- Our list of the best things to do in Owensboro, Kentucky, features the top 24 nearby activities — including 13 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Owensboro, KY has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Sights & Landmarks, Outdoor Places, Sports & Fitness, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 17 things to do within the city of Owensboro, KY , followed by 7 popular activities in nearby cities, including Santa Claus, Rockport, Evansville, Henderson and Tell City
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J.D.'s Restaurant 1420 Breckenridge Street, Owensboro, KY MoreLess Info
Dig into hearty dishes such as breaded veal, roast beef with gravy, and pork chops at this eatery
98% 332 votes
100-199 E. Veterans Blvd., Owensboro, KY 42303 MoreLess Info
The Smothers Park has fountains which put on a show every 15 minutes; it also has a waterfall. Playgrounds, a spray park and snack stands are also found on its premises.
94% 32 votes
4818 State Route 144, Owensboro, KY MoreLess Info
Reid's Orchard is a farm that produces apples, cherries, peaches, pears, blackberries, and a wide variety of vegetables. The farm features a play area for kids, and is available for event rentals.
96% 26 votes
5710 Highway 144, Owensboro, KY 42303 MoreLess Info
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.
93% 29 votes
5160 Wayne Bridge Rd, Owensboro, KY 42301 MoreLess Info
The Panther Creek Park has plenty of trails, making it suited for both hikers and wildlife watchers. It also has picnic shelters, a butterfly garden and a 6 acre lake, among others.
96% 52 votes
117 Daviess Street, Owensboro, KY 42303 MoreLess Info
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.
100% 10 votes
109 East Second Street, Owensboro, KY 42301 MoreLess Info
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.
91% 11 votes
1700 Breckenridge Street, Owensboro, KY 42303 MoreLess Info
People looking for a bargain can visit Don's Consignment. It has on sale antiques, vintage furniture, all sort of used appliances, motorcycles, and others. It also organizes gold parties, when gold, silver and platinum can be sold or bought.
93% 28 votes
Byers Avenue, Owensboro, KY MoreLess Info
Covering 23.75 acres, the Legion Park has playgrounds, a ½ mile long paved trail, picnic areas, a basketball court and one tennis court.
67% 15 votes
25 Carter Road, Owensboro, KY MoreLess Info
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.
67% 15 votes
25 Carter Road, Owensboro, KY 42301 MoreLess Info
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.