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Maxim coverageMaxim: 2019 Travel Guide: Where to Go in the New Year 

Pop into Bowling Green, an up-and-coming culinary destination known for farm-to-table eateries (like the new Hickory & Oak) and its famed National Corvette Museum, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2019.



FodorsFodor's: 5 Reasons Not to Miss Bowling Green, Kentucky 

Bowling Green, Kentucky is quintessential small-town America. From quirky attractions to a thriving brewery scene, the Kentucky town is worth a visit. And, at a little over an hour’s drive north of Nashville, it’s super convenient for a long weekend.

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East Coast Contessa: 11 Reasons to Visit Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2019

It was here that I realized that there is a crossroad between “big city” living and small-town charm. in the middle of it all, one will find Kentucky, and the very best of it in Bowling Green. A town that had once been described to me as “not too small and just big enough” I realized wasn’t perfection, but was pretty darn close. Indeed, looking back on my life thus far, I can say with certainty that the very best of its years started in this town, and for that, I am thankful.

Travel Leisure Dec 2018Travel+Leisure: This Down-to-earth Kentucky City Is the Unlikely Romantic Getaway of Your Dreams

Visiting Bowling Green simultaneously feels like a getaway and a homecoming. New experiences will elevate your mood, but there is a strong sense of community woven in through each of the town’s 35 square miles that will leave you considering extending your stay just a bit longer, if only to feel a part of their warm, inviting city. ​

ActiveTimesChristmasThe Active Times: 25 Cities You Absolutely Have to See at Christmastime​

The word ‘quaint’ takes on a whole new meaning in Bowling Green, Kentucky, located an hour north of Nashville in the rolling green hills of Cave Country. The town center, Fountain Square Park, glitters with numerous displays of Christmas lights and tinsel, like a scene out of Star’s Hollow. ​

Ny Times FallThe New York Times: Six Places to Get a Taste of the Fall Harvest

At the Kentucky Grand Hotel and Spa in Bowling Green, Kentucky, discounts are available on suites through November 30th. A one-night suite stay includes a couple’s massage and bottle of champagne for $400 (package value is $560). Nearby Jackson’s Orchard offers autumnal activities including apple picking ($2 per pound), pumpkin patches and hay rides ($4 per person, free for children under 3). The hotel can arrange transfers for the 10-minute drive to the orchard.

Livability BeerLivability: 6 Underrated Cities for Craft Beer Lovers (And Brewers)

But what makes Bowling Green an especially exciting place for beer right now is the opportunity for growth for brewers of every level. Want to shop for your at-home brew kit, over 80 different hops, 40 specialty grains, 55 bags of malt — or anything else you might need to craft your own brew? Blue Holler Brew Supplies will be your home away from home.

Matador GIrls TripMatador: Nine Underrated Destinations in the US For a Blowout Girls Trip 

If you’ve seen and done it all in Nashville, consider heading an hour north to Bowling Green, Kentucky. This down-home spot is relaxed yet packed with unique activity options, from trekking the longest underground cave system in the world at Mammoth Cave National Park to taking a zip-line tour at Lost River Cave.

Travel and Leisure AugustTravel + Leisure: The Best Places to Travel in August

Just an hour from Nashville, Bowling Green offers August experiences ranging from a national park to museums, farms, wineries, minor league baseball, and hot rod racing. Mammoth Cave National Park covers the world’s longest known cave system, with eight tours of varying lengths and challenges. ​...  


House MethodHouse Method: Most Underrated Town in Every State 

Tucked among the rolling green hills of Kentucky’s Cave Country, Bowling Green is home to the National Corvette Museum, which features mint classics, one-of-a-kind prototypes, and racetrack champions; the Lost River Cave, which is the only underground boat tour in Kentucky; and the Kentucky Museum, which has rich collections and education exhibits on state history, including one on the Civil War.

Reader's Digest top 15Readers Digest: 15 Most Underrated American Cities Worth a Visit

Trade horses for muscle cars by visiting Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city of 65,000 two hours south of Derby City, where you can check out the National Corvette Museum (and test drive a Corvette) and tour the GM Corvette assembly plant. Explore Mammoth Cave National Park, home to the world’s longest cave—if you dare. Less adventurous types can head to Chaney’s Dairy Barn to see the milkers in action and watch ice cream being made.

Trip SavTrip Savvy Top 8 with photovy: 8 Adventurous Things To Do Near Bowling Green, Ky.

Located in southern Kentucky, Bowling Green probably isn't the first place that comes to mind when adventure travelers are planning the next destinations to add to their bucket list. But this charming city has plenty to offer anyone looking to soak up the local hospitality while also enjoying some adrenaline-inducing activities too. Visitors will find plenty to like here, with outstanding adventures found above, below, and on the ground

Cheat Sheet top 15Cheat Sheet: 15 Things That Make Bowling Green Better Than Nashville (Including the One Thing You Can't See Anywhere Else on Earth)

If you’re like me and have never been to Bowling Green, it’s time to change that. Whether you’re traveling solo or bringing the whole family, there’s an adventure waiting for you there, and plenty of food and drinks to satisfy when you’re all done with thrill-seeking.

Corporate Event News: Corvettes, Caves and Conventions: Corporate Event NewsBowling Green, Kentucky

Situated in Southern Kentucky’s Cave Country and only an hour north of Nashville, Bowling Green, Kentucky is an interesting off-the-beaten-path option for your next small or mid-sized meeting or corporate retreat.

Forbes articleForbes: The Underrated Music City Outside Of Nashville That Everybody Needs to Visit

While Nashville is known as "Music City," there's a neighboring town that needs to be on every music lover's radar. Just a short, one-hour drive from the popular Tennessee capital is Kentucky's, Bowling Green. Not only is the state's third largest city home to Western Kentucky University, it also has an up-and-coming music scene you can't ignore.

The DDaily Meal 2017aily Meal: Home Cooking, Fast Cars, and World Class Ice Cream in Bowling Green

Bowling Green is Kentucky's third-largest city, after Louisville (about 100 miles to the northeast) and Lexington, with a population of just over 65,000. It's the home of a number of Civil War landmarks, exquisite old homes, and remarkable public buildings that can be visited on foot or by car on a leisurely drive. It's easy to navigate, and has many wonderful restaurants to choose from. It's also full of Southern hospitality. Everyone that I met there treated me like I was an old friend.

We're Getting Noticed!

Here is some noteworthy coverage the city and our attractions have received:

  • The Chevrolet Corvette Z06 and Bowling Green Assembly Plant were featured on National Geographic Channel’s popular Ultimate Factories series- November 2007
  • Bowling Green was featured on the Food Network's combination travel and food show, Feasting on Asphalt. The episode, “I Smell Pork,” included visits to Duncan Hines’ former Home and Office, Hines’ gravesite and Smokey Pig restaurant- July 2006
  • National Geographic Adventure Magazine selected Bowling Green as one of the 50 Best Adventure Towns in the country- 2007 '50 Best Places to Live and Play' issue
  • CNNMoney.com ranked Bowling Green as the 12th Best Place to Launch a Small Business for its size category of small cities with a population less than 250,000- 2009
  • Bowling Green and the Bowling Green Area CVB were named toSportsEvents Magazine’s list of “Sports Destinations to Watch" as voted on by readers- 2011
  • The National Corvette Museum was named one of the “Top 10 Automobile Museums” by Edmunds.com- 2007
  • Olde Stone was named #8 in Golf Digest's ranking of America's Best New Courses in 2007 and #87 on GolfWeek’s Top 100 Modern Courses in 2010
  • Chaney’s Dairy Barn was named the Best Ice Cream Parlor in Kentucky byUSA Today- 2010
  • Forbes magazine ranked Bowling Green #19 on list of Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers- 2009
  • Beech Bend Amusement Park was chosen as one of the Top 5 Friendliest Parks and its Kentucky Rumbler one of the Top 20 Best Wooden Roller Coasters by Amusement Today readers- 2007-2010
  • Aviation Heritage Park was featured on KET's program "Kentucky Life" in 2013

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