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Bowling Green is one of the fastest-growing cities in Kentucky. The city serves as a shopping and dining hub for the surrounding counties.

Bowling Green, Kentucky, Visitors Guide

Bowling Green's nickname is Home of the Corvettes and it is known primarily as the only place in the U.S. that manufactures Corvettes. At the National Corvette Museum, visitors can actually drive these classic Corvettes and more. Bowling Green has also been called "Cave City" because of the many caves located near the city. The city sits on top of Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world.
There’s much to explore for outdoor enthusiasts in Bowling Green. To see awesome creations made by nature, visit the Lost River Valley and Cave. For a totally unique experience, take an underground boat tour through the world’s shortest deep river and explore the Cavern, formed more than 10,000 years ago. Bowling Green, home to a number of historic war landmarks and exquisite old homes, is a great place for an afternoon drive through its beautiful countryside. Bowling Green's downtown district offers a wide range of shops and restaurants.

Geography

Bowling Green is situated in the South Central region of Kentucky and is just 60 miles north of Nashville, TN, and 110 miles south of Louisville. It has a rich history as the home of Western Kentucky University and numerous other small colleges and universities.

Neighborhoods

Downtown Bowling Green is the best place to go for a night on the town or any day of the week. With many places to eat and drink, it makes for an excellent place to spend your time!
Brownsville is located in the south-central region near the western edge of Mammoth Cave National Park. It has an abundance of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and underground caverns.
Morgantown is located in the central part of the state of Kentucky, surrounded by farmland. The area features some of the friendliest residents in America, and is home to one of only two monuments in the nation dedicated to Civil War soldiers who died during that war.

Top Places to Visit

Lost River Cave

Lost River Cave is home to the only underground boat tour in the entire state. Each season, tens of thousands of butterflies fly among the trees and rocks of the cave’s seasonal butterfly habitat. The park also features ziplines and more than two miles of nature trails.

National Corvette Museum

The National Corvette Museum, ranked among the best “Best Attractions for Car Lovers”, offers visitors the opportunity to see more than 70 corvettes. This is the only automotive museum in the country dedicated to a single model car and is a must-see for any true car enthusiast.

Historic RailPark & Train Museum

At the Historic RailPark & Train Museum, you can explore railcars used by the city’s railway companies. Each exhibit highlights a significant period of railroads in the area and includes actual items from each railcar. This is the perfect place for history buffs to visit.

Climate

In Bowling Green, you will see an average of 50 inches of rain and 6 inches of snow per year, with May being the rainest month. The best time of the year to visit is from October to April for the most enjoyable weather.

What is Bowling Green Known for

Corvettes, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, caves, museums, Beech Bend Amusement Park, Aviation Heritage Park, and dining

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