The airport in Owensboro only operates 2 daily flights to St. Louis (Cape Air) If desired, it would be feasible to fly into Louisville, Ky, and then drive 90 minutes to Owensboro. Or, fly to Nashville, TN, and drive the 2 hours north.
Most people enter Owensboro by car, and a few by bus.
There are no trains leading into Owensboro.
Car is by far the most popular mean of transportation in Owensboro. The occasional taxi can be spotted but is not a common way to get around. Bus routes run Monday-Friday 6 A.M. to 7 P.M. and weekends run 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Owensboro is a quickly growing town with a rapidly changing riverfront. 10 years ago, there was nothing on the river. But now there is a brand new convention center and hotels are popping up all around. Spend the day walking around Smothers Park and visiting the Bluegrass Museum.
In the spring and the fall, a large consignment sale, Pigtails and Cowlicks, is held at the Owensboro Sportcenter in the spring and the fall. Several thousand people flock from surrounding communities to score deals on children's items and baby items.
Owensboro has pretty much every big box store one could think of, but the closest and best shopping mall is located in Evansville, Indiana, about 45 minutes from Owensboro.
Owensboro is known for two dishes, barbecue and burgoo. If you haven't heard of the second: it's a traditional stew originally made with squirrel or venison, but now made with mutton, chicken, beef and vegetables.
3500 Villa Pt #103, Owensboro, KY (270) 685-9913
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Henderson, to the west, is the home of Ellis Park, a thoroughbred horse track that races in the summer months.
To the south are two towns that gave birth to musicians. Rosine is the birthplace of Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass music. Central City is the birthplace of Phil and Don Everly (the Everly Brothers), famous for their hits "Bye, Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie".