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31 “stay-cation” destinations, events in the River City

Here is a list of places to visit and things to do while students are on Spring Break:

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1. Killer Indoor Skate Park

Killer Indoor Skate Park is an indoor skateboard park & skate shop. Sessions start at $6.00 for 3 hours.

Where: 5700 E Morgan Ave, Evansville, IN 47715

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2. Indiana Military Museum

Learn about the history of the United States military with one of the most comprehensive collections of military memorabilia in the country. Collection includes: uniforms, military vehicles, and artifacts.

Where: 715 S 6th St, Vincennes, IN 47591

Cost: Adults $5.00, Veterans and Seniors $4.00,  WWII Veterans free, Children 6-18 $3.00, Children under 6 are free

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3. Inflatable Fun Factory

The Inflatable Fun Factory is an indoor inflatable arena in Evansville with a public inflatable area, VIP private inflatable area, and an arcade.

Where: 6522 Frito Lay Dr, Evansville, IN 47715

Cost: Daily pass is $10.00

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4. Garden of the Gods

According to their website, the park includes a variety of plant and animal life that is more than 3,300 acres. There are trails for hiking and horseback riding.

Where: Mountain Township, IL 62947

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5. Sky Zone

Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park featuring: dodgeball, a foam zone, skyladder, and skyslam.

Where: 49 N Green River Rd, Evansville, IN 47715

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6. Skyview Skatepark

Skyview Skatepark is an indoor skatepark that also offers private and group lessons.

Where: 2045, 40 N Franklin St, Madisonville, KY 42431

Cost: A 3 hour session is $6.00

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7. Angel Mounds

Angel Mounds is the site of a historic town, occupied by 1,000 inhabitants. Now there are exhibits about the grounds, paths through the village site, and a wellness trail.

Where: 8215 Pollack Ave, Evansville, IN 47715

Cost: Adults $7.00, Seniors (60+) $6.00, Children 3-12 $4.00, Children 2 and under free

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8. Destination Discovery Spring Break Camp

Campers (for ages 5-11) will spend one day at five Evansville destinations: Angel Mounds, Children’s Museum of Evansville, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science, Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden, Wesselman Woods Nature Center & Preserve.

Where: Drop off at cMoe, 22 SE 5th St, Evansville, IN 47708

Cost: Non-members $150, members $135

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9. Burdette Park

While the aquatic center isn’t open yet, there’s still plenty of things to do at Burdette Park such as: basketball, tennis, and hiking.

Where: 5301 Nurrenbern Rd, Evansville, IN 47712

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10. Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

The OMFA is Kentucky’s second larges art museum with permanent and rotating exhibits and an interactive area for children.

Where: 901 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY 42301

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11. Vertical eXcape

More than 12,000 square feet of climbing surfaces that go up to 32 feet. There are over 40 climbing stations, dedicated bouldering areas, and overhangs.

Where: 1315 Royal Ave, Evansville, IN 47715

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12. Swonder Ice Arena

Swonders Ice Arena has access to public skating sessions 7 days a week. Plus, they have a fitness center, yoga classes, and pickleball.

Where: 209 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711

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13. Snickerdoodle Art

At Snickerdoodle Art, you can stock up on art supplies and take a class.

Where: 2233 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47712

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14. Evansville African American Museum

The Evansville African American Museum showcases local artists, promotes arts and education programs, and festivals.

Where: 579 S Garvin St, Evansville, IN 47713

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15. Dream Car Museum

The Dream Car Museum has the most extensive collection of exotic and vintage cars, plus loads of memorabilia. And it’s free!

Where: 2400 N Heidelbach Ave, Evansville, IN 47711

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16. Big Splash Adventure

No need to worry about the weather because this is an indoor water park. There is also laser tag and mini golf.

Where: 8505 IN-56, French Lick, IN 47432

Cost: Day passes: <46″ $19.95, >46″ $24.95, Seniors 60+ $19.95, Children 2 and under are free

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17. Wesselman Nature Society

Wesselman Nature Society has 240 acres that provides environmental education and outdoor recreation experiences. If you’re lucky, you may meet Gizmo the owl or Pearl the turkey vulture.

Where: 551 N Boeke Rd, Evansville, IN 47711

Cost: Adults $5, Children 3-12 $3

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18. Smothers Park

Smothers Park is one of the top playground in the world, according to the Owensboro Park’s website. The park has a little something for everyone.

Where: 199 W Veterans Blvd, Owensboro, KY 42303

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19. Secret Headquarters

Secret Headquarters has vintage and current comics, toys, and video games. Plus, there is a video arcade.

Where: 4225 N First Ave, Evansville, IN 47710

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20. Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

The EVPL is more than just a place to grab a book. Visitors can also check out movies, CDs, and attend a variety of events.

Where: 200 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Evansville, IN 47713 | 960 Koehler Dr, Evansville, IN 47710 | 2329, 840 E Chandler Ave, Evansville, IN 47713 | 3001 Oaklyn Dr, Evansville, IN 47711 | 4813, 4813, 5115 Washington Ave, Evansville, IN 47715 | 3706, 2100 Stringtown Rd, Evansville, IN 47711

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21. Spring Break Art Classes at Painting with a Twist

Kids will learn to paint at this Spring Break class from the professionals at Painting with a Twist.

Where: 5625 E Virginia St Suite A, Evansville, IN 47715

Cost: $110/seat or $25/day

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22. LST 325

Tours are offered of this ship that is on the National Register of Historic Places. The tour includes the main deck, troop berthing, tank deck, mess deck, gallery, and more.

Where: 840 LST Dr, Evansville, IN 47713


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23. Audubon State Park

Audubon State Park is about 700 acres of land and includes Audubon Museum, nature center, and golf course.

Where: 3100 US-41, Henderson, KY 42420

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24. Willard Library

Willard Library is the oldest public library in the state of Indiana. Plus, you may catch a glance of the famous Grey Lady.

Where: 21 N First Ave, Evansville, IN 47710

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25. Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science

The Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science has a permanent collection of more than 50,000 objects and the Koch Immersive Theater.

Where: 411 SE Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47713

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26. Mesker Park Zoo

Mesker Park Zoo has over 700 animals from 186 species across the world. Plus, you must meet Rupert the Indian Rhino!

Where: 1545 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720

Cost: Adults $9.50, Children 3-12 $8.50, Children 2 and under free

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27. Evansville Rocks at Tin Man Taproom

Create works of art on rocks that can be hid around the River City. The taproom is family friendly.

Where: 1430 W Franklin St, Evansville, IN 47710

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28. Showplace Cinemas Newburgh Family Entertainment Center

At the FEC, there is 20 bowling lanes, two-story laser tag, an arcade, and more. Plus, you can see a movie.

Where: 8099 Bell Oaks Dr, Newburgh, IN 47630

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29. Lloyd Pool

Lloyd Pool is Evansville’s only public, indoor pool. So there’s no need to worry about the weather.

Where: 6101 N First Ave, Evansville, IN 47710

Cost: Adults $3.00, Children 4-12 $2.50, Children 3 and under free

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Elite Air Trampoline Park

At this trampoline park, there is a dodgeball court, SlamDunk, EliteAir Bage, and a Junior Ninja Warrior Course.

Where: 3888 IN-261 B, Newburgh, IN 47630 | 606 Salem Dr, Owensboro, KY 42303


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31. Children's Museum of Evansville

cMoe has four main galleries and a multimedia theater. Children can get hands-on fun with the different exhibits.

Where: 22 SE 5th St, Evansville, IN 47708

Cost: 18 months and older $8.00

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