Bowling Green - Kentucky's third-largest city

Learn More about Bowling Green, Ky

The tourism scene in Bowling Green is so much more than just fast cars! A thriving university town with a progressive population helps drive Bowling Green’s ability to entertain. One visit will explain why Bowling Green is "Geared for fun!"

As the third-largest and fastest-growing city in Kentucky as well as the dining and shopping mecca for a dozen surrounding counties, we're brimming with restaurant and splurging options. The first of only two cities in Kentucky to be named a Dozen Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, we show off our past through numerous historic districts and restored landmarks.

Bowling Green is bustling with a diverse economy and population, award-winning schools, affordable housing, and big-city amenities. Being centrally located on I-65 affords visitors and residents easy access to Nashville, TN (60 miles) and Louisville, KY (110 miles) for anything not available here including nationally-ranked healthcare and international airports. Oh, and did we mention every Corvette made since 1981 has been made right here in Bowling Green?!?

First-class attractions that tell our stories, natural wonders that inspire exploration, and neighboring communities that invite you in - they are all right here. Top it all off with friendly folks who understand the value of community and who enjoy sharing it with others, and you have one great destination. Get more information about the city of Bowling Green here including facts, history and accomplishments, or head to our About Bowling Green page to get a feel for the town.

Also, there’s an epidemic in Bowling Green! You see, we love Bowling Green. Because we feel so fortunate to live and work here, we are spreading the positive message of love by wearing our feelings on our chest and displaying it on windows. Wherever your travels take you in our fine city, we hope you encounter someone who is displaying the ‘i love bg’ mark. Look for the green heart… and if you also fall in love and want to take a button home, just come see us!


We're the people shouting from the mountaintops about the Bowling Green area's tourism offerings... or more formally, we are the official destination marketing organization. Learn more about our activities, purpose and staff here. You can also check out volunteer opportunities, both with us and throughout our community.


Every relocation starts with a visit, and we meet lots of folks who decide to move to BG after experiencing all the charm and amenities our city has to offer. If you are interested in learning more, head over the City of Bowling Green's website for a complete digital Relocation Guide. Additionally, our office offers a relocation letter including many of the same helpful links through our Request for Visitors Guide form.