Evansville is Indiana's third-largest city. It is a friendly place in Southwest Indiana, along the Ohio River. Evansville is the metropolitan hub where southwest Indiana meets southeast Illinois and northwest Kentucky.

Evansville welcomes all visitors. Our hotels, restaurants, and attractions offer affordable prices and courteous service. We want you to enjoy our cultural heritage and the many local attractions we invest in for the future.

History

Evansville was established on 200 acres of land that Hugh McGary, Jr. purchased from the government in 1812. The town was named for General Robert M. Evans. Evans was an attorney and territorial legislator who helped McGary incorporate Evansville as a city. The town's incorporation was completed on January 27, 1847. Since that time, Evansville has served as the economic and social center for the region (southwest Indiana, southeast Illinois, and northwest Kentucky).

Population

  • Evansville metropolitan area: 300,000
  • Vanderburgh County (in which Evansville is located): 165,058
  • City of Evansville: 117,500+

Source: 2010 U.S. Census

Time Zone

Unlike the majority of Indiana, Evansville is in the Central Time Zone. Evansville observes Central Standard Time from mid-November to mid-March. The area observes Central Daylight Savings Time the rest of the year. This means we "fall back" an hour each fall and "spring forward" an hour each spring.

Climate

Evansville has a moderate climate and four distinct seasons. Average temperatures range from 32 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainfall averages 42 inches annually. Yearly snowfall averages 13 inches.

Currency Exchange Services

Allow 7 to 10 days turnaround time for currency exchange at all locations.

Traffic

Right turn on red – Indiana law permits right turns at a red light after a complete stop, unless a sign is posted prohibiting right turn on red.

Left turn on red – Left turn on red is only permitted when turning from a one-way street onto a one-way street.

Speed limits – Speed limits are generally 30 miles per hour (mph) on city streets and 55 mph on expressways.

Air Transportation
Evansville Regional Airport offers competitive-priced connectivity to hundreds of domestic and international destinations with frequent daily flights to five top-rated, major hub cities - Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Charlotte and Chicago, as well as non-stop, low-cost flights to Orlando. Served by AllegiantAmerican AirlinesDelta and United, Evansville Regional Airport is an easy and welcoming gateway to and from southwest Indiana, western Kentucky and eastern Illinois.

Evansville Regional Airport
7801 Bussing Drive
Evansville, Indiana
(812) 421-4401

City Ground Transportation

  • River City Yellow Cab Co., (812) 429-0000
  • Auto Haus Limousine Service, 4115 E. Morgan Avenue</td>
  • Mighty Cab, 2301 W. Michigan Street
  • Comaier Limousine Service
  • The Limousine Company

Charter Buses

  • Audubon Trails Coach Lines, 1807 Moll Lane, (812) 867-2098 | (800) 255-5234
  • Auto Haus Limousine Service, 4115 E. Morgan Avenue, 812-476-5700
  • New Image Travel, LLC, 2336 Glenview Drive, 812-426-1423 | (800) 432-6213
  • Komfort Coaches, (800) 900-8687

Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages may be purchased Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 a.m. Purchasers must be 21 years of age.

On Sunday, only those establishments selling food may sell alcoholic beverages. Liquor may be served from 12:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Educational Institutions

Churches

For locations and service times for churches of all denominations, contact:

Evansville Area Community of Churches (812) 425-3524

City Offices

Community

Trade Information

Parks and Recreation

Local Media

Television Stations

Radio

Newspapers

Magazines

  • Evansville Living, a bi-monthly city magazine showcasing the people, businesses and community of Evansville. 100 NW Second Street, Suite 203. (812) 426-2115

Tourism

Emergency Contacts

In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Medical Care

Medical Groups

Medical Care

  • Indiana Poison Control, Methodist Hospital of Indiana, I-65 and 21st St., P.O. Box 1367, Indianapolis, IN 46206, (800) 222-1222

Ambulance Services

  • American Medical Response, 807 E. Franklin St., Evansville, (812) 428-2211
  • ASAP Ambulance, 1027 E. Virginia St., Evansville, (812) 423-3200

Law Enforcement