Hear tales from the tracks at the Historic RailPark & Train Museum

Things to Do in Bowling

Green, Kentucky

Find your starting line to fun!

Pent-up demand signals a full-throttle recovery for tourism, and if you've given travel the green light, BGKY is open! See why Bowling Green is "Geared for fun" at the well-known spots like the National Corvette Museum and the GM Corvette Assembly Plant, where you can get a behind-the-scenes look at an American classic, both the car and the dedicated workforce, once tours resume! If you're geared for speed, get behind the wheel or in the passenger seat at the NCM Motorsports Park, where there's also family-friendly fun at the Kartplex (karting will return in 2023 after sustaining major damage from the December tornadoes.)

Need to escape the daily hustle? Don’t crawl in a hole, at Lost River Cave, you can ride by boat into an underground labyrinth. Then watch as racers crawl into the drivers’ seat at Beech Bend Raceway after the kids burn their rubber at the adjacent Beech Bend Amusement Park and Splash Lagoon. But don’t stop there!

Cruise the slow lane to discover our hidden gems like beautiful Downtown Fountain SquareChaney’s Dairy Barn, the Historic Railpark & Train Museum, and Riverview at Hobson Grove. In Bowling Green, we’re respectful of our Civil War history, boastful of our aviators, proud of our heritage, and downright giddy about our future!

Wind down the day by challenging the crew with indoor rock climbing or an escape game, or if an adults-only getaway, snag a couple of stamps on your West KY Brewery Hop passport or sip with local winemakers. Then be sure to check out what our home-grown chefs are creating at local restaurants before you sleep tight at one of 30+ hotels, 100+ vacation rentals, or 2 campgrounds.