Explore Owensboro and enjoy the pace of small-town life while stepping into a downtown restaurant, shopping a local boutique, or letting the kids run at Smothers Park, a sprawling three-story playground along the riverfront featuring viewing fountains and flowing cascades. While you’re visiting the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, spend the whole day with us and find out why we are known for “Barbecue, Bourbon, and Bluegrass.”

Visit several other local museums and attractions in the area. The Owensboro Area Museum of Science and History is a few blocks away on 2nd Street. The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art is less than a mile away, on the corner of Frederica and 9th streets. Throughout the day, the River City Trolley is a great way to get around Owensboro, where antique shops and art boutiques abound. Take a stroll along the fabulous newly renovated riverfront area, visit the new Owensboro Convention Center, watch the sunset on the water in the melodic company of rushing fountains. You won’t want the evening to end, so plan to stay the night at any of Owensboro’s lodging options.

You can always look up the friendly staff at the Owensboro Daviess County Tourist Commission or stop by the visitor center and local Hall of Fame located at 215 East Second Street, or call them at 1 (800) 489-1131 to order a visitor’s guide.

Area Dining

Walkable restaurants include:

B-Bops: Burgers, shakes and fries
Fetta: specialty pizza
Famous Bistro: Greek-infused Italian
Mellow Mushroom: groovy pizza
Bar Louie: American pub
Colby’s Fine Dining: American cuisine

Area Attractions

Reid's Orchard
Starlite Drive-in
Botanical Garden
O.Z. Tyler Distillery
Daviess County Public Library

For more information about visiting Owensboro - and our legendary
bluegrass, bourbon, and barbecue - check out visitowensboro.com

Cultural Tourism in Owensboro, KY

O.Z. Tyler Distillery

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