Local Area Attractions
National Corvette Museum
This home for Americas Sports Car features over 70 Corvettes showcased in periodic settings! See mint classics, prototypes, rare finds and racing champs. Families will enjoy the KidZone with plenty of hands-on activities for kids while teens and adults can try out the educational driving simulators offering free demos at 10am, 1pm and 3:30pm. Have a photo op in a Corvette, browse souvenirs in the Corvette Store, grab a bite in the Café and register to win your own Vette!
Mammoth Caves National Park
There are caves all around the world, but none compare to Mammoth Cave! As the worlds longest-known cave system with over 400 known miles of passageways, this natural wonder and World Heritage Site should be on everyones list of must-have experiences. Mammoth Cave National Park is just 30 minutes from Bowling Green, Ky. and can easily be added to any Bowling Green itinerary.
Lost River Cave
Kentucky's only Underground Boat Tour and the enchanting Butterfly Habitat await you at Lost River Cave. Daylight disappears from view as you board the boat on the river that Ripley's Believe It or Not claims is the shortest and deepest in the world. A comfortable 57 degrees year round, the boat tour offers a visit into the timeless world of a Kentucky Natural wonder. The guided walking tour along the river's edge will bring alive stories of Native Americans, Early European settlers, Civil War troops and the notorious Jesse James.
Riverview At Hobson Grove
Enjoy spectacular views from the cupola while seeing how the upper class lived at Bowling Greens historic house museum, Riverview at Hobson Grove. Built by Atwood and Juliet VanMeter Hobson on a hill overlooking the Barren River, this historic landmark has been restored to its original splendor and is listed on the National Register. An official site on the Civil War Discovery Trail, the house was used for storage of Confederate munitions when the Rebel forces held Bowling Green.
Corsair Artisan Distillery
Distilling in Kentucky is as old as religion, and you can experience a small sample of that heritage at Corsair Artisan Distillery in downtown Bowling Green. This independent micro distillery specializes in handcrafted batches of spirits and whiskey using classic pot stills. Corsair welcomes visitors for tours of the distillery every Friday and Saturday or by appointment, with tasting room visits for the 21 and up crowd. Sample their award-winning Wry Moon Whiskey, Gin-Head Style Gin or Triple Smoke Single Malt Whiskey. Spirits, chocolates and gifts are available in the distillery's gift shop during tour days.
Basil Griffin Park
Enjoy fishing at the 33 acre lake complete with boat ramp and fishing deck. Four playground areas, two walking trails and much more will help you get back to nature. Park also includes tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball, baseball and softball fields, disc golf and picnic shelters.
Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
Kentucky's newest performing arts venue in downtown Bowling Green, the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center, seats 1,800 people with an expansive stage and best-in-class theatrical and sound equipment suitable for Broadway shows, classical music, bluegrass to newgrass, lectures, touring comedians, and more as well as large corporate gatherings.
Aviation Heritage Park
A memorial to all distinguished aviators who have called South Central Kentucky home, Aviation Heritage Park currently features four restored military aircraft with very compelling ties to local aviators as well as their own interesting stories.
Historic Railpark & Train Museum
Long before interstates, people visiting Bowling Green arrived at the L&N Passenger Depot constructed from Warren County limestone. This 1925 structure has been restored and revived to house a two-story museum where visitors can learn the history of the tracks by asking questions of a "real Railroader" through state-of-the art interactive galleries. Exhibits highlight the African American experience during segregation, the Civil War and the Railroad, the Business of the Railroad, and showcase items used in the individual railcars.