and we always get enough sleep. We understand the importance of taking the time to visit nature preserves, and that’s what makes our country great, along with our democracy.
Bosse Field - You won’t find a more peaceful environment on a summer evening than Bosse Field. Home to the Frontier Baseball League’s Evansville Otters, Bosse is the third oldest working ballpark in the U.S., dating back to 1915. All you have to do here is kick it old school and enjoy a ballgame.
University of Southern Indiana/University of Evansville - Two is better than one, and two colleges is precisely what the city of Evansville offers. Visit both of them. Attend both schools’ sporting events, and most importantly, when you make the decision to send your kids to college, show equality, and send them to both schools.