Destination guide

The historic area of Owensboro awaits your stay

Come and experience Owensboro and its history, architecture and entertainment. This city's riverfront, sporting events and opera houses draw many visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Activities and attractions in Owensboro

Are you searching for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Owensboro a fun place to get away. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ellis Park Race Course (25.6 mi / 41.2 km)
  • Ruby Moon Vineyard & Winery (29.2 mi / 47 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Owensboro

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Owensboro is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Smothers Park (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Western Kentucky Botanical Garden (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Legion Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Ben Hawes State Park (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Yellow Creek Park (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Panther Creek Park (6.8 mi / 11 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Owensboro

Fly into Owensboro, KY (OWB-Owensboro-Daviess County Regional), the closest airport, located 3.3 mi (5.4 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Evansville, IN (EVV-Evansville Regional), which is 29.4 mi (47.3 km) away.