Owensboro carving out tourism niche with bluegrass, bourbon, barbecue

Owensboro has become well known for its biggest assets: bluegrass, bourbon, and barbecue.  The annual bluegrass festival, the latest O.Z. Tyler Distillery addition to the Bourbon Trail, the world-renowned barbeque spots, and state-of-the-art riverfront park have landed Owensboro high on the list of cities in Kentucky ramping up their tourism.  Now, local developers are drawing out plans to develop attractions in Owensboro that focus heavily on bluegrass, like the recent talk of a riverfront Ferris wheel.


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