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Bowling GreenUnited States of America

Corvettes, butterfly houses and spectacular cave tours await you in Kentucky’s best-kept secret.

Since 1981, every Chevrolet Corvette in the world has come from Bowling Green. That’s not all this early settler city has to offer. Outdoor adventure lands include lush green park areas, groomed golf courses, the spectacular Lost River Cave and fun water parks.

The National Corvette Museum is located near the assembly plant and features a vast collection of classics, unique prototypes and speedway champions. Informative displays illustrate the engineering, design and history of the famous car. Take a 1-mile (0.6-kilometer) walking tour of the manufacturing plant; check the website for tour times and restrictions.

Explore a mysterious waterway at Lost River Cave and Valley Tour. The underground boat tour includes stories about local Native American culture, early European settlers and missing Civil War soldiers. The whole family can learn about Kentucky’s wildlife at the site’s butterfly habitat and nature trails. Tours operate daily, subject to weather conditions; call ahead to avoid disappointment.

Visit the heart of Bowling Green, Fountain Square Park, located downtown. This area was a key site for the city’s development, housing the courthouse, jail and marketplace. A 20-minute walk southeast will bring you to the scenic RiverWalk at Mitch McConnell Park, a landscaped path that meanders north along a section of the Gasper River and looks out to the tree-lined Weldon Peete Park.

Visit on the last Saturday of September to experience the Bowling Green International Festival, a celebration of multiculturalism featuring music, performances, diverse cuisine and a bazaar. See Western Kentucky University on downtown’s southwest side with nice views of the city.

Bowling Green has a humid climate that brings warm summers, rainy springs and relatively mild winters. The city is easily accessible by car on interstate routes. Arrive by air via Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport, located centrally, or Nashville International Airport, located a one-hour drive south of Bowling Green. The city has a convenient local bus service operating Monday through Friday.

Enjoy Bowling Green for its cars and caves, a rare combination not found in many other locations.

Top Hotels in Bowling Green

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hyatt Place Bowling Green
Hyatt Place Bowling Green
3 out of 5
1347 Center Street, Bowling Green, KY
The price is $80 per night

Located in the heart of Bowling Green, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of E. A. Diddle Arena and Western Kentucky University. The Kentucky Museum and Library ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (966 reviews)

"Liked the parking garage and everything was easy to find"…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Hyatt Place Bowling Green
Best Western Bowling Green
Best Western Bowling Green
2.5 out of 5
1940 Mel Browning Street, Bowling Green, KY
The price is $63 per night

Situated in Bowling Green, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Aviation Heritage Park, Basil Griffin Park, and Sloan Convention Center. CrossWinds Golf Course ...

4.2/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Beds were really comfortable. Staff was helpful and pleasant"…"

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Best Western Bowling Green
Drury Inn & Suites Bowling Green
Drury Inn & Suites Bowling Green
3 out of 5
3250 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY
The price is $85 per night

Situated in Bowling Green, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Aviation Heritage Park, Basil Griffin Park, and Sloan Convention Center. CrossWinds Golf Course ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (951 reviews)

"Wasn’t perfect, room smelled like stale smoke and mildew. However the room was clean and the beds were super comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Drury Inn & Suites Bowling Green

Popular places to visit in Bowling Green

National Corvette Museum
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National Corvette Museum

4.5/5(181 reviews)

Study the exhibits at National Corvette Museum, a popular museum in Bowling Green. Check out the top-notch restaurants or charming coffeehouses in this family-friendly area.

Kentucky Downs
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Kentucky Downs

4.5/5(35 reviews)

You can take time to visit Kentucky Downs during your travels to Franklin. While in this family-friendly area, you can savor the coffeehouses and restaurants.

Dinosaur World
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Dinosaur World

4/5(53 reviews)

You can browse the exhibits at Dinosaur World, a museum with a story of its own, during your travels to Cave City. You can seek out the horseback riding in this walkable area.

Top things to do in Bowling Green

National Corvette Museum
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National Corvette Museum

$12
Per adult
Bowling Green Scavenger Hunt: The Hills Are Alive!
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Bowling Green Scavenger Hunt: The Hills Are Alive!

$20
Per adult

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