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Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

CAVES, LAKES & CORVETTES Region


  • Diamond Caverns is just one of the 8 show caves in the Caves, Lakes and Corvettes region
  • National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green
  • Beech Bend Amusement Park, Bowling Green
  • Dinosaur World, Cave City
  • Kentucky Down Under, Horse Cave
  • Nolin Lake
  • WigWam Village, Cave City
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For a fun family vacation or a great weekend getaway, look no further than the Caves, Lakes and Corvettes region of Kentucky.

Home to the famed National Corvette Museum, Bowling Green is a friendly, fun city located less than one hour north of Nashville. Spend a day browsing production and concept cars and exploring exhibits based on this timeless icon of Chevrolet racing heritage. Aside from the Corvette Museum, Bowling Green is also the site of Chevrolet's Corvette production plant. Plant tours are available Monday through Friday for those who want to see the assembly process behind America's sport car.

Visit Lost River Cave, home to Kentucky’s only underground boat tour or take a ride on the Kentucky Rumbler, the most twisted wooden roller coaster in seven states. Shop and enjoy eclectic dining choices in Bowling Green’s historic downtown square.

Take guided or a wild cave explorations in the underground world of Kentucky’s Cave Country. Marvel at one of the most spectacular and vast adventures in Kentucky - Mammoth Cave National Park, the world’s longest cave system and tour the Crystal Onyx Cave where pre-historic finds have made it an important archeological site.

History abounds in this region with significant sites such as the South Union Shaker Village near Auburn, Octagon Hall 1847 Plantation in Franklin, Fort Williams in Glasgow, Red River Meeting House and Cemetery in Russellville, and Riverview at Hobson Grove in Bowling Green.

Near Cave City, attractions include unique and fun theme, amusement and animal parks such as Kentucky Down Under where you can pet exotic animals including emus and kangaroos and Dinosaur World with over 100 life-sized dinosaurs in an outdoor museum setting.

With six beautiful lakes including the Barren River State Resort Park, you can enjoy water sports, rentals, lodging and vacation amenities that fit all ages and interests from world-class fishing enthusiasts to families and resort-style vacationers.

With some of the greatest attractions in Kentucky – Mammoth Cave National Park, theme parks, and the National Corvette Museum – Bowling Green, Cave Country and all the rest of the Caves, Lakes and Corvettes region is a can't-miss stop in the Bluegrass State.

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