10 Places to Visit in New Albany, IN

New Albany is a charming city in southern Indiana, with more than 36,000 residents and a miraculous view of the Ohio River. Whether you’re visiting the area or are a permanent resident, when it comes to finding places to visit in New Albany, it won’t be difficult at all.

Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site


Photo credit: Indiana State Museum

914 E Main St
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 944-9600

William Culbertson, a renowned philathropist, is the name behind this historic site. After moving to Indiana in pursuit of a new life, he was eventually among the richet men in the state. This mansion is over 150 years old but looks much newer to visitors. The ceilings are hand-painted, the staircase carved, the plastework is very elaborate and even the marble fireplaces are amazing. This grand home was built by William Culbertson in 1867 and cost him around $120,000, which in today’s economy would be over $2M.  Historic New Albany purchased the home in 1964 and became a historic site in 1976. There are different events held at the mansion, and regular tours are available. Children under 3 get in free and youth admission starts at $6.

Business Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.


River Fun Family Waterpark

river-run-family-waterpark224 West Daisy Lane
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 948-5380

The River Run Family Waterpark is a state-of-the-art aquatic center designed to be exciting for the whole family. Southern Indiana residents will definitely want to check this one out during the summer months. There’s a splash pool just for toddlers and they offer event space so it’s a great place for birthday parties. There’s a concession stand on the premises and daily admission varies; county residents pay $8, state residents pay $10 and out of state visitors pay $16.



J&B Magic Shop and Theater

JB Magic Shop and Theater

Photo: J&B Magic Shop and Theater

129 E Spring St
New Albany, IN 47150
(502) 592-2530

If you’re interested in live magic shows, you’ll definitely want to visit J&B Magic Shop and Theater in New Albany. The theater consists of 30 seats to offer an immersive, close-up magic experience for visitors. The theater is located 10 minutes from downtown Louisville. They also offer performers and magicians for your event or party. Definitely a one-of-a-kind experience that you’re not going to find elsewhere; it’s sure to be a memorable (and magic-filled) time!


Ogle Center

ogle-center-new-albany-indiana4201 Grant Line Road
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 941-2525

Just minutes from downtown Louisville, KY, sits the Ogle Center on the campus of Indiana University Southeast, nestled in Floyds Knobs foothills. If you enjoy live theater you’ll definitely enjoy a show at the Ogle Center. They offer a variety of free entertainment including Orchestras, Choirs, Speakers and more. they also have concessions for beverages and accessible seating arrangements.

Hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm


The Sporting Club at the Farm

4939 River Rd
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 944-0400

sporting-club-at-the-farmLove the outdoors? You’ll want to make sure to visit The Sporting Club at the Farm; the best place for outdoor family experiences and special memories. This farm covers 740 acres of beautiful land along the Ohio River. It really is the best place for the ultimate outdoor experience thanks to the diversity of the land; river bottoms, knobs, etc. The Farm has miles of outdoor trails, lakes and wooded areas so you can enjoy your sport in an ideal setting. They offer shotgun sports for all ages, archery course and range, 4 fishing lakes, and they also feature outdoor venues and have meeting spaces. Definitely worth visiting, regardless if you’re a New Albany resident or just visiting the area.

Hours: Wednesday – Saturday  9am to 5pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm


Silver Street Park


2043 Silver Street
New Albany, IN 47150

This is a newly developed sports facility and park that sits on almost 15 acres. It makes a great place for a variety of events and activities including games, corporate outings, parties, camps, etc. The sports facility features an indoor sports turf that is 50 yards by 50 yards, and many outdoor features including a playground, splash pad, entertainment pavillion, football/soccer stadium, 2 basketball courts, skate park and more.

Hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm


TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana

203 E Main St
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 725-7601


When you want to enjoy some live theatre, you’ll find it at TheatreWorks of SOIN. They provide a full season of musicals, plays and cabarets. They also offer a variety of classes including dancing, art, acting, singing and more, all year round. The cost for tickets varies by shows and they often sell out quickly so you’ll want to be sure to buy your tickets early. The Rose Garden Ballroom is available to rent for a variety of events including small wedding receptions, small performances, showers, business meetings and more. The max seating for the ballroom is 80. Artists can also book the Mainstage Theatre (92 seats) that comes with everything you’ll need to put on a show.


Sam Peden Community Park


Photo credit: Shawn Conn

3037 Grant Line Rd
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 948-5360

You won’t want to miss out on visiting the largest park in Floyd County! Sam Peden Community Park covers 104.5 acres of leisure and sports amenities. Visitors can also fish or take a boat out on 15 acres of the Kiwanis Lake. Plenty of playground areas (4), 3 restrooms, 11 tennis courts, sand volleyball court, 1.25 mile trail for jogging, biking or walking, 3 basketball courts, and 6 horseshoe pits. Several of the soccer fields often have Southern Indiana United Soccer Association players enjoying a game.


Carnegie Center for Art & History


Photo credit: Ann Gilly

201 E Spring St
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 944-7336

The Carnegie Center is free to visit but also offers scheduled group tours. The Carnegie Center collects, preserves, and interprets the history and heritage of Floyd County. The building was actually the town’s library for 65 years, and moved to its current location in 1969. In 1998 the museum underwent a major renovation and renamed to its current title to better reflect the library heritage.

City of New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater

100 E Water St
new-albany-riverfront-amphitheaterNew Albany, IN 47150
(812) 948-5333

Now this Amphitheater is definitely worth visiting if you love an enjoyable time with the community. Every spring and summer the Amphitheater is home to a variety of festivals, productions, free concerts and more. In addition, you can reserve the space for your own event as well; familiy reunions, concernts, weddings, etc.


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