Where will the road take YOU?

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By Angela Ash

Evansville in the third largest city in Indiana, and it offers plenty of activities for a weekend getaway, or even for an extended stay vacation!  With its close proximity to Saint Louis and Louisville, it is also an extremely convenient location for an overnight stay along the course of a road trip.  Facing the Ohio River, this beautiful city is definitely worth the visit!

 With attractions likes the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Gardens, the Angel Mounds State Historic Site, the USS LST Ship Memorial, the Children's Museum of Evansville, and the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science... it is easy to fill your days with plenty of culture, history, and FUN!  

But as night draws near, you definitely need a great place to rest your head, so that you are prepared to see even more of the fascinating options that Evansville has in store for its visitors.




Burdette Park sits on 170 acres of unsurpassed beauty, right in Evansville. Surrounded by such surreal peace and quiet, it is difficult to remember that you are just minutes away from the downtown center of Indiana's third largest city. However, the delightful mix of both convenience and a secluded setting make Burdette Park THE place to go when nature begins to call.

The park itself offers amenities reminiscent of a high class resort, boasting one of the largest aquatic centers in the entire Midwest, with an Olympic-sized pool, a family pool with children's play areas, twisting water slides, and two diving boards. And if something dry is on the agenda, try your skill at miniature golf, at the BMX racing track, on the stocked fishing lake, or at the basketball or tennis courts. 

And while a day visit may suit many guests, it may only pique the interest for others, who desire a much more in-depth experience. Burdette Park offers RV and tent campsites, so that visitors may really explore all that the facility has to offer.

However, if there is a special occasion on the near horizon, or some family time is really in order, Burdette Park offers delightful Chalets. Guests may really settle into these spacious, tasteful surroundings, that sleep up to eight persons.  Complete with cathedral ceilings, wood-burning fireplaces, and the option of whirlpool tubs, the ultimate in comfort meets the epitome of rustic luxury! Each Chalet comes complete with everything you may need for your overnight or extended stay, including dishes, linens, and paper products.  And when hunger calls, the Chalets each boast a full kitchen, as well as a charcoal grill on the huge, exterior deck.

If these Chalets were any closer to perfection, no one would ever leave! 

So the next time a camping trip is on the books, remember that there is no need to "rough it" to experience a healthy dose of "getting away from it all".  Make Burdette Park your favorite natural environment, and experience the great outdoors in a surprising new way!

Visit Burdette Park online, or call (812) 435-5602.

 For more information on planning your next getaway to Evansville, check out Visit Evansville.