Bowling Green

United States of America

Photo provided by National Parks Service
Photo provided by National Parks Service

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.

Known for

Dining, Museum and University

Top Hotels in Bowling Green

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Comfort Suites
2.5 out of 5
1211 Kenilwood Way, Bowling Green, KY
CA $106/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.6/5Wonderful! (92 reviews)

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

4.6/5Wonderful! (92 reviews)

"Great hotel! Very clean and staff was courteous. Nice breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 18, 2019

Comfort Suites
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Hyatt Place Bowling Green
3 out of 5
1347 Center Street, Bowling Green, KY
CA $118/night
Sep 1 - Sep 2
4.6/5Wonderful! (800 reviews)

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 ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (800 reviews)

"Walking distance to WKU. Clean rooms and friendly staff"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2019

Hyatt Place Bowling Green
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Microtel Inn by Wyndham Bowling Green
2 out of 5
1980 Mel Browning St, Bowling Green, KY
CA $72/night
Aug 20 - Aug 21
3.8/5Good! (1,433 reviews)

Situated in Bowling Green, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Aviation Heritage Park and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Basil Griffin Park. Western Kentucky University ...

3.8/5Good! (1,433 reviews)

"Clean and close to lots of food locations. People very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 17, 2019

Microtel Inn by Wyndham Bowling Green

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