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The West Kentucky Coal Field comprises an area in the west-central part of the state, bounded by the Dripping Springs Escarpment. This area is bordered on three sides by the Pennyroyal Plateau and to the north by the Ohio River, but is part of the Illinois Basin that extends into Indiana and Illinois. It is characterized by Pennsylvanian age sandstones, shales and coal seams. Nearly all of the counties in the area are part of the Kentucky-Illinois-Indiana Tri-State Area.

Places to Visit near Western Coal Fields


Smothers Park

This park is equipped with several fountains, a water park, a lake-front view, and plenty of locations to relax or to go for a stroll. 

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art presents traveling exhibitions from major museums, galleries and private collections and rotating exhibitions from the permanent collection. The facility includes two structures listed on the National Register of Historic Sites: the 1909 Carnegie Library and the John Hampden Smith House, a pre-Civil War era mansion which serves as a decorative arts wing. The permanent collection features American, European and Asian fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th century to the present; a stained glass gallery of late 19th and early 20th century German stained glass windows; a collection of contemporary studio art glass; a major collection of American Folk Art with emphasis on the works of 20th century Appalachian artists and craftsmen; and a collection of works by artists and craftsmen with Kentucky connections from the early 1800's to the present. The Museum Gift Shoppe offers works for sale by regional artists and craftsmen. An interactive art studio and special galleries offer hands-on educational activities for children.

Ben Hawes City Park & Golf Course

Located West of Owensboro, Ben Hawes Park offers opportunities for fun and education. On the park grounds are the remains of a deep coal mine operation that thrived from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Several buildings remain that can be reached by hiking trails. Park benches are conveniently located around the mine site. Along the wooded countryside of the park, there is an outdoor classroom where nature classes can be held. This park has an eighteen hole regulation course and a nine hole par 3 course. The front nine on the Ben Hawes Course was built on hilly terrain and its back nine was built on flat terrain. This excellent course offers 6,632 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71. You choose the 18-hole course or a par 3 nine-hole course. The Pro Shop offers pull carts, golf cars and rental clubs plus a full line of golf apparel and the latest in clubs and balls. This is a great course for all skill levels of golfer. The ladies’ par is actually 76. The signature hole is #2, a 444-yard, par 4, requiring a long tee shot up a fairway with out-of-bounds stakes guarding the left and huge oak trees on the right, and also avoiding the ditch 200 yards off the tee box.

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden is a botanical garden with 9 acres (3.6 ha). Open to the public year round, from sunrise to sunset, it is committed to discover, observe and enjoy the wonders of the environment and to provide priceless education in order to foster an awareness of our interaction with nature. The garden began in 1993 in a cornfield as the idea of Mike Klahr, horticulturist for Daviess County. Today six gardens have been established: a butterfly garden, rose garden, daylily garden, iris garden, herb garden, and a fruit and berry garden. Plants include apple, apricot, cherry, peach, pear trees, as well as barberry, boxwood, blackberry, hemlocks, germander, lavender, peonies, raspberry, santolina, and yews.

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