The Surprising Kentucky Town That Makes An Excellent Weekend Getaway

Kentucky is a state that surprises many… except, of course, for those of us who call it home. But even for locals, the Bluegrass State has a few tricks up her sleeve that we get to discover from time to time. There are many places throughout our state that make ideal getaway destinations, and one happens to be the town of Owensboro. This city in western Kentucky is known for its riverfront location and world-class barbecue, but there’s so much more to it than that. It may surprise you that Owensboro makes an excellent weekend getaway, so check out some of what this delightful Kentucky town has to offer.

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Owensboro is definitely a beautiful riverfront town with excellent barbecue, but there’s plenty of fun and excitement to keep you busy here all weekend long. These ideas just skim the surface of what is available in this fun-filled city. For more information on the fun activities, tasty restaurants, special events, and great places to stay, check out the Visit Owensboro website for inspiration.

Have you taken a trip to Kentucky’s fourth largest city? If you’re from Owensboro, what are your can’t miss destinations in town? Share with us in the comments!

And for more getaway ideas throughout Kentucky, check out our previous article here.