As the official destination marketing organization for Bowling Green and Warren County, the Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s mission is to promote tourist and convention activity in the area. Our vision is to generate economic impact by promoting and developing our region as a welcoming destination for visitors. In other words, we try to convince folks why Bowling Green is a wonderful place to visit, and as a result, put heads in beds, bags in hands, fans in seats, and napkins in laps!
Things to do
See why Bowling Green is "Geared for fun" at the well-known spots like the National Corvette Museum and the GM Corvette Assembly Plant, where you get a behind-the-scenes look at an American classic, both the car and the dedicated work force!
Need to escape the daily hustle? Don’t crawl in a hole, at Lost River Cave, you can ride by boat into an underground labyrinth. Then watch as racers crawl into the drivers’ seat at Beech Bend Raceway after the kids burn their rubber at the adjacent Beech Bend Amusement Park and Splash Lagoon. But don’t stop there!
Cruise the slow lane to discover our hidden gems like beautiful Downtown Fountain Square, Chaney’s Dairy Barn, the Historic Railpark & Train Museum, and Riverview at Hobson Grove. In Bowling Green, we’re respectful of our Civil War history, boastful of our aviators, proud of our heritage, and downright giddy about our future!
Being located along a major north-south corridor through the southeastern U.S. sure does have its advantages! Travelers have been overnighting here for decades, but now there are so many more reasons to stay in Bowling Green.
Over 2,600 hotel rooms await your tired and weary clan after a day of Corvettein’, caving, splashing, touring, museum-going, dining and shopping! You’ll find most of your favorite brand hotels in Bowling Green with varying levels of amenities and value, plus quaint bed and breakfasts, cabins, cottages, and campgrounds.
Select a category to narrow your choices or search for a specific amenity below to find your perfect place to stay in Bowling Green. Sweet dreams and sleep tight!
Top 5 Restaurants NOT in our Visitors Guide
The food scene in 'Vette City is definitely another reason to stop and stay the night, but don't get blinded by the first stretch of neon lights. Our Visitors Guide is filled with some of the best.
Bowling Green KY Events
Lots of visitors know us as 'Vette City, but we're also becoming known as "Hot Rod City" with the number of national automotive events hosted each season. Don't miss out on outdoor events, live music, and yearly festivals in the area. Be sure to see what holiday events are taking place in Bowling Green too. A town this diverse has tons happening every weekend for the non-car junkies, too! Browse the upcoming week below, or refine your search by visit dates or pick the category that fits your personal interests. There's sure to be something you'll enjoy!
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January 2 - February 13, 2018
As a special tribute to the WKU Sisterhood for providing a new sound system and as a treat for the community, the Hardin Planetarium will present the acclaimed program Musica, a montage of life as seen through the heart of the musician, as the first show of the 2018 season.Musica will be presented Jan. 2-Feb. 13. Show times are 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.
KENTUCKY: 225 YEARS ON THE MOVE
February 6 - May 13, 2018
Location: 350 Corvette Drive, National Corvette Museum, KY
Phone: (270) 781-7973
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Exhibit traces the history of transportation in Kentucky by telling the story of how people interacted with various modes of transportation as well as highlighting Kentucky-made artifacts including a 1943 Ford GWP (Jeep) used during World War II, the first Bowling Green built Corvette, and the one-millionth U.S. built Toyota Camry. Other artifacts include 1800s era mile markers, a horse-drawn sleigh, Mammoth Cave Stagecoach, early 19th century riding breeches and a 1935 Allis-Chalmers WC tractor. The exhibit is part of the regular Museum self-guided tour and is open daily, 8am-5pm CT. Kentucky celebrates a milestone anniversary in 2017 – it has been 225 years since its admittance as a state into the Union. Originally a part of Virginia, “the Kentucky County” became the 15th state on June 1, 1792. Kentucky will be celebrating the milestone anniversary throughout the next year with related events being listed online at ky225.com.
BOOGIE DOWN BOURBON STREET
February 9, 2018
Location: 939 Adams St., The Venue, KY
Phone: (270) 782-5353
Time: 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Bourbon, boogeying and delectable Cajun bites set the stage for bon temps beaucoup for CASA of South Central KY's Boogie Down Bourbon Street presented by SOKY Jobs at The Venue at 939 Adams. The Venue is the largest event space in downtown Bowling Green and one of its most historic buildings as the home of Kentucky's Warren County Twist tobacco. This is the inaugural Boogie Down Bourbon Street, THE premiere event in South Central KY celebrating Mardi Gras! Wear your Mardi Gras best threads and enjoy bourbon tastings, live & silent auctions, and giveaways. Laissez les bon temps rouler!
Event tickets ($75 each) and reserved tables ($1000 for a table of 10) go on sale Tuesday, January 9th! You can also purchase sponsorships/tickets/reserved tables with a credit card by contacting the office at 270.782.5353 or Jana@CASAofSCK.org, or mail checks to CASA of SCK, P.O. Box 867, Bowling Green, KY 42102-0867.