10 Fun and Free Things to do Locally

Here is a list of 10 Fun and FREE things to do in Knox County without spending a nickel and perfect opportunities to make some memories!

When was the last time you were in the memorial at George Rogers Clark National Historical Park?   The park is open daily from 9am to 5pm, except national holidays.  Stroll the beautiful grounds that overlook the Wabash River and browse the displays in the visitor’s center. In an effort to keep visitors safe, tours of the memorial are limited to 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. 

If you just don’t have the time to visit our museums, use our cell phone tour to “Dial and Discover” information on each attraction.  This brief audio tour has 12 tour “stops” beginning with George Rogers Clark and ending with the Sieur de Vincennes statue. The tour is free except for plan usage. Pick up a visitors guide at the Visitors Bureau for a list of cell phone tour stops.

Cooler weather is a great time to get the family outdoors and learn more about our natural surroundings.  The Second Sunday Nature Walk features a new theme every month, and as a participant you will discover amazing facts about nature!  Walk are held at Ouabache Trails Park monthly.

Get up close and personal with jets and tanks at the Indiana Military Museum.  This remarkable museum has one of the most comprehensive displays in the Midwest right here in Vincennes!  The outside exhibits are free for public view and gates are open during the museum’s hours, 10am to 4pm daily.

We are lucky to have the beautiful Wabash River bordering our city, and what better way to see it than by taking a casual excursion on the Riverwalk?  From 1st and Main to 1st and Hart Streets, the Riverwalk offers an outstanding view of the Wabash with benches along the way to just sit and relax.

The fish are biting at Fox Ridge Nature Park!  Did you know there is a stocked pond just off the entrance to the park?  It is easy to access just as you enter the park.

Apple Hill Orchard is harvesting apples!  An easy drive north on Highway 41 will get you to one of the best orchards in the area.  Inside Apple Hill, visitors can watch employees press (process) cider through a large glass window.  The refrigerators are full of chilled cider and just-picked apples, and the counter tops covered with baked treats.  Don’t be surprised if you are tempted to purchase an apple cider slushie or bring home a pie!

Go window shopping on Main Street!  “Window Shopping” is a great way to view the beautiful architectural styles of our historic Main Street with an appealing variety of stores and businesses lining the street.

Bring the family to laugh and learn at the Red Skelton Museum on the first Sunday of each month.  Enjoy free admission to this fabulous state-of-the-art interactive museum honoring Vincennes’ favorite son and great American comedian, Red Skelton.

Sip and savor the delicious wine at Windy Knoll Winery.  Sitting in the countryside east of Vincennes, this charming winery has FREE complimentary wine tasting (up to 4 selections), a whimsical gift shop and slushies for the kids!

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