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The City of Bowling Green


Bowling Green, KY

Bowling Green is home to Western Kentucky University. With a population of 60,000, it is now considered the third largest city in the state.  Situated in south-central Kentucky, it is 60 miles north of Nashville, TN, and 120 miles south of Louisville and is the economic center of the region. WKU is located in the heart of Bowling Green. The City is big enough to have everything you need, but small enough to make you feel at home.

There are several area attractions, including historic downtown, an aviation heritage park, festivals, music and local events - many taking place in the downtown area, which is adjacent to WKU. Experience Bowling Green through a collection videos and photos at visitbgky.com/experience, download a visitor's guide here.

"Where else can you go spelunking, witness an American icon in the works, and go for a twisted ride in the air — all in one visit? Nowhere, other than Bowling Green, KY!  Legendary cars, wooden roller coasters, vintage railcars, and underground boat tours drive Bowling Green's ability to entertain and educate with a new adventure around every curve."

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 Last Modified 8/26/19