As the only place in the world Corvettes are made, Bowling Green welcomes speed-loving visitors from across the globe to top-rated attractions like the National Corvette Museum, NCM Motorsports Park, Beech Bend Park & Raceway, and the GM Corvette Assembly Plant. If you're traveling with kids or grandkids, be sure to put Lost River Cave & Zipline, nearby Mammoth Cave National Park, Chaney's Dairy Barn, and Beech Bend Park's Splash Lagoon on your itinerary. Families also love the affordability of Bowling Green with a great variety of lodging and dining options to satisfy a budget-friendly getaway or a special occasion splurge. Use "BG" as your starting line to fun in Kentucky!
Located 60 miles north of Nashville and 110 miles south of Louisville off I-65 and I-165, Bowling Green is the third-most populous city in the state of Kentucky after Louisville and Lexington. The 2010 U.S. Census Bureau total for Bowling Green is 58,067, and the population of Warren County is 113,792. In 2003, Bowling Green and its surrounding communities were designated as a "metropolitan area" but separate city and county governments remain. Bowling Green and Warren County are "wet" jurisdictions meaning alcohol can be sold by the bottle or served by the drink.
Significant companies in Bowling Green include the GM Corvette Assembly Plant, Fruit of the Loom/ Russell Athletics, Houchens Industries, Holley Performance Products, Bowling Green Metalforming, and Camping World. The third largest Kentucky public university, Western Kentucky University, is situated upon a hill in central Bowling Green. There is so much to do in the great city of Bowling Green that we believe you'll need all weekend to go from 0 to 60!
Plan Your Trip — Check out these sample itineraries themed by interest and the style of each generation of the Corvette
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