Business Insider names city a ‘best place’ to visit

Another national publication has named Owensboro as a place people should visit.

Business Insider, an international online publication, has listed the Owensboro-Bowling Green-Paducah triangle as one of “17 of the best places in the U.S. to visit in the fall.”

The article says, “You might not think of heading south in the fall, but you should reconsider that — especially when it comes to Kentucky. The Kentucky Triangle is made up of three popular cities: Bowling Green, Owensboro and Paducah.


“All feature gorgeous fall foliage and lots of events. In Bowling Green, you can take advantage of the weather to enjoy fall festivals and explore Mammoth Cave National Park. In Owensboro, you’ll find lots of bourbon (perfect for fall!) and barbecue, as well as a great farmers’ market. Paducah is a UNESCO Creative City, full of history and art, and there’s a fun pumpkin patch to visit as well.”

“We’ve been working with Bowling Green and Paducah to form partnerships to help promote western Kentucky as a whole,” Dave Kirk, Destination Management director for the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said Monday.

The article includes a photo of “The World’s Largest Sassafras Tree” in Owensboro, with the leaves changing.

Kirk said, “There are so many events occurring in Owensboro this fall. From farm adventures to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum opening. We’ve got numerous sporting events, concerts and shows just around the corner.”

In July, Select Traveler, a Lexington-based publication that calls itself “America’s only magazine for bank, alumni and chamber travel planners,” named Owensboro as a “music city” that people should visit.

Local fall events include Reid’s Apple Festival on Oct. 20-21 at Reid’s Orchard near Thruston, which brings in an average of 25,000 people that weekend, and the grand opening of the new $15.3-million Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum on Oct. 18-20, which includes a free outdoor concert on Oct. 20.

Messenger-Inquirer article written by Keith Lawrence, 270-691-7301, [email protected]