Bowling Green (Kentucky)

Shops along Fountain Square

Bowling Green is the third-largest city in Kentucky, with nearly 60,000 residents. Bowling Green is the hub of activity in the Caves and Lakes region.

Get in

By car

Bowling Green is accessible by car, primarily from I-65, which connects it with Nashville to the south and Louisville to the north.

Two roads in the state's parkway system of former toll roads serve the Bowling Green area. The William Natcher Parkway (formerly Green River Parkway) connects I-65 in Bowling Green with Owensboro, 70 miles to the northwest. The Natcher intersects with the Western Kentucky Parkway near Beaver Dam, giving Bowling Green easy access to Paducah and the Land Between the Lakes. The Cumberland Parkway connects I-65 northeast of Bowling Green to Somerset, 80 miles to the east. From there KY 80 provides access to I-75 at London.

Another major road in the area is U.S. 68. To the east of the city, it is a two-lane road that largely parallels I-65 and the Cumberland Parkway before taking a sharp turn toward central Kentucky. However, to the west, it is a four-lane divided highway (though with at-grade intersections) until the town of Cadiz, near Land Between the Lakes.

By air

Get around

By bus

By Rental Car





Golf Courses




Shopping centers

Specialty Stores





Bowling Green is a wet community. However, the rest of Warren County is dry.



This guide uses the following price ranges for a standard double room:
Budget Under $80
Mid-range $80-100
Splurge Over $100

Bed & Breakfasts






By phone

Most telephone numbers in Bowling Green consist of +1 270 plus a seven-digit number, but the region is now served by an overlay complex of two area codes, with +1 364 being the second. A local or in-state telephone call now requires all 10 digits of the local number be dialed (omitting just the leading +1 from a local landline call).

Signage on many established businesses may still display the original seven-digit numbers; dial 270 before these if no area code is indicated.

Go next

Routes through Bowling Green

Louisville Cave City ← Jct E  N  S  Franklin Nashville
Owensboro Morgantown  N  S  END
Paducah Auburn  W  E  Glasgow Lexington
Owensboro Morgantown  N  S  Scottsville Lebanon
Columbus Auburn  W  E  Glasgow London

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