Just a few miles away from Barren River Lake and Mammoth Cave National Park is Bowling Green, KY. Bowling Green is a historic town as it was founded by pioneers in 1798. The town started to bloom right after the steamboat commerce on the nearby Barren River helped the town thrive. Although the city started to urbanize very fast, agriculture stayed as an important part of Bowling Green. Nowadays it is best known to be the only place in the United States that manufactures Corvettes, and this helped Bowling Green to build an exciting city. There is so much to see and even more to do in Bowling Green, so do not hesitate to plan a vacation here.
Bowling Green is the perfect place for nature enthusiasts and history lovers. The city has a good mixture of activities and landmarks so everyone can easily find something good here. As mentioned, Bowling Green is home to the Corvette factory and there is also a National Corvette Museum where visitors can see every step of assembly, models which were dreamed but never manufactured, and see the first models ever. This is a great spot for everyone, not just car lovers. Furthermore, the Historic Rail Park and Train Museum is an excellent place where visitors can learn about the history of railroads and how the rail connections effected cities. For those who love museums and nature as well, the Baker Arboretum and Downing Museum is a fantastic place to check out. The over 100 acres of land is used for educational purposes, and it is set on the ridge of the famous rolling hills of Kentucky. It is both an informative and an exciting place to see.
The city also offers a well preserved historic downtown area so attend a guided - and free! - tour of the central city where tourists can see the amazing historic buildings and also learn all about them.
Additionally, the city is well known for the caves found in the heart of Bowling Green. Do not miss the opportunity to explore the ancient caves and plan a trip to Lost River Caves, where boat tours, seasonal butterfly habitats, and miles of trails await visitors. Mammoth Cave National Park is also very close to Bowling Green and it is a beautiful national park where dozens of recreational activities are available for visitors. Those who like hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, or bird watching, will love it here.
The best area to stay in Bowling Green is near downtown, and is known as the College Hill Historic District. There are the amazing restaurants and bars, cafes and night clubs, and parks all located in this the historical downtown area. Tourists can even stay in a historical buildings, many of which have been transformed into beautiful vacation homes.
The most popular time to visit Bowling Green is early October and late May, when the warm Kentucky weather and the lack of rain is very pleasing for traveling.
Browse rentals from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and more at AllTheRooms.com. We have 743 vacation rentals, hotels and other accommodation types in Bowling Green ranging from budget options to extravagant places to stay. For those wanting to keep costs down, the lowest priced place to stay in Bowling Green comes in at $17 a night. The average price of a vacation rental is $150 per night.
Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Bowling Green can choose from 155 places to stay that provide WiFi. We have 43 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 29 accommodations that have gyms. If you're planning on getting to Bowling Green by car, be sure to choose from 167 accommodations that provide parking. We have 30 hotels and vacation rentals that have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in any of 38 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
In Bowling Green AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 4 providers, including 129 places to stay from Airbnb, 15 accommodations from Priceline and 15 places to stay from Agoda.
340 of our accommodations in Bowling Green have been reviewed and rated. 69% are rated great. 138 accommodations allow instant booking.