Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront

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701 West 1st Street, Owensboro, KY 42301

The Holiday Inn – Owensboro Riverfront is located on the banks of the Ohio River next door to the Owensboro Convention Center, just a short walk away from attractions, shopping, dining, and nightlife in the vibrant river walk scene. Owensboro Riverfront is the only IHG Green Engage hotel in Owensboro participating in advanced, world-wide sustainability efforts. The hotel boasts a contemporary fitness center, business center, meeting space, river view indoor pool and spa, guest laundry, and complimentary wifi. Local photography and artistry can be found throughout the hotel, as well as a full-service restaurant and catering service, provided by Another Broken Egg Café, and an outdoor living space that offers a spectacular riverbank experience. Make the most of your next visit at The Holiday Inn – Owensboro Riverfront.

Owensboro Convention Center

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501 W. 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301

Western Kentucky’s newest, premier meeting space – the Owensboro Convention Center – is a full-service meeting facility overlooking the scenic Ohio River in revitalized downtown Owensboro, KY. The multi-purpose center boasts 92,000 sq. ft of meeting space consisting of a 44,000+ sq. ft. exhibition hall, and 48,000+ sq. ft. of additional ballroom and meeting space. The Owensboro Convention Center is proudly managed by Global Spectrum, a worldwide leader in venue management.

The Owensboro Convention Center will provide complete in-house services that include food & beverage, audio visual, internet, electrical and trade show decorating services creating ease and convenience for any event. Their expert event sales team will help you in creating a memorable event.

Colby’s Deli & Cafe

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401 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301

Locally-owned, offering great breakfast items, sandwiches, salads, cookies & ice cream.

Can accommodate up to 65 people

Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits

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202 W. 3rd Street, Owensboro, KY 42301

Colby’s offers available space for meetings and banquets. Additional amenities include audio/visual equipment, additional patio space available, and full-service food and bar for catering. For more information, contact Craig Brown, Colby MacQuarrie, or Holly Jackson.

Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn

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2840 W. Parrish Avenue, Owensboro, KY 42301

A world-famous restaurant and buffet with homemade sides, burgoo, and desserts, plus a full salad bar. What began as a thirty seat, roadside restaurant in 1963, is now a 350 seat dine-in or carry-out award-winning restaurant with an extensive catering department. Recognized by Food Network, USA Today, Southern Living, The LA Times, and KY Monthly Magazine as one of the top barbecue spots in the nation, Moonlite Bar-B-Q is one of Kentucky's most famous traditions.

Board Room with meeting space for 40 people.
Oak Room with seating space for 100 people

Mount St. Joseph Conference & Retreat Center

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8001 Cummings Road
Maple Mount, KY 42356

Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to offering and hosting quality programs at affordable prices. Established in 1983 as a corporate ministry of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph, the Center lies on the grounds of the Ursuline Motherhouse.

Located 15 miles west of Owensboro, Kentucky, on Highway 56, the Center offers:

Air-conditioned bedrooms with twin or double beds
Home cooked meals
115 seat capacity dining room
Air conditioned conference rooms with seating up to 200 people
Private chapel
Bookstore and gift shop
Ample outdoor areas, ideal for reflection or recreational activities
Lake-front picnic areas

Owensboro Museum of Science & History

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122 E. 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303

This large museum encompasses many adventures, including Encounter, a unique hands-on, minds-on gallery, a true "edu-tainment" experience. You will also have the opportunity to learn about government in the Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center or Owensboro’s NASCAR connection with a cruise through the motorsports gallery, The Speedzeum.

The Coal Mine Gallery here visitors learn about the history and safety of coal mining in Western Kentucky, then get fitted for your "hard hat", then begin the journey down the coal mine elevator!

Admission is $3 adults/children, $10 family, and special group rates are available.

Many of the museum’s galleries are available for meeting and banquet space, including the Mammoth Lobby, the Wendell Ford Center, the D.A.R. Room, the Derby Room, the River Room and the PlayZeum.

Owensboro Sportscenter

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1215 Hickman Avenue
Owensboro, KY 42301

The Owensboro Sportscenter, located at 1215 Hickman Avenue, is a multi-purpose 5,000 seat arena which went through a multi-million dollar renovation in 1997. The Sportscenter hosts concerts, sporting events, trade shows, conventions, meetings, and receptions. The Sportscenter is the home of the 8-time Division II national champion Kentucky Wesleyan Panthers basketball team. The actual floor size is 135 x 83. The height from floor to ceiling is 31 feet. The stage size (which is permanent) is 50 x 22, and can be expanded with portable staging. For specific technical information, please contact the Sportscenter.

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The Owensboro Sportscenter is a multi-purpose 5,000 seat arena capable of hosting concerts, sporting events, trade shows, conventions, meetings, and receptions.

RiverPark Center

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101 Daviess Street
Owensboro, KY 42303

RiverPark Center, beautifully situated overlooking the Ohio River, is a bustling regional performing arts and civic center hosting nearly 200,000 visitors every year, including nearly 50,000 students from the Tri-State region. The hundreds of activities taking place at RiverPark include professional Broadway tour productions, Owensboro Symphony Orchestra concerts, free family movies on a gigantic outdoor screen, Friday After 5 music concerts all summer, Bluegrass & gospel concerts, hundreds of educational programs, and many other events.

Box Office hours Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 10am-2pm

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Situated downtown on the Riverfront with a magnificent patio overlooking the Ohio River, this performing arts center includes a 1,500-seat multi-purpose auditorium and features 6 different areas that can be rented for receptions, dinners, luncheons, dances, meetings, seminars, etc. Additional amenities include full bar service and a list of 30 approved caterers from which to choose. For more information, contact RiverPark Center Box Office.

Accommodations include:

Lobby: Can seat up to 300 people at 5′ round tables
Jody Berry Cabaret Theatre: Can seat up to 200 people at 5′ round tables. Hard wood floors ideal for dancing
Holbrook Balcony Lobby: Can seat up to 70 people at 5′ round tables
Field Founder’s Room: Can seat up to 45 people at 5′ rounds tables or can be set up for a formal board meeting
Cannon Hall: Auditorium can accommodate seating for approximately 1500 people. Stage area can be used for dinners or workshops and can accommodate 200 people
Woodward’s: Multi-purpose room can accommodate 70 people. Raised stage area for speaker, small band, or DJ

The Creme Coffee House

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109 E. 2nd Street, Owensboro, KY 42303

Locally-owned offering a relaxed atmosphere with gourmet coffees, specialty drinks, desserts, soups, and panini sandwiches, all in an historic downtown building.

Reception space for up to 30 people.