48 Hours in Vincennes — How to Live Like a Local

Here at the Vincennes/Knox County Visitors & Tourism Bureau, we understand that not everyone can take a multi-day trip; sometimes a quick weekend trip is all that you can do. Below is a tentative itinerary of how to live like a local in Vincennes for 48 hours.

Day 1 – Saturday

7:30 AM – Wake up and go for a walk along the Riverwalk to watch the sunrise.

8:30 AM – Head to Graze 1885 and treat yourself to one of their amazing handcrafted coffee and some delicious breakfast.

9:30 AM – Walk over to the Vincennes Historic Farmers Market to browse and purchase some of the incredible fresh local produce, locally grown flowers, and artisan-crafted goods.

11:00 AM – Stop by one of the many Little Free Library locations around Vincennes to leave a book and take a new one.

11:30 AM – Head over to the George Rogers Clark National Historic Park and pick out a grassy spot or one of their picnic tables to lay back, relax, and read and enjoy your new book for a while.

1:00 PM –  Pick up a late lunch at a local restaurant of your choosing. (We have some of our favorites listed in our visitor’s guide!)

2:00 PM – Shop at some of the locally-owned, small businesses and stores along Main Street, or go to one (or all!) of our many local antique stores for a unique find.

4:00 PM – Drive north to Bruceville, IN to go to Apple Hill Orchard. Take in the beautiful scenery of the orchard, pick up a homemade apple pie, some freshly made donuts, and a cup of freshly pressed Apple Cider.

5:00 PM – Once you finish at Apple Hill Orchard, head back to Vincennes and treat yourself to a nice dinner at Café Moonlight; or head to Bicknell, IN instead and treat yourself to the fantastic food at Nicole’s Restaurant.

6:00 PM – If you’re up for it, stay in town to watch the sunset over the Wabash River from the steps of the George Rogers Clark Memorial.

Day 2 – Sunday

9:00 AM – After a long, action-packed day yesterday, you deserve to sleep in! After you wake up, head to Fossmeyer’s Bakery on Willow Street in Vincennes for some of the best donuts and coffee you’ll ever have! Be sure to get there early though because they sell out fast!

9:30 AM – Take in the fresh air and the local scenery by visiting Ouabache Trails Park! Make a few loops around the walking path, or step onto one of the many trails that the 254-acre park has to offer. If you don’t feel like going deep into nature, Fox Ridge Nature Park has multiple paths where visitors can bike, walk, or hike throughout the 95-acre property. They even have a stocked pond for fishing!

11:00 AM – Have an early lunch refuel at one of our many local restaurants. La Fiesta, El Corral, Old Chicago, and Nicole’s Restaurant are just a few of the many mouthwatering eateries Knox County has to offer.

12:30 PM – Visit the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy to see one of their new exhibits, and to make memories filled with fun and laughter.

2:00 PM – Get lost in one of the Indiana Military Museum’s many exhibits. We guarantee that you’ll discover something new about our country’s history!

4:00 PM – Before you go, pick up a legendary Bill Bobe’s Pizzeria pizza and a bottle of locally made wine from Windy Knoll Winery.

If you decide to live like a local in Knox County, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below! Safe & happy travels everyone!

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