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Aviation Heritage Park

Address: Basil Griffin Park, 1855 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104
Phone Number: +1 270-303-3527
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Ranked #13 of 23 Attractions in Bowling Green
Type: History Museums, Outdoors
Owner description: From the time man first took flight in the early 1900s to the recent shuttle missions into space...
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Type: History Museums, Outdoors
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.

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The kids and I loved seeing and taking pictures beside the aircraft's. Next to the aircraft's is an open field where the boys got out and played soccer. It's free and its fun! What more could you ask for?

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Danville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Very informative! Loved reading the stories and seeing all the planes! Definitely something to check out!

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Ohio
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119 reviews 119 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited the park on Sept 1, 2014. The planes on display are very well restored and the descriptions of each on and their respective featured pilots is very well done. I enjoyed it. I look forward to visiting again when they get another plane in the fold. There is no cost to visit this attraction

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Denver, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

It was very nice to see the local heroes honored. We were sorry that more folks were not there. It was 95* outside!

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Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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 

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