The East side Drury Inn is ideally located, just a mile from I-164 (and thusly, about 10 miles South of I-64), not far East of US 41, only about 8 miles from the airport and in the midst of the shopping and restaurant center of Vanderburgh County.
Amenities: Clean hotel, shallow tubs, Handicap rooms avail., comfy beds, iffy and old-looking rollaway beds, responsive staff, HAPPY HOUR WITH REAL FOOD AND REAL DRINKS IN THE EVENINGS (have a late lunch and this could be your dinner; we've enjoyed stuffed baked potatoes, nachos, salads and more) (two drink maximum); all day juice & soda; GREAT HOT BREAKFAST INCLUDED: with do-it-yourself waffle maker, nice potatoes, meats and eggs, fruit, yogurt, bagels, etc; numerous local restaurants which will deliver (front desk will provide menus and recommendations); maps and assistance related to local sites and events; soft sheets and nice bedding; quiet location; could provide better in-room bathroom and coffee provisions; DVD and VCR in room, flat panel tv, wi fi with good, fast signal.
Within walking distance or close drive: Burger King, Golden Corral, Chicago Una Pizza, Boston's Pizza, Biaggi's Italian/Mediterranean, Kohl's, Target, Walmart, Lowe's, Sam's Club, Panera Bread, Moe's SW Grill, Chico's, Best Buy, McDonald's, Wendy's, several gas stations, Cracker Barrell, Cheeseburger in Paradise, Game Stop, Movie Theaters, Krispy Kreme, Starbucks, CiCi's Pizza Buffet, Gander Mountain, Several Chinese buffet restaurants, Roly Poly, Zoupz, Grand Traverse PIe Co, Libs Candy, Major Hospital/Trauma Centers, Aspen Dental and other dental facilities, community pools.
Located on Lloyd Expressway, you can be downtown or on Evansville's far West or North sides within 10-15 min. Univ of Evansville plays basketball at Robert's Stadium, about 3 miles away. The school is about 4 miles away. Univiersity of Southern Indiana is on the West Side, about 10 miles away. The Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Garden is a must-see, in the near-North side. Baby jaguars were born in the Fall of 2009 and thee new Amazonia exhibit is worth the price of admission.
Nearest amusement/theme park is not as hokey as it sounds: Holiday World (Google it) has a theme/roller coaster/ride park combined with a water park for one price. Located in (no lie) Santa Claus, IN, about an hour from Evansville. Make a day trip to drive down into central Kentucky to visit Mammoth Cave (Gooogle it) or drive two hours East to visit Louisville, KY or 3 hours West to visit St Louis or 3 hours to Indianapolis.
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