Owensboro is a city and county seat of Daviess County in the US state of
Kentucky. The city is located on US Route 60, at around 172 kilometres
southwest of Louisville. It is the retail, medical, industrial, and
cultural hub of western Kentucky. Owensboro is strategically located on the
southern banks of the Ohio River offering gripping backdrop. The city
offers visitors a wide range of recreational and cultural activities.
Municipal parks in Owensboro provide areas for picnicking, tennis, golf,
softball, and relaxing. The city is also rich in museums.
Things to do in Owensboro, Kentucky
Ben Hawes Golf Course and Park
Ben Hawes Golf Course and Park is a beautiful park located just outside
Owensboro. The park covers an area of around 297 acres and is named after a
former mayor of the city. Ben Hawes Golf Course and Park offers playground
equipment, baseball field, and a basketball court. In addition, there is
also a one-mile hiking trail in the park.
International Bluegrass Music Museum
International Bluegrass Music Museum is a bluegrass music museum boasting
interactive exhibits, costumes, posters, live instrument demonstrations,
and a hall of fame. The museum hosts its own annual summer music festival
named River of Music Party (ROMP) organized typically in the last weekend
of June every summer.
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
Western Kentucky Botanical Garden is an excellent place to visit for nature
lovers. "The Garden" boasts several themed gardens comprising a large
collection of daylilies. Other gardens include a large herb garden, an
English cottage garden, a rose garden, a Japanese memorial garden, a
Kentucky symbol quilt garden, the Moonlight Children's Garden, an
ericaceous garden, and a Western Kentucky University experimental garden.
Best Time to Visit Owensboro, Kentucky
Best time to take flights to Owensboro is in late spring (April to May) and
early autumn (August to September). It is during these months that the
green landscape and sunshine makes it suitable for exploring the city.
Airports in Owensboro
Owensboro flights are operated by Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport. Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport is a public use airport located about 6 kilometers southwest of Owensboro. The airport is mostly used for general aviation and is served by two commercial airlines - Cape Air and Allegiant Air offering scheduled passenger flights to Orlando and St. Louis.