Are you hitting the road for some end-of-summer fun this Labor Day weekend? Bowling Green is a great stop on any trip, and there's plenty to explore over the long, holiday weekend.  Start your trip at the Historic RailPark and Train Museum pictured above, which should be on any Bowling Green itinerary. 

Pick apples at Jackson's Orchard Apple Festival

Sweet, crisp fall apples and everything that goes with them are the highlight of the weekend at Jackson's Orchard. Delight in their fresh apple cider, cider slushes, fried pies, caramel apples plus peach ice cream! Enjoy numerous activities and treats for the entire family. 

America's Sports Car
Check out the National Corvette Museum's annual celebration

Celebrate NCM's Anniversary and enjoy the Hot Wheels®​: Race to Win exhibit that runs to the end of September - this is your chance! This family exhibit will get visitors revved up with immersive activities for three generations of Hot Wheels® fans. There’s something for parents, grandparents, and today’s youngest Hot Wheels fans.

Crowd at the Wave Pool at Beech Bend's Splash Lagoon in Bowling Green, KY
Ride an award-winning wooden roller coast at Beech Bend Amusement Park

Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon is home to the award-winning Kentucky Rumbler roller coaster, as well as dozens of other thrill rides for kids and adults. Pack your swimsuit so you can enjoy the water slides, lazy river and other fun at the Splash Lagoon – which is included with the price of admission. 

Boat Going Through Lost River Cave
Experience nature at Lost River Cave

See the Lost River Valley from above, then go underground with a cave boat tour at Lost River Cave. Reservations are recommended for boat tours. Explore their trails and aw at their blue holes. The butterfly exhibit is also a treat! We suggest planning at least half a day here. 

Boogie down in Lampkin Park at the Tree Tunes Music Festival 

Tap your toes, indulge on food trucks and sip on a cocktail while enjoying the music at Tree Tunes Music Festival. This event will be rain or shine and is appropriate for all ages. There is nothing like finishing off a long weekend with some fun tunes. 

Need more ideas on how to spend a great, Labor Day weekend in Bowling Green? Just head over to our Things to Do and Events pages for all kinds of fun activities. Then, make sure to find a hotel and some great restaurants. Want to eat outside? We have blog posts about popular restaurant patios and picnic spots

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