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Things to do in Bowling Green

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The National Corvette Museum showcases the Chevrolet Corvette, an American sports car that has been in production since 1953.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“walking trails, historical cave and hideout for Jesse James the bank robber, cave/river boat rides, excellent gift shop”
  • 19 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Their regular menu is great, but Sunday brunch is even better! But you don't have to wait until Sunday to get the best Hot Chicken you've ever tasted.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“located downtown BG , popular with students, has wifi and in the summer a back patio with occasional music and food events”
  • 8 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Fun activities for kid and adult at Beech Bend Amusement Park and Splash Lagoon. Love race car show ? Beech Bend Raceway is a must watch.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, creative stone-baked pizzas and trivia nights.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“Modern performing arts center with multiple theaters, art galleries & classes for kids & adults.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“FIne dining with a Cajun twist. The bar has outdoor patio seating and live music on the weekend.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Hot Rods Baseball....grab a beer & some peanuts and cheer on the Hot Rods Minor League Baseball Team!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Excellent chefs with delicious daily specials & appetizers - get the bacon wrapped dates, chicken picatta or the spinach salad gorgonzolla with bourbon maple vinaigrette - you won't be disappointed!”
  • 1 local recommends
University
“Find out what is going on at Van Meter Hall. (google it, you'd be surprised what quality events pass though this venue that get unnoticed by locals!!)The architecture and it's point of view during sunset hours give it multiple reasons to visit! And don't forget about Hilltopper Sports!!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“The Historic RailPark & Train Museum and L&N Depot brings alive the magic and adventure of railroading everyday.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The only mall in Bowling Green, KY. There is a Belks, JC Penny, Dillards, Old Navy, Boot Barn and much more!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from Bowling Green Ball Park. Save room for the galaxy pie!”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“17 minutes, 8 miles. The Kentucky Bourbon Fillet is the best steak in town, and is uniquely Kentucky. Montana Grille has the atmosphere of the lodge at Yellowstone National Park.”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“Kentucky history plus changing exhibits through the year. Visit the museum and while there, explore the beautiful campus of Western Kentucky University!”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Their regular menu is great, but Sunday brunch is even better! But you don't have to wait until Sunday to get the best Hot Chicken you've ever tasted.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“located downtown BG , popular with students, has wifi and in the summer a back patio with occasional music and food events”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, creative stone-baked pizzas and trivia nights.”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“FIne dining with a Cajun twist. The bar has outdoor patio seating and live music on the weekend.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Excellent chefs with delicious daily specials & appetizers - get the bacon wrapped dates, chicken picatta or the spinach salad gorgonzolla with bourbon maple vinaigrette - you won't be disappointed!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Located in the heart of downtown, just steps from Bowling Green Ball Park. Save room for the galaxy pie!”
  • 3 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“17 minutes, 8 miles. The Kentucky Bourbon Fillet is the best steak in town, and is uniquely Kentucky. Montana Grille has the atmosphere of the lodge at Yellowstone National Park.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
“Some of the best food in Bowling Green. Daily specials and a rotating seasonal menu provide for great food options everyday!!”
  • 6 locals recommend

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