There are enough museums in Evansville that you can visit one a day during week-long Evansville vacations. This includes the Evansville African-American Museum, which chronicles African-American culture in Evansville and is located on the site of Lincoln Gardens, one of the first housing projects in the U.S. The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science features an immersive, full-dome and various permanent and temporary exhibits. The Evansville Museum Transportation Center covers the history of street, airplane, river, and train transportation in Evansville. Classic car collectors should swing by the Dream Car Museum, while fans of Victorian mansions should take a tour of the Reitz Home Museum on First Street.
Car rentals in Evansville will give you the opportunity to drive out to Angel Mounds State Historic Site, the location of a prehistoric Native American town. Its museum offers a detailed history and overview of the site, as well as the original mounds and some reconstructions. For more recent history, head to the Colonel William Jones State Historic Site in nearby Gentryville for a look at a Federal-style house owned by a friend of Abraham Lincoln.
Recurring Festivals and Events
Time your vacation in Evansville to coincide with a plethora of festivals and events, including Frog Follies in August, billed as "the largest pre-1949 street rod event in the world." The city's Fall Festival has been held every October for nearly a century, and features carnival rides, live entertainment, a parade, food vendors, and talent competitions.
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