- The list below includes 19 free or cheap things to do in or near Owensboro, Kentucky, including 38 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Botanical Gardens, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
- From Smothers Park to Yellow Creek Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Owensboro and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Rockport, Evansville, Santa Claus and Henderson.
Made up of just over 150 acres, Yellow Creek Park in Owensboro, Kentucky is home to a softball complex, nature trails, basketball courts, picnic shelters and tennis courts. A spray park, disc golf course and playground round out the amenities.
Visitors can enjoy variety of recreational activities as well as find about information about community events at Owensboro City of. This facility features a pool and a gymnasium for programs like adult volleyball and Tae-Kwon-Do.
Founded in 1993, the Western KY Botanical Garden is a nonprofit botanical garden dedicated to educating about and showcasing natural beauty. Visitors enjoy walking through the garden and seeing the many flowers and other foliage.
Visitors taking a walking tour of Western Kentucky Botanical Garden will see thematic gardens with flowers like roses and irises. They will also see memorials, historical trees, pieces of art, and wildlife like foxes, groundhogs, rabbits and birds.
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Dedicated to everything that means bluegrass, the International Bluegrass Music Museum has permanent collections which exhibit the pioneers of the genre, the story of Bill Monroe, considered the father of bluegrass, and many others. It also has a cafe with a jukebox.
Led by an expert local tour guide, Haunts of Owensboro is a haunted historic walking tour of the downtown area. During the tours, guests travel to several historic landmark buildings and learn about the ghost stories from nearby.