Sometimes there are things to see in your own backyard that you just didn’t know were there. We have visited Bowling Green a hundred times in the past few years but just discovered the Aviation Heritage Park a few weeks ago. This small free park is a great place to let the kids run off energy, while the older folks enjoy learning about the Kentucky heroes who have flown these great aircraft on exhibit.
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Aviation Heritage Park – Bowling Green, KY
You don’t have to know anything about planes or jets to appreciate the local heroes who have served our country. Each of these 5 aircraft has a story to tell.
Aviation Heritage Park currently has five aircraft displayed in the park and will soon add a sixth, the Huey displayed at Hangar Party 2017. Each of these artifacts tells the story of a hero pilot. So far, all of these pilots are WKU graduates.
When you first arrive, you can tune your radio to the correct posted channel and hear an automated guide tell you the story of each of the five aircraft, their pilot and the background of each pilot.
We sat in our van and listened to the entire guide while we finished a picnic lunch before walking over to each of the planes.
Even if you know nothing about these planes or their roles in the different conflicts, you can quickly appreciate the power and impact made by these pilots who served our country.
There is no fee to walk around the aircraft and there is plenty of parking space right beside the Aviation Heritage Park. This is a great place for everyone from strollers to wheelchairs.
Find Aviation Heritage Park
1825 Three Springs Road
Bowling Green, KY
Looking for more places in Bowling Green to have an adventure? Check out the Lost River Cave just minutes away!