#bgky is gearing up for some major fun enhancements in 2016! Everything from robots, waterslides, and sinkhole exhibits are on the horizon. Strap in and take a look at some of the exciting new features coming to our area attractions this year!
Let’s start with the new Corvette Cave-In exhibit coming to the National Corvette Museum—an interactive sinkhole exhibit about what happened at the Skydome in February 2014. Highly-anticipated engaging pieces that’ll turn the entrance of the Skydome into more like a cave are coming up!
Have you ever seen a robot milk a cow? Look for that soon at Chaney’s Dairy Barn! Farmer Carl is building a whole new visitor experience with a robotic milker that makes for a totally cool modern family farm tour!
Beech Bend Park & Splash Lagoon just started the largest park expansion in a single year! Coming to Splash Lagoon are four brand new major waterslides—the Cyclone Saucers, the Tidal Wave, Riptide and the Polynesian Plunge. Plus, there’s a new family coaster at the Amusement Park. Called Spinning Out—it’s the only coaster of its kind in the U.S. and has a quirky racecar theme to match Beech Bend Raceway.
The Historic Railpark & Train Museum is introducing a new springtime event: Junk’tion Market Spring Sale! It’s your place for trendy funky pieces. Speaking of trendy, have you heard of the new Derby Daze Gypsy Moon Marketplace at Highland Stables?
Boyce General Store is hosting new Saturday Night Suppers every two weeks in the winter, starting January 9! Enjoy some of your favorite home cooked meals at the family-friendly off the beaten path 1869 general store.
Riverview at Hobson Grove will be hosting a new Spring event in March, watch for more details on that!
National Corvette Homecoming celebrates its 35th anniversary this year and is adding a new component to the show. Starting this year, all makes of Chevrolet cars are also welcome to attend. Organizers think opening the show to more than Corvettes will make it more appealing, especially since Vette City Auctions will be adding a new classic car auction into the event schedule as well.
The GM Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant is adding another expansion to the facility, making GM and Bowling Green’s relationship even stronger. More than 53,000 people visited the GM Plant in 2015 and the new High Performance Build Center is seeing more action than originally expected with buyers helping to build their own engines!
Watch the new Cave Country Trails group on social media. Its vision is to create a larger network of recreational outdoor trails around the Mammoth Cave Area in southcentral Kentucky. Warren, Barren, Edmonson and Hart counties are working together to generate a master trail plan for hiking, biking, equestrian and water trails. The group is in its beginning stage, but has potential to have a long term positive impact in the area.
Bowling Green is slated to host the largest media tour the CVB office has ever coordinated! Upwards of 60 travel media will be visiting the city this summer—more details to come!
The Downing Museum is hosting a new Indoor Sculpture Garden from the artworks of Joe Downing (running March-May), will be joining the Bowling Green Gallery Hop this year, and is hosting three solo visiting artists May-October to curate their individual shows.
Lots of major auto events from 2015 are returning once again, like the Danchuk Tri-Five Nationals celebrating the 60th birthday of the 1956 Chevy, and the GoodGuys Nostalgia Nationals. The Holley NHRA National Hot Rod Reunion returns in June and bringing the Fan Fest to Fountain Square once again!
Have we missed something? Or do you know of anything new we haven’t heard of yet? Let us know and write to us via our Contact page. #gearedforfun