4 Real — and Surprisingly Cool! — Things You Can Actually Do in Bowling Green, Kentucky

4 Real — and Surprisingly Cool! — Things You Can Actually Do in Bowling Green, Kentucky

From caves to Corvettes, the newest town on the national pop-culture map has more to offer than a fake massacre.

By Alesandra Dubin

You'd be forgiven if you'd never heard of Bowling Green, Kentucky (population: about 60,000) until last week. That's when Donald Trump senior advisor Kellyanne Conway erroneously referred to a "massacre" in the location — which caused the Internet to explode with #bowlinggreenmassacre jokes.

While the Bowling Green massacre was not actually a thing, Bowling Green, Kentucky is a real place — and now it's been thrust into the spotlight.

Located an hour north of Nashville, Bowling Green actually has several interesting and surprising offerings for road trippers. For instance...

1. Mammoth Cave National Park

Known to be the longest cave system in the world, Mammoth Cave National Park is the centerpiece of outdoor recreational activities for adventure seekers in south central Kentucky’s cave country.

2. Chaney’s Dairy Barn

The local favorite Chaney’s Dairy Barn is a real working family-owned dairy farm that is famous for its ice cream. According to USA Today, it's one of the top ice cream parlors across the country! 

3. Corvette Assembly Plant

Fact! Every single Corvette made in the world today is produced in Bowling Green. Auto enthusiasts can stop by the GM Corvette Assembly Plant to check out step-by-step production of the sports car.

4. Lost River Cave

The Lost River Cave is 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 bills as the shortest and deepest anywhere on earth.

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