Combine the college vibes of Western Kentucky University with Bowling Green’s own mix of modern culture and Civil War history
Explore the city’s history on The Heritage Walk, a winding trail through picturesque downtown. Discover a church that served as a Union hospital during the Civil War, and a hotel that doubled as a Prohibition-era speakeasy. Travel back to Victorian Kentucky with a tour of beautifully preserved home Riverview at Hobson Grove, or stop to admire the vintage aircraft on display at Aviation Heritage Park. At the National Corvette Museum, discover Bowling Green’s role as the exclusive source of the brand's iconic fast cars.
With a bevy of galleries, theaters and music venues, Bowling Green’s modern culture complements its rich past. Feel inspired viewing the works of regional artists at Ellis Walker Gallery, catch a play at Capitol Arts Center, or cultivate a taste for Americana music at The Warehouse at Mt. Victor concert hall. In between outings, don’t forget to sample the city’s culinary delights – with Cajun gumbo at New Orleans-style Tea Bayou, or homemade ice cream from local institution Chaney’s Dairy Barn.
Fortunately, there are plenty of outdoor spaces for working off those extra indulgences. Practice your serve on Kereiakes Park’s public tennis courts, or de-stress with a session in the batting cages. Lampkin Park caters to basketball, baseball and volleyball fans – while spectator sports are also popular. Catch hot rod racing at Beech Bend Raceway, get tickets to a minor league baseball game at Bowling Green Ballpark, or cheer for the WKU basketball team at E.A. Diddle Arena.