Located within 800 miles of 80 percent of the United States population, Owensboro, Kentucky connects the Midwest to the South.  It’s got that small town cool vibe with big city amenities.

Owensboro is a river town, the mighty Ohio in this story.  Water flows through the downtown framing up the perfect setting for several restaurants, bars, breweries, boutiques and even some axe throwing.  The best part?  All of this surrounds the Owensboro Convention Center.

This Kentucky city is three hours from St Louis, Indianapolis and Cincinnati.  It’s less than two from Nashville and Louisville.

Known as the bluegrass capital of the world, Owensboro is a live music fans’ dream.  Pair that with some Green River Distilling Co. bourbon and some hickory smoked bbq and you’ve got yourself a heck of a good time.

The Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum calls Owensboro home.  Catch a concert, immerse yourself in the exhibits and take a music lesson on the way out.  Owensboro sits along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail with Green River Distilling Co.  It’s one of the oldest and largest bourbon distilleries in the world!  Tours and tastings are a must do when you visit.  Smothers Park is home to the nationally acclaimed Lazy Days Playground, ranked by the Landscape Architects Network as the best playground in the United States.  Owensboro is surrounded by farms so make sure to hit up a local orchard on your way in to town or out.