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Owensboro Area


Barbeque, bluegrass, bourbon and boutiques fill Visit Owensboro, home of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, making it a great destination for a socially-distanced #TravelKYroadtrip. #MaskUpKY and stop by Green River Distilling Co. to learn about Kentucky's signature spirit, explore local shops and grab a bite to go at Ole South Barbeque. Feed two birds with one seed by purchasing a #KeepItLocalKY present or gift card to support small businesses and cross off another item on your holiday shopping list!

Scenes From The Road

Bluegrass Hall of Fame

Bluegrass Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame honoring the greats of Bluegrass Music and a state of the art, interactive museum dedicated to preserving and encouraging the growth of bluegrass music. See the changing exhibits, hear examples of the music from it's root to today's newest acts, take a guided tour with instrument demonstrations and try creating your own bluegrass mix. Discover the richness of bluegrass music through an exciting and educational experience.

Green River Distillery

Green River Distilling Co.

Green River Distilling Co. is an independent bourbon distillery located in Owensboro, Kentucky, under the leadership of Master Distiller Jacob Call. A heritage member of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, we welcome visitors from around the globe.

plate of bbq

Ole South Barbecue

Get your Western Kentucky BBQ fix here. They offer buffet options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Owensboro riverfront

Smothers Park

Smothers Park (formerly Riverfront Park) was established in 1816 as the first City park. It was renamed after Bill Smeathers (Smothers) in 1963. The park was renovated and expanded as part of a multi-million dollar riverfront upgrade. Since it’s re-opening in August 2012, Smothers Park Lazy Dayz Playground has been named the top playground in the world (2015) by Landscape Architect’s Network.