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Aviation Heritage Park

Basil Griffin Park, 1855 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104
+1 270-303-3527
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Ranked #14 of 26 Attractions in Bowling Green
Type: History Museums
Owner description: From the time man first took flight in the early 1900s to the recent shuttle missions into space, South Central Kentucky has played a significant role... more » Owner description: From the time man first took flight in the early 1900s to the recent shuttle missions into space, South Central Kentucky has played a significant role in the history of aviation. One of the first pilots to fly in combat claimed ties to Bowling Green, as did a World War I flying ace, a pioneer instructor pilot, a Vietnam war hero, Commanders of the famed Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels, the Commander/Pilot of "Marine One", the presidential helicopter unit and the Mission Commander for the space shuttle Atlantis. These aviators - and their ties to South Central Kentucky - deserve to be recognized and celebrated so that future generations might be made aware of and motivated by their extraordinary achievements. This is the mission of Aviation Heritage Park. « less
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Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Park has several meticulously restored warbirds, each with an information display detailing local aviators' contribution to our country's military efforts. It is a must see.........

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I didnt know the planes were all on display outside! Informative articles on the planes. Park ideal for lunch break.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

The planes are restored in very high quality, extremely detailed and displayed in a beautiful setting. The pilot stories are gripping and historical told on high quality outdoor reader panels and you can actually hear the stories in your car on the park's FM radio. Truly a remarkable find attractive to all ages interested in history, science and bravery. Can't... More

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Bowling Green, KY, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Seeing the old, restored aircraft was very cool. But being able to read their stories and hear about it on the radio as well was a great treat and very educational. And, it is all free. What's not to love!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The planes featured here have been restored with the utmost care! It is an experience to see former military people reliving their military years. You see sheer joy as they examine these planes!

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Waterloo, Ontario, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had an overnight camp at the KOA, which is directly across the street. It is a short walk over, and a wonderful surprise. Very well done!

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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Be sure to come back by the first week of October when we install our most recent acquisition, T-38 Talon, flown by local astronaut Terry Wilcutt and other astronauts including Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Alan Shepard. A dedication is planned at the park October 18. Hope to see you there! More

Carrollton, Texas
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Really enjoyed seeing the aricraft and stories of the pilots from Kentucky. The grounds are lovely and our dog thoroughly enjoyed running around.

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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Be sure to come back the first week of October 2014 for the installation of the T-38 Talon, flown by local astronaut Terry Wilcutt and other astronauts including Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Alan Shepard. A dedication is planned at the park October 18. Hope to see you there! More

Scottsville, Kentucky
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

I have been to many aircraft exhibits, but this one is superb! Each of the 4 birds on display has been beautifully restored, and I was able to walk around each of them and study them closely. The reader boards provide excellent reference info, and tell how each aircraft is linked to a local aviator. And it is totally FREE!... More

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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Be sure to come back the first week of October 2014 for the installation of the T-38 Talon, flown by local astronaut Terry Wilcutt and other astronauts including Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Alan Shepard. A dedication is planned at the park October 18. Hope to see you there! More

Brentwood, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There are four military aircraft that you can view, up-close without any barriers holding you back. My kids really enjoyed being able to sit under the aircraft and view all the rivets, bays, wings, etc.

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St. Catharines, Ont.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My hubby is the aviation enthusiast, so he would have liked to have had more planes in the park. The ones that were there he took many pictures of as he enjoyed seeing those.

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