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Tale of Two River Towns

Evansville and New Harmony

Day One

Start your day at the Evansville Visitors Center. This 1912 restored pagoda offers a wonderful view of the Ohio River. Enjoy a stroll along the Riverfront Esplanade.

At Angel Mounds State Historic Site visit the Native American town of Angel Mounds. Once home to the Mississippian Indians from 1100 to 1450 A.D, it served as the capitol city of the area.

Visit the Reitz Home Museum, a nationally-recognized gem of the 19th Century Victorian era featuring French Second Empire architectural design.

Learn about the history of transportation in Evansville at the Evansville Museum Transportation Center. The Center details the history of early river, rail, aviation, and street transportation. Next door visit the Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science. It boasts a collection of 16th century to modern artwork, a planetarium and more all on the Banks of the Ohio River.

Day Two

Journey to New Harmony set on the banks of the Wabash. It once was the site of two 19th century communal societies. Fleeing religious persecution the Harmonists located here in 1814. Then in 1824, Robert Owen purchased the entire town and established a communal intellectual society. Visit the labyrinths and enjoy outdoor productions by the New Harmony Theatre. Historic downtown is a shopper’s dream, known for its many antique shops, bookstores and artists galleries. Sample prime rib and Shaker lemon pie at the award-winning Red Geranium Restaurant