Beat the Summer Heat in Owensboro

Here in Kentucky, summer likes to stick around all the way through September, and it’s no secret that it can get really, really hot. But here in Owensboro, we’ve got tons of amazing ways to help you beat that summer heat and have a good time doing it. 


If you’re looking for a great swimming pool to cool down in, check out Atlantis Swim Club. Not only can you enjoy a full-length swimming pool with 25-meter lanes, but you can splash around in a wave pool, a gigantic water slide and a gated baby pool for the little ones! 


You don’t have to be a member to swim at Atlantis either. Adults can swim for a full day at $16/person, $11/child and kids 2 and under get in free. And prices drop after 3 p.m. to $11/adult and $7/child. 


If you don’t have time for a day at the pool, there are tons of parks across Owensboro-Daviess County with spray parks. And, hey, who says you have to be a kid to cool off at a spray park? 


You can find spray parks at Smothers Park in downtown Owensboro, Horse Fork Creek Park on the east side of the city, Legion Park and Yellow Creek Park


And if you didn’t bring a bathing suit with you on your trip – no worries. You can spend a day indoors enjoying all the amenities Owensboro has to offer. Kids will have a blast at Elite Air (an indoor trampoline park), Escape Today (escape rooms and ax throwing), the Owensboro Museum of Science and History, Ozone Laser Tag and Southern Lanes Bowling (complete with an arcade and bumper cars). 


Adults and kids alike can beat the summer heat with trips to Green River Distilling Co., the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Preservation Station, Pixel Palace (selfie museum) or a show at the RiverPark Center.