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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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Type: History museums, Museums
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, 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 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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Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

allow about an hour - unique aircraft with local history. F-4 which shot down a MIG - F-111 which flew on Operation Eldorado Canyon just to name a few. It is free

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A great place to see jets that were flown by local pilots. Some were in the Vietnam war. You can get as close as you want to see these planes. AND it's free.

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Auburn
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This place is awesome. The group that runs this know what they are doing. The planes are amazing, and fun to walk around and see. My son loves going here for lunch and of course getting his picture in front of these planes. The future plans are amazing and I can't wait to see how it continues to transform. A... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed it! Hope you can attend the Hangar Party June 6 at the BG airport! Lots of airplanes, food and music! More 

Madisonville, Kentucky
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this review

Glad that your family enjoyed seeing the 5 aircraft at the park. Bring the kids to the Hangar Party for lots of flyovers, food and music. More 

Danville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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121 reviews 121 reviews
33 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 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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