Five FREE Family Attractions in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Thought you have to pay to tour the cave, you can walk the trails and enjoy the nature play area at no cost. It is a very interesting hiking area in terms of the different things you see (bird watching area, bridges and more) and it’s manageable – you don’t need to be an intense hiker to handle it!
This park has a lot of offer! The playground is very large and has such a variety of equipment so I always recommend it since it appeals to families with kids of all ages. They also have a lake, disc golf and plenty of space for picnicking.
This area is very close to Basil Griffin Park so if you visit one, definitely visit the other. It is small but the planes are very cool for the kids to get up close and touch, look at and learn.
If you can resist buying ice cream (yeah right…….), it’s technically free to visit Chaney’s Dairy Barn and it’s an interesting spot to visit. The shop inside is colorful and full of antiques and other items to look at and there’s a play area in the back that the kids will love – particularly the young ones. But….you really DO have to get some ice cream…..I think it’s the best EVER.
Historic Downtown Bowling Green
In the center of downtown Bowling Green, there is a lovely park with statues, fountains and beautiful landscaping. In addition to shopping and taking in the architecture, this park is a perfect place to take a break, get some nice family photos or enjoy a snack.