What to do and see in Rockport, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 9, 2017 Moriah Teneyck

Rockport is a city in Ohio Township, Spencer County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. The population was 2,270 at the 2010 census. Once the largest community in Spencer County, the city has recently been surpassed by the town of Santa Claus. The city is the county seat of Spencer County. At 37°53'1" north, Rockport is also the southernmost city in the state, located slightly south of Evansville, Cannelton, or Mount Vernon (the westernmost city).
Restaurants in Rockport

1. Holiday Drive-In

646 N State Road 161, Rockport, IN 47635-8831 +1 812-649-2857
Excellent
83%
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4.5 based on 38 reviews

Holiday Drive-In

Reviewed By Heath G - Evansville, Indiana

The Holiday Drive In is a special place. It allows us to visit a simpler time in life where a family or a car load of friends could enjoy a movie in the great outdoors. In recent years the owners have made great improvements to this time capsule located in Reo. They are open on Fri, Sat, and Sun for your viewing pleasures. There is a concession stand to enjoy food and drink just like we did many years ago. This place truly is a classic!

2. Smothers Park

100 E Veterans Blvd # 199, Downtown, Owensboro, KY 42303-4101 +1 270-687-8333
Excellent
84%
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5 based on 417 reviews

Smothers Park

Reviewed By brileedei - Athens, GA

This is a great park for kids of all ages. It is also a great place for adults to sit and enjoy the atmosphere by the river. We were really impressed with the diversity of playground type equipment and ways for kids to enjoy themselves. It would be an easy place to play hide-n-seek or chase and also good for smaller children to enjoy some of the equipment. Also the design is very unique and cool, nothing like I have ever seen in a city playground.

3. Pepper's Ridge Winery

4304 N County Road 200 W, Rockport, IN 47635-9104 +1 812-649-9463
Excellent
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5 based on 14 reviews

Pepper's Ridge Winery

Reviewed By ManningAvenger - Sellersburg, Indiana

My only complaint would be no pets are allowed on the grounds. Our dog had to stay inside the car the whole time. Other than that, this is a pretty winery on a gravel drive surrounded by trees. The inside of the tasting room was very nice and clean. Good list of wines to choose from. Definitely worth the side trip off of US 231.

4. International Bluegrass Music Museum

117 Daviess St, Owensboro, KY 42303-4263 +1 270-926-7891
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
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4.5 based on 74 reviews

International Bluegrass Music Museum

The International Bluegrass Music Museum is the world's only facility dedicated to the history and preservation of the international history of bluegrass music. Plan a trip to Western Kentucky. Bring your instruments! Attend our jam sessions, concerts, and the ROMP Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival. Then walk the hills of Jerusalem Ridge, and visit the homeplace of Bill Monroe, just down the road. Exhibits: -Bluegrass Hall of Fame - Pioneers of the music and people who have contributed to its greatness. -Stage-screen presentations of the museum's new digital VOHP documentary series highlighting First Generation musicians. -The Classic Band - The story of how Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Chubby Wise, and Howard Watts changed the world. -Historically significant bluegrass instruments. -The Timeline of Bluegrass Music - Following the roots from the Scots-Irish string bands to camp meetings and gospel quartets, through fiddling conventions, the jazz era, and the folk music revival. -The work of legendary bluegrass photographers such as Les Leverett, Ron Petronko, Stephanie P. Ledgin, Phil Zimmerman, Gene Lowinger, Marta Moret, and Carl Fleishhauer.

Reviewed By glenda w - Waynesburg, Kentucky

Enjoyed learning about the orgins of Bluegrass. was a self guided tour with many interactive displays. A newby as well as the oldest fan can learn , listen and observe history in many exhibits on display. Was told a new larger building will be opening...MoreHi Glenda, Thank you so much for visiting us! We are grateful for the kind words and look forward to seeing you again when the new facility opens next year. Have a great day!

5. Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum

928 Fairground Dr, Rockport, IN 47635-2602
Excellent
54%
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum

Reviewed By Carhartkid

This is a small community run museum. It's in the city park, behind the pool.

For what it is, it's worth seeing.

The museum, was built in 1936 by the WPA. The have a really nice but, small collection of historical artifacts.

The village is a little run down but, is an excellent example of early american frontier life.

6. Reid's Orchard

4818 State Route 144, Owensboro, KY 42303-9791 +1 270-685-2444
Excellent
83%
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4.5 based on 45 reviews

Reid's Orchard

Reviewed By 2beachbums55

Reid's Orchard has the best homegrown fruit around! They also have a nice supply of flowers and plants for gardening. They also have a great Apple Festival in the fall. It is a great place to take the kids!

7. Ramey Riding Stables

2032 S County Road 200 W, Rockport, IN 47635-8224 +1 270-570-3054
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5 based on 2 reviews

Ramey Riding Stables

Reviewed By Herb L

Ramey Stables is just across the Ohio river from Kentucky and in prime horse country. The facility has great trail rides and indoor and outdoor arenas for lessons. They have many wonderful horses of different kinds including Arabians, Warmbloods and Quarter Horses. The proprietor, Ms. Joan Ramey, is also the head riding instructor and a terrific teacher. During my first lesson she corrected a problem in minutes that had stumped me for months. The cost of trail rides and lessons are very reasonable, a lot less than what we usually encounter. I can't recommend Ramey Stables enough.

8. Yellow Creek Park

5710 State Route 144, Owensboro, KY 42303-9772
Excellent
67%
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31%
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Yellow Creek Park

Reviewed By Hannah R

Yellow Creek Park is one of the most quaint yet beautiful parks I've been too. It offers playgrounds and a lake and also my personal favorite, hiking trails. A family could spend a whole day here hiking, picnicking, fishing, and soaking up some sun.

The hiking trails are my personal favorite, and they're so unique and pretty. I enjoy just being out in the thick of it all. If you enjoy nature, you'll enjoy Yellow Creek Park.

9. O.Z. Tyler Distillery

10 Distillery Rd, Owensboro, KY 42301-1422 +1 270-691-9001
Excellent
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5 based on 21 reviews

O.Z. Tyler Distillery

Visit the historical O.Z. Tyler Distillery, Owensboro, Kentucky's only Bourbon Whiskey distillery. Gift shop open year-round and tours + tastings offered for a small fee. See how traditional Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is made firsthand, then see our exclusive TerrePURE® technology in action.

Reviewed By badrax - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Unexpectedly charming location right in Owensboro back yard The tour was great, the crew super friendly The tasting was great and we will become costumers

10. Legion Park

Byers Avenue, Owensboro, KY +1 270-687-8700
Excellent
55%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 35 reviews

Legion Park

Reviewed By rickyidlett - Owensboro, Kentucky

This is a very nice park with a level, paved walking path around it, basketball court, playground, exercise equipment, and a small spray ground. I great place to bring kids in warmer weather where they can run around the spraypark. Bring a towel! Also, great place to walk around the path and use the outdoor excersice equipment. Very friendly park with green grass and big trees.

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