Students can study at one of the oldest universities in the country in Vincennes, specifically at Vincennes University. Founded by William Henry Harrison and originally named Jefferson Academy, the college is one of the only two colleges founded by a United States president. Since then, Vincennes University has offered the best education you can get from a two-year university. Students have no shortage of practical study areas to specialize in, from educational administration to interior design. Unlike many two-year colleges, Vincennes University is as a residential campus with on-campus housing helping lower costs for students while simultaneously making campus living far more pleasant.
George Rogers Clark N
Both a shining example of Vincennes' long history and the crux of an exciting story, George Rogers Clark National Historic Park is a great place both to relax and to learn some town lore. During the Revolutionary War George Rogers Clark led a small militia group on an 18-day trek through freezing, flooded land to capture a British fort on the current site of the park. Although his force was vastly outnumbered, Clark used sharpshooting and clever deception to convince the British soldiers that a much larger army was at their gates, thereby causing them to surrender.
Red Skelton Museum of
The life and works of comedy legend Red Skelton are on full display at the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy, a great destination if you want to learn about the evolution of American comedy from vaudeville up to today. Red Skelton's comedy acts often paralleled current events of the day, giving a comedic window into history and showing how comedy has changed with the times. Much of Skelton's "back stage" toolkit is on display, showing how he developed his distinctive style of physical comedy, and even inviting guests to take a stab at it themselves.