Bowling Green (Ohio)

Bowling Green is a town in Northwest Ohio, best known for its eponymous state university, Bowling Green State University.


Visitor information

Get in

By plane

By car

Since Bowling Green is at exit 181 on I-75 it is a quick 30-minute drive south from Toledo a 2 hour drive north from Dayton and 1 hour drive south from Detroit. Regional car services include: a city subsidized taxi service with low rates, B.G. Transit as well as Reliable Taxi, Supercab, BG Airport Shuttle and Bill's Limousine.

By bicycle

The Slippery Elm Trail goes 13 miles south to North Baltimore. The trail is asphalt and features several rest stops and water fountains. Cyclists can get around through most of the city, the BGSU campus and the city parks.

By bus

Baron's Bus service picks up and drops off passengers at the BG/BGSU Visitor Center.

Get around

Downtown Bowling Green is a historic district that is charming and easy to walk around. Parking is available along both sides of the street and directly behind the Main Street buildings.

The University provides a free shuttle bus service for students and community members with both on-campus and off-campus shuttle bus routes. A map of those routes can be found at Parking Services Live tracking of the shuttles at

Taxicabs are very inexpensive at $2-3 per fare (as of June 2013) B.G. Transit is a city subsidized public transportation service whose route is determined by scheduled rides. It is advisable to schedule your ride at least an hour in advance, but accomdations will be made for short-notice. 1-800-579-4299




Tractor Pulls at Bowling Green, OH



Bowling Green's downtown area has a small town atmosphere with plenty of dining establishments to choose from, including sports bars (and other "bar" food), pizza, Italian, and family dining.


Go next

Toledo is an easy 30 minute drive north of Bowling Green.

Routes through Bowling Green

Toledo Perrysburg  N  S  Findlay Dayton
Gary Portage ← Jct N S  W  E  Jct N SFremont Sandusky

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