Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Mahurin Honors College at WKU


Welcome to Bowling Green, KY!

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 s.f. 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, Lost River Cave, and 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.






Official city website

Buy Local BG

I Heart BG

Bowling Green Daily News

SOKY Happenings



Bowling Green Independent Schools

Warren County Public Schools

Saint Jospeh's Catholic School



"Tag-Team Growth in Bowling Green"




Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center


Fountain Square Players

Public Theatre of Kentucky

Southern Kentucky Book Festival



"Bowling Green: The Next Kentucky Foodie Town?"

SKY Farmer's Market


Community Farmer's Market




"Growing Bowling Green Music Scene"

Lost River Music Fest

Starry Nights Music Festival

Corsair Distillery

Lost River Cave

Mammoth Cave National Park

National Corvette Museum



Bowling Green International Festival

"Bowling Green Muslim Population Changing, Growing"

"A Taste of Bosnia in Bowling Green"


balloon festival



Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view,
download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Note: documents in Excel format (XLS) require Microsoft Viewer,
download excel.

Note: documents in Word format (DOC) require Microsoft Viewer,
download word.

Note: documents in Powerpoint format (PPT) require Microsoft Viewer,
download powerpoint.

Note: documents in Quicktime Movie format [MOV] require Apple Quicktime,
download quicktime.

 Last Modified 4/12/17