Duncan Hines Sites in Bowling Green

Duncan Hines was indeed a real person! Born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Hines' influence on American dining standards is unparalleled.

While traveling the byways and highways of a newly motorized nation in the 1930s, he was impressed by many establishments... and shocked by others. At a time when health departments weren't available, Hines was not afraid of asking to see the kitchen as he anonymously inspected a restaurant. His humble, yet humorous, opinions became the basis for his guidebooks, soon to be in nearly every glove box in the nation.

Learn more about the Cake Mix King himself on these pages including the 'Recommended by Duncan Hines' Museum Exhibit, the Duncan Hines Scenic Byway, and the Duncan Hines Festival.

This 80-mile scenic tour begins and ends at the Duncan Hines historical marker in front of the structure that Hines built in 1940 as his home/office at 3098 Louisville Road (US 31W), and today serves as Hardy and Son Funeral Home.