CVB, O.Z. Tyler, Miller House, Hall of Fame, partnership highlights Owensboro to larger market

The communal powers of bourbon have created a unique partnership between Visit Owensboro, O.Z. Tyler Distillery, Miller House, and the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum.  The Bourbon Review, the most popular bourbon publication in the world, is helping to market an Owensboro-themed campaign across its website and email platforms.  Already, banner ads in…

CVB contributes $1,000 toward mirror mosaic

The Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau has agreed to provide $1,000 toward the cost of replacing Gary Bielefeld’s Kentucky Mirror Mosaic — a giant mirrored map of Kentucky that is Owensboro’s largest and most visible piece of public art.  The mosaic, which welcomes over 8,500 people to Owensboro from the Ohio River “Blue Bridge”,…

Artist begins Kentucky Mirror Mosaic replacement project

We are sprucing up the city!  The Kentucky Mirror Mosaic, one of Owensboro’s most recognizable landmarks, is undergoing a makeover which is hoped to be revealed before Christmas.  Commercial artist Gary Bielefeld, who created the original art installation 36 years ago, will be leading the restoration of the mosaic that welcomes those entering the city…

Convention & Visitors Bureau steps up promotions campaign

Owensboro is working to push their name internationally, now coining the slogan “bourbon, barbeque, and bluegrass”.  Visit Owensboro is buying two full pages in the Bourbon Review and maximizing their presence online.  Traffic from the Bourbon Review’s website and various social media gives hundreds of thousands of tourists direct access to Owensboro’s attractions.  New professional…

Turf at Fisher Park ‘game-changer,’ Bratcher says

Turf at Fisher Park ‘game-changer,’ Bratcher says Small changes, big impact. Owensboro is revamping Jack C. Fisher park in a major way. The city is working to replace the dirt and grass infields at Fisher Park with turf. That means that the games and tournaments Fisher Park lost last year due to rain will no…

The Miller House among top bourbon bars in America

The Bourbon Review, a quarterly magazine that features all things bourbon, has once again named the Miller House among the top bourbon bars in America.  The Miller House, which opened in 2009, has grown their selection from 30 to 40 types of bourbon to over 700.  Downtown Owensboro is the ideal location as one of…

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…

Tourism ‘trending in right direction,’ Calitri says

Owensboro has upped its tourism development game, and the results are beginning to show. According to the Messenger-Inquirer article, tourist spending is up 3% since last year. Owensboro’s rise as a tourist destination in coverage across the US and internationally has brought visitors from as far as Brazil and South Korea. President and CEO of…

Holiday World adding water coaster/Theme park helps Owensboro hotels, restaurants Holiday World adding water coaster/Theme park helps Owensboro hotels, restaurants

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari just recently announced that it is adding Cheetah Chase, a third water coaster, making the theme park theme park “the undisputed Water Coaster Capital of the world.”  The water coaster will feature two ProSlide rocketBLAST-powered racing slides, traveling 30 feet per second and the tallest RocketBlast at 27 feet tall.…

Ferris wheel ‘small piece’ of overall plan

Developers are working with Visit Owensboro to discuss the possibility of building a banjo-shaped amusement ride which would include a Ferris wheel and a drop tower.  Local officials have begun to seek out public opinion on the latest development idea, which seems positive from both local establishments and community members who’ve seen the model in…