The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Closed Weekend (Thanksgiving)
Winter Break - Building Closes at 7pm
December 17 - January 2
Winter Break - Offices Closed
Study Abroad to Costa Rica
Travel Abroad to Italy
Gatton Offices Open
Building Opens at 1PM
Spring Semester Starts
Class of 2020 Deadline
Class of 2020 Interview Day
Closed Weekend (Spring Break)
Gatton Academy Student Research Showcase
Bowling Green, Kentucky!
Bowling Green is a thriving university town with a progressive and diverse population. Kentucky's third-largest city, Bowling Green combines the convenience and community of a small town with the culture and innovation found in larger cities.
Even in recent difficult financial times, Bowling Green continues to thrive economically and culturally due to its diverse economy, major university, award-winning schools, affordable housing, low crime rate, and surrounding natural beauty and resources.
According to Forbes, Bowling Green ranks as the #12 small town in America for a career. Its cost of living is 11% lower than the national average, and the average single-family home costs $117,000. Bowling Green is conveniently located on I-65 only 65 miles north of downtown Nashville, TN, and its additional urban amenities.
Bowling Green has a tremendous local artistic and cultural scene, with numerous local restaurants, businesses, farmers markets, and bars. The city hosts major annual music festivals, is home to multiple local theatre troupes, and recently opened the 80,000 square foot Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center for nationally touring performances.
WKU is located next to downtown Bowling Green, where you will find a vibrant collection
of local businesses and restaurants that are centered on the historic southern-style
square. The city has many outdoor recreational opportunities including 19 parks and
Lost River Cave, plus Bowling Green is only 26 miles from Mammoth Cave National Park,
a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Please explore the links below to discover what makes Bowling Green an outstanding and unique place to live and work.
- Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce
- Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Buy Local BG
- Forbes Profile of Bowling Green
- General Motors
- Greenwood Mall
- Fruit of the Loom
- "Tag-Team Growth in Bowling Green"
- Aviation Heritage Park
- Bowling Green Hot Rods
- Corsair Distillery
- Golf Courses
- "Growing Bowling Green Music Scene"
- Lost River Cave
- Mammoth Cave National Park
- Bowling Green Gallery Hop
- Duncan Hines Festival
- IdeaFestival Bowling Green
- International Festival
- Lost River Music Fest
- Starry Nights Music Festival
- "A Taste of Bosnia in Bowling Green"
- "Bowling Green: The Next Kentucky Foodie Town?"
- Community Farmer's Market
- SKY Farmer's Market
- Urban Spoon's Reviews of Bowling Green Restaurants
- Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science
- Historic Rail Park
- Kentucky Museum
- National Corvette Museum
- Riverview at Hobson Grove
- Public Schools
- Private Schools
Theatre and the Arts
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