A Guide to Food and Fun in Owensboro, Kentucky

A Guide to Food and Fun in Owensboro, Kentucky
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A Guide to Food and Fun in Owensboro, Kentucky
Welcome to Owensboro!
Owensboro is Kentucky’s fourth-largest city,
a hidden gem nestled on a scenic bend of the
Ohio River in Western Kentucky.
People who visit Owensboro are doing it on
purpose – and we make it worth the trip! From
Owensboro’s signature barbecued mutton and
burgoo to our ties to the roots of bluegrass
music, Owensboro is the culinary and cultural
hub of western Kentucky.
Owensboro hosts more than 20 annual
festivals, including the world famous International
Bar-B-Q Festival, ROMP: Bluegrass Roots &
Branches Festival, East Bridge Art & Music
Festival and the Western Kentucky Botanical
Garden Daylily Festival.
Along with our fun festivals, there are unique
attractions and special events in Owensboro
nearly every week of the year.
Owensboro is home to the International
Bluegrass Music Museum, the world’s only facility
dedicated to the history and preservation of the
history of the genre which originated in western
Kentucky. And don’t miss the Owensboro
Museum of Fine Art, the Owensboro Museum
of Science and History and the Western
Kentucky Botanical Garden among other world
class attractions.
Inside
Visitor Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Free Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
World Famous Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
International Bar-B-Q Festival . . . . . . . . 8
The Perfect Recipe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Familiar Fare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Bourbon Legacy Reborn. . . . . . . . . . . 16
Bicentennial Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
After Dark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
The Tasting Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Shop ‘til you Drop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Collecting Owensboro . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Kentucky Crafted Retailers . . . . . . . . . . 25
Downtown Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Local Lodging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
The Great Outdoors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Owensboro Sportstown . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Kentucky’s Festival City . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Bluegrass Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Bluegrass Heritage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Visit Owensboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
1815-2015
To mark Daviess County’s
official formation on June
1, 1815, there will be a
year long community
bicentennial celebration
featuring many events
to celebrate the county’s
rich history. For a
detailed schedule of all
of the Daviess County
Bicentennial events, go to
www.Daviess200.org or
www.VisitOwensboro.com.
Owensboro is designated as Sports Illustrated
Magazine’s #1 Sportstown in Kentucky and is
well known for sports and recreation options.
Centrally
located
among
numerous
Midwestern cities, Owensboro’s hospitality,
attractions, world class convention center and
wide variety of original culinary options make it
a winning choice for conventions and meetings, a
fun family trip or a romantic getaway.
We invite you to visit Owensboro and explore
everything we have to offer. Please feel free to
contact us to experience our famous southern
hospitality.
On the Cover
One of downtown Owensboro’s signature outdoor
pianos being played at Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits
on West 3rd Street. By John Dunham
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Visitor Services
Located on the Ohio River in northwest Kentucky,
Owensboro is easily reached via several 4-lane
highways. I64 and US 60 from the east, I65 and
William H. Natcher Parkway from the South,
Audubon and Pennyrile Parkways from the west and
I69, I64 and US 60 from the north.
Greater Owensboro Economic
Development Corporation
200 E. 3rd St. • 270-926-4339
www.owensboro.com
Owensboro Daviess County
Convention & Visitors Bureau
215 E. 2nd St.
270-926-1100 or 800-489-1131
www.VisitOwensboro.com
Mileage Distance From Selected Cities
Atlanta, GA
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
St. Louis, MO
Nashville, TN
Louisville, KY
378
328
209
209
134
109
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City of Owensboro
101 E. 4th St. • 270-687-4444
www.owensboro.org
Greater Owensboro
Chamber of Commerce
200 E. 3rd St. • 270-926-1860
www.owensboro.com
Owensboro
Daviess County
Daviess County Fiscal Court
212 St. Ann St. • 270-685-8424
www.daviessky.org
In an Emergency
Always Dial 911
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First Security Bank was founded on a
simple premise: provide banking services
to our customers where relationships
matter and local decisions are made.
Stop in and see us. We want to
build our community with you.
Greater Owensboro Chamber of
Commerce 2014 Business of the Year
Top 10 Job Creator in
Kentucky by Inc. Magazine
Excellence in Banking
Award from Veribanc
A 5-Star Bank Award from
Bauer Financial - 10 Time Winner
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AMY JACKSON
JOHN LASHBROOK
DIANNE WEST
ROBERT WHITAKER
KEVIN ROARK
BRUCE SOOK
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Owensboro
SVP/Commercial
VP/Loan Officer
AVP/Commercial
AVP/Commercial
Mortgage Loan
President
Lender
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Originator
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President
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Free for the Family
Live Music on the Riverfront
During the summer months (typically midMay through October), enjoy a variety of free
outdoor live evening musical performances at
locations along the riverfront.
•Bluegrass on the Banks (every other Tuesday)
•Downtown Date Night (every Thursday)
•Friday After 5 (every Friday)
•Live on the Banks (every Saturday)
•Picking in the Park (last Saturday each month)
www.fridayafter5.com
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Downtown Trolley Tour
Hop on the free trolley at any of the nine
stops throughout downtown and take a ride to
your next destination. Mon-Wed, 10 a.m.-10
p.m.; Thur-Sat, 10 a.m.-midnight.
Lazy Dayz Playground and SprayPark
at Smother’s Park
This is the longest fully accessible playground
in the country and serves children and families
of all abilities. Playground open 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
SprayPark open 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
199 West Veterans Blvd.
www.owensboroparks.org
When the world needed a treatment
for Ebola, it looked to Owensboro’s
own Kentucky BioProcessing – just
one of the many companies that find
it easy to recruit talent and grow
in Owensboro with its world-class
schools, arts, healthcare and other
quality of life amenities.
Owensboro Hall of Fame
Owensboro is the birthplace of Actor Johnny
Depp and Moto Grand Prix Racer Nicky
Hayden. Check out all 50 Hall of Fame
members at the Owensboro Visitor Center.
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
215 East 2nd St.
www.VisitOwensboro.com
Walk, Run or Bike the Greenbelt Trail
The 15-mile long Adkisson Greenbelt Park
trail circles the city linking neighborhoods,
business districts, parks and schools. It is a
10-foot wide asphalt surface that will easily
accommodate pedestrians and bicyclists.
www.owensboroparks.org
… and so should you.
Hike or Bike the Rudy Mine Trails
Designed by mountain bikers for mountain
bikers with 7.25 miles of scenic trails and
amazing terrain, these trails offer something
for every level of rider or hiker.
5687 US 60 West (trail head access)
www.owensboroparks.org
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World Famous Barbecue
Barbecued mutton and burgoo are the two
foods that distinguish Daviess County barbecue
from other areas. Although pork, chicken, and
beef are prepared, the preference of locals
according to the barbecue restaurant owners
is mutton (sheep) and burgoo (a stew made
from mutton, other meats and vegetables). The
Daviess County region has also developed a
unique style of pit barbecue featuring vinegarbased sauces mopped over the meat during the
lengthy smoking process. The result of this
process is a delicious, tangy, and very tender
meat.
The International Bar-B-Q Festival began in
1978 and is held on the second full weekend
in May each year. This festival is the kick-off
for the barbecue season during the summer
and fall. Catholic churches throughout the area
host picnics nearly every weekend until late
September. These picnics are favorite family
gatherings and raise funds for local charities.
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Both Moonlite Bar-B-Q on West Parrish Avenue and
Ole South Bar-B-Q on KY 54 offer buffet dining,
carry out and catering. Fresh corn bread muffins
and a variety of meats and sides are ready on the
Moonlite buffet. All four Owensboro barbecue
restaurants have loyal local fans, including Old
Hickory Bar-B-Q on Washington Avenue which
earned the Messenger-Inquirer Readers Choice
Award for barbecue in 2014.
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Owensboro’s newest barbecue restaurant opened
in November 2014, but don’t mistake the proprietors
of Henry’s Boogalou BBQ as new to the Daviess
County barbecue scene. Roy Henry’s award winning
Boogalou BBQ Sauce was created in 1978. For now,
he and business partner Sonny Day offer carry out,
delivery, specialty cooking and catering services
only. Stop by Henry’s Boogalou BBQ at 4313 Gate
Way Drive and see what’s cooking on their smoker
out back.
The Wesleyan Way
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International Bar-B-Q Festival
The competition is fierce and the flavors
rich as cooking teams produce the best that
their secret recipes have to offer in an effort to
win the Governor’s Cup, the prize awarded to
the festival’s best overall Bar-B-Q cooking team.
On the second weekend in May each
year, teams compete in Mutton, Chicken and
Burgoo and are required to cook a minimum
of 600 pounds of Mutton, 300 Chickens and
60 gallons of Burgoo. Many of the teams cook
more than the minimum to have plenty for sale
by the gallon or pound for festival goers.
The International Bar-B-Q Festival typically attracts
more than 30,000 people to the Ohio riverfront in
downtown Owensboro, Ky. The award winning
festival has been named a Southeast Tourism
Society Top 20 Event for 2015.
Cooking team members use wooden paddles,
above, to stir giant kettles of burgoo. Burgoo is
Owensboro’s signature “barbecue stew.” At right,
wire frames are used to turn several pieces of
barbecued mutton at once along large cooking pits
set up in the street.
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Taste the Tradition
Daviess County barbecue is available any day of the week at four Owensboro barbecue restaurants.
Henry’s Boogalou BBQ
Locally owned. Carry out and delivery only.
4313 Gate Way Dr. • 270-689-2271
Moonlite Bar-B-Q
Locally owned since 1963. Buffet, carry out and
catering.
2840 W. Parrish Ave. • 270-684-8143
Old Hickory Bar-B-Q
Locally owned for six generations. Eat in, carry out
and drive-thru.
338 Washington Ave. • 270-926-9000
Ole South Bar-B-Q
Locally owned. Buffet, carry out and drive-thru.
3523 KY 54 • 270-926-6464
Easy banking for your
hard earned money.
There are two kinds of banks here in Owensboro: those
where managing your money is harder than it should be. And
Republic Bank. It’s easier here with local banking centers
that get to know your name. You can get loans quickly and
easily here. And, here, we offer advanced, people-friendly
online and mobile banking services* that allow you to
bank wherever. Whenever. So, discover how effortless
banking can be. Stop by your nearest Republic banking
center or visit RepublicBank.com.
3332 Villa Point Drive
270-683-2699
3500 Frederica Street
270-684-3333
*Message and data rates may apply from your wireless carrier.
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The Perfect Recipe
For culinary exploration beyond barbecue, try one of the many unique local Owensboro eateries.
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Briarpatch
Bee Bop’s
Carleo’s Food and Spirits
New twists on Eggs Benedict and Gourmet
Omelettes to unbelievable Biscuit Beignets
and Cinnamon Roll French Toast. Inside the
Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront.
701 1st St. • www.anotherbrokenegg.com
Locally owned 50’s-style diner. Outdoor Seating.
Mon-Thur, 10a-8p, Fri-Sat, 10a-9p
122-A West 2nd St. • 270-663-0623
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Big Dipper
A drive-through hamburger favorite since 1954,
the Big Dipper is a local icon. Outdoor seating.
Mon-Sat, 9a-10p. Cash only.
2820 West Parrish Ave. • 270-684-4806
Bill’s Restaurant
Locally owned, serving a small seasonal menu
that changes often. Tue-Thu, 11a-2p & 5-8p;
Fri, 11a-2p & 5-9p; Sat, 5-9p
420 Frederica St. • 270-852-8120
Locally owned steakhouse. Mon-Thur, 11a-2p
& 5-9:30p; Fri, 11a-2p & 5-10:30p; Sat, 4:3010:30p; Sun, 11a-2p & 4-8:30p
2760 Veach Rd. • 270-685-3329
www.brpatch.com
Locally owned fine dining restaurant specializing
in Cuban, Italian, Mexican, Seafood and Thai.
Mon-Thurs, 11a – 9p; Fri–Sat, 11a - 10p; Sun
11a - 4p
3114 Alvey Park Dr. Suite 1 • 270-684-0290
Catfish Willy’s
Locally owned seafood restaurant, also serving
burgers, steaks, chicken, and pork chops. MonThurs, 11a-9p; Fri-Sat, 11a-10p
1007 Tamarack Rd. Suite 2 • 270-686-3677
Chef ’s Kitchen
Locally owned featuring buffet, salad bar, soup.
Mon-Thurs, 10:30a-8p; Fri – Sat, 10:30a-9p
3600 Frederica St. • 270-215-4149
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Colby’s Deli and Cafe
Locally owned deli with breakfast, salads and
sandwiches. Outdoor seating. Mon-Fri, 7a-2p
401 Frederica St. • 270-684-2495
Colby’s Fine Food & Spirits
Famous Bistro
Locally owned, Mediterranean-inspired Greek
cuisine. Outdoor seating. Mon-Thur, 11a-2:30p
& 4-9p, Fri-Sat, 11a-2:30p & 4-10p
102 West 2nd St. • 270-686-8202
Locally owned, offering entrees, specials, salads
and a separate bar area. Outdoor seating. MonThur, 11a-9:30p, Fri-Sat, 11a-10:30p
204 West 3rd St. • 270-685-4239
www.colbysfinefoodandspirits.com
Fetta Specialty Pizza and Spirits
The Creme Coffee House
Locally owned restaurant inside the Hampton
Inn & Suites. Mon-Fri, 11a-2:30p & 4-10p; Sat,
11a-10p; Sun, 11a-9p
401 West 2nd Street • 270-240-4556
Locally owned coffee shop also serves breakfast,
lunch, dinner and desserts. Outdoor seating.
Mon-Thur, 7:30a-8p; Fri, 7:30a-10p; Sat, 9a-9p
109 East 2nd St. • 270-683-7787
www.cremecoffeehouse.com
CYO Brewing Taproom
Locally owned brewery and taproom. MonThur, 11a-11p; Fri-Sat, 11a-1:30a
119 East 2nd St. • 270-883-1045
www.cyobrewing.com
El Toribio
Locally owned, authentic Mexican cuisine.
Mon-Sat, 10a-10p.
630 Emory Dr. • 270-685-2040
Rare atmosphere.
Medium price.
Well done Service.
2760 Veach Rd.
Locally owned, gourmet pizza. Outdoor seating.
Mon-Thur, 11a-9p, Fri-Sat, 11a-10p, Sun 11a-8p
118 St. Ann St. • 270-926-0005
Lure Seafood and Grille
Madewell’s Corner Cafe
Locally owned traditional diner. Mon-Fri, 5a-2p;
Sat, 6a-11p
924 East 2nd Street • 270-926-5002
Maloney’s Pizza, Salad & Wings
Locally owned, serving pizza, salad and wings.
Kids eat free on Sat and Sun from 11a-2p and
players in uniform get 25% off. Sun-Thur,
11a-11p; Fri-Sat, 11a-midnight
3030 Highland Pointe Dr. • 270-684-8080
www.maloneyspizza.com
Best Salad Bar In Town!
(270) 685-3329
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The Miller House
Casual and family-owned, serving seasonal
food with a Southern influence inside a historic
home built in 1905. And don’t miss Spirits at
Miller House, a cozy downstairs bourbon bar
with more than 300 bourbons. Outdoor seating.
Tue-Thur, 11a-2p & 5-9p; Fri, 11a-2p & 5-10p;
Sat, 5-10p; Sun, 10a-2p
301 East 5th St. • 270-685-5878
www.themillerhouserestaurant.com
Wasabi Express
Japanese cuisine and sushi. Mon-Thu,
11a-9:30p; Fri-Sat, 11a-10p; Sun, 11a-9p
636 Southtown Blvd. • 270-684-3500
Yellow Creek Boyz Pizza n Subs
Carry out and delivery. Mon-Thu, 11a-9p; FriSat, 11a-11p; Sun, 3-9p
1012 East 4th St. • 270-231-8021
Niko’s Italian Cuisine
Locally owned, elegant Italian food. Mon-Fri,
11a-9p; Sat, 4-9p
220 East Parrish Ave. • 270-852-1618
Ninki
Locally owned Japanese steakhouse and sushi
bar. Mon-Thur, 11a-9:30p; Fri, 11a-10:30p; Sat,
11:30a-10:30p; Sun, 10a-9p
3500 Villa Point #103 • 270-685-9913
Pangea Cafe
Locally owned, offering American, Creole,
French, Italian, Mexican and Middle Eastern.
Tue-Wed, 11a-3p; Thu-Fri, 11a-10p; Sat, 4-11p
1320 Carter Rd. • 270-689-9824
Papa Grande’s
Locally owned, serving real Mexican food.
Open daily, 10a-9p
544 Southtown Blvd. • 270-683-1615
Real Hacienda Mexican Restaurant
Locally owned offering authentic Mexican
cuisine. Sun-Thu, 11a-10p; Sat, 11a-10:30p
4820 Frederica St. • 270-685-5950
3023 Highland Pointe Dr. • 270-684-5595
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Familiar Fare
If you crave a familiar taste during your visit, Owensboro has three dining districts to choose from.
Dunkin Donuts
3011 Frederica St
McDonald’s
2750 Frederica St
Applebee’s
5120 Frederica St
Fazoli’s
5060 Frederica St
New China Buffet
4768 Frederica St
Brick House Pizza
2410 Frederica St
Five Guys Burgers and Fries
2600 Frederica St
Olive Garden
5204 Frederica St
Buffalo Wild Wings
4736 Frederica St
Grandy’s
5000 Frederica St
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
5035 Frederica St
Captain D’s
830 Chuck Gray Ct
Great Harvest Bread Co.
3211 Frederica St
O’Charley’s
5205 Frederica St
Chick-Fil-A
5311 Frederica St
G.D. Ritzy’s
4925 Frederica St
Panera Bread
4600 Frederica St
Cold Stone Creamery
5140 Frederica St
Jimmy John’s
2300 Frederica St
Penn Station East Coast Subs
3525 Frederica St
Cracker Barrel
4601 Frederica St
KFC
4911 Frederica St
Rally’s Hamburgers
1301 Frederica St
Denny’s
4545 Frederica St
Long John Silver’s
2770 Frederica St
Red Lobster
3410 Frederica St
Frederica
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Ritzy’s
4925 Frederica St
Beef O’Brady’s
3189 Fairview Dr
Wendy’s
2934 KY 54
Ryan’s Steakhouse
4500 Frederica St
Bob Evans
3123 Kentucky 54
West Parrish
Shogun of Japan
5010 Wildcat Way
Show-Me’s
5000 Frederica St
Cheddar’s Casual Cafe
3040 Highland Pointe Dr
54 Pizza Express
1700 Starlite Dr
Culver’s
3020 Highland Pointe Dr
Arby’s
2960 W Parish Ave
G.D. Ritzy’s
4527 KY 54
Burger King
2944 W Parrish Ave
Subway
3119 Frederica St
KFC
3212 KY 54
Hardees
2705 W Parrish Ave
Texas Roadhouse
943 Moseley Rd
Logan’s Roadhouse
2945 Wimsatt Ct
TGI Friday’s
5135 Frederica St
Hong Kong Chinese
Restaurant
1650 Starlite Dr
Maloney’s Pizza & Wings
3030 Highland Pointe Dr
Lee’s Famous Recipe
Chicken
1800 Carter Rd
Sonic Drive-In
3107 Frederica St
Spudz-N-Stuff
363 Southtown Blvd.
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant
3415 Frederica St
White Castle
4641 Frederica St
Zaxby’s
5030 Frederica St
McDonald’s
3328 KY 54
Penn Station East Coast Subs
3023 Highland Pointe Dr
Pizza By The Guy
3115 Commonwealth Ct
Lic’s Deli & Ice Cream
2120 W. Parrish Ave.
Little Caesar’s Pizza
1650 Starlite Dr
Long John Silver’s
2519 W Parrish Ave
East Parrish
Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina
3500 Villa Pt
McDonald’s
2730 W Parrish Ave
54 Pizza Express
3101 Alvey Park Dr E
Spudz-N-Stuff
3500 Villa Pt
MiRanchito
2425 W Parrish Ave
Arby’s
3401 Villa Point
Subway
3124 Leitchfield Rd
Subway
2420 W Parrish Ave
Baskin-Robbins
3245 Mount Moriah Ave
Taco Bell
3335 Villa Point
Taco Bell
2500 W Parrish Ave
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Bourbon Legacy Reborn
During the 19th century there were more
than 18 distilleries operating in Daviess County.
The Charles Medley Distillery is the site of
one of the oldest distilleries in Owensboro,
having started operations in 1885. The facility,
on Distillery Road, was the only remaining
distilling operation in the county when it shut
down more than two decades ago.
In May 2014, TerrePURE Kentucky
Distillers Inc. announced plans to restore and
reopen the historic Charles Medley Distillery to
bring back bourbon distilling in Daviess County.
Spirits is a bourbon bar
under The Miller House
Restaurant at 301 W. 5th
Street. With exposed brick
walls, locally created art
and an eclectic mix of
patrons, anyone coming to
Spirits for the first time will
feel welcome. As a bourbon
bar, Spirits always has
more than 300 bourbons
in stock on their “Wall of
Bourbon,” making it the
largest bourbon collection
in western Kentucky.
The company will invest $23 million to
purchase and refurbish the nearly 130-year-old
facility.
TerrePURE plans to renovate and repair
buildings on the 28-acre site, as well as install
new equipment. The goal is to have the distillery
up and running during 2016.
Bourbon distilling contributes nearly
$2 billion in gross state product each year.
Kentucky exported $383 million worth of its
distilled spirits in 2013, a full 21 percent of the
U.S. total.
JOIN THE REVOLUTION.
Member FDIC
2425 Frederica St.
270-686-1776
2465 Parrish Ave.
270-689-1696
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3228 Highway 54
270-689-1979
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Bicentennial Events
For a detailed schedule of all Daviess County Bicentennial events,
go to www.Daviess200.org or www.VisitOwensboro.com.
Jan 31 – George Yeaman Celebration
3-5p: “Lincoln” at Empress Theatre
5:30-6:30p: Picture unveiling at courthouse
Sept. 12 – Murder at Yellow
Banks Live Radio Play
1815-2015
7-9p: Explore the murder
trial of Bill Smothers in the
Brescia University Science Building
May 30 – Bicentennial 5K Run/Walk
May 30 – Opening Ceremony
12-4p: Time capsule opening, speeches and
more on Courthouse Lawn
Sept 25 – Wild Game Meal
6-8p: Pioneer Village, Yellow Creek Park.
Featuring wild game and fresh local food
May 30 – “Daviess County, KY: Through the
Lens of Art” Exhibition Opening & Gala
6-9p: Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
Oct. 3-4 – Bicentennial Farm Festival
8a-5p: Historic farm machinery and
demonstrations at Lampkin Farm
June 19 – Black Union Solider Historic
Marker Unveiling
5-6p: Courthouse lawn
Weekends in October – Voices of Elmwood
6-10p: Special Bicentennial living history
presentation
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July 4 – Bicentennial Fireworks Celebration
9:15-10p: Downtown Owensboro
Nov. 7 – Community Thanksgiving
Observance
July 11 – Bicentennial Bike Ride
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costumed actors and more on Courthouse Lawn
Aug. 25-29 – Women’s History Week
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2216 New Hartford Road • Owensboro, KY 42303
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After Dark
Owensboro offers nightlife for everyone from the serious beer or bourbon connoisseur and the
live music afficionado to the sports fan who wants to catch the game and someone interested in
meeting new people and interacting with “the locals.”
Buffalo Wild Wings
Lively chain sports bar dishing up wings and
other American pub grub amid lots of large
screen TVs. Mon-Sat, 11a-1a; Sun, 11a-12a
4736 Frederica St • 270-686-7800
Gambrinus Libation Emporium
Locally owned non-smoking nightspot
featuring and insane draft lineup, only
premium liquors, a martini list to die for and
quite possible the largest bottled beer selection
in the area. Mon, 5-12p; Tue-Fri, 4-12p; Sat,
5-12p
116 West 2nd St. • 270-685-5464
Maloney’s Pizza & Wings
Locally owned Sports Bar with free WiFi
and 30 big screens featuring NFL Sunday
Ticket and ESPN College Basketball Game
Day. Serves pizza, salad and wings. Sun-Thur,
11a-11p; Fri-Sat, 11a-midnight
3030 Highland Pointe Dr. • 270-684-8080
www.maloneyspizza.com
Mixology Lab at Pangea Cafe
Located within the depths of Pangea Cafe
Headquarters is a secret, hidden lair that isn’t
really secret or hidden, because mad scientists
are creating exciting drinks. The Mixology Lab
delights the senses with a spectacle of tastes,
smells, sights and sounds. Thur-Sat, 4-11p
1320 Carter Road • 270-689-9824
Pangea Cafe Murder Mystery Theatre
Enjoy a fabulous dinner with a live show
where the audience becomes a part of the
mystery! Diners are assigned a character
with a backstory and objectives to complete
throughout the night. Dressing up in costume
is highly encouraged. Murder Mystery Theatre
is basically a huge improv game of Clue – only
the diners are playing the characters. Prizes
throughout the night for best costume and
best and worst performance. Option to choose
a “detective” role and watch from the sidelines
if participation isn’t your thing. Typically
scheduled for every other Saturday, call to
confirm.
1320 Carter Road • 270-689-9824
Spirits at The Miller House
Spirits is the cozy little bar under The Miller
House Restaurant. With an eclectic mix of
patrons, anyone coming to Spirits for the first
time will feel right at home. This is a bourbonfocused bar where there are always more than
300 bourbons in stock, making Spirits the
largest Bourbon Bar in western Kentucky.
Spirits also offers a wide variety of signature
martinis, mixed drinks, beer, wine, and live
entertainment. Tue-Thur 4-9p; Fri-Sat, 4-10p
301 East 5th St. • 270-685-5878
www.themillerhouserestaurant.com
Val-U Liquors
Where your glass is always half full...
3023 Highland Pointe Dr. • 270-926-2555
Just off KY 54 across from Culvers
Retail Liquor, Wine and Beer
Specialty Beers and High Tier Wines Available
Best service and selection in Owensboro
Party/Wedding consultation available
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The Tasting Room
If you want to sample locally produced wines
during your visit, there are several high quality
vineyards within a short driving distance of
Owensboro.
Blue Heron Vineyards & Winery
5330 Blue Heron Lane
Cannelton, Indiana 47520
812-547-7518
Wed-Sun, 11a-5p
Boucherie Vinyards & Winery
6523 Keyway Dr.
Sportsville, KY 42458
270-826-6192
Wed-Sat, 11a-6p
Misty Meadow Winery
2743 Keller Rd.
Owensboro, KY 42301
270-683-0361
Thur-Fri, 9a-5:30p; Sat, 10a-2p
Monkey Hollow Winery
11534 E County Rd 1740
St. Meinrad, IN 47577
812-357-2272
Tue-Sun, 11a-6p
Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery
9566 KY 41 A
Henderson, KY 42420
270-830-7660
Tue-Sat, 11a-6p
White Buck Vineyards & Winery
1800 US 60 W
Morganfield, KY 42437
270-389-1285
Tue-Sat, 11a-6p
Mystique Winery
13000 Gore Road
Lynnville, Indiana 47619
812-922-5612
Wed-Sun, 11a-6p
Pepper’s Ridge Winery
4304 N County Road 200 W
Rockport, IN 47635
812-649-9463
www.peppersridge.com
Wed-Sun, 12-6p
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Shop ‘til you Drop
Owensboro offers many unique shopping options at locally owned boutiques. Or Owensboro has
national chain department, home improvement and drug stores to meet a variety of needs.
Locally Owned
Adams and Sons Men’s Fine Clothiers
401 West 2nd St. • 270-993-3245
Andria’s Candies
217 Allen St. • 270-684-3733
The Bakers Rack
2690 Frederica St. • 270-684-6130
Bella Ragazza Boutique
120 A West 2nd St. • 270-926-9546
Blossoms
805 Frederica St. • 270-689-2229
Buds
401 West 2nd St. • 270-689-2229
C-ing Polkadots
115 West 2nd St. • 270-240-4394
Cooper Variety Shop
1014 East 4th St • 270-344-2871
The Crowne
107 East 2nd St • 270-231-8132
The Earle Men’s Store
2660 Frederica St. • 270-684-3111
Excursions
2738 Frederica St. • 270-926-8388
The Glass Factory
3811 KY 54 • 270-312-2300
KidStop Children’s Boutique
3333 Frederica St. • 270-926-6433
Lance & Co Jewelers
2730 Frederica St. • 270-686-0001
M&M Jewelers
100 West 2nd St. • 270-684-8861
Nona’s Downtown Market
126 West 2nd St. • 270-926-8183
Peacocks & Pearls
3811 KY 54 • 270-926-7467
Simply Chic
101-A West 3rd St. • 270-683-6333
Studio 105 Art & Frame Studio
105 West 3rd St. • 270-685-3958
Studio Slant
624 Emory Dr. • 270-684-3570
Trisons
507 Frederica St. • 270-683-2309
Welborn Floral Co.
920 East 4th St. • 270-684-3283
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HOUSE NOTES
Woodland Creek
1010 East 4th St. • 270-929-8773
• For tickets and information, call the RiverPark Center
Box Office at (270) 687-ARTS, Monday through
Friday, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Academy
Sports
Outdoors
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will beand
seated
at an appropriate interval
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Pointe Dr. • 270-686-6000
the performance.
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Frederica St. • 270-683-0465
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• Smoking is not allowed in RiverPark Center.
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Atmos• Courtyard.
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Lowe’s
Home Improvement
nearest exit. Follow the instructions of the ushers
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Familiar Retail
• Restrooms are located in the main floor hallways on
either side of Cannon Hall. All restroom facilities are
handicap accessible.
• An elevator is conveniently located in the lobby
near ComeBacks
the main entrance on the west side of
Great
Cannon
Hall.
2809
Veach
Rd. • 270-685-1027
• Contact our house manager for lost and found.
Patti’s
ReSale
RiverPark
Center is not responsible for theft or loss
605ofPark
Plaza
Dr • 270-684-9679
personal
property.
• No food is allowed in Cannon Hall.
Plato’s Closet
• Assistive infrared listening devices may be obtained
4724
Frederica St. • 270-689-9855
through the house manager.
• Audio Description
for the visually impaired and
Robin’s
Resale Boutique
closed
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impaired is
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available for certain performances. Contact the
house manager at this performance or call our
Event Services Director for exact availability.
• The equipment and training for audio description
and closed captioning is provided by The
Kentucky Center and the National Endowment for
the Arts
Resale
Funded in part by a grant from THE KENTUCKY ARTS COUNCIL,
a state agency of the Commerce Cabinet. Audio description is
provided with the support of the Kentucky Center.
Menards
3001 Heartland Crossing. • 270-684-0325
Target
5151 Frederica St. • 270-686-7033
T.J. Maxx
5101 Frederica St. • 270-691-0950
Towne Square Mall
5000 Frederica St. • 270-620-6000
Walgreens
2318 Frederica
• 270-686-7873
123 W.St.4th
Street, Suite 201
3312 Leitchfield
Rd/KY
• 270-683-6422
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Walmart
5031 Frederica St. • 270-685-2060
3153 Leitchfield Rd/KY 54 • 270-683-5553
Gifts • Furnishings • Bridal Registry
507 Frederica St.
270-683-2309
Open: M-F 10-6; Sat. 10-5
Wilton Armetale, Arthor Court,
Lenox & Other Brands
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Preservation Station Market
and Event Center is a 39,000
sq. ft. former elementary
school converted to a retail
marketplace with a gym
that can host community
events. Open Tuesday
thru Saturday 10-5 p.m.
customers can visit shops
or the beauty salon.
Preservation Station Market
Days takes place on the first
weekend of every month
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Saturday and 12 to 5 p.m.
on Sunday with 60-120
vendors in attendance.
Collecting Owensboro
Antiques
Audubon Attic
2845 West Parrish Ave. • 270-689-9001
Black Sheep Antiques
7094 US 231, Utica • 270-903-7859
David P. Taylor Antiques
119 West 3rd St. • 270-316-6230
The Gallery
107 East 2nd St. • 270-684-4107
Keepsake Antiques
500 West 3rd St. • 270-684-9379
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Main Street Steve
111 East 2nd St. • 270-316-9622
Owensboro Antique Mall
500 West 3rd St. • 270-684-3003
Owensboro Flea Mall
3022 East 4th St. • 270-315-9881
Owensboro Trading Post
420 Breckenridge St.
270-925-1967 • 270-315-2135
Peachtree Antique Gallery
108 West 2nd St. • 270-926-1081
Preservation Station
9661 KY 56 • 270-925-1124
Trader Baker Flea Market
2930 East 4th St. • 270-684-4393
Collectables
Big Bang Toys and Games
4786 Frederica St • 270-688-5800
Now Open Daily
Tues-Sat 10-5
2015 Market Days
Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5
Bruner’s Collectables
1628 Triplett St. • 270-684-4904
Over 120 vendors, live music, and good food!
Lotus Guardian
527 Emory Dr. • 270-926-6765
The Old School Salon
Book & Music Exchange
4032 Frederica St. • 270-688-5955
Money Tree
1421 Triplett St. • 270-684-0000
Jan 3 & 4, Feb 7 & 8, Mar 7 & 8, Apr 4 & 5,
May 2 & 3, June 6 & 7, Jul 4 & 5, Aug 1 & 2,
Sept 5 & 6, Oct 3 & 4, Nov 7 & 8, Dec 5 & 6
Open Daily
Tues-Fri 10-5
and Sat 10-3
9661 Highway 56,
Owensboro, KY 42301
270-993-7532 or 270-215-1045
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Kentucky Crafted Retailers
During 2014, 24 businesses received the
Kentucky Crafted Retailers designation from
the Kentucky Arts Council after demonstrating
their commitment to market quality
craftsmanship and artistic excellence produced
by artists in the Kentucky Crafted Program.
Kentucky Crafted Retailers represent a
broad range of retail stores and galleries that
offer a wide variety of merchandise and actively
promote the Kentucky Crafted brand.
Owensboro has two retailers who earned the
Kentucky Crafted designation in 2014.
Kuntry Kutter Gallery
122 E. 18th St. • 270-764-5524
Wed-Sat, 10a-5p
Studio 105 Art and Frame Gallery
105 West Third St. • 270-685-3958
Mon-Fri, 9a-5p; Sat, 9a-Noon
A unique gift and antique shop with one of a
kind items and hand-made furniture.
Custom Framing and Design, Original Art,
Limited Edition Art, Posters, Prints and
Accessories.
Featuring Kentucky Crafted items from:
Freaky Frogs/Paradise Point
Dancin’ Dog Designs
Lloyd K. Hughes Metalsmithing
Seven Oaks Wood Gallery
Star Bird Pottery
Melisa Beth Ceramics
Featuring Kentucky Crafted items from:
Carole Gordon Watercolors
Fine Art Editions Gallery and Press
Highland Raku Studio
Pottery by Thomas
Wiesener Studios
Yardbirds®
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215 East 2nd St.
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
270-926-1100
Local Lodging Options
From high end suites to hookups for recreational vehicles, Owensboro has a wide range of lodging
options to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Comfort Suites Owensboro
66 suites
230 Salem Dr.
270-926-7675 • 1-800-424-6423
Smoke free. Suites include refrigerators,
microwaves, coffee makers, 42-inch flat-screen
televisions, irons, ironing boards, safes and hair
dryers.
Courtyard Owensboro
109 rooms
3120 Highland Pointe Dr.
270-685-4140 • 1-888-236-2427
Smoke free. Each room or suite is equipped
for comfort and functionality with a 32” flat
screen TV, complimentary HBO and free
WiFi. You can also take advantage of our wellmaintained fitness room, indoor saline pool
and whirlpool. On site restaurant.
Days Inn Owensboro
116 rooms
3720 New Hartford Rd.
270-684-9621 • 1-800-225-3297
Smoking and non-smoking rooms available.
Conveniently located near several local sports
complexes. Guest rooms include refrigerator,
coffee maker and free WiFi. Free large-vehicle
parking available.
Fairfield Inn
100 rooms
800 Salem Dr.
270-688-8887 • 1-800-228-2800
All guest rooms offer 32” flat panel TVs and
well-lit work desks. Other amenities include
free WiFi Internet, indoor pool and hot tub
and a coin operated laundry. The Market and
fitness room are open 24 hours a day.
Hampton Inn & Suites Owensboro
Downtown-Waterfront
150 rooms
401 W. 2nd St.
270-685-2005
Conveniently located adjacent to Smothers
Park and Owensboro Convention Center,
this LEED certified hotel features “green”
roofing and an on site car charging station.
Guest rooms offer modern amenities including
refrigerator, microwave, 42-inch TV and
technology charging docks. Some guest
rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and a
balcony, offering stunning river and downtown
views. On site restaurant, bar, spa, salon and
shopping.
Hampton Inn South
86 rooms
615 Salem Dr.
270-926-2006 • 1-800-426-7866
Recipient of the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate
of Excellence Award and 2014 Hamptonality
National Volunteer Award. Feel refreshed
with a great night’s sleep in a clean and fresh
Hampton bed®. Each guest room offers a
variety of comforting amenities including free
WiFi.
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Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront
123 rooms
701 West 1st St.
270-683-1111 • 1-800-465-4329
Owensboro’s newest hotel is conveniently
located next door to the Owensboro
Convention Center. Spacious guest rooms are
equipped with a 40 inch flat screen HDTV
with HBO, refrigerator, wired and wireless high
speed internet, mobile desk with ergonomic
chair, triple sheeted bedding, and headboard
with integrated individual reading lights and
convenience outlets. Enjoy the southern
hospitality of an outdoor living space including
fire pits, water feature, umbrellas and lounge
service. On site restaurant and bar.
Holiday Inn Express
70 rooms
3220 W. Parrish Ave.
270-685-2433 • 1-800-465-4329
Conveniently located close to several local
sports complexes. Guest rooms feature a large
business desk and free high-speed, wireless
and wired Internet access. Rooms also include
refrigerator, microwave, a 25-inch TV and
chair with an ottoman.
Ramada Inn
140 rooms
3136 W. 2nd St.
270-685-3941 • 1-800-854-9517
Smoking and non-smoking rooms available.
Conveniently located for a short commute
to downtown Owensboro attractions and
local sports complexes. Guest rooms include
microwave, refrigerator and free WiFi. Free
large-vehicle parking available. On site bar.
Sleep Inn
64 rooms
51 Bon Harbor Hills
270-691-6200 • 1-800-424-6423
Conveniently located near the OwensboroDaviess County Regional Airport, the
Owensboro Convention Center and several
local sports complexes. Each guest room
comes equipped with a flat-screen high
definition television, refrigerator, microwave,
coffee maker, iron and ironing board. Free
weekday newspaper available.
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Owensboro Motels
Budget Inn
33 rooms
316 East 3rd St.
270-683-7311
Motel 6
90 rooms
4585 Frederica St.
270-686-8606 • 1-800-466-8356
Cadillac Motel
45 rooms
1311 West 2nd St.
270-684-2343
Motor Lodge 231
29 rooms
1640 Triplett St.
270-684-7231
Colonel House Motel
49 rooms
1829 Triplett St.
270-684-5271
Owensboro Motel
22 rooms
1420 Triplett St.
270-683-8805
Diamond Lake Resort and Campground
10 rooms
7301 Hobbs Road
270-229-4900 • 1-800-975-4900
Super 8 Motel
52 rooms
1027 Goetz Dr.
270-685-3388 • 1-800-454-3213
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Hotel Amenities
Comfort Suites
No
Smoking
Free
Breakfast
On Site
Restaurant
On Site
Bar
Free
WiFi
Pets
Welcome
Fitness
Center
Business
Center
Courtyard
Days Inn
Fairfield Inn
Hampton Inn & Suites
Hampton Inn South
Holiday Inn Riverfront
Holiday Inn Express
Motel 6
Indoor
Outdoor
Swimming Swimming
Ramada Inn
Sleep Inn
Super 8 Motel
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The Great Outdoors
Owensboro has two options if you want to enjoy outdoor living during your visit. And both
facilities offer a wide variety of activities to enjoy during your stay, including pay lake fishing.
Diamond Lake Resort and Campground
7301 Hobbs Road
270-229-4900 • 1-800-975-4900
270 campsites, 10 sleeping rooms, 4 cottages,
2 rental RVs
www.diamondlakeresort.net
Windy Hollow Campground and
Recreational Area
5141 Windy Hollow Road
270-785-4150
175 campsites (primitive to full hook-up)
www.windyhollowcampground.com
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Owensboro Sportstown
Owensboro is designated as Sports
Illustrated Magazine’s #1 Sportstown in
Kentucky and is well known for sports and
recreation options.
With outstanding sports complexes hosting
Tournament Facilities
The Edge Ice Center, located at 1400
Hickman Ave is Owensboro’s municipal ice
arena. Open year-round, the Edge offers
skating, skate rental, a full concession and pro
shop. The Edge has over 42,000 square feet,
with an ice surface of 17,000 square feet.
The Next Level, an indoor sports/
recreational facility located in the heart of
Owensboro at 105 Carlton Dr. This facility
offers 32,000 square feet of indoor space that
can be used for softball, baseball, football,
soccer, in line hockey, volleyball, cheerleading,
and so much more. 270-683-1354
Owensboro Convention Center, at 501 West
2nd St., is a multipurpose center with 92,000
square feet of space including a 44,000 square
foot exhibit hall.
Owensboro Softball Complex is located
in Jack C. Fisher Park at 3900 West Fifth
Street Rd. This first-class complex provides
four lighted softball fields, a field house with
concessions, and announcer’s area. The facility
hosts many local, state, regional and national
tournaments.
Owensboro Sportscenter, located at 1215
Hickman Ave, is a multi-purpose 5,000 seat
sports arena. www.owensboroparks.org
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numerous tournaments and individual options
like ice skating, disc golf and trail biking,
Owensboro is one of the best places in
Kentucky and the U.S. to participate in or watch
sporting activities.
Owensboro Tennis Complex, located at
2901 Bittel Rd, offers six indoor and nine
outdoor fully lighted courts. Open year round.
www.owensborotennis.net
Panther Creek Park, 5160 Wayne Bridge Rd,
contains six baseball/softball diamonds with
lighted fields and scoreboards. Concession
stands are located at the park.
Thompson Berry Soccer Complex, located
on Raven Dr. off US 60 W. and Horse Fork
Creek Soccer Complex at 3005 Fairview
Dr. have been the home to numerous soccer
tournaments of all sizes.
Waymond Morris Park Football Complex
with four fields is located at 5200 Todd Bridge
Rd. This state of the art complex hosts
numerous large youth football events each
year.
Golf
Yellow Creek Park, 5710 KY 144, has a 200foot youth softball diamond and a 350-foot
baseball field with concessions, lighted fields
and electronic scoreboards.
Ben Hawes Park Golf Course, is a city
owned golf course at 400 Booth Field Rd.
18-hole regulation golf course, plus 9-hole par
3 course, driving range and practice greens.
270-687-7137
Hillcrest Golf Course, is a city owned course
at 4346 Old Hartford Rd. 9-hole municipal
golf course. 270-687-2717
The Pearl Club at The Summit, located
at 6501 Summit Dr. is a private 18-hole golf
course designed by Don Charles.
270-281-4653
2839 New Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
270.926.3500
Panther Creek Golf Club, is an 18-hole
public golf course located at 4641 KY 1514.
270-785-4565
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Join the Action
Diamond Lanes South, at 410 Carlton Dr.,
and Diamond Lanes Midtown, 1901 Triplett
St, offer daily open bowling.
www.diamondlanes.net
Diamond Lake Resort, 7301 Hobbs Rd.,
features three Go-Kart tracks, bumper and
pedal boats, miniature golf, disc golf and
fishing. www.diamondlakeresort.net
The Edge Ice Center, located at 1400
Hickman Ave is a municipal ice arena. Open
year-round, the Edge offers skating, skate
rental, a full concession and pro shop.
the trail head is at 5786 US 60 West. The 7.25
miles of scenic trails offer amazing terrain for
all levels of riders. www.owensboroparks.org
Travis Aubrey Skate Park, located at 1301
Bluff Ave, for skateboards, in line skates and
BMX bikes. www.owensboroparks.org
Windy Hollow, 5141 Windy Hollow Rd, offers
scenic hiking, fishing and a swim lake. 270-785-4150
Yellow Creek Park, 5710 KY 144, is a 152acre park with hiking trails and a 7-acre lake.
Golfland U.S.A.,at 1864 Old Calhoun Rd offers
miniature golf, batting cages, Go-Karts, driving
range and hobby shop. 270-683-4693
Panther Creek Park, located at 5160 Wayne
Bridge Rd, offers seven accessible hiking trails
and a 6-acre lake in a wooded wetland area.
The Rudy Mine Mountain Bike Trails are
at Ben Hawes Park on the western edge of
Owensboro, not far from downtown. Access to
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Kentucky’s Festival City
Free Events on the Downtown Riverfront
Bluegrass on the Banks (Most Tuesdays, May-Oct • www.VisitOwensboro.com)
Downtown Date Night (Thursdays, May-Oct • www.VisitOwensboro.com)
Friday After 5 (Fridays, May-Aug • www.FridayAfter5.com)
Live on the Banks (Saturdays, May-Oct • www.VisitOwensboro.com)
Sunset Cruisers Classic Car Cruise In (First Saturday every month, April-October)
Festival of Flowers (MAY)
Trunnell’s Farm Market
www.trunnellsfarmmarket.com
Daviess County Lions Club Fair (JULY)
Daviess County Fairgrounds
www.daviesscountyfair.com
International Bar-B-Q Festival (MAY)
On the riverfront in downtown Owensboro
www.bbqfest.com
Street Legends Car Show (AUG)
Diamond Lake Resort
www.diamondlakeresort.com
Dazzling Daylilies Festival &
Balloons Over The Garden (JUNE)
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
www.wkbg.org
Multicultural Festival (AUG)
First Presbyterian Church • 1328 Griffith Ave
OMG!con Anime & Video Game
Convention (JUNE)
Convention Center • www.omgcon.com
Dragon Boat Festival (AUG)
English Park • www.owensborodragonboat.com
Big O Music Fest (AUG)
Reid’s Orchard • www.bigomusicfest.com
ROMP Bluegrass Festival (JUNE)
Yellow Creek Park • www.rompfest.com
Daviess County Bicentennial Fireworks
Celebration (JULY)
On the riverfront in downtown Owensboro
Peach Jam Festival & Pageants (JULY)
Trunnell’s Farm Market
www.trunnellsfarmmarket.com
Diamond Lake Go--Kart Gran Prix (JULY)
Diamond Lake Resort
www.diamondlakeresort.com
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East Bridge Art & Music Festival
& Bridge Day (SEPT)
Downtown Owensboro
www.eastbridgeart.com
Mount St. Joseph Barbecue Picnic (SEPT)
Mount St. Joseph Convent at Maple Mount
www.ursulinesmsj.org
Owensboro Air Show (SEPT)
On the riverfront in downtown Owensboro
and Owensboro Regional Airport
www.owensboroairshow.com
Grillin’ & Chillin’ BBQ Cookoff (SEPT)
Diamond Lake Resort
www.diamondlakeresort.net
Octoberfest (OCT)
Trunnell’s Farm Market
www.trunnellsfarmmarket.com
Boo-Fest (OCT)
Diamond Lake Resort
www.diamondlakeresort.net
Monsters on the Ohio Catfishing
Tournament (OCT)
English Park
www.monstersontheohio.com
The Great Pumpkin Fest (OCT)
Trunnell’s Farm Market
www.trunnellsfarmmarket.com
A “maizing” Maze Quest (OCT)
Trunnell’s Farm Market
www.trunnellsfarmmarket.com
Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival (OCT)
Reid’s Orchard
www.reidorchard.com
Bicentennial Farm Festival (OCT)
Lampkin Farm
Great Pumpkin SMASH (NOV)
Trunnell’s Farm Market
www.trunnellsfarmmarket.com
Voices of Elmwood Cemetery (OCT)
www.owensboromuseum.org
Owensboro Christmas Parade (NOV)
www.christmasparade.net
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Holiday in the Park (NOV-DEC)
Legion Park
www.owensboroparks.org
Come Experience The Seasons At
Christmas at Panther Creek (NOV-DEC)
Panther Creek Park
www.daviesscountyparks.org
Holiday Forest Festival of Trees (NOV-DEC)
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
www.omfa.us
Fall Festivals Sept. 12- Nov. 7
Holiday Stroll (DEC)
Through downtown Owensboro
Owensboro Dance Theatre’s
“The Nutcracker” (DEC)
RiverPark Center’s Cannon Hall
www.owensborodancetheatre.org
Holiday Pops Concert (DEC)
Owensboro Symphony Orchestra
RiverPark Center
www.theoso.com
Absolutely Fresh & Fun!
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Bluegrass Music Experience
For four days each June, thousands of music
lovers from around the world converge on
Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Ky., for the
ROMP: Bluegrass Roots and Branches Festival.
ROMP 2015 will feature John Prine among
other top names in bluegrass music. Along
with the all-day outdoor performances are
impromptu jam sessions and after-parties that
stretch into the wee hours.
ROMP features limited RV and tent camping.
The 2014 festival hosted 3,000 campers and
about 20,000 attendees.
Visit www.ROMPfest.com to get tickets and
keep watch as the lineup grows!
International
Bluegrass Music
Museum
Tours
Video Oral History Interviews
with the Pioneers
Artifacts and Exhibits
and much more!
bluegrassmuseum.org
visitowensboro.com
117 Daviess Street
Owensboro, Kentucky
270.926.7891
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Bluegrass Music Heritage
The International Bluegrass Music Museum
in Owensboro, Ky., is the world’s only facility
dedicated to preserving the history of bluegrass
music.
Bluegrass is the official state music of
Kentucky, and Bill Monroe’s “Blue Moon of
Kentucky” shares the distinction of being the
official state song with Stephen Foster’s “My
Old Kentucky Home.”
While popular around the world since the
1940s, bluegrass music recently enjoyed an
immense resurgence with the release of the
movie “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” in the
year 2000.
This museum, established to preserve the
history of the music Bill Monroe created, is
located only a short drive from his birthplace in
the small town of Rosine. Ky.
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This white clapboard house was
built on the site of the cabin where
Bill Monroe was born in 1911 on
Jerusalem Ridge near Rosine, Ky.
The house was built around the
sandstone chimney which remained
after the cabin was destroyed by
fire in about 1916. The house,
overlooking five acres of the original
1,000-acre Monroe farm, was restored
in 2001 and is filled with cherished
family belongings and signs of a
remarkable career.
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Take the shortcut to happy.
Why drive? Instead, connect to Owensboro on a fast flight from
Lambert International and you’re here.
St. Louis - Owensboro
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$
from
*
each way including all taxes and fees
Owensboro
Arrive at happy.
capeair.com
800-CAPE-AIR
*Fares are subject to availability and other conditions. Fares may change without notice, and are not guaranteed until ticketed.
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Visit Owensboro
Owensboro is home to the International
Bluegrass Music Museum, the world’s only
facility dedicated to the history and preservation
of the history of the genre which originated in
western Kentucky.
The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art,
Kentucky’s second largest art museum, offers
national touring exhibitions, a permanent
collection featuring four centuries of American
and European art and special interactive
galleries for children.
The 2015 Owensboro Air
Show takes place Sept.
11-13, featuring the U.S.
Air Force Thunderbirds.
The Show kicks off with
activities at the Owensboro
Daviess County Regional
Airport on Friday. The
action continues with a full
air show on both Saturday
and Sunday.
The Owensboro Museum of Science and
History offers many hands-on adventures and
a lot of local history. Discover Owensboro’s
NASCAR connection with a cruise through
The Speedzeum. Or take a guided tour through
a replica of a local coal mine to learn about how
miners spent their days.
Smothers Park contains three signature
fountains and a cascading waterfall at the
base of Frederica Street on the downtown
Continued on page 52
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OWENSBORO
THEATRE
DANCE
2015
SeaSon
Giordano dance
chicaGo
February 14, 2015 • RiverPark Center
Signature FundraiSer - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
danza Multicultural - 8-9:30 p.m.
Me & Mi aMor - 9:30-10:30 p.m.
in concert featuring
aladdin on StaGe
March 14, 2015 • 7 p.m. • RiverPark Center
JaSMine’S arabian tea
Same day @ 10 a.m.
Women’S dance &
health on
101 davieSS Street
June 7, 2015 • 5-8 p.m. • RiverPark Center
the nutcracker
December 5, 2015 • 7 p.m. • RiverPark Center
nutcracker SweetS brunch
Same day @ 10 a.m.
270-684-9580 • www.owensborodancetheatre.org
www.riverparkcenter.org
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Owensboro riverfront. The Colonel Charles
Shelton Memorial, a monument to POWs
and MIAs from all wars is located at the east
end of the park. The Lazy Dayz Playground
is completely accessible and has an adjacent
SprayPark open during warm months.
A scenic river walk follows the water’s edge
and connects the RiverPark Center patio on
the east to The Pier behind the Owensboro
Convention Center on the west. Walk through
Smothers Park and enjoy watching the Ohio
River on provided seating.
Smother’s Park is host to many free public
events including the Friday After 5 free live
concert series every Friday night from May
to August. Don’t miss the Bluegrass on the
Banks free live bluegrass music series every
other Tuesday from May to October. More
free live music is offered every Thursday
(Downtown Date Night) and Saturday (Live
on the Banks) also from May to October.
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden has
10 established gardens. The garden, welcome
center, gazebo and patio are available to rent for
any type of event and guided tours are available
by appointment. The garden offers educational
programs for school children and the public
and a regular schedule of special events.
The James Lambert Pioneer Village
at Daviess County’s 152-acre Yellow Creek
Park features a restored school house, two log
cabins and two log barns used for living history
demonstrations for school children across the
region.
From mid-April to mid-May, Owensboro’s
Dogwood Azalea Trail is in full bloom
through the Griffith Avenue/Littlewood Drive
neighborhood in the center of the city.
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The
Pearl Club
at The Summit
18-Hole Championship Golf Course
New Cart Paths • Breath-taking Views
Full Service Restaurant
Event Facilities for: Business Events,
Weddings, Receptions & Parties
PUBLIC IS INVITED!!
PLEASE CALL FOR ADVANCE TEE TIMES & INFORMATION
27o-281-GOLF (4653)
or visit TPCowensboro.com
#VisitOwensboro
#EatOwensboro
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215 E. 2nd Street
Owensboro, KY 42303
270-926-1100 • 1-800-489-1131
www.VisitOwensboro.com
Owensboro Daviess County
Convention and Visitors Bureau
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