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Smothers Park

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

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My husband and I are new our new to Kentucky. On the weekends we (and our boys) like to go exploring. This past weekend we came across Smothers park. It's absolutely beautiful... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Brandy C
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I are new our new to Kentucky. On the weekends we (and our boys) like to go exploring. This past weekend we came across Smothers park. It's absolutely beautiful. The river front is gorgeous. The swings are nice too. The playground itself is absolutely awesome and huge. The ground is made out of sponge stuff that helps... More 

Thank Brandy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smothers is by far the best park I've ever visited, including several in major US and European cities. It feels very safe. The water features are lovely. The playground is phenomenal. I absolutely adore this park and very highly recommend it, especially during events like Friday After Five.

Thank Caraflute
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to just stroll. I really enjoyed the sites as I walked along the rivers edge. If you have kids there is plenty to keep them happly.

Thank jeffps40
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Broke-and-Hungry
Springfield, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 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.

Thank stxdreamer
Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

Thank jellistelllis
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 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.

Thank Jen H
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

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

Thank Barbara M
Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

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.

Thank parichehrk2016
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 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 

Thank Matthew K

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