About Owensboro

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Owensboro is Kentucky’s fourth-largest city, a hidden gem nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River in Western Kentucky.  From our signature barbecued mutton and burgoo to our ties to the roots of bluegrass music, Owensboro is the culinary and cultural hub of western Kentucky.

Centrally located among numerous Midwestern cities, Owensboro is designated as Sports Illustrated Magazine’s #1 Sportstown in Kentucky and is well known for  sports and recreation options. With outstanding sports complexes hosting numerous tournaments and individual options like ice skating, disc golf, and trail biking, Owensboro is one of the best places in Kentucky and the U.S. to participate in or watch sporting activities.

In addition, Owensboro hosts more than 20 annual festivals, including the world-famous International Bar-B-Q Festival, ROMP: Bluegrass Roots & Branches Festival, and the Big O Music Fest.

For more information, including information on places to stay and eat, go to visitowensboro.com.