If you're looking for some fun things that your family can do this summer, look no further! I have compiled a list of ten things that are fun and family friendly, right here in the Tri-State! They range from movies, golfing, and even amusement parks! The Tri-State has a lot to offer families, especially during the summer. I know that I have left off quite a bit from this list, but please, feel free to comment some other fun family activities that you like to do during the summer in the Tri-State!


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    Holiday World and Splashin' Safari

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    Holiday World and Splashin' Safari is a great place to visit this summer. All the rides, water, and free soda you can handle! There are things there that everyone in the family can enjoy!

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    Scales Lake Park


    Located in Boonville, Indiana, Scales Lake Park provides a family atmosphere with camping, swimming, hiking/biking trails, as well as a petting zoo.

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    Evansville Otters Games

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    Stop by historic Bosse Field to enjoy "America's Favorite Pass Time," baseball! The Evansville Otters are the defending Frontier League Champions and look to repeat that this season!

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    Holiday Drive In

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    The Holiday Drive In is located in Reo, Indiana. They have five screens that play two movies back to back at one low price. During the summer they are open seven days a week. Not only that, but they also have a very delicious concession stand! Good food and good movies...sounds like a good night to me!

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    Lincoln State Park

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    Lincoln State Park invites you to:

    Discover the boyhood home of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Among the rolling hills and thick forest, young Lincoln learned many life lessons.  Lincoln State Park offers 10 miles of hiking trails, two scenic lakes, and an interpretive center to help you experience early life of settlers in southern Indiana. Your entire family can enjoy a relaxing time at one of the campgrounds, cabins or group cottages. Tour the Colonel Jones Home, the historic home of the merchant and Civil War officer who employed young Lincoln.

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    First Fridays At Haynie's Corner

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    First Friday is a monthly celebration of arts and culture in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District in Evansville, Indiana. The entire family can come out to enjoy Art, Live Music, Beautiful Architecture, Street Performers, Delicious Food and Drink Samplings.

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    Friday After 5

    Friday After 5 in Downtown Owensboro is a summer-long series of free outdoor concerts held every Friday with entertainment for everyone in the family!

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    Burdette Park


    Burdette Park in Evansville gives the family a fun adventure with camping, biking, and even an AWESOME water park! This is one place you will want to check out this summer!

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    Public Pools

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    There are  a ton of public pools in the area: Harke and Lloyd Pools in Evansville, Richard's Pool and Splash Park in Boonville, Newburgh Pool in Newburgh...the list goes on. Take advantage of these places to keep the kids entertained as well as for birthdays or any other events you may be holding.

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    Walther's Golf and Fun

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    Walther's Golf and Fun is located at the corner of Diamond Ave. and First Ave. in Evansville and offers 36 holes for miniature golf (indoor and outdoor), lazer tag, and a one of a kind arcade. If you have not been here before, add this on your to do list this summer!