Retire in Bowling Green

Activities and Culture

Learn about Bowling Green's' popular activities and culture.

Activities

Bowling Green definitely has the feel of a college town thanks to the presence of Western Kentucky University. Like plenty of other southern towns located near the Appalachian mountains, Bowling Green hosts some fantastic hiking and its fair share of golf courses. Sometimes a break from the college town life is nice though-luckily Nashville is just a short hour or so drive away.

At a glance

Bowling Alleys:

1

Movie Theaters:

2

Casinos:

0

Public Libraries:

2

Malls:

1

Shooting Ranges:

0

Sports Teams within 60 Miles:

0

Closest Beach:

n/a

Closest Skiing:

Paoli Peaks (152 miles away)

Golf courses and country clubs:

6

Universities:

2

  • Area
  • National Average

Food

Food Summary

Another city with a more casual dining scene, the BBQ and Southern cooking in Bowling Green are the must haves while in town.

  • Restaurants

    204
  • Bars

    9
  • Local Specialty

    Mediterranean and Cajun food

Culture

Culture Summary

Bowling Green's cultural offerings can definitely be considered unique. One of the city's more famous attractions is the National Corvette Museum, but the Historic Railpark and Train Museum, as well as Aviation Heritage Park are also must visits. For those who are more interested in the performing arts, The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) has a great rotation of plays, musicals, orchestral concerts, and other events.

  • Total performing arts companies

    4
  • Museums

    5
  • Historical Sites

    5
  • Zoos and Botanical Gardens

    0
  • Vineyards

    2

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