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Smothers Park

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Address: 100 E Veterans Blvd # 199, Downtown, Owensboro, KY 42303-4101
Phone Number:
2706878333
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00

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Beautiful, enjoyable river side park

This park is very beautiful and enjoyable for people of all ages. Its excellent for walking along the river and enjoying the river activity or simply sitting and reading a book... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This park is very beautiful and enjoyable for people of all ages. Its excellent for walking along the river and enjoying the river activity or simply sitting and reading a book. Goo for children as well, because it has a large playground with all children activities. Owensboro has done an excellent job with their river side development.

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Springfield, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came to Smothers Park after a long day to take a walk. Really lovely, clean, people were super friendly. At exactly 6, VFW, located adjacent to the park opened its door and a bugler emerged to play taps. Just a lovely and humbling end to a great day.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Within walking distance of my house so that's where I take my walks...weather permitting...great to see the kids playing in the awesome playground...The fountains are a delight...beautiful display in the winter if it gets cold enough for the water to freeze...very relaxing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ladders, slides, and bridges, oh my! Fun for adults and children. It's always clean and safe. There are restrooms available and an ice cream shop (currently closed for the winter) across the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful and next to the Ohio River bank, Beautiful water fountain that lites up at nite with all kinds of coloring

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Owensboro is small city but really very nice. We visited the museums. Walked in the park. Made a lot of pictures. Also the Convention Center near this park, how a amazing building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This park is simply incredible. Located on Owensboro's beautiful riverfront, there's something for everyone down here. My family, including two children between 5 and 7, love to visit this park throughout the summer. There's always something going on, day and night. We love to visit the concession stand, area restaurants, take a stroll along the river, and play on the... More 

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india
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Its very nice park, we just stayed overnight in Owensboro and got to know that there is a beautiful park, we decided to go there in morning, and we never regret with our decision, specially kids can enjoy here. when we reached it was a foggy day, and we barely able to see the bridge near the park. it was... More 

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Owensboro is proud of the extreme makeover that our downtown riverfront is enjoying under Mayor Ron Payne. Walk, play, watch the sunset. Come downtown & enjoy!

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park, up kept beautifully!! I hope to come back when the weather is warmer to be able to enjoy it more!

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