BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites

324 Rusher Creek Road, Evansville, IN 47725-7802
Phone: 812/868-8000   |   Fax: 812/868-8005   |   60 Rooms   |   Online Reservations

Offering its convenience to I-64, the BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites hotel in Evansville Indiana is the place to stay. The modest four stories peek above State Highway 41 with a direct route to Evansville Regional Airport. This very ultra relaxing boutique designed hotel is located comfortably north yet just off the central hub of Downtown Evansville and offers a convenient location near Holiday World, Toyota Plant and Casino Aztar.

With the only bar in the area, the BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites is the perfect location for any traveller. Best Western Rewards Members receive even more with complimentary evening drinks and snacks nightly

Those traveling on business can make the most of their trip as so many of the area's businesses and organizations are near this Evansville, IN hotel such as Atlas Van Lines, Whirlpool, Chrysler and Coca-Cola®. Take advantage of a short commute to many companies in the area. Located just seven miles from the Evansville Regional Airport, traveling to and from the BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites is a breeze.

Guests visiting the area's schools only need to commute just a few short miles, as the University of Evansville, Oakland City University, Ivy Tech College and the University of Southern Indiana are just minutes away from this Indiana hotel.

Guests love that this Evansville hotel is close to Eastland Mall, Aztar Casino, Ellis Park Race Track, Holiday World and Splashin' Safari. Whether traveling for business or leisure, many guests delight in golfing, playing racquetball and swimming - all of which can be done within a few miles of this hotel near Evansville, Indiana. Many guests also stay for the area's largest Classic Car Show the Frog Follies and local soccer tournaments.

A great expanded complimentary full hot breakfast menu awaits you every morning. So, whether it's for leisure or business we extend an invitation to say, Welcome to BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites!


Hotel Amenities & Services

  • Complimentary full hot expanded breakfast
  • Business Center
  • Print services, available
  • Printer available
  • Fax services, complimentary incoming fax/outgoing fax, nominal fee
  • Dry cleaning, same day service available
  • Cocktail lounge The only hotel with a bar in the immediate area
  • Guest laundry facility
  • Open sidewalk sitting area
  • Best Western Rewards/Gold Crown Club Program
  • 24 hour Lobby Tea & Coffee Bar
  • Indoor pool, heated
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Exercise facility
  • Baggage hold
  • Wi-Fi High-speed Internet access
  • Dataports
  • Holiday/event rates- higher rates may apply for special events
  • Safe deposit box
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Public areas accessible by physically challenged
  • Elevator, wheelchair accessible
  • Free parking
  • Inter corridor

BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites

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Conveniently located, the best western gateway inn & suites in Evansville, Indiana is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:

Longitude: 38.157865  /  Latitude: -87.559905


Driving Directions to Hotel


From: The north. Follow Highway 41 South at Interstate 64 travel for approximately .50 mile. Turn right on Rusher Creek Road. The BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites is located behind McDonald'®s.

From: The south. Follow Highway 41 North, .50 mile before Interstate 64 make a left at Rusher Creek. The BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites is located behind McDonald's®.

From: The west. Follow Interstate 64 East towards Louisville, take Highway 41 South (Evansville Exit) .50 mile to Rusher Creek. The BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites is located behind McDonald's®.

From: The east. Follow Interstate 64 West towards St. Louis, take Highway 41 South (Evansville 25A Exit) to Rusher Creek. The BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites is located behind McDonald's®.

BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites

We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.

Most Popular Area Attractions

Angel Mounds State Historic Site

Named after the Angel family, The Angel Mounds State Historic Site is located on land that the Angel family owned for over a hundred years before it was named a historic site. The site runs along the Ohio River in Southern Indiana through Evansville. Nationally recognized as one of the most well preserved prehistoric Native American sites, it holds great historical significance to the history of Native Americans in the United States as far back as 1,000 A.D.

Angel Mounds is currently operated by Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation with help from a 501(c)3 called Friends of Angel Mounds who raises funds and volunteers for events. The Site has over 600 acres of walking and running trails to view much of the historic site. Group tours such as field trips are also offered by Angel Mounds. A visit to the gift shop is a great way to end a visit to Angel Mounds and pick up a variety of merchandise, including literature to learn more about the rich history of the site.

Children's Museum of Evansville

Opened in the fall of 2006, the Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville, also known as the Children’s Museum of Evansville, is dedicated to engaging the curious minds of children in the community of Evansville in Southern Indiana. The museum is comprised of four main galleries with over 18,000 feet of exhibits for children. The four main galleries are Work Smart, Live Big, Speak Loud and the Quack Factory and a multimedia theater.

The Children’s museum is a great place for field trips and birthday parties as it not only engages children in fun, hands on activities, it is also an educational experience. Memberships and tours are offered on a regular basis for all ages. Activities range from digging for dinosaur bones to visiting the Big Bank where children can learn to handle money. The whole museum is designed for children to be an engaging, hands-on learning experience that teaches various subjects through action. The Koch Family Children’s Museum is an excellent family activity for parents to learn with their child.

Evansville Museum of Arts & Sciences

The Evansville Museum of Arts & Sciences, located in downtown Evansville, features arts, history and science exhibitions, fine art galleries and the Koch Planetarium. Stroll through the paintings, sculpture and a variety of art objects dated from the first century BC through the 21st century. The museum also houses an impressive collection of over 200 American Indian artifacts from the 1930s.

Don't miss the rare cabinet built by Abraham Lincoln during your visit. The museum's science demos, virtual museum, outreach programs and classes are excellent educational opportunities for visitors. The Best Western Plus Gateway Inn & Suites is a convenient lodging choice while traveling in southern Indiana.

Evansville Regional Airport

Northern Kentucky, Southern Missouri and Southern Indiana visitors and residents looking for an airport are in luck. Travel to the Evansville Regional Airport for commercial flights, general aviation and corporate aviation. In 1928, the airport was constructed on 260 acres, north of Evansville. One of its two runways serviced the first commercial flights via Interstate Airlines. In 1950, the airport expanded its acreage to 467 acres and added a terminal building. The airport now encompasses 1,400 acres.

Former Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater was aboard the first 727 jet that landed at the airport in 1964. By 1988, a new terminal building had replaced the original terminal. Today's passengers can fly with American Eagle and Delta Connection Airlines, to fly to Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. While waiting for a flight, enjoy a meal in the restaurant or browse the web in the free Wi-Fi Lounge. Stay close to the airport in a comfortable Best Western guest room and make the most of your time in Southern Indiana.

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden

Southern Indiana is home Evansville, the largest city in the region. Located along the Ohio River, the city boasts of many wonderful museums and attractions. The Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden joins the Evansville Museum of Arts and Sciences and the Angel Mounds State Historic Site, as must-see attractions. The fifty-acre Mesker Park Zoo, established in 1928, has grown to become one of the largest zoos in Indiana. The zoo's natural habitats are home to over seven hundred animals from two hundred species.

Along with the $15 million tropical rainforest exhibit completed in 2008, this accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums features ten additional exhibits: North America, African Rift, Lake Victoria, Tropic America, Children's Enchanted Forest, Lemur Forest, Discovery Center, Kley Building and African Panorama. Kids of all ages love to feed the giraffes and have fun in the interactive children's area. Be sure to include a stroll through the Botanic Garden before leaving at the end of the day. Stay close to this wonderful zoo in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy your time in Southern Indiana.

Santa Claus, Indiana

When you visit Santa Claus, Indiana, you step into a world that seems permanently fixed in holiday cheer. All the streets are named after the Christmas season and there are numerous Christmas themed attractions. Take your pick from Santa's Candy Castle, Santa Claus Museum, Christmas Lake Golf Course, Frosty's Fun Center, and Santa's Stables.

Families will especially love the Holiday World & Splashin' Safari theme park - this combination theme and water park is split into four different sections each celebrating Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July. No matter what the season, this park offers a unique and thrilling way to celebrate the holidays. Just off Interstate 64, the town is near Evansville in Southern Indiana.

West Side Nut Club Fall Festival

Held every year since 1924 to raise money for philanthropy, the West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is organized by a group of businessmen known as the West Side Nut Club of Evansville, Indiana. The Festival has grown to attract crowds of more than 100,000 over the weeklong festivities held in October in Evansville.

This festival in Southern Indiana represents the beginning of fall and one of the biggest festivals in the region for those who participate. The West Side Nut Club Fall Festival features a variety of activities including family day, best voice competition, fair rides and parades. One of the many things that set this festival apart from others is the exotic food offerings. Visitors to can try anything from alligator stew to fried turkey testicles and pigeon poo to name a few. There are many traditional foods as well, however if you feel like having an adventurous meal, this is the place to do it.

More Area Attractions & Services

  • 14.00 mile(s) from Metropolitan Museum, art and science
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Evansville Convention and Visitors Information
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Mesker Park, animals and gift shop
  • 26.00 mile(s) from Holiday World, water park and theme park
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Eastland Mall

Distances to Popular Points of Interest

  • 8.00 mile(s) from Evansville
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Princeton
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Vincennes
  • 100 mile(s) from Louisville, KY
  • 140 mile(s) from St. Louis, MO
  • 175 mile(s) from Indianapolis
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Toyota Manufacturing Plant
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Toyota Truck Plant
  • 10.00 mile(s) from University of Evansville
  • 15.00 mile(s) from University of Southern Indiana

Local Area Recreation Opportunities

  • 1.00 mile(s) from golf
  • 14.00 mile(s) from Casino Aztar Boat, slots, cards and gift shop
  • 15.00 mile(s) from racquetball courts
  • 18.00 mile(s) from Ellis Park Race Track, horse racing and gambling

Nearby Restaurants

BEST WESTERN Gateway Inn & Suites

Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Evansville. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.

Local Events Worth Considering:

June 2014

June 19 - July 26, 2014
A. Lincoln: A Pioneer Tale Watch this musical drama that portrays President Lincoln's childhood in Indiana. Show times vary.

August 2014

August 17, 2014
Celtic Song and Dance! Watch this energetic show come to life at the Lincoln Amphitheatre. Check for show times.
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