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Bowling Green

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Specialty Museums · Caves · History Museums
Bowling Green is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Warren County, Kentucky, United States. As of 2016, its population of 65,234 made it the third most-populous city in the state after Louisville and Lexington; its metropolitan area had an estimated population of 165,732; and the combined statistical area it shares with Glasgow has an estimated population of 218,870.Founded by pioneers in 1798, Bowling Green was the provisional capital of Confederate Kentucky during the American Civil War. The city was the inspiration for the 1967 Everly Brothers song "Bowling Green". It is the home of numerous manufacturers, including General Motors and Fruit of the Loom. The Bowling Green Assembly Plant has been the source of all Chevrolet Corvettes built since 1981. Bowling Green is also home to the state's second-largest public university, Western Kentucky University. In 2014, Forbes magazine listed Bowling Green as one of the Top 25 Best Places to Retire in the United States.
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Specialty Museum
National Corvette Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cave
Lost River Cave
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Farm
Chaney's Dairy Barn
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Riverview at Hobson Grove
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Bowling Green

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World heritage site
Mammoth Cave Mammoth Cave National Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Park
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
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Specialty Museum
Kentucky Derby Museum Louisville
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Casino
Churchill Downs Louisville
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Bowling Green

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Park
Basil Griffin Park
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Educational Site
Western Kentucky University
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Religious Site
St. Joseph Catholic Church
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Aviation Heritage Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Parks in Bowling Green

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Park
Fountain Square Park
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Ephram White Park
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Garden
Baker Arboretum & Downing Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
River Walk at Mitch McConnell Park
2.7
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Bowling Green

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Water Park
Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Water Park
Russell Sims Aquatic Center
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Jackson's Orchard
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Bowling Green

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Antique Store
Vette City Antique Mall
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Shopping Mall
Greenwood Mall
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Flea Market
Flea Land
2.4
Duration: 2 hours

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