Bowling Green, Ky.—November 21, 2014—Bowling Green was recently named a Top 10 All-American City by National Geographic in its new book World’s Best Cities: Celebrating 220 Great Destinations.

Bowling Green made the list because of its association with the Corvette. The city is the birthplace of America’s favorite sports car at the GM Corvette Assembly Plant and the home of the National Corvette Museum and the new NCM Motorsports Park.

“Being recognized as a Top 10 All-American City by National Geographic is a great honor for Bowling Green,” Vicki Fitch, Executive Director at the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, said. “Bowling Green’s distinction with the car brings it international acclaim and we’re grateful to the Corvette community for its impact on our city.”

Other authentic American experiences in Bowling Green include an historic downtown square, professional Minor League baseball, a family-owned amusement park, the Downing Museum at the Baker Arboretum and the Kentucky Museum's Instruments of American Excellence exhibit that features ordinary objects used by extraordinary Americans.

The recent National Geographic publication is an expansive travel guide highlighting urban destinations and includes photo galleries, insightful text, insider tips and secrets. Some of the iconic cities showcased are Paris, Rome, New York, London and Tokyo; while up-and-coming cities like Asheville, North Carolina and Denver are also featured.

The book also features 16 of “The Best Cities” top-10 lists, profiling the best urban destinations for everything from happiest cities to eco-friendly cities and foodie cities.

Bowling Green and Louisville are the only two Kentucky cities featured in the publication. Louisville was featured in the Top 10 Food cities list because its Brown Hotel is home to the famous Hot Brown, an open-faced turkey sandwich on Texas toast with bacon, tomatoes and a cream sauce.

 “Thousands of people come to Bowling Green annually because of their passion for the Corvette, but we will certainly be using this National Geographic designation in future promotional and marketing campaigns to further attract visitors to the Bowling Green area and bring an even greater economic impact on our community,” Fitch said.

More information on National Geographic’s World’s Best Cities, including the full Top-10 lists and more on the 220 world city destinations, can be found at