Photographer Laura Gilpin once said, “A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.” It’s as though the earth has its very own circulatory system and you can’t help but be moved by yet another reminder of being just a speck in the big picture of things. Experience that rushing vitality on your next trip to Evansville, Indiana, a small city nestled against an upward curve of the Ohio River. Come alive to the energy and history of this waterfront metropolis in city museums and performing arts spaces, or embrace the small town charm over pints at a local brewery or with a picnic in peaceful parks. Most of the hotels in Evansville, IN sit right on the waterfront, each with its own piece of the enchantment.
With stunning simplicity of art deco architecture and the ancient wonder of the Angel Mounds ruins, Evansville is a testament to the beauty of the ebb and flow of time. Look back on the changing currents of human history in the Willard Library, where countless people come to research their genealogies and connect with times gone by. The gleam through stained-glass windows will dazzle your curiosity…If family trees and antique cartography have you craving an expedition, slide behind the wheel of one of our Evansville rental cars and drive out to the Angel Mounds Historic Park, just 9 miles southeast of the city center. This sprawling green space was once the site of thriving civilizations, including the Mississippian tribes. Retrace the intricate walking paths and stand on the banks of the Ohio River. Several Evansville hotels are within a short drive to Angel Mounds—let the sounds of rushing water lead the way.
Let southern Indiana cast its spell on you and extend your journey eastward to Louisville. Save on hotels near Evansville IN with Travelocity, and when the buzz of city streets calls you, make the 123-mile journey eastward to Louisville, Kentucky. The warm hospitality of Louisville hotels and delectable fried chicken might just make you believe in magic.