Bluegrass, Blues and BBQ Region
The birthplace of bluegrass music and Western Kentucky BBQ, this rich region of Kentucky is best explored with open ears and an empty stomach.@Model.HeadlineTag>
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In all corners of the region, you will find distinctive museums, art galleries and unique boutiques, plus natural wonders like the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden, the Dogwood Azalea Trail, eight Wildlife Management Areas, and three Kentucky State Parks. Enjoy music festivals, Civil War re-enactments, horse racing at Ellis Park Racetrack, Broadway shows and more, all right here! The region is also home to John James Audubon State Park Museum & Nature Center, in honor of the great naturalist who once lived in Henderson.
Let the region's musical heritage be your soundtrack for exploring one of Kentucky’s most satisfying signature foods: Western Kentucky barbecue. Follow the Western Kentucky BBQ Trail to sample pit-cooked goodness at legendary ’cue joints like Old Hickory Bar-B-Que and Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn to see why Owensboro holds the title of “Barbecue Capital of the World.” Cap things off with a tour and tasting at Green River Distilling Co., Western Kentucky’s largest bourbon distillery open to the public. Enjoy a distillery tour, book a ghost tour or hop on the River City Trolley to visit historic downtown.
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