Entertainment and Recreation in Knox County Indiana
Vincennes and Knox County offer a wide variety of entertainment and recreation for any taste. Vincennes University offers a full season of dramatic and musical productions and the Old Town Players, a non-profit community theatre, offers four presentations per season. There are also numerous productions of professional theatre troupes in nearby cities.
Vincennes University is currently home to the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center in honor of one of Vincennes favorite sons.
The Old Town Players community theatre (OTP) offers 6 shows throughout the year and routinely attracts diverse audiences from as far away as the Isle of Man, England.
Outdoor recreational opportunities are in abundant supply in the area as well. Hiking, biking, fishing, boating, camping, golfing, you name it, Knox County has the perfect location for your favorite pursuits.
Baseball, basketball, football and soccer are also available for fans and participants.
Knox County Parks
- Ouabache Trails is the largest recreational area in the area with 254 acres of rolling woodlands. Located on Old Fort Knox Road, it includes primitive and modern campgrounds, more than four miles of nature trails, three playgrounds and fishing access to the Wabash River.
- Pyramid Mound consists of two acres on Ramsey Road in Vincennes. People who are interested in prehistoric or Indiana archeology will find this area interesting. A trail takes visitors to the top.
- Hillcrest Park is located off Hillcrest Road on Pine Hill Drive and includes picnic spots and shelter houses that can be rented.
- Emison Mill is located between Emison and Bruceville in Knox County and has a fishing pier and picnic locations.
- Gregg Park, this 40-acre site is the home of Rainbow Beach swimming pool, lighted tennis courts, an enclosed shelter house, and open-air shelter house, horseshoe pits, volleyball facilities and a variety of playground equipment. Each spring it is home of the popular fund-raising event Relay Knox County, a Team Event to Fight Cancer.
- Kimmell Park on the banks of the Wabash River, provides campsites with electrical and water hookups, a shelter house, boat ramp, multipurpose court, playground equipment, basketball courts, a boathouse and rest rooms.
- Four Lakes has lighted tennis courts, a shelter house, playground facilities and small lakes for fishing.
- Lester Square Park has lighted tennis courts, a multipurpose court, a baseball field, playground facilities, basketball courts and volleyball areas.
- Chicago Park includes a multi-purpose court, ball diamond, playground apparatus and shelter house.
- Kelso Creek Park has three softball fields which are lighted, rest rooms and a concession stand.
- The Vincennes Cub League Complex on Bambino Drive is home of five lighted baseball and softball fields. As one of the finest youth baseball/softball facilities in the country, the complex includes a modern concession stand/pressbox, childrens play land, and a state of the art indoor hitting facility. Over 500 games are played each year from April to August. The site has played host to four Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken World Series since 1998, including a live national telecast of the August 26, 2001 championship game on Fox Sports Net.
- The Vincennes Youth Soccer League is a relatively new addition to the sporting scene and one of the fastest growing.
- The Vincennes Cub League is another good example of the popularity of local youth sports. Headed into its 49th year, VCL now has 62 baseball and softball teams involving approximately 725 local boys and girls from age three through high school.
- The Girl's and Women Softball League in Vincennes is about 25 years old and currently serves approximately 350 girls on 33 teams in five age brackets. Games are played on three fields, with another in the planning stages.
- The South Knox Baseball League also has a long history of success. It's been around for at least 40 years. Unaffiliated with any national baseball organization, the local league serves about 180 players each year. Tee ball was added in 1997 and Pony League for players age 14 to 18 in 1998.
Golf Courses - Knox County
- Elks Country Club -- semiprivate
- Vincennes Country Club-- public
- Bicknell Country Club -- public
Golf Courses - Lawrence County
- Lawrence County Country Club -- semiprivate
- Cedar Brooke Par 3 -- public, par 3
Golf Courses - Daviess County
- Washington Country Club -- semiprivate
- Country Oaks in Montgomery -- Public
Golf Courses - Sullivan County
- Sullivan Elks Country Club -- Semiprivate
Golf Courses - Crawford County, Ill.
- Quail Creek Country Club in Robinson -- semiprivate
- Oak Glen Golf Course in Stoy -- public
Golf Courses - Dubois County
- Sultan's Run in Jasper -- semiprivate
- Jasper Municipal -- public
Golf Courses - Vigo County
- Hulman Links Golf Course -- public
- Rea Park Golf Course -- public
- Country Club of Terre Haute -- private
Golf Courses - Evansville Area
- Helfrich Hills Golf Course -- public
- Fendrich Golf Course -- public
- Hamilton Golf Course -- public
- Clearcrest Pines Golf Course -- public
- McDonald's Golf Course -- public
- Oak Meadow County Club -- Semiprivate
- Evansville Country Club -- Semiprivate
- Quail Crossing - public
- Victoria National -- private.
Golf Courses - Orange County
- French Lick Springs Resort -- resort, two courses.
Golf Courses - Pike County
- Pride's Creek Golf Course -- Public
Golf Courses - Martin County
- Loogootee Lakeview Golf Course -- public
- Crane Naval Station
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