Are you hitting the road for some almost-summer fun this Memorial 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 Fountain Square Park, pictured above in a gorgeous photo from Jason Gupton, which should be on any Bowling Green itinerary. 

Learn about military history 

Spend part of Memorial Day weekend honoring the military men and women who have flown in service of our country. Aviation Heritage Park features restored military aircraft whose pilots have ties to south central Kentucky. Plan to make a second visit to AHP when its museum, currently under construction, is completed.

See the newest exhibit at the National Corvette Museum

Hot Wheels®​: Race to Win opens at the National Corvette Museum Memorial Day weekend and runs through September. This new 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.

Ride an award-winning wooden roller coast

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. 

See the Bowling Green Hot Rods in action

Cheer on the High A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays at Bowling Green Ballpark as they take on the Cyclones May 25-29. Check their schedule for their special promo nights! 

Experience nature in and around Bowling Green

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. The Baker Arboretum is the perfect spot to experience the beauty of late spring on the outskirts of Bowling Green. Check out our Explore the Outdoors blog post for more ideas on enjoying the great outdoors in south central Kentucky. 

Need more ideas on how to spend a great, Memorial 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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