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.
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.
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.
Carnegie Center for Art & History201 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 Memorial914 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 HouseState & 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 ChurchThird 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.
late AprilThunder Over Louisville Clarksville and Jeffersonville.  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-SeptemberLanesville Heritage Weekend Lanesville.  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 OctoberHarvest Homecoming Festival New Albany.  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 SeptemberNew Albany Historic Homes Tour' New Albany 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.
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