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New Albany [1] is a city in Southern Indiana. It is the county seat of Floyd County with a population of 37,000.

Get in[edit]

New Albany can be reached easily by car. I-64 provides access to the downtown area at Spring St., linking the city with Louisville and St. Louis. I-265 borders New Albany on the north with exits at State St., Grant Line Rd. and Charlestown Rd. before linking with I-65 near Clarksville. Air service is found at nearby Louisville International Airport.

Get around[edit]

The main streets in the downtown area, east to west, are Main, Market, Spring, Elm and Oak. The north to south streets downtown include State, Pearl, Bank and the numbered streets Third and up. State St. connects downtown with Floyd Memorial Hospital and Paoli Pk, which leads to Floyds Knobs and US 150. Grant Line Rd (IN 111) leads to Indiana University Southeast, off of I-265. Charlestown Rd connects the city with the northeast side of Floyd County (and I-65 at Sellersburg). Spring St. eastbound becomes a freeway after leaving New Albany and connects to Clarksville and I-65 South in Jeffersonville. Corydon Pk., to the west of downtown, becomes a hilly route leading to IN 62 south of I-64 at Exit 118. Along the Ohio River, IN 111 continues south to Caesars Indiana near Elizabeth. US 150 branches off of I-64 at Exit 119, leading to northwest Floyd County. IN 64 connects I-64 at Exit 118 with Georgetown and beyond.

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Arts & Theater[edit]

  • Great Escape Theatre 300 Professional Ct. (Charlestown Rd. next to Meijer) (812) 941-9640. 16 screen complex showing the latest movie releases.
  • New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater (At the end of Pearl St., downtown) Center of the action on the New Albany Riverfont, this outdoor showplace accommodates up to 10,000 persons for activities ranging from Bluegrass music shows and fireworks displays to rock concerts and visiting symphony orchestra performances
  • Paul Ogle Cultural and Community Center 4201 Grant Line Rd (812) 941-2526. Located at Indiana University Southeast, this cultural and community center offers theater productions, children's matinees, concerts, dance and music recitals, and other cultural activities.

Historic Sites[edit]

  • Carnegie Center for Art & History [2] 201 E. Spring St. (at Bank St.) (812) 944-7336. This building housed the New Albany Public Library from its completion in 1904 until 1969. It was erected with financial support from Andrew Carnegie and designed in the popular Beaux-Arts style. In 1971 the building reopened as an art and history museum and in 1998 it underwent major renovations. The Center hosts a succession of traveling exhibits, often in conjunction with special programs on local history and culture.
  • Culbertson Mansion State Memorial [3] 914 E. Main St. (812) 944-9600. The highlight of Mansion Row, this opulent French Second Empire mansion was erected between 1867 and 1869 by William S. Culbertson, one of Indiana’s richest merchants and philanthropists. Designed by local architect James T. Banes, the three-story brick structure cost about $120,000 and contains approximately 16,00 square feet of living space. The 20-room interior includes fabric-quality wallpapers, marble fireplaces, frescoed ceilings, and a spectacular cantilevered staircase. The woodwork was crafted by local boat builders, and the tin roof was shipped from Scotland.


  • Scribner House [4] State & Main Sts. (812) 949-1776. Built in 1814 by Joel and Mary Scribner, this simple wood-frame, Federal-style structure is the oldest building in New Albany. The two-and-one-half story house has a basement, two parlors, and a hall on the first floor, three bedrooms and a hall on the second floor. A two-level rear porch provides a spectacular view of the Ohio River.
  • Town Clock Church Third and Main Sts This recently restored Greek Revival church has been a landmark since 1852, when it was completed by the congregation of the Second Presbyterian Church. For decades the structure’s most outstanding feature was a 160-foot clock tower, which signaled New Albany’s location to the Ohio River boatmen. The original tower has since been shortened, but it remains distinctive. Owned since 1889 by the Second Baptist Church, an African-American congregation, the structure is said to have been a way station on the Underground Railroad before the Civil War.

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Golf[edit]

  • Cherry Valley Golf Course 600 Cherry St. (812) 945-2777.
  • Valley View Golf Club [5] 3748 Lawrence Banet Rd., Floyds Knobs (812) 923-7291.

Festivals and Events[edit]

  • late April Thunder Over Louisville Clarksville and Jeffersonville. [6] The opening ceremonies to Louisville, Kentucky's Kentucky Derby Festival. Thunder Over Louisville is the largest annual fireworks show in the country, and the best viewing is along the Indiana shore of the Ohio River. If you plan to get a good seat, prepare to come the day before and camp. In the afternoon, private and military aircraft provide a magnificent airshow. After sunset, the fireworks begin and last nearly half an hour.
  • Mid-September Lanesville Heritage Weekend Lanesville. [7] A fall festival typical of many in southern Indiana. Is similar to a county fair, but later in the year. Local food and crafts are available, while rides and tractor and truck pulls provide entertainment.
  • Early-mid October Harvest Homecoming Festival New Albany. [8] The largest festival in southern Indiana brings participants from miles around. The festivities begin with a Saturday morning parade through the streets of New Albany. THe festival lasts for several weeks, and includes vendor booths downtown and carnival rides.
  • early September New Albany Historic Homes Tour' New Albany[9] Visit 10 to 12 historic properties in the city's 4 historic districts. Discover the rich architectural heritage of this historic city on the banks of the Ohio River. From cozy cottages to elelgant mansions these beautifully preserved represent a wide variety of architectural styles including Federal, Greek Revival, Italinate, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Craftsman, Colonial Revival, and others.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Colokial, 138 E Spring St, New Albany, (812) 725-1321, [10]. 11:00 - 6:00. Handmade Items from around the world. Handbags, Home decor, Jewelry, Religous items  edit


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American[edit]

  • A Nice Restaurant 3129 Blackiston Mill Rd (at Charlestown Rd.) (812) 945-4321.
  • Alamo Steakhouse 7600 IN 64, Georgetown, 47122 (812) 951-3979.
  • Applebee's [11] 3030 Grant Line Rd. (at McDonald Ln.) (812) 941-1600.
  • B C's Original Ranch House 2612 Charlestown Rd (Colonial Manor SC) (812) 944-9199.
  • Beef O' Brady's [12] 100 Lafollette Station (US 150 & Old Vincennes Rd.), Floyds Knobs (812) 923-1316.
  • Chicken House 7180 IN 111 (at St Joe Rd West), Sellersburg (812) 246-9485
  • Federal Hill Cafe 310 Pearl (812) 948-6646.
  • Frisch's Big Boy Restaurant [13] 804 Hausfeldt Ln (Grant Line Rd & I-265) (812) 948-1972.
  • Joe Huber Family Restaurant [14] 2421 Scottsville Rd., Borden, 47106 (812) 923-5255.
  • Joe's OK Bayou 4308 Charlestown Rd. (in front of Meijer) (812) 948-2080.
  • Juke Box 768 Highlander Point Dr., Floyds Knobs (812) 923-1435.
  • Kelsey's Bar & Grill 730 Rolling Creek Dr (at Grant Line Rd) (812) 949-1001.(now El Nopal Mexican)
  • Legends [15] 11999 Avenue of the Emperors (inside Caesars), Elizabeth
  • Main Menu 3306 Plaza Dr # 190 (812) 948-6501.
  • Mark's Feed Store [16] 3827 Charlestown Rd. (at I-265) (812) 949-RIBS (7427). Good barbeque. Try the buttermilk pie.
  • Portico Steakhouse [17] 11999 Avenue of the Emperors (inside Caesars), Elizabeth
  • Rib Tip Tony's 9585 IN 64, Georgetown (812) 951-1410.
  • Sam's Food & Spirits Two Locations: 3800 Payne Koehler Rd (at Charlestown Rd) (812) 945-9757 & 724 Highlander Point Dr., Floyds Knobs (812) 923-7979.
  • South Side Inn 114 E. Main St (at Pearl St.) (812) 945-9645.
  • Tommy Lancaster Restaurant 1629 E Market St (812) 945-2389.
  • Tuckers American Favorites 2405 State St. (at I-265) (812) 944-9999.
  • Villa Buffet [18] 11999 Avenue of the Emperors (inside Caesars Indiana), Elizabeth

Bistros[edit]

  • Bistro Italiano 11999 Avenue of the Emporors (inside Ceasars Indiana), Elizabeth
  • Bistro New Albany 148 E. Market St. (812) 949-5227.
  • Rockwall Bistro [19] 3426 Paoli Pk., Floyds Knobs (812) 948-1705

Ice Cream Parlors[edit]

  • Berry Twist 3670 Scottsville Rd., Floyds Knobs (812) 923-8305.
  • Graeter's Ice Cream [20] 4310 Charlestown Rd. (near Great Escape Theatre) (812) 949-6263.
  • Mom & Pop's Cone Corner 1817 Graybrook Lane (812) 945-6711.
  • Polly's Freeze 5242 IN 62 (west of I-64), Georgetown (812) 945-6911.
  • Zesto 2740 Charlestown Rd (at Slate Run Rd) (812) 944-6845.

Italian[edit]

  • Spaghetti Shop [21] 4510 Charlestown Rd (Matthew's Center) (812) 944-5400.

Mexican[edit]

  • El Nopal Three Locations: 2744 Charlestown Rd (812) 941-9770 & 730 Highlandere Point Dr., Floyds Knobs (812) 923-2929. 730 Rolling Creek Dr. At Grant line Rd. (812)590-3434
  • Puerto Vallarta [22] 4214 Charlestown Rd (in front of Meijer) (812) 945-3588.
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill [23] 4302 Charlestown Rd (in front of Meijer) (812) 941-9654.
  • Tumbleweed Southwest Grill [24] Three locations: 3005 Charlestown Crossing (at Charlestown Rd) (812) 945-9333, 2005 State St. (at West St) (812) 945-0177 & 702 Highlander Point Dr., Floyds Knobs (812) 923-6011.

Asian[edit]

  • Asian Buffet 3813 Charlestown Rd (at I-265) (812) 941-6666.
  • Golden China Buffet 3300 Grant Line Rd (812) 948-8877.
  • Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant 345 New Albany Plaza (812) 945-1818.
  • Onions Restaurant & Tea House 4211 Charlestown Rd. (north of I-265) (812) 981-0188.
  • Oriental Star 2602 Charlestown Rd (812) 948-8895.
  • Tran Charlestown Rd. (across from Meijer)

Pizza[edit]

  • Arni's Pizza [25] 1208 State St (812) 945-1149 & 3700 Paoli Pk. (at Scottsville Rd), Floyds Knobs (812) 923-9805.
  • Bearno's Little Sicily [26] Two locations: 3002 Charlestown Crossing (at Charlestown Rd.) (812) 949-7914 & 406 La Follette Station, Floyds Knobs (812) 923-4600.
  • Fun House 373 Professional Ct (next to Great Escape Theater) (812) 945-2386.
  • Little Caesars Pizza [27] Two locations: 3525 Grant Line Rd (inside K-Mart) (812) 948-7774 & "2868 Charlestown Rd." (812) 542-6500.
  • Pizza King 3825 Charlestown Rd (at I-265) (812) 945-4405.
  • Rich O's Public House & Sportstime Pizza [28] 3312 Plaza Dr (off Grant Line Rd) (812) 949-2804 or 944-2577.
  • Wick's Pizza Parlor [29]

Seafood[edit]

  • Dock Sea Foods 1125 State St (812) 944-2951.
  • Cape Codder 2604 Charlestown Rd (Colonial Manor SC) (812) 948-1692.
  • Rustic Frog 1720 Old River Rd (812) 944-0576.

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Coffee Houses[edit]

  • Bean Street Cafe 3003 Charlestown Crossing (812) 944-6262 & 101 Lafollette Station (US 150 & Old Vincennes Rd., Floyds Knobs) (812) 923-1404.
  • Cleo's Coffee & More [30] 11999 Avenue of the Emperors (inside Caesars Indiana), Elizabeth
  • Coffee Crossing 4212 Charlestown Rd. (near Great Escape Theatre) (812) 981-2633.
  • Hobknobb Roasting Company [31] 3700 Paoli Pk. (at Scottsville Rd.), Floyds Knobs (812) 923-1458.
  • Starbucks [32] 200 New Albany Plaza (inside Kroger) (812) 948-2812.

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Bed & Breakfasts[edit]

  • Admiral Bicknell Inn 600 E. Main St. (812) 981-8000 or (800) 981-8003. [33]
  • Box Tree Inn] 612 E. Main St. (812) 941 -8100. [34]
  • Harvest Moon Cabin 1418 Indiana Ave, (812) 944-2796.
  • Mansion Row Inn 1014 E. Main St. (812) 945-0312. Wedding Chapel on site.
  • Mansion at River Walk 704 E. Main St. (812) 941-8100.
  • Stone Rest Bed & Breakfast 8758 Rufing Rd., Greenville, (812) 923-8242.

Hotels[edit]

  • Caesars Indiana [35] 11999 Ave of Emperors, Elizabeth, 47117 (877) 237-6626. 503 rooms, numerous anemities.
  • Hampton Inn 506 W Spring Street, (I-64 at Exit 123) (812) 944-4600 or (800) HAMPTON. [36] 76 rooms, indoor pool, exercise room, meeting room.
  • Holiday Inn Express 411 W Spring St., (I-64 at Exit 123) (812) 945-2771 or (800) HOLIDAY. [37] 135 rooms, indoor pool, meeting rooms.
  • Motel 6 [38] 1079 Luther Rd. (I-64 at Exit 118 IN 62-64), Georgetown (812) 923-0441.

Contact[edit]

Newspaper[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Indiana 9 Television (Cable 98) [40]


Get out[edit]


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