The Downtown Riverwalk, playgrounds, and museums are all great places for some last-minute fun! We’ve got everything you need and more to soak up those last rays of sunshine & have a day filled with fun for your family before the summer is over!
Enjoy the Downtown Riverwalk
If you’re looking for a relaxing walk or bike ride location, take in the Downtown Riverwalk for a great family activity and a way for kids to let out some energy. Step onto the Riverwalk at First Main Streets for a great view of the Wabash River and as an added feature, check out the Tecumseh statue at First and Hart Streets. Erected in 2009, the hand-carved wooden sculpture depicting the Shawnee warrior is part of the “Trail of Whispering Giants” by artist Peter Toth.
The Riverwalk is also home to “Food Trucks on the Wabash,” held every Monday during the summer & fall months!
Play & Splash Around
The dog days of summer are coming to a close, but the parks have opened back up to give everyone outdoor relief. Folks can head over to one of Vincennes Parks or Kimmell Park to use the great playground equipment. Grab a towel and stop by Four Lakes Park where the splash pads are still open daily from 10 am – 7 pm.
Take a Hike or Light a Campfire
Two parks just outside of the city limits offer great hiking trails. A hike at Fox Ridge Nature Park is an excellent way for the family to get exercise in a beautiful setting with plenty of room for everyone to spread out; or enjoy four miles of marked trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds at Ouabache Trails Park.
For an overnight adventure, the park also offers modern rental cabins, primitive and RV campsites, complete with a full-service shower house facility, laundry service center, and a whole lot of fun!
Shop for Local Produce at the Farmer’s Market or at one of our Agritourism Sites
Head to the Historic Vincennes Farmers Market to shop a variety of colorful produce, freshly baked pastries, and various artisan vendors. Or stop by one of our many Agritourism sites for specility produce & other unique finds!
Get in Touch with Knox County’s History
Learn about military history from the Civil War up to current engagements at the Indiana Military Museum. Featuring displays with tanks, artifacts from various battlefields, belongings captured from enemy lines, and more—there is something for everyone to learn.
George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is a hidden gem right in our hometown. The impressive memorial represents a major Revolutionary War victory by the capture of British Fort Sackville.
Visit Grouseland, William Henry Harrison’s mansion walk the grounds and learn of its significance to the Indiana Territory. Next door, the Vincennes State Historic Sites give a glimpse at early Territory life including the original territorial capitol building, the print shop where the first newspaper in Indiana was created, and the Jefferson Academy.
BONUS: Enjoy the Great Outdoors with the Outdoor Adventures Passport!
Outdoor enthusiasts can sign up for the Outdoor Adventures in Southern Indiana pass and explore diverse locations all across Indiana’s southern region. This pass offers a variety of activities for outdoor lovers, from hiking, camping, and canoeing to amusement parks, historic sites, and golf! The Southern Indiana Regional Marketing Cooperative invites you to plan your road trip and explore our rolling hills, forests, parks, and waterside communities with the Outdoor Adventures in Southern Indiana pass.