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.
Catch a glimpse of US president Abraham Lincoln’s life as a boy in Rockport’s Lincoln Pioneer Village & Museum. A band of 14 log cabins built to replicate the original village will take you down the road of history with a number of artefacts, archives and mementos from the life of Honest Abe. The cabins include Administration Building and Museum Room, Lincoln Cabin, Aunt Lepha Mackey House, and others.
Family-owned Reids Orchard is a beautiful orchard that was established in 1873 in Owensboro. You can enjoy your day in the orchard by strolling through the lush green spaces and can even pick up your own fruits or vegetables. From juicy strawberries, peaches, and cherries to fresh pumpkins and sweet corn, the place is a paradise of sorts. Their apple festival attracts patrons from far and wide and Reids Orchard is also a picturesque location to host private events like weddings and anniversaries.