Bowling Green, KY
By Molly M. Watson

Bowling Green, Kentucky offers an enriching experience for a multitude of travelers.  Corvette lovers will jump at the chance to visit the city that this classic American sports car calls home.  Historians will revel in its rich civil war history, and visitors of all ages and interests will be in awe of the natural beauty waiting to be discovered in the Lost River Cave and Valley. invites you to make Bowling Green your next travel destination.  You can click on the link here, to book your flight into Nashville International Airport (BNA) an easy, enjoyable 60 mile drive from Bowling Green, straight up Interstate 65. Just click on this link ( to start your search. can also assist with your hotel accommodations as well by following the link to find great deals on a wide array of lodgings in this beautiful city; click here ( to get begin your search.

Amongst its many distinctions, Bowling Green is proud to call itself the home of the Corvette.  All Corvettes produced since 1981 have come from Bowling Green, Kentucky.  While visiting, you have the opportunity to tour the GM Corvette Assembly Plant and see first hand how the cars are constructed and produced.  Just down the street from the Assembly Plant is the National Corvette Museum, a top selection of,  where visitors can meander through Corvette history and take part in interactive exhibits such as the Driving Simulator and the Pit Crew Challenge.

Long before the first Corvette was manufactured; Bowling Green made a name for itself as a transportation hub in the era of the Railway.  This also made it a key strategic location during the Civil War.  Experience the Bowling Green of times past by visiting the Historic Railpark and Train Museum.  Visitors can continue their historical tour by taking Bowling Green’s self-guided drive along the Civil War Discovery Trail, including stops at 18 Civil War Sites.

Among the sites included in the Civil War Discovery Trail is Lost River Cave and Valley.  This magnificent underground river merits a stop whether it’s for the history, the Butterfly Habitat, the fossils or the Treetop Bridge.  Walking tours as well as underground boat tours are available to explore this natural wonder. 

Bowling Green visitors can sample the area’s rich agricultural offerings as well as an array of local arts and crafts at any of three Farmers’ Markets in the city.  The markets are open through October and should you visit in the winter months, the Winter Market continues to provide local goods indoors beginning in November. 

Each year, on the last Saturday of September the city hosts the Bowling Green International Festival.  Here visitors can experience not only regional foods and activities, but also those from cultures around the world. This festival invites attendees to participate in ethnically diverse music, dance, food and entertainment.   

Still more culturally diverse experiences await Bowling Green visitors interested in venturing out of the city.  To the south, the Mennonites of Allen County and to the west, the South Union Shaker Village each offer a unique insight into another way of life, as well as the opportunity to purchase famous Shaker furniture and the homemade goods of the Mennonites. encourages you to visit Bowling Green and see firsthand the wealth of sites, sounds and tastes that this amazing Kentucky city has to offer.  There truly is something for everyone here.  Visitors will be surprised and enthralled by the diversity of this charming city.

MUST SEE IN Bowling Green, KY LIST:

  • 1. General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant
  • 2. Jackson's Orchard
  • 3. National Corvette Museum
  • 4. Historic Railpark & Train Museum
  • 5. Lost River Cave & Valley
  • 6. Western Kentucky University
  • 7. Fountain Square Park
  • 8. Chaney's Dairy Barn
  • 9. Beech Bend Kentucky Rumbler
  • 10. Kentucky Museum & Library


  • 1. T. C. Cherry Spring Bazaar - April
  • 2. BB&T All American Soap Box Derby - May
  • 3. 400 Mile Sale - June
  • 4. National Corvette Homecoming - July
  • 5. Bowling Green International Festival - September
  • 6. Z06 Fest - September
  • 7. Lost River Cave Civil War Weekend - October
  • 8. Festival of Trains - December


Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green
1020 Wilkinson Trace, Bowling Green, KY
By Chrystyne Jackson

When visiting Bowling Green, Kentucky, make your home away from home the Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green. Located just 3 minutes from the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport, and one hour from the Nashville International Airport, the hotel is easy to get to. Check in is at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 p.m.

The hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms.  You can choose between one king size bed and two queen size beds. There are also two room suites for those who need a little more space. Suites are equipped with a microwave and refrigerator. All rooms come with a 32-inch LCD flat panel television. High speed Internet service is available.

Guests at the Hilton can get room service 24-hours a day. You can work out in the Fitness Room. Take a dip in the swimming pool. There are plenty of local restaurants to satisfy your hunger, including Fazoli’s, Lone Star Steak House and Saloon, Outback, Montana Grill, Rafferty’s and TGI Fridays. Be sure to check out the local attractions. Plan a visit to the National Corvette Museum, which showcases the Chevrolet Corvette sports car where you can also take a tour of the assembly plant, Mammoth Cave National Park, encompassing Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world, Lost River Cave, Kentucky’s only underground boat tour which also boasts an enchanting butterfly habitat blue holes, gem mining and wetlands, and Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon, a theme park and water park featuring dozens of rides, mini-golf and games of skill.

Make the most of your visit to Bowling Green by staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Bowling Green. can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link ( to get started today.