Western Kentucky University
Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University is recognized as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. The area of the university known as College Heights commands an impressive view of Bowling Green and the Barren River Valley. A statue of Dr. Henry Hardin Cherry in front of Cherry Hall provides Bowling Green with an impressive landmark.
A pylon, erected in 1956 as part of the university's 50th anniversary, marks the entrance to campus and portrays the university motto, The Spirit Makes the Master. The historic colonnade, which was part of the old football stadium, serves as a backdrop to an outdoor theater and the Guthrie Tower and Centennial Mall has become the centerpiece of the south campus area.
WKU has over 21,000 students and 66 major buildings on the 200 acre main campus, with another 785 acres on the University Farm. WKU has produced educational opportunities to more than 70,000 alumni who proudly claim the name Hilltoppers.
WKU has also been the fastest growing university in Kentucky for fourteen years and is one of three universities in Kentucky listed in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition," making its third appearance in the guide.
- Diddle Park: Circular area, stone arch, picnic tables, park benches.
- Fine Arts Center Colonnade: Bleacher seating for 2,900.
- Fort Lytle: Includes scenic pathway and bridge.
- South Lawn: Grassy lawn great for outdoor events.
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
p. 270-745-2497 (Events) or 800-495-8463 (Admissions)
Features & Amenities
- Capacity: 0-50 Attendees
- Capacity: 50-100 Attendees
- Capacity: 100-250 Attendees
- Capacity: 250-500 Attendees
- Capacity: 500+ Attendees
- Venue Type: Outdoor Sites
- Venue Type: Unique Venues
|Diddle Park||Circular area, stone arch, picnic tables, park benches.|
|Fine Arts Center Colonnade||Bleacher seating for 2,900.|
|Fort Lytle||Includes scenic pathway and bridge.|
|Preston Center Lawn||Grassy lawn great for outdoor events.|