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9 places to 'ball on a budget' in Evansville

These are some places in Evansville to have fun for a low price. What are your favorite places to shop, eat and have fun in the city?

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Mesker Park Zoo

Mesker Park Zoo

Location: 1545 Mesker Park Drive
Cost: Adults - $9.50, $7.50 between November and February
Children under two - free

Mesker Park Zoo is home to over 700 animals in eight exhibit areas including Amazonia and the African Rift.. The zoo is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day of the year and is also an affordable option with rates of $9.50 for adults and free entry for children two and under. Between November and February, the rate is $7.50 for adults.

2

Swonder's Ice Arena

Swonder's Ice Arena

Location: 209 N Boeke Road
Cost: Admission - $5
Skate rental - $3

Swonder’s Ice Arena is one of two Ice rinks in Evansville and is located off the Lloyd Expressway on North Boeke Road. The facility,which opened in 2002,offers public skating sessions seven days a week on two National Hockey League (NHL) regulation size ice sheets. Skating hours and prices vary on the days and times, but Swonders offers $7 college nights Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. including admission and skate rental (student ID).

3

Azzip Pizza

Azzip Pizza

Location: 5225 Pearl Drive
2121 N Green River Road

8680 High Pointe Drive

Cost: Less than $10 for a pizza and a drink

The locally owned and operated Azzip Pizza offers build-your-own pizzas that even adds a local spin to their options like the Westsider, which includes barbecue sauce, Grippos and a reduction of a citrusy orange soft drink called Ski. Azzip’s personal pizzas include the 11-inch Big Zip ($7.50) and the 8-inch Little Zip ($6). The restaurant has locations on the city’s westside, eastside and in Newburgh, which gives you several places to stop by when traveling around the area.

4

Bosse Field

Bosse Field

Location: 1701 N Main St.
Cost: $5

Bosse Field, the third oldest baseball stadium in the country, was one of the field featured inthe 1992 movie “A League of Their Own.”, The field is currently home to the Evansville Otters baseball team, who won the Frontier League Championship in 2016. The promotional entertainment between innings like sumo wrestling and playco make the games even more interactive and low cost makes it an easy and fun thing to do in the fall.

5

Rumjahn Gallery and Framery

Rumjahn Gallery and Framery

Location: 310 Main St.
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: Free

The Rumjahn Gallery and Framery are charges no admissions to get in and is open to the public. If you have an artistic eye but an empty wallet, this is a great place to spend an evening.

6

Lamasco Bar and Grill

Lamasco Bar and Grill

Location: 1331 W Franklin St.
Cost: Varies, most food under $10

The bar not only gives customers a large range of food options like pizzas, salads and wings, but they also host live music events on Tuesday nights. With most of their menu options priced under $10, it can be a go-to for an inexpensive night out. They even serve breakfast.

7

Vertical Escape

Vertical Escape

Location: 1315 Royal Ave.
Cost: $25

Vertical Escape is the only indoor rock climbing center in Evansville Vertical Escape will have customers coming back to challenge themselves on walls with relatively cheap prices for full-access day climbing ($25). They are open everyday except Sundays and holidays, so finding the time to go shouldn’t be a problem.

8

H&M

H&M

Location: Eastland Mall, 800 N Green River Road
Cost: Varies, many options range from $20-$25

This store, located in the Eastland Mall, offers all types of clothing that college students wear. They stay current in the fashion industry and have clothing options for both men and women. Many of their options range from $20-$25 and they can cost even less if they are on sale, which H&M does often. Discounts can drop the prices to as low as $3 and it is still good quality.

9

Escape Evansville

Escape Evansville

Location: 600 N Weinbach Ave.
Cost: $25

One of the most creative things to do in the city, Escape Evansville is a brain-teaser for groups of people who are placed in a room and are given one hour to solve puzzles, crack codes and find clues in order to escape. The price for a group of 6-10 people is $25. Escape Evansville has four rooms: The Pirates Of The Ohio, The Parlor, Zombie Escape and the Enchanted Library. The concept for the ‘escape room’ originated in Japan from a video games created by Toshimitsu Takagi in 2005. Escape Evansville also promotes their rooms for “corporate events and team building.”