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Five Things to Do During 2018 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship


From August 11-19, the MSPT will be at Tropicana Evansville for the $1,100 buy-in, $250,000 GTD 2018 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship.

Click here for a look at the full 2018 MSPT Indiana State Poker Championship schedule.

For nearly 22 years, Tropicana Evansville operated as Indiana’s first riverboat casino, and now they’ve become the first to transition to a land-based casino with their new 75,000 square-foot facility.

We hope you’re busy with poker all week long, but if you find yourself with some free time, here are five things you can do off the felt.

Children’s Museum of Evansville

Located in Downtown Evansville, Indiana, The Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) offers over 18,000 square feet of galleries and exhibits, housed in a beautiful historic Art Deco building once home to the public library. The mission of the museum is to spark the curious minds and imaginations of children and their families through dynamic exhibits, programs, and activities.

Children (and their parents) are encouraged to play hands-on with galleries and exhibits. Popular favorites include performing a play in the 5th Street Theater, splashing in the Wet Deck, climbing through Moe the two-story duck, playing the laser harp, acting like a booger in a giant nose, and chatting with the talking Mark Twain bust. Tickets are just $8.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Thursday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

Closed Monday

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Situated on 45-scenic acres of rolling hills on Evansville’s northwest side, the Zoo is home to over 700 animals from around the globe. While visiting, you will navigate the Zoo’s geographically grouped and themed regions including South America, North America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. Throughout the Zoo, thousands of exotic and regional botanic species adorn hillsides and animal exhibits. It’s open from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 365 days a year. Cost is $9.50 for adults, $8.50 for kids age 3-12, and children 2 and under are free.

Tin Man Brewing Co.

Located at 1430 W Franklin Street, less than a mile from the casino, is Tin Man Brewing Co., which was established in 2012. Committed to sustaining a habitable environment for all living and mechanical being, they utilize innovative processes to minimize waste and maximize taste. Forging new ground, they were one of the first small craft breweries in the United States to use a mash filter.

It’s where you can try such beers as Circuit, Rivet, Damascene, and many more. They’re open 3-10 p.m. on Thursdays, 3-11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturdays, and Noon – 8 p.m. on Sundays. They’re currently closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For more information call (812) 618-3227.

Dream Car Museum

There's something for everyone with over 60 cars and trucks. The museum is expanding with even more exotics, classics, muscle cars, race cars, movie & TV cars and memorabilia, there is always something new on display. Located on the corner of Diamond and Heidelbach, this museum is a must-see for travelers visiting Evansville. Cost is $10 for guests 13 and up, while children 12 and under get in free.

USS LST Ship Memorial

The USS LST-325 is a decommissioned WWII tank landing ship of the United States Navy, now docked in Evansville. It’s located just off Water Works Road 11 months out of the year. During the month of September, the ship sails to other port cities to share a piece of our nation's history and to educate the public about LSTs and the men who served on them.

One-hour tours are held from roughly 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the hour. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 ages 6-17, and children 5 and under get in free. Call (812) 435-8678 for more information.