vincennes/knox county visitors & tourism bureau
Vincennes is optimally located between the Indianapolis International and Evansville Regional Airports and near Interstates 64, 69 and 70. Steeped in history and enriched through agriculture our county welcomes sports planners to experience our local hospitality. Our lodging ranges from top-notch hotels to scenic cabins, our eight hotels offer 455 guest rooms.
Local attractions include historic sites and the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy. Vincennes has fabulous parks, fishing, golf courses, and a family YMCA. Take a stroll down Main Street and visit art galleries, restaurants and ladies’ boutiques. Check out local farm markets for the finest in-season produce. There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Vincennes Cub League:
The Vincennes Cub League is one of the top youth baseball facilities in the Midwest. 2018 marks their 61st season with over 600 children participating on six baseball fields. An indoor, heated hitting/practice facility enables players to practice all 12 months of the year. Players’ families and spectators alike can enjoy covered bleachers, full-service concessions, and paved parking all adding to their comfort and positive experience.
The League’s youth baseball program became an affiliate of Babe Ruth League, Inc. in 1982. The Vincennes Cub League was the first facility and community to host two World Series in the same year, the inaugural 10-year-old Cal Ripken World Series and the 12-year-old Cal Ripken World Series all in 2001.
Another first, were two successful Ohio Valley Regional’s hosted simultaneously in both the Babe Ruth Division (13 and 14-year-old tournaments in 1999) and the former Bambino Division (10 and 12-year-old tournaments in 1995). The Bambino World Series on Joe Bilskie, Sr. Field was hosted in 1998 and 10-year-old Cal Ripken World Series in 2004 and 2007. The Vincennes Cub League has also been the venue for many local, district, state, and regional level tournaments.
Vincennes University Physical Exercise Complex:
The Vincennes University Physical Education Center (P.E. Complex) is entirely temperature controlled, air conditioned and features four upper deck multi sport courts and a sunken main court with bleachers seating approximately 4400-4500 people. Also in the facility are a multipurpose court, swimming pool, two racquetball courts,3 multi-purpose dance studio,and two steam rooms in rec center locker rooms, two fitness centers, an athletic training room and an eighteen lane bowling center complete with two pool tables, one air hockey table and one foosball table along with the snack bar.
The Vincennes University campus also offers outdoor facilities including two sand volleyball courts, two basketball courts, and two softball fields, all equipped with lights.
Over the years the P.E. Complex has hosted many men's, women's and youth' basketball tournaments in addition to regular season play. The Sodexo Classic women's basketball tournament has been held for the last 22 years and the V.U. women's basketball team is now playing in Region 24.