Geared for Local Bowling Green Itinerary
This itinerary features unique experiences and items that are locally made in Bowling Green, Kentucky and not available just anywhere. Okay, Fruit of the Loom underwear can be bought at home… but not at these prices!
Enjoy a locally-owned eatery, witness the birth of Corvettes, take in some breathtaking views, and sample local harvests.
There’s only one GM Corvette Assembly Plant, and all Corvettes made since 1981 have rolled out of the Bowling Green facility. Take a tour through the assembly plant and see for yourself how nuts and bolts turn into the sleek, carefully made Corvette.
- 600 Corvette Drive
- (270) 745-8019
Due to manufacturing advancements, GM Plant Tours will be suspended beginning Monday, February 5th, 2024. At this time, there is no confirmed date for plant tour resumption after this date. Corvettes have been assembled exclusively in Bowling Green, KY since 1981! See the step by…
Next, wind your way up to the highest elevation in Warren County where over 7,000 trees welcome visitors at Jackson's Orchard. Perfect for those seasonal getaways, try and time your visit around one of their annual peach, apple or pumpkin festivals.
- 1280 Slim Island Road
- (270) 781-5303
Closed for the winter, reopening April 2024! Celebrate over 50 years and three generations of harvests. The Jackson family invites you to visit their orchard and market for your favorite spring plants, mouth-watering apples, peaches, honey, freshly made 100% all-natural apple…
Travel from the rocky outcroppings and vistas of northern Warren County to the gently rolling landscapes at the southern end for your next stop. Here, you'll be charmed by this small-farm winery's rustic setting and lovely owners while sampling award-winning varieties. By-the-glass and bottles available for purchase.
- 430 Nealy Road
- (270) 792-7451
Equine and wine by design! Winner of four Kentucky Commissioner's Cup Awards for Best Boutique Wine. Featuring international award-winning, locally grown and produced wines. Daily tastings are available, but call before you haul to confirm the owners are at home. Reid's was…
Take in an afternoon scenic drive or even a nap before heading out for the evening with your appetite. For this meal, we recommend a true Bowling Green original — Rafferty's. The concept can be enjoyed in 13 other locations in the south now, but it all started right here in BGKY. Be sure to save room for dessert because the Brookie is ah-mazing! Visitors also enjoy comparable quality and service at this restaurant group's other concepts — Montana Grille and Double Dogs.
- 1939 Scottsville Rd
- (270) 842-0123
A Bowling Green original featuring great food, affordable prices, and a fun, casual atmosphere. Specialties include hickory smoked barbecue ribs and chicken, choice cuts of steak and prime rib, unique salads and soups, plus burgers and sandwiches. Bar seating with multiple, large…
- 1740 Scottsville Rd.
- (270) 746-9746
Relax and take a trip back to the Wild West. Enjoy good food in this beautifully structured log building including stone, wood-burning fireplaces, black iron artwork featuring elk, deer, wolves and pine trees, an open atmosphere, and great service. Specialty entrees include…
- 1780 Scottsville Rd
- (270) 843-9357
Head to Double Dogs where you’ll get a kick out of menu items like Pickled Paw Prints, Double Dogs Hot Wings, specialty pizzas and more! Even kids will find something they like and have a tail-waggin’ good time! One of BG's most popular sports bars, visitors love cheering on…
Today, you'll engage with some of our local farmers, makers and craftspeople, see more works of art by our talented residents, grab some locally-made chocolates, and shop for some new garments. This day should be planned for a Tuesday or Saturday.
Bowling Green boasts three Farmers Markets (two open year-round!) and there is no better place to get a true taste of the fabric of our community! Visit one or more to pick up unique handmade items, fresh meat, produce and eggs if you're preparing a meal while here, or some seasonal flowers to brighten your space.
- 2319 Nashville Road
The year-round, local-producer only Community Farmers Market is located near WKU's South Campus and is open every Saturday from 8am to 1pm and Tuesdays from 2 to 6pm. Also home to the CFM Mobile Market when not out providing fresh produce to under-served areas in BG. Both outdoor…
- 636 Center Street
- (270) 202-0256
The covered, open-air SoKY Marketplace is a welcoming venue for customers to shop directly from local farmers and artisans each weekend in historic downtown. Located at the corner of 6th Avenue and Center St. behind the Southern KY Performing Arts Center, the market is open…
- 1751 Scottsville Road
The Bowling Green Farmers Market is located at 1751 Scottsville Road in the front portion of this shopping center's parking lot. The market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 6am until items are sold out from March through November.
After getting to know the locals, head to the heart of town for more locally-crafted items. These shops surrounding Fountain Square Park are perfect stops to find one-of-a-kind gifts, sweet treats and souvenirs.
- 428 East Main
- (270) 904-0599
Home to eight potters who work and sell their beautiful wares on site in the Gallery. The Gallery also represents local Kentucky artisans who share their unique arts and crafts. In addition, Fair Trade crafts from around the world and selection of "rescued" arts and treasures are…
- 415 Park Row
- (270) 843-3001
A must-stop shop in downtown Bowling Green featuring locally-made and inspired gifts, jewelry, shirts, artwork, decor and candles. All candles are hand poured, on site, in a variety of containers. If you don't find a container you love, Candle Makers will fill your own container…
- 432 E. Main Avenue
- (270) 904-2408
Mary Jane's Chocolate is the first shop of its kind in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Locally owned and operated, Mary Jane's features chocolates made from 100% sustainably grown cocoa beans in a vintage candy shop setting. Choose from hand-made truffles, melt-aways, brittles, barks…
Wrap up your BG "locally-crafted" experience with a trip to the region's only outlet store featuring popular brands you know and trust that just so happen to have their corporate headquarters and distribution center here.
- 2622 Scottsville Rd.
- (270) 796-4704
The Fruit of the Loom® Brand Shop Outlet is a 23,500-square-foot storefront showcasing Fruit of the Loom® products, Russell Athletic™ apparel and collegiate wear, Vanity Fair® Brands intimates, and Spalding® sporting goods. In addition, the store offers selections from Berkshire…