International Bluegrass Music Museum & Hall of Fame

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117 Daviess Street, Owensboro, KY 42303

The only international museum dedicated to celebrating and preserving the international history of bluegrass music. This facility is a state-of-the-art cultural center. It pays tribute to bluegrass pioneers and other legends, enlightening its public and inspiring its future. Located just down the road from the home-place of the "Father of Bluegrass," the museum features an exciting hands-on experience including interactive exhibits, live performances, art work, costumes, and films for people of all ages to discover the richness of this original Kentucky art form. Attend the museum's wide variety of tours, jam sessions, instrumental lessons, and concerts, including the three-day ROMP Festival featuring award-winning artists. The International Bluegrass Music Museum and Hall of Fame was honored with the Kentucky History Award and is highly rated by Trip Advisor as a "must see" for all bluegrass lovers.

Centre Court

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2901 Bittel Road, Owensboro, KY 42301

This tennis court complex features six indoor courts and nine outdoor courts. The massive tennis facility is nestled in the sports complex at Russell Shifley Park off Bittel Road—visible from the Bypass. The complex is open year round and offers individual and group lessons as well as adult and youth tennis leagues.

Diamond Lanes

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1901 Triplett Street, Owensboro, KY 42303

Bowling fun for the whole family, with snack bar. Open seven days a week.

Diamond Lanes South

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410 Carlton Drive
Owensboro, KY 42303

Bowling fun for the whole family, with snack bar. Open seven days a week.

Escape Today Owensboro

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527 Emory Drive, Owensboro, KY 42301

Four exciting Escape Rooms for families, businesses, and friends. Always challenging and always entertaining.

Mon.-Thurs. 3-8pm; Fri. 3pm-12am; Sat. 12pm-Midnight; Sun. 12-8pm

iArt Studios

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303 E. 14th Street, Owensboro, KY 42303

The focus is to introduce children to all different kinds of artistic mediums and the endless ways that they can explore and create with the materials at hand! Sessions, parties, private lessons, events, camps, home school sessions, and open studio times are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Art After School will only be offered while school is in session.

Misty Meadow Winery

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2743 Keller Road, Owensboro, KY 42301

Country Wines Made with Fresh Fruits and Berries. Grape Wines will be coming soon. Handcrafted in small batches and properly aged for the best enjoyment. Pleasing to the palate, excellent mouth feel, color and aroma. A true enjoyment for the senses! What started out as a hobby has grown to excellence for everyone to enjoy. Each wine is a labor of love for the wine crafter. Each wine is properly balance in the lab before it is bottled.

O.Z. Tyler Kentucky Bourbon Distillery

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10 Distillery Rd., Owensboro, KY 42301

Best known for patenting the world's first speed-accelerating process, O.Z. Tyler Kentucky Bourbon Distillery is an essential stop for bourbon enthusiasts. Recently opened to the public after an extensive renovation, you can visit the 26-acre O.Z. Tyler Distillery (formerly Charles Medley Distillers Kentucky) for a behind-the-scenes look at how Kentucky Bourbon is made. With an annual capacity exceeding 30,000 barrels of whiskey, a tour of the O.Z. Tyler Distillery covers every aspect of whiskey production, from grain, to mash, to barrel. After you’ve seen how whiskey is made, you’ll get to taste the end products—O.Z. Tyler Bourbon Whiskey, O.Z. Tyler Rye Whiskey, and O.Z. Tyler Honey Flavored Bourbon Whiskey.
Owensboro owes its rich bourbon history to its setting along a rail line and waterway, its tremendous limestone water source, extensive oak forests, and the hard work of local grain farmers. The location of the O.Z. Tyler® Distillery has been producing Bourbon Whiskey since 1885.

Owensboro Family YMCA

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900 Kentucky Parkway, Owensboro, KY 42301

Fitness facility with Nautilus center, swimming pool, whirlpool; childcare offered.

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

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901 Frederica Street, Owensboro, KY 42301

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art presents traveling exhibitions from major museums, galleries and private collections and rotating exhibitions from the permanent collection. The facility includes two structures listed on the National Register of Historic Sites: the 1909 Carnegie Library and the John Hampden Smith House, a pre-Civil War era mansion which serves as a decorative arts wing. The permanent collection features American, European and Asian fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th century to the present; a stained glass gallery of late 19th and early 20th century German stained glass windows; a collection of contemporary studio art glass; a major collection of American Folk Art with emphasis on the works of 20th century Appalachian artists and craftsmen; and a collection of works by artists and craftsmen with Kentucky connections from the early 1800′s to the present.

The Museum Art Market offers works for sale by regional artists and craftsmen.

An interactive art studio and special galleries offer hands-on educational activities for children.

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art has three wings containing 14 galleries. Additional amenities include guided museum tours, special presentations of various works of art, event photography, thematic music, and entertainment and catering assistance. For more information, contact Jason Hayden.

Accommodations include:

Carnegie Wing
Kentucky Spirit Gallery
Burlew Galleries
Gallery of Religious Art
20th Century Gallery
ARTLAND (Children’s Art Studio)