Play In Holiday World, Stay In Owensboro

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is hands down one of the best theme parks in the world.  Not only does it have some of the top ranked wooden roller coasters but it also has one of the best water parks you’ll ever splash in.  Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari has also been voted one of…

Top Two Things To Do In Owensboro This Weekend: August 7-9

RiverPark Center Summer Concert Series  Don’t miss out on free music at the RiverPark Center on Friday, August 7 from 6-10 p.m.  This week’s artist is the incredibly talented Haleigh Martin.  There will be a fully stocked bar and a food truck.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, only 100 people are allowed to attend so get…

Top 2 Things To Do in Owensboro This Weekend: July 31- August 2

  Owensboro Artifact Show Head on down to the Owensboro Artifact Show on Friday, July 31, Saturday August 1.  The show starts at Noon on Friday and runs until 6 p.m. It’s runs from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.  Admission is FREE.  There will be artifacts for purchase from all over the country!  There’s…

Local hotel occupancy better than expected

Hotels across America saw their worst quarter in history between April 1 and June 30, STR, a company that monitors the hospitality industry, said this week. The average occupancy rate for the second quarter was 33.5%, the report said. That improved in June to 42.2% In Owensboro, things are starting to improve, a report for…

Four Romantic Date Nights In Owensboro

COVID-19 has certainly changed our lives.  But, it doesn’t have to change the way we feel about each other.  Most people are itching to do something and for couples, really needing that time out of the house together.  Here are four ideas for a date night to enjoy during our new normal. Bourbon Bouncing Start…

Owensboro ‘a showcase of America,’ photographer says

Carol Highsmith has traveled America for 40 years, preserving its towns and countrysides on film and digital formats. Today, roughly 100,000 of those images are on display in the Library of Congress and on its website. Last week, she was in Owensboro for the first time. On Tuesday, in a conference call with the Owensboro-Daviess…

Beer is Brewing in Owensboro

My family and I love to travel.  Whether it’s checking out a new attraction or restaurant- hiking or sight-seeing, one thing we always do is try to find a local brewery.  The best brew comes from craft brewers who source local ingredients to give their beer a unique spin reflecting the community they’re located in. In…

Excursion Train Rides Coming to Tell City

Decades have passed since the last passenger train pulled out of Tell City, Indiana. But at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Ohio River Scenic Railway will begin running regular weekend excursions between Tell City and Troy. “We’ve been working on this for about a year,” Logan Day, president of the railway, said Wednesday. Most weekends, the…

Visit Owensboro Adds New Board Member

The Owensboro Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau (Visit Owensboro) welcomes Curt Baker to its seven-seat board.  Baker is the general manager of Owensboro’s newest hotel, TownPlace Suites by Marriott.  He brings years of experience in the hotel industry working in hotels across the United States.  Baker will replace Darshana Patel when her term expires…

Owensboro Attractions Opening Up

Sitting around your house getting a little old at this point?  We’ve got great news for you!  Several of our attractions are opening back up in the next few weeks.  Things are going to look a little different for a while.  But being a little different will allow you to have a more personalized tour! …