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Owensboro is home to the Bluegrass music, bourbon, and barbeque alongside the Ohio River.

Whether you’re a bluegrass fanatic or a casual listener, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a must-visit when in Owensboro. Through interactive exhibits, galleries, and one-of-a-kind memorabilia, learn all about the history and artists of this toe-tapping style of music native to the region. There’s even a “pickin’ parlor” where you can try out different bluegrass instruments. Be sure to check the museum’s event calendar to catch a live bluegrass show.

If there’s one type of food that Owensboro is known for, it’s barbecue. Mutton barbecue — the slow-cooked meat of adult sheep was born here, and the place to taste it is Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn. Voted the Best Barbecue in Kentucky, Moonlite’s lunch and dinner buffet of endless barbecued meats and traditional side dishes brings in hungry diners from around the world. Of course, you’ll want to wash it all down afterward with some traditional Kentucky bourbon. See how it’s made and try samples of rye, honey and straight bourbon whiskey at Green River Distilling Co., the only distillery in 

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