Jeffersonville, often called "Jeff" by locals, is the county seat of Clark County in Southern Indiana, located on the opposite side of the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky and connected to Louisville by the Kennedy, Lincoln, and Lewis and Clark Bridges. It has a population of 48,000 (2019).
Interstate 65, which crosses the river on the John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln Bridges (respectively carrying southbound and northbound traffic), connects Jeffersonville with Louisville and other points between Chicago and Mobile, AL. Interstate 265, with the 2016 opening of the Lewis and Clark Bridge to Kentucky, offers a bypass around the northern end of the city. The 65 and 265 crossings are tolled, with all-electronic tolling (no toll booths). The lowest toll rates are available only to drivers with transponders issued either by the local tolling authority or the multi-state E-ZPass consortium.
Small aircraft can fly into Clark County Airport, 5 miles north in Sellersburg. Passenger jet service is available at Louisville International Airport, 8 miles south off of I-65 and I-264.
Amtrak discontinued service to Jeffersonville and Louisville in 2003.
The main road through Jeffersonville is 10th St. (formally IN 62). Riverside Dr. and Utica Pk. carry traffic along the Ohio River. Hamburg Pk. runs north-south along the western side of the city. Veterans Pkwy. connects the north side of Jeffersonville with the retail district of Clarksville. Holmans Ln. connects Veterans Pkwy with 10th St. on the east side, where at that point Allison Ln connects 10th with Utica Pk..
- 1 Howard Steamboat Museum, 1101 East Market St, ☏ +1 812 283-3728. A 22-room, late Victorian mansion features stained and leaded glass windows, intricate hand carved and original furnishings. Artifacts & models of famous boats built in the Howard Shipyards are exhibited.
- 2 Vintage Fire Museum, 723 Spring St.
- 1 Big Four Station, 304 Mulberry Street. The area around the Big Four Bridge was transformed into one of Jeffersonville Premier parks that is a destination for many people from all over the community and host to special events.
- Bob Hedge Park, 926 French St. A small community park at the site of a former elementary school. Mainly of interest to parents of children with disabilities because of "Lydia's World", a playground featuring disability-friendly equipment.
- 2 Charlestown State Park, IN 62 East, Charlestown. Hiking trails and camping at the old army ammunition plant.
- Covered Bridge Golf Club, 12510 Covered Bridge Rd, Sellersburg, ☏ +1 812-246-8880. 18-hole course designed by Fuzzy Zoelle with a driving range. Annually hosts Wolf Challenge featuring pro and celebrity golfers.
- Deam Lake, 1217 Deam Lake Rd, Borden, ☏ +1 812-246-5421. 194-acre lake and forest with fishing, boating, swimming, camping and hiking.
- Hidden Creek Golf Club, Utica-Sellersburg Rd., Sellersburg. 27 holes of golf. An 18 hole championship course and a 9 hole executive course (called The Turning Point).
- 1 Schimpff's Confectionery, 347 Spring St, ☏ +1 812-283-8367. Famous for in cinnamon red-hots. Features a soda fountain, the original tin ceiling, antique, antique memorabilia and tasty candies.
- Bearno's, 5570 IN-62, ☏ +1 812-282-3125. Pizza, pasta, Italian sandwiches.
- Cast Iron Steakhouse, 1207 E Market Street, ☏ +1 812-590-2298. This steakhouse serves Certified Angus Beef, hand-cut in their kitchen and aged to perfection from 21 to 28 days. All of their dishes are made from scratch from dressings to dessert.
- 1 Cluckers, 100 W Riverside Drive, ☏ +1 812-590 3362. Upbeat restaurant & sports bar with a chicken-focused menu, including wings, tenders & sandwiches. Overlooking the riverfront.
- 2 TOWN. A Neighborhood Pub, 415 Spring St, ☏ +1 812-285-1777. This neighborhood saloon houses a family Italian spot that wouldn't be out of place in Brooklyn.
- Cracker Barrel, I-65 & IN 311, Sellersburg. Down home cooking with a country store for shopping.
- Golden Blossom Buffet, Tenth St. & Jefferson Center Way.
- Hooters, 700 W. Riverside Dr, ☏ +1 812-218-9485. Hooters may draw crowds with its long-standing reputation as a party scene, but you'll stay for the food, an appetizing selection of soups, salads, seafood and more. They are well-known for their chicken wings.
- Indi's, 2978 E. Tenth St, ☏ +1 812-288 8980. Local fried chicken fast food chain.
- 3 Kingfish Restaurant, 601 W. Riverside Dr, ☏ +1 812-284-3474. Fried fish in a family dining setting overlooking the Ohio River and downtown Louisville make this a popular seafood restaurant.
- Mai's Thai Restaurant, 1411 E. 10th St, ☏ +1 812-282-0198. With a broad range of well prepared and authentic Thai dishes, Mai's is the eatery to beat among the Louisville area Thai restaurants.
- The Fireside Bar & Grill, 7611 IN 311, Sellersburg, ☏ +1 812-246-5456. Best known for the specialty seasoned fried chicken, Neil's also makes excellent pastas, steaks, seafood and salads. Homemade soups are created daily and coffee and desserts are always fresh.
- 4 Parlour, 131 W Chestnut Street, ☏ +1 812-914-7400. Pizza restaurant.
- Pizza King, 1701 E 10th St, ☏ +1 812-282-8286. The pizza is baked in a sturdy, clay stone oven and hand-tossed with thinner crust where the ingredients go all the way to the edge.
- Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant, 125 Quartermaster Ct, ☏ +1 812-288-2022. Very good Mexican restaurant. Delicious tacos.
- Ramiro's Cantina Express, 253 Spring Street, ☏ +1 812 924 7770. Daily 11AM-9PM. Louisville’s premier authentic, Mexican cuisine.
- 5 The Red Yeti, 256 Spring Street, ☏ +1 812-288-5788. Narrow, brick-lined hangout featuring classic pub fare & craft beer on tap, including house brews.
- Tumbleweed, 2784 Jefferson Centre Way, ☏ +1 812-282-9333. "The Weed" dominates the local Tex-Mex scene with colossal margaritas, gigantic burritos and spicy chili con queso. These days, diners are more likely to dig into a grilled steak and a baked potato. Offers a Southwest focus, large and varied menu and added wine list.
- Losers 812, 1005 W. Market, ☏ +1 812-308-6836. Probably good if you like emo.
- Mick's Lounge, 1448 Gateway Plaza, ☏ +1 812-283-8096.
Coffee & Tea
- 1 Motel 6 - Louisville North, 2012 Hospitality Way, ☏ +1 812-308-6919.
- 2 Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel, 700 West Riverside Drive, ☏ +1 812-284-6711. Located directly across the river from Louisville, the lobby at Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel features Link @ Sheraton, a connectivity portal with Internet access, web cameras and printing capabilities. The hotel includes 8,000 square feet of meeting space, including the Riverside Ballroom which is capable to accommodate 300 guests.
- 1 Jeffersonville Township Public Library.
- 2 Jeffersonville Post Office.
- Indiana 9 Television (Cable 98) [formerly dead link]
Most telephone numbers in Jeffersonville, and the rest of the Indiana side of the Louisville area, consist of +1 812 plus a seven-digit number, but the entire 812 area is now served by an overlay complex of two area codes, with +1 930 as the second. A local or in-state telephone call now requires all 10 digits of the local number be dialed (omitting just the leading +1 from a local landline call).
Signage on many established businesses may still display the original seven-digit numbers; dial 812 before these if no area code is indicated.
Clarksville, located on the other side of I-65 offers most of the areas shopping and dining. It also has the Falls of the Ohio State Park. Louisville offers major city choices for entertainment and tourist activities.
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