Geared for Local
Bowling Green Itinerary
The second generation Corvette includes some rare and highly sought after Corvettes, so this itinerary features unique experiences and items that are locally made in Bowling Green, Kentucky and not available just anywhere. Okay, Fruit of the Loom underwear can be bought at home… but not at these prices!
Enjoy a locally-owned eatery, witness the birth of Corvettes, take in some breathtaking views, and sample local harvests.
There’s only one GM Corvette Assembly Plant, and all Corvettes made since 1981 have rolled out of the Bowling Green facility. PUBLIC TOURS ARE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED, so include this activity on your next trip or put the plans in idle gear. It will be well worth the wait to see this step-by-step process!
Next, wind your way up to the highest elevation in Warren County where over 7,000 trees welcome visitors at Jackson's Orchard. Perfect for those seasonal getaways, try and time your visit around one of their annual peach, apple or pumpkin festivals.
Travel from the rocky outcroppings and vistas of northern Warren County to the gently rolling landscapes at the southern end for your next stop. Here, you'll be charmed by this small-farm winery's rustic setting and lovely owners while sampling award-winning varieties. By-the-glass and bottles available for purchase.
Take in an afternoon scenic drive or even a nap before heading out for the evening with your appetite. For this meal, we recommend a true Bowling Green original — Rafferty's. The concept can be enjoyed in 13 other locations in the south now, but it all started right here in BGKY. Be sure to save room for dessert because the Brookie is ah-mazing! Visitors also enjoy comparable quality and service at this restaurant group's other concepts — Montana Grille and Double Dogs.
Today, you'll engage with some of our local farmers, makers and craftspeople, see more works of art by our talented residents, grab some locally-made chocolates, and shop for some new garments. This day should be planned for a Tuesday or Saturday.
Bowling Green boasts three Farmers Markets (two open year-round!) and there is no better place to get a true taste of the fabric of our community! Visit one or more to pick up unique handmade items, fresh meat, produce and eggs if you're preparing a meal while here, or some seasonal flowers to brighten your space.
After getting to know the locals, head to the heart of town for more locally-crafted items. These shops surrounding Fountain Square Park are perfect stops to find one-of-a-kind gifts, sweet treats and souvenirs.
Wrap up your BG "locally-crafted" experience with a trip to the region's only outlet store featuring popular brands you know and trust that just so happen to have their corporate headquarters and distribution center here.