Written by Clovery on 20 Apr, 2005
Have a hearty lunch at the Overlook Restaurant, where it simply serves any food that is nice. Out of the restaurant's windows, you can view the sinuous Ohio River. Just outside the restaurant, there is a boardwalk with white wooden rocking chairs where you can…Read More
Have a hearty lunch at the Overlook Restaurant, where it simply serves any food that is nice. Out of the restaurant's windows, you can view the sinuous Ohio River. Just outside the restaurant, there is a boardwalk with white wooden rocking chairs where you can enjoy the river scene, the sunshine, and the crispy air.
After sunbathing for awhile, I drove down to Patoka Lake, created to serve the people of Indiana flood control, water supply, and recreation. It was isolated. Besides my partner and I, we saw no one there. Perhaps the weather was still freezing. Not an appropriate time to make this trip. On the other side of the lake, there was a marine adorned with opulent yachts. One called "The Admiral". We did some exploration on the boat, apparently no one was there.
Driving our car back to the town, it was near to sunset. The sky was mottled pink, blue and violet as the sun dipped closed to the horizon – with a menagerie of cows and horses foraging on the lush field. Afar, a labyrinth of vine maples once dressed in autumn hues had withered their leaves for winter. As the glow of the sun faded, a serenity and idyllic scene was left behind.
Written by jdpx4 on 31 Oct, 2003
By marriage rather than choice, I now live in Evansville, Indiana. Evansville is located 4 hours south of Indianapolis, under 2 hours west of Louisville, KY, 3 hours north of Nashville, and 3 hours east of St. Louis. In this location, you're only…Read More
By marriage rather than choice, I now live in Evansville, Indiana. Evansville is located 4 hours south of Indianapolis, under 2 hours west of Louisville, KY, 3 hours north of Nashville, and 3 hours east of St. Louis. In this location, you're only a matter of a few hours from top-notch entertainment, dining and sports venues. And you have all this while having the luxury of raising your kids in a virtually crime-free zone. Evansville is the third largest city in the state of Indiana, yet has a definite small-town feel to it. Religion and family history are as big down here as the cornfields.
As far as dining, there isn't much in the way of five-star establishments here. Likewise with big-name entertainers or sports teams. We have a frontier-league baseball team that provides a summer full of great family entertainment (Otters) and we have a brand new ice rink and relatively new stadium for our arena football team, the Blue Cats. Evansville is home to Casino Aztar, a now dockside gambling boat. We almost had a new baseball stadium and team too, but it never happened. Former NY Yankee standout Don Mattingly calls Evansville his home and was a supporter of that dream team.
Evansville is home to two very nice universities, the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana, as well as providing our children with many top-notch public schools.
Soccer is very big here, as is golf. Just 20 minutes from here is a Top 100 golf course as rated by both Golf Week and Golf Digest.
Medical facilities are abundant in Evansville. In our city, you're never more than a half hour from anywhere, which is great.
The climate is definitely four seasons here; spring is usually a bit rainy, summers are very humid, fall is ideal, and we normally have enough snow in winter to satisfy those residents who enjoy being cold.
Every fall, Evansville hosts the Frog Follies (an old "cruiser" car show) and also the West Side Nut Club's Fall Festival, the second largest street festival in the US.
Not a bad place to visit and definitely a great place to live.
Written by Amy S. Jorgensen on 26 Sep, 2000
During the first full week of October don't come near the west side of Evansville unless you are prepared to have fun, eat greasy food, and hear some great entertainment. For the last 75 years, the annual Nut Club Fall Festival has been turning…Read More
During the first full week of October don't come near the west side of Evansville unless you are prepared to have fun, eat greasy food, and hear some great entertainment. For the last 75 years, the annual Nut Club Fall Festival has been turning all of Franklin Street into a playground! Reportedly the second largest street festival (right after Mardi Gras) in the United States, the Fall Festival has something for everyone.
Up and down the city sidewalks are food booths created and ran by local non-profit organizations. University clubs, church groups, high school band troops, and others peddle a variety of food from huge brain sandwiches to mouthwatering strombolis. In for a little exotic fare? You might want to try candy bugs (real grasshoppers smothered in chocolate or captured in a clear lollipop), ostrich burgers, alligator gumbo, or a walking taco. Of course the corn dogs, cotton candy, carmel apples, and cider help to give you the true atmosphere of autumn.
Besides the bountiful food are the rides! Scary rides, fast rides, kiddie rides, haunted house rides: we have them all. Ticket prices are also relatively inexpensive. On Wednesday and Thursday a bracelet is offered for $15 which entitles the wearer to unlimited rides all night long!
If that's not enough, you can enjoy live entertainment every evening as well! While some of the competitions are a bit cheesy (junior high tug-of-war and talent show), they will give you a little of the local flavor. In addition, local bands play every night. On Saturday, the festivities begin with the pet parade which showcases cute kids and their even cuter animals, then winds down with a real parade at dusk.
While none of the booths at the festival seel alcohol, many of the pubs along Franklin Street open their doors to customers who want something a little stronger than cider to accompany their tenderloins and cheese sticks.
There are no lodgings nearby, but some very nice accomodations can be find about fifteen minutes away in either direction.
If you've never experienced a street festival, you don't know what you're missing. We might not have half-naked women throwing beads around, but we do have a lot of midwestern enthusiasm to share with you! Close