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Bowling Green
Travel Guide

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

Hyatt Place Bowling Green
Hyatt Place Bowling Green
3 out of 5
1347 Center Street, Bowling Green, KY
The price is CA $112 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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! (972 reviews)

"Quiet, heart of Bowling Green, very friendly staff, nice room."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 13, 2021

Hyatt Place 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 CA $96 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

Situated in Bowling Green, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Aviation Heritage Park, Basil Griffin Park, and TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital. Sloan Convention ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (966 reviews)

"friendly staff, clean, beds were comfortable,"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2021

Drury Inn & Suites Bowling Green
Tru by Hilton Bowling Green, KY
Tru by Hilton Bowling Green, KY
2.5 out of 5
1864 Cave Mill Road, Bowling Green, KY
The price is CA $95 per night from Mar 7 to Mar 8

Situated in Bowling Green, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Lost River Cave and within 6 mi (10 km) of Fountain Square Park and Bowling Green Ballpark. Southern ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (487 reviews)

"The beds were great and the bath was nice and spacious. Loved the fun vibe and the breakfast was good with Covid restrictions observed."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 10, 2021

Tru by Hilton Bowling Green, KY
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Bowling Green

Staybridge Suites Bowling Green
Staybridge Suites Bowling Green
3 out of 5
680 Campbell Ln, Bowling Green, KY
The price is CA $107 per night from Feb 27 to Feb 28

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Carroll Knicely Conference Center and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Western Kentucky University. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (646 reviews)

"Staybridge suites....the best! I always enjoy my stay here."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 7, 2020

Staybridge Suites Bowling Green
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort
3 out of 5
950 Mammoth Cave Rd, Cave City, KY

This family-friendly Cave City cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Mammoth Cave National Park, Dinosaur World, and Guntown Mountain. Crystal Onyx Cave is 2.7 mi (4.3 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (58 reviews)
Great place to stay

"Jellystone always delivers a great stay. There are loads of activities for the kids and the staff is always friendly"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 25, 2020

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resort
Peace And Quiet Of Country Living Yet Close To Modern Convenience
Peace And Quiet Of Country Living Yet Close To Modern Convenience
Scottsville, KY
The price is CA $125 per night from Mar 6 to Mar 7

Situated in a rural location, this cabin is 9.1 mi (14.6 km) from Club at Olde Stone and 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from Allen County Courthouse. Aviation Heritage Park ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (66 reviews)
Nice place great rates and friendly people.

"Came to Scottsville from central Illinois for my sons 6 th birthday due to covid decided to get away. Place is awesome the property is amazing. The owners wife had my son help her with the animals a few times he loved it. We had a fire one afternoon and relaxed the rest of the time. Went to Nashville ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 21, 2021

Peace And Quiet Of Country Living Yet Close To Modern Convenience
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Aug 8, 2019

Very short but pleasing town. Clean and we felt safe there.

5/5 - Excellent

Angela

Aug 25, 2018

Bowling Green is generally clean and has nearly every retail business you might require on a trip. The mammoth caves are a must do

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