This gallery owned by the Nance family focuses on fine art and has the best in display. It showcases original paintings, antiques, fine pottery items and some jewelery too. A fascinating array of curios from around the world are waiting here for you to own. Apart from these Nance Galleries also takes care of custom framing and restoration work. The display is placed in pretty old oak cases which makes the visit an out-of-the-world experience.
This beautiful riverfront park, first established in 1816 as the city park, went under renovation and opened with upgraded facilities in 2012. This charming park in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky, is a favorite among the locals. Featuring playgrounds, swinging metal benches, an open-air pavilion, a concession stand, clean restrooms, stunning fountains with a show every 15 minutes, and free wifi.
International Bluegrass Music Museum is a museum that archives various local and international singers, musicians, and artists. You can find many instruments, memorabilia of great stalwarts from the music industry, and other exhibits. Events here include music festivals, jam sessions, and so on. Check the website for more.
Boasting 6 acres (2.42 hectares) lake surrounded by an abundance of nature, Panther Creek Park is a charming public recreation space in Owensboro, Kentucky. The park amenities include picnic shelters, hiking trails, an 18-hole disc golf course, softball and baseball courts, and 3 open-air pavilions. This wooded park features handicapped-friendly trails. Fishing is a popular activity locals like to indulge in.
If you are a whiskey lover and are on a trip to Kentucky to try out the best bourbons and whiskey, Green River Distilling Co. is a must-visit. It is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in the state in Owensboro, Kentucky, serving premier Bourbon and Whiskey spirits since 1885. Visitors are welcome to a guided tasting tour, where one can learn inspiring tales of the founder and the secret recipe to make the best straight bourbon whiskey. Learn to identify distinctive flavors through color, smell, and taste. Call ahead to book your appointment for the tour.
Colorful vistas of flowers await to delight your vision at the Western Kentucky Botanical Garden. An initiative of Mike Klahr, this botanical garden spans over eight acres (3 hectares) and is home to over five gardens. A section of the garden is devoted to culturing varied species of butterflies; this is one place that is sure to fancy every child. Another garden is home to isles after isles of vibrant roses; any romantic is sure to fall in awe of this place. Garden three at Western Kentucky Botanical Garden concentrates all efforts on the cultivation of beautiful Daylilies, and there is one more Iris Garden on site. In addition, Western Kentucky Botanical Garden also has a Herb Garden. This horticulture-heaven is also home to apple, cherry, pear, blackberry, peonies, lavender, and other wonderful plants.
Named for Colonel Abraham Owen, Owensboro is the fourth-largest city in Kentucky, and features in the top 100 places to live in America. Archaeological expeditions have revealed the presence of Native American tribes here even in 12,000 BC. The Shawnee Indians stayed on until the arrival of the European invaders who settled it in 1797. The city prospered especially in manufacturing, and soon became a cultural hub with annual fests such as the International BBQ festival, cooking championships and the Annual Owensboro PumpkinFest taking place each September. Visitors have much to look forward to in terms of the museums, churches, parks, synagogues, gardens and Native culture.
Inaugurate in 1966, Owensboro Museum of Science and History is a must-visit, especially if you have arrived in city with your little ones. Owensboro Museum of Science and History gives you a detailed account of local history through their several interesting exhibits. Speedzeum is where you can get acquainted with motorsports history, those interested in cars and speed are sure to enjoy this exhibit the most. Enocunter is another exhibit at the museum where children as well as adults can build articles and show their creative and innovative side. Wendell H. Ford Government Education Center gives you insights into governance of the state as well as the country while The Owensboro Rotary PlayZeum, is the on-site play area.
RiverPark Center is a civic center and event space located in Owensboro. The venue is divided into two primary venues the Cannon Hall and a theater, a courtyard and a patio with a total capacity of 1,779 spectators for a single event. The venue is available for theater and other performing arts and serves as the home for Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, Owensboro Dance Theatre, Back Alley Musicals, and Friday After 5. They also have meeting halls and facilities to organize conferences and other corporate events.