Visit the Birthplace of Bluegrass This Winter

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Outdoors lovers flock to the beautiful, adventurous state of Kentucky throughout the year.  It's truly a 4-season destination, with plenty to see and do no matter what is happening with the weather. Even during these colder, winter months, hiking trails and parks are open, underground cave systems are still accessible, and the wilderness is calling your name. But there is more to do than just get adventurous in the great outdoors. How about a visit to to the International Bluegrass Music Museum this winter? When you're ready to book your lodging, there's no finer choice than a Kentucky Bed and Breakfast.  Each Inn is unique, and provides the best in comfort and hospitality.  Find a Bed and Breakfast that is closest to where you plan to be, and book your room with them today.

A Kentucky Bluegrass Experience

The iconic International Bluegrass Music Museum pays homage to Kentucky's traditional music.  In Kentucky, bluegrass is more than just music; it's a world filled with culture, art, history, and adventure. Start off your morning at the International Bluegrass Music Museum browsing the many exhibits and watching the Video Oral History Project documentaries.  These incredible pieces capture the first generation artists and their stories, struggles, and successes from the 1940s and 50s, all the way to the present day.  The museum has a collection of both permanent and changing exhibits focusing on the bluegrass community, its festivals, concerts and events. It's an immersive experience, and will certainly give you an intimate glimpse into the history behind this musical 
movement.  Their current exhibit through the end of January is titled "A Decade of Dailey & Vincent:  An American Music Journey. After you'd had your chance to explore all of the exhibits, we recommend heading to downtown Owensboro for lunch--BBQ at Moonlite BBQ is a particular treat.  From there, you can continue your in-depth exploration of Kentucky's musical roots by visiting Bill Monroe's Homeplace.  It's just 30 short minutes away from the museum. Bill Monroe is long considered to be the father of bluegrass, and his home in Rosine, where bluegrass music was born, is visited by thousands each year. The home, located on Jerusalem Ridge, is fully renovated and open daily for tours. If you go on a Friday, you should absolutely head to the historic barn at Rosine. Every Friday night, you'll be treated to an authentic, bluegrass music jamboree. When you've soaked up as much bluegrass as you can for the day, either continuing exploring the beautiful town of Owensboro, or head back to your comfortable accommodations for some rest.  Our Kentucky Bed and Breakfasts are waiting for you.  Simply search for your favorite Bed and Breakfast from our list of members, and start planning your bluegrass adventures today.