Green River at Mammoth Cave National Park
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The Real Bowling Green

By Travel Savvy

Located an hour north of Nashville, Bowling Green, Kentucky is an exciting weekend destination, and while there may not have been a massacre (#alternativefacts), there are quite a few secrets in this vibrant destination that are ready to be discovered.

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Kentucky 42259

Bowling Green’s Mammoth Cave National Park is known to be the longest cave system in the world, putting it at the center of the outdoor recreational activities that make south central Kentucky’s cave country an adventure destination. This park offers a variety of resources that guests can enjoy, such as professionally led tours, camping sites, and picnic shelters.

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Chaney’s Dairy Barn

9191 Nashville Road, Bowling Green, KY

Open  Monday through Thursday 11AM - 7PM; Friday and Saturday 11AM - 8PM; Sunday 12PM - 6PM

A local favorite, Chaney’s Dairy Barn is a real working family-owned dairy farm that also happens to make the best ice cream in Kentucky according to USA Today’s “The USA’s Best Ice Cream: Top Parlors in 50 States.” Take your tastebuds on an adventure with their many fun flavors like Bourbon Crunch, Toasted Coconut, and Black Walnut.

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GM Corvette Assembly Plant

350 Corvette Dr, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Open seven days a week from 8AM - 5PM

Every Corvette made in the world today is produced in Bowling Green. At the GM Corvette Assembly Plant, visitors can see the step by step production of America's favorite sports car. Reservations for tours are currently required - book your tour online here!

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Lost River Cave

2818 Nashville Rd, Bowling Green, KY 42101

Bowling Green’s local natural wonder is Lost River Cave, a seven-mile cave system with a river running through it.  Kentucky's only underground boat tour takes visitors on a river that Ripley's Believe It or Not claims is the shortest and deepest in the world.


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