Bowling Green – Things to do with your Team

The city of Bowling Green has a rich history, dating all the way back to 1775. The city, citizens, and the historic preservation board all keep the spirit of Bowling Green’s past and present alive. While it is notable to mention that all Corvettes since 1981 have been assembled there, Bowling Green is so much more than just fast cars, no matter how cool they may be. Being a thriving university town with such a progressive population helps to drive Bowling Green’s roaring tourism scene. One visit is all it will take for you to find out why Bowling Green is “geared for fun!”


Beech Bend

Bowling Green - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsDuring your stay in Bowling Green spend a day of fun at Beech Bend, a family-owned and operated park that repeatedly appears among the Top 5 Friendliest Parks from Amusement Today! Don’t mess with the long lines and the high prices of the huge theme parks; at Beech Bend, you get free parking, free sunscreen, and free inner tubes all day, every day! The amusement park offers more than 40 rides including Sea Dragon, originally from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch and Kentucky Rumbler, the most twisted wooden roller coaster in seven states. Other favorites include Wild Mouse, Shock Drop, as well as mini-golf, go-carts, a petting farm, and more. At the adjoining Splash Lagoon water park you and your team can relax as you float along the lazy river or tackle the wave pool, water slides, and more thrilling attractions. 798 Beech Bend Park Rd,  Bowling Green, KY 42101


Bowling Green Ballpark

Watch a professional minor league baseball game while visiting Bowling Green! The Bowling Green Hot Rods bring affordable family entertainment to the state-of-the-art Bowling Green Ballpark, located in the city’s downtown area. Affiliated with the Tampa Rays, they play around 70 home games each season, each one fueled with fun for the whole family. Don’t miss this combination of future Major League stars and affordable hometown entertainment. Be sure to check the schedule for fireworks nights and other special promotions. 300 8th Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42101

See the rolling hills and lush landscapes of southern Kentucky from 2000 feet in the air! A fun and exciting way to create a lasting vacation memory, flies every day around sunrise out of Bowling Green. Their balloons’ spacious baskets are equipped with doors, allowing for easy access rather than climbing in over the sides! Discounted flights are offered on Monday through Thursday. boasts a 100% safety record and has been providing safe, enjoyable hot air balloon rides for more than 12 years in south central Kentucky. Chief pilot Doug Robertson has been involved in ballooning since 1994 and has been a private airplane pilot since 1981. Following the over 200 year-old traditions of the early aeronauts, your group will embark on a journey filled with moments of excitement and serenity. 3463 Stonebriar St, Bowling Green, KY 42104


Big Buffalo Crossing Canoe & Kayak

Take a paddle down the nearby Green River with Big Buffalo Crossing Canoe & Kayak. Kentucky’s Green River is one of the world’s most biologically diverse rivers, and your adventure down it can take you and your team past five of the state’s largest springs or into Mammoth Cave National Park. Tours can also include fishing, swimming, caving, and more; it’s entirely up to you! Canoes, kayaks, paddles, life jackets, and transportation are provided. Big Buffalo Crossing Canoe & Kayak is open daily and offers discounted rates for groups. Call ahead for reservations. 100 River Rd, Munfordville, KY 42765


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Hardin Planetarium

The Hardin Planetarium at Western Kentucky University offers free public shows about astronomy, space exploration, history, and more every Tuesday and Thursday evening and every Sunday afternoon. Special shows for school groups and private parties can also be arranged. The planetarium’s interactive exhibits are open to the public during regular university hours. 1906 College Heights Blvd, Bowling Green, KY 42101


Historic Railpark & Train Museum

Bowling Green - Things to do with your Team - Travel - Hotels4TeamsLong before interstates, people visiting Bowling Green arrived at the L&N Passenger Depot. This historic 1925 structure has been restored and revived to house the Historic Railpark & Train Museum. At this two-story museum you and your team can learn the history of the tracks through their interactive galleries. Exhibits highlight the African American experience during segregation, the Civil War, the Great Train Chase, passenger travel, and more. Housing one of the region’s largest model railroad displays inside, outside is where the Historic Railpark currently displays seven restored cars for touring including an E8A Diesel Locomotive, a 1911 L&N Presidential Office Car, a 1949 Pullman diner, a 1953 Luxury Pullman Sleeper, and a 1921 Railway Post Office Car. Also on display are a rare Jim Crow Segregation Car, a World War II Hospital Car, and a Chessie Class C-27 Caboose. Your group can also take part in an authentic, railway-themed escape game if you think you all have what it takes to get out in time. 401 Kentucky St, Bowling Green, KY 42101


Lost River Cave

Kentucky’s only Underground Boat Tour and the enchanting Butterfly Habitat await you at Lost River Cave. Daylight disappears from view as you board the boat on the river that Ripley’s Believe It or Not claims to be both the shortest and deepest in the world. A comfortable 57 degrees year round, the boat tour offers a visit into the timeless world of a Kentucky Natural wonder. The guided walking tour along the river’s edge will bring to life stories of Native Americans, early European settlers, Civil War troops, and the notorious Jesse James. Special tours including Kayak the Cave and the Discovery Cave Crawl are available on a limited basis during the fall, winter, and early spring when the river level is safe. All equipment including kayaks, paddles, personal flotation devices, helmets, and headlamps are included. 2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101


Aviation Heritage Park

Aviation Heritage Park is a memorial to all of the distinguished aviators who have called south central Kentucky home. These include one of the first pilots to fly in combat, a World War I flying ace, a pioneer instructor pilot, a Vietnam War hero, commanders of the famed Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels, and many more. Aviation Heritage Park currently features five restored military aircraft, each with their own compelling stories and ties to local aviators. The park is open daily during daylight hours and both admission and parking are free. 1855 Three Springs Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42104


Although Bowling Green is known primarily for its association with Corvettes and for the large ancient cavern that sits in the center of the city, it has much more to offer than just cars and caves, which you and your team will quickly discover firsthand during your own Bowling Green adventure.