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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 3rd largest city in Kentucky and 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.
Not only are we passionate about our planes, trains and automobile as evidenced through our attractions, one group of dedicated South Central Kentuckians went so far as to build their own rare vintage airplane! The dream was to recreate a Curtiss JN-4 Jenny biplane, one of the first icons in aviation history. A regional team spent 15 months recreating and remanufacturing every piece of the airplane, taking a full year to collect working supplies. In 2013, the eighth Jenny in existence headed to the sky. She can be seen all over the country at air shows and at some special events around Bowling Green. To learn more, visit the Friends of Jenny website http://www.friendsofjenny.org.
Bowling Green is bustling with a diverse economy, award-winning schools, affordable housing, and a low crime rate. First-class attractions that tell our stories, natural wonders that inspire exploration, and neighboring communities that invite you in 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.
Also, there’s an epidemic in Bowling Green, but don’t worry… it doesn’t affect your health, just your attitude! 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. Wherever your travels take you in our fine city, we hope you encounter someone who is displaying their love with an ‘i love bg’ button. Look for the green heart… and if you also fall in love and want to take a button home, just come see us!
AND EXACTLY WHO ARE WE?
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.