Stay near the best things to do in Bowling Green
From an underground boat tour at the Lost River Cave to towering thrill rides at Beech Bend amusement park, families can find ample things to do near the Country Inn & Suites, Bowling Green, KY. If sports cars rev you up, don’t miss the National Corvette Museum, which features more than 80 models on display, including rare custom vehicles. You can explore local historical sites like Riverview at Hobson Grove on the Civil War Discovery Trail or spend the day browsing the specialty shops around downtown’s quaint Fountain Square for candles, records, or sweet treats. Looking for something more adventurous? Drive about 30 minutes from your hotel room to marvel at spectacular rock formations in the vast subterranean passages at Mammoth Cave National Park or go kayaking or fishing at Shanty Hollow Lake.
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Western Kentucky University3.57 mi / 5.74 km from the hotel
With roots in the early 1900s, this public university offers more than 200 academic programs. Stroll the picturesque campus overlooking downtown Bowling Green, or see a Hilltoppers baseball, basketball, or football game.
The Historic RailPark & Train Museum4.19 mi / 6.75 km from the hotel
You can board a 1937 locomotive and a collection of vintage railcars, including a WWII hospital car and a Pullman dining car, during your visit to the former L&N Depot. The museum also houses an impressive model railroad and a gift shop.
Greenwood Mall0.69 mi / 1.11 km from the hotel
Browse independent specialty stores and national retailers like Dillard’s, Hollister, and Ulta Beauty at this shopping destination. You can also catch a new release at the 10-screen Regal movie theater and choose from more than a dozen eateries.
Beech Bend5.57 mi / 8.96 km from the hotel
During the summer months, you can find fun for the whole family at Beech Bend, home to an amusement park, a raceway, and a campground. After getting your fill of towering thrill rides, you can see live shows, play mini golf, and zip around on go-karts.
Chaney’s Dairy Barn7.09 mi / 11.4 km from the hotel
See how Chaney’s premium ice cream is made on site with a family-friendly tour of the dairy farm. While you’re here, enjoy a scoop or sundae before browsing the selection of artisan crafts and locally made food items in the gift shop.
Kentucky Museum3.8 mi / 6.12 km from the hotel
Explore the exhibits at this historical museum, housed on the campus of Western Kentucky University, to see period clothing, paintings, quilts, and antique furniture.
Lost River Cave3.12 mi / 5.02 km from the hotel
Go underground to crawl through secret passages and to take a boat ride along the mysterious Lost River. After the tour, head to the surface and go for a walk along one of the nature trails.
Mammoth Cave National Park22.86 mi / 36.79 km from the hotel
With more than 400 miles of spectacular caverns, Mammoth Cave is thought to be the longest cave system in the world. Don’t miss the waterfall-like formations of the Frozen Niagara section or the visitors’ signatures on the ceiling at Gothic Avenue.
National Corvette Museum4.94 mi / 7.96 km from the hotel
It first hit the streets in 1953, and now the Chevrolet Corvette is an icon that has earned top recognition around the world. Trace the history of one of America’s most recognizable sports cars at the National Corvette Museum.
Riverview at Hobson Grove5.34 mi / 8.59 km from the hotel
Completed in 1871 for Atwood and Julia van Meter Hobson, this historical home once sat squarely in the center of a 400-acre horse and cattle farm. Named for its views of the Barren River, Hobson Grove is also part of the Civil War Discovery Trail.
South Union Shaker Village13.05 mi / 21 km from the hotel
Step back in time to learn about the life of the Shakers, a Christian sect that came to prominence in America during the 18th and 19th centuries. The on-site museum and surrounding buildings are filled with historical artifacts.
Aviation Heritage Park1.79 mi / 2.88 km from the hotel
At this park, you can learn more about aviators with ties to South Central Kentucky and the aircraft they flew. Visit on Open Cockpit day to sit inside the park’s warbirds, including a NASA T-38 Talon.