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A multitude of fun things to do awaits you in Bowling Green, KY, from riding roller coasters at the Beech Bend amusement park to exploring underground passages at Mammoth Cave National Park. When you choose the Country Inn & Suites hotel as your home base, you can enjoy easy access to area attractions like the National Corvette Museum and the Civil War Discovery Trail. You also won’t want to miss taking a boat ride at the Lost River Cave, strolling the grounds at the South Union Shaker Village and mulling over the exhibits at the Kentucky Museum.
- Beech Bend (6.2 miles)
Find fun for the whole family at Beech Bend, home to an amusement park, a raceway and a campground. After catching a race on the drag strip, get your fill of thrills with an array of roller coasters and live shows. There’s also a kid-friendly miniature golf course and a go-kart track.
Phone: +1 (270) 781-7634
- Chaney's Dairy Barn (12.9 miles)
Share a pint of premium homemade ice cream with the kids at Chaney’s Dairy Barn. While you’re here, browse the selection of artisan crafts for a souvenir and buy some fresh produce to snack on back at the hotel.
Phone: +1 (270) 843-5567
- Kentucky Museum (4.3 miles)
Explore the exhibits at this historical museum, housed on the campus of Western Kentucky University, to see period clothing, paintings, quilts, antique furniture and even campaign memorabilia for U.S. presidents like Abraham Lincoln.
Phone: +1 (270) 745-2592
- National Corvette Museum (7.8 miles)
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.
Phone: +1 (270) 781-7973
- Riverview at Hobson Grove (6 miles)
Constructed in 1872 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.
Phone: +1 (270) 781-4882
- South Union Shaker Village (17 miles)
Step back in time to learn about the life of the Shakers, an 18th-century Christian sect known for upbeat behavior during religious ceremonies. The on-site museum and the surrounding buildings are filled with blankets, lamps and other historical artifacts.
Phone: +1 (270) 542-4167
Parks and Recreation
- Lost River Cave (4.4 miles)
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 to splash around in the refreshing cold spring.
Phone: +1 (270) 393-0077
- Mammoth Cave National Park (27 miles)
With more than 400 miles of spectacular caverns, Mammoth Cave is the longest-known cave system in the world. Don't miss the Niagara Falls section featuring waterfall-like formations, and be sure to see Gothic Avenue—its ceiling bears thousands of signatures from visitors across the globe.
Phone: +1 (270) 758-2180
Nearby Colleges and Universities
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- Dollar General
- Graham Packaging Company
- Hobby Lobby
- Home Depot
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- Office Depot
- Pioneer Credit Company
- Quest Diagnostics
- Raymond James & Associates
- Sally Beauty
- Storeroom Solutions
- Thermo Fisher Scientific
- Universal Health Services of Delaware
- U.S. Bank
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