Visit & Explore

A barge passes under the Ohio River bridge at downtown Owensboro.Visit Owensboro for a long weekend or a full week away! To explore Owensboro’s cultural options, take in a Broadway play or an Owensboro Symphony Orchestra Concert at RiverPark Center. Some of the many other options include Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro Museum of Science and History, Western Kentucky Botanical Garden and the International Bluegrass Music Museum. If you plan your travel around food, Owensboro is famous for its unique style of barbecue featuring mutton and burgoo – with three local restaurants to sample. In addition to barbecue, Owensboro offers nearly 20 locally owned restaurants featuring many styles of cuisine from authentic Greek and Italian to Southern fusion and seasonal and farm to table options. To burn off all of those great tasting calories, Owensboro boasts activities like hiking, trail biking, disc golf, ice skating, fishing, gravity racing, go-karts, golf and much, much more. For anyone traveling on a budget, Owensboro offers several free entertainment options throughout the summer. Most weeks from May through September bring free live music to downtown Owensboro on a variety of riverfront stages. Bluegrass on the Banks is at Smothers Park from 7-9 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Every Thursday is Downtown Date Night in downtown Owensboro with live music from 6-10 p.m. The Friday After 5 free concert series offers live music on multiple outdoor stages along the riverfront from 5-10 p.m. And on Saturday nights from 7-9 p.m. Live on the Banks brings more free live music to the Smothers Park Overlook. Contact us for help planning the perfect getaway.