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“not so great if you are looking for shade and peace and quiet”
Review of Smothers Park

Smothers Park
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Owensboro
Certificate of Excellence
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midwest
Level Contributor
44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“not so great if you are looking for shade and peace and quiet”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

children and parents love this park. If you don't like the heat or sun, go somewhere else.
The spray park is quite noisy and children are running up and down the sidewalks. Would not advise this is a safe place for people who move slowly or on a walker.

Visited June 2013
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Kentucky
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“wonderful riverfront park”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is one of the most beautiful river front parks I have ever visited, including those in major urban areas.. Never expected anything like this in Owensboro. We live here and have visited a few times. It is like a mini vacation whenever we visit. This park is so well planned to appeal to all ages and interests, there is something for everyone to enjoy. It is a wonderful park and a must see if you live in or are visiting the area.

Visited June 2013
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Owensboro
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“The NEW Smothers Park”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The city of Owensboro spent a lot of time and money to revamp the riverside Smothers Park and it was well worth the effort. As I write this it has been almost a year since the grand opening and it's still a delightful place to visit. There are people there all the time.

Visited July 2013
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 reviews
“Beautiful Park!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place is huge and offers everything from 1-100. If your kids can go without a little supervision let them run wild. There are always police monitoring the park so the likelihood of something happening is slim to none. It's very large so take a picnic and some drinks because your kids will want to stay a while. Padded area so if your child falls less likely to break something. We live here and visit very often and love it.

Visited July 2013
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Owensboro, Kentucky
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3 reviews
“The Heart of "Yellow Banks" area, Owensboro, KY.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

In a river bend situated along the Southern bank of the Ohio River is Smothers Park in Owensboro, KY. Sure to be big hit with children is a park developed into a magical kingdom of imagination. Adults aren't left out either with a sublime view of the Ohio River and a picturesque place to sit and relax. Nearby are shops catering to your sweet taste buds as well as southern hospitality cuisine for everyone. And considering that the Bluegrass Museum is located only a few steps from the river along with the local venue for talent and Broadway shows. The area is constantly developing into a convention scene with a new convention center and lodging to boot. Safe and secure with plenty of lighting and constant security patrolling. When you come be prepared to stay a while and take everything this section of Owensboro has to offer.

Visited July 2013
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