Plan your vacation in the Bowling Green area. For general information contact the following:
Bowling Green Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Lost River Cave and Valley
Boat tours float through lost river cave in the middle of Bowling Green on the shortest, deepest river in the world as claimed by Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not.” The largest cave opening east of the Mississippi has provided shelter for native Americans, both Union and Confederate soldiers and the notorious Jesse James and his gang.
I-65 Exit 22
Open daily 10 AM to 5 PM
270 393-0077 or 793-1023
National Corvette Museum
This 68,000 sq. ft. showcase to America’s sports car features more than 60 Corvettes. You’ll see classics in mint condition, one-of-a-kind prototypes that never went into production, racetrack champions and more. Sit behind the wheel of a new model and register to drive one home!
I-65 Exit 28
270 781-7973 or 800 53-VETTE
Historic Railpark & Train Museum
Two-story interactive museum in a 1925 restored L&N Depot. Railpark with four cars, engine and caboose. 270-745-7317 www.historicrailpark.com
Shaker Museum at South Union
A short drive west of Bowling Green on US 68/KY 80 takes you to the historic site of the South Union Shaker Village. The Shaker society was established in 1807 and closed in 1922. The village site is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The Shaker Museum is open daily March 1 through December 1.
Kentucky’s Cave Country
Mammoth Cave National Park is located just 30 miles north of Bowling Green, off I-65 exit 48. Open year round and offering a variety of tours, nature trails, scenic boat trips, wild animals and birds.
Over 100 life sized dinosaurs in an outdoor museum setting. Search for fossils at the Fossil Dig, see the indoor Prehistoric Museum, watch dinosaurs in the Movie Cave and more. 270-773-4345 www.dinoworld.net
Kentucky Down Under
Learn first hand about kangaroos, emus, wallabies and other exotic creatures from the Land Down Under. Also explore Kentucky Caverns. I-65, exit 58. 270-786-2634 www.kdu.com
Historic Diamond Caverns has offered tours for over 149 years. Cave features thousands of stalactites, stalagmites and flowstone deposits. I-65, exit 48. 270-749-2233 www.diamondcaverns.com