Time for an RV Camping Trip to the International Bluegrass Music Museum

On the banks of the Ohio River in Kentucky, with its toes on the Indiana state line, stands a town steeped in bluegrass music history. Owensboro, KY is home to the International Bluegrass Music Museum, where legends of this uniquely American art form are celebrated every day. If combining memorable RV camping with your love of bluegrass sounds like a top ten vacation, it’s time for an RV camping trip to the International Bluegrass Music Museum.

Owensboro is the perfect spot for this museum which, incidentally, also houses the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Just down the road are the small towns where Bill Monroe lived and played his exciting new sounds while on the way to becoming the “Father of Bluegrass Music.”

Since the 1930s, when Monroe and his band The Blue Grass Boys, used mandolin, guitar, banjo and fiddle to craft a hauntingly honest blend of music, fans from around the world have recognized Kentucky as the home place of bluegrass. In 1985, the International Bluegrass Music Association was formed to preserve the heritage and art form of bluegrass music, with help from such music greats as Ricky Skaggs and Ralph Stanley.

The result of their efforts was the Museum and Hall of Fame, where exhibits, music camps, education programs and the annual “River of Music Party (ROMP)” share the birth and ongoing joy of bluegrass music with its fans.

Since you’ll be traveling to the epicenter of bluegrass music by RV, we thought we’d also share some suggestions for memorable RV camping. At Diamond Lake Resort in Owensboro, five lakes offer the chance to relax and fish after a day at the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Twenty minutes away in Boonville, Indiana you’ll enjoy Scales Lake Park, a county-run complex that includes a campground, swimming beach, waterpark and petting zoo.

While in the area, also plan to visit Rosine, KY, the birthplace of Bill Monroe. This unpretentious, unincorporated little town houses the graves of Bill Monroe and many members of his family.

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