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Smothers Park

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Beautiful park

This is one of the best Owensboro attractions to visit. It is a beautiful place and sits right on... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Beutiful place for a stroll

If you haven't seen the Ohio up close, this is a great place for a view. There are plenty of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Whitesburg, Kentucky
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100 E Veterans Blvd # 199, Downtown, Owensboro, KY 42303-4101
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best Owensboro attractions to visit. It is a beautiful place and sits right on the river. Even better in the summer time. Great place to take children also.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tanorcia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you haven't seen the Ohio up close, this is a great place for a view. There are plenty of benches to sit on, and a water feature that was turned off because it was November. You can get a good look at Yellow Banks...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lovetotravelky2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am so proud that Owensboro has Smothers Park. From one end of the park to the other this is a pleasing experience for the whole family. The Shelton/pow memorial, the playground, swings along the river, the fountains with their water shows and my favorite...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank echiss2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was working near Owensboro and my children and I traveled with him. I was looking for things to do with the kids while he worked that wouldn't break the bank. I came across this gem on Trip Advisor and it's free! My children...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John_Deere_Farm_Girl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Smothers Park is a must for anyone visiting Owensboro with children - they’ll love the large play area; however, it’s also a great destination for couples, friends, or someone wanting a nice spot to enjoy the sunshine and read a book or relax and people-watch....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

We drove over to Owensboro for the afternoon to visit the local winery, and distillery as well as catching lunch downtown. After dining at the Mello Mushroom we decided to walk off our meal down at Smothers Park. It was a beautiful/sunny Saturday and there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank 730heathg
Reviewed 18 October 2018

this is a really awesome place. its a place down on the river front. they have heavy duty swings that face the blue bridge and water. they have a place where bands set up and play music. and there is a park/water park for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Indiana2018
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

My family and I researched this park as we were stopping on the way to Holiday World. We looked a week before at the website and nothing about it being closed was up. When we arrived on a Saturday we found it to be closed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
6  Thank Charris80
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Great park for families to enjoy !!! I personally feel it’s more for families with children than adults.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Nicol_1945
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Smothers Park is the place to be for children and adults alike. We made sure that children with disabilities would be welcome at this grand park. Swings facing the Ohio river are inviting and comfortable. The Charles Shelton Memorial is here to honor our hometown...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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17 May 2017|
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8 April 2017|
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Response from 520kimberlyn | Reviewed this property |
They are currently active, running into the late fall, depending on weather.
11 October 2016|
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Response from Allbeck |
I'm answering my own ? I called # on smothers website...consessions are 11am-8pm at the park during dates on website. They have corndogs, hotdogs, chips, nacos, icecream... so enjoy.