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Aviation Heritage Park

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Address: Basil Griffin Park, 1855 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104
Phone Number: +1 270-303-3527
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Description: From the time man first took flight in the early 1900s to the recent...
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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Nostalgic for Military

Several aircraft on view. A NASA plane that has been actually flown by several astronauts such as Gordon Cooper, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn among some of them. One fighter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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ROCK FALLS
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Several aircraft on view. A NASA plane that has been actually flown by several astronauts such as Gordon Cooper, Neil Armstrong, John Glenn among some of them. One fighter bomber was flown by a local during the Vietnam conflict. The pilot of the first aircraft he shot down was there when the plane was entered into the Park. He had... More 

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

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit to Aviation Heritage Park. Thank you for visiting,We have lots of exciting plans for the future highlighting the many heroes in our community. Please come to our annual Hangar Party- June 6 at the Warren County airport. For more info, connect with us at aviationheritagepark.com. More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a small air park only five aircraft on display. The displays / aircraft are well maintained. The best part is that its free!

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

Thank you for visiting Aviation Heritage Park. It's one of the many great things to see here in South Central Kentucky. We hope to soon have a Huey in our growing collection that honors military heroes from this region. Please come and enjoy our annual Hangar Party- June 6 at the Warren County airport. For more info, connect with us... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We needed to kill some time and came across this listing on TripAdvisor about this park. It was on our way so we stopped and the kids were so upset when it was time to leave. The planes are fun to look at and read about their history. We even found remnants of a bird's nest in one of the... More 

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

Thank you for visiting Aviation Heritage Park. It's one of the many great things to see here in South Central Kentucky. We have lots of exciting plans for the future highlighting the many heroes in our community. Please come to our annual Hangar Party- June 6 at the Warren County airport. For more info, connect with us at aviationheritagepark.com. More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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128 reviews 128 reviews
32 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a fun visit for adults and children the planes on display all have a tie into a local person. It is a great way to show children what fighter planes and trainers are. The sizes are interesting, as the ones displayed are very small to very large.

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

Thanks for visiting the park! We have lots of exciting plans for the future highlighting the many heroes in our community. Hope you can visit during Kite Day this Saturday, April 18, 11am - 3pm and for our annual Hangar Party- June 6 at the Warren County airport. For more info, connect with us at aviationheritagepark.com. More 

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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Not too far off the beaten path are 5 airplanes sitting in a semi circle waiting for you to touch them...You can drive right up to the little park entrance, walk over, and touch every one..no ropes, no barriers...touch away...and its free. This was a HUGE hit for the kids to get out, run around, and touch the planes.

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

Thanks for visiting the park! We have lots of exciting plans for the future highlighting the many heroes in our community. Hope you can visit during Kite Day this Saturday, April 18, 11am - 3pm and for our annual Hangar Party- June 6 at the Warren County airport. For more info, connect with us at aviationheritagepark.com. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Has some really cool planes in nice shape. Outside so make sure not raining out. Have to stop if you are in the area. Won't take long.

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

Thanks for visiting the park! We have lots of exciting plans for the future highlighting the many heroes in our community. Hope you can visit during Kite Day this Saturday, April 18, 11am - 3pm and for our annual Hangar Party- June 6 at the Warren County airport. For more info, connect with us at aviationheritagepark.com. More 

Denton, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It's actually a park in Bowling Green and you can touch all the aircraft on display. It's also free!

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

Thanks for visiting the park! We have lots of exciting plans for the future highlighting the many heroes in our community. Hope you can visit during Kite Day this Saturday, April 18, 11am - 3pm and for our annual Hangar Party- June 6 at the Warren County airport. For more info, connect with us at aviationheritagepark.com. More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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105 reviews 105 reviews
44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I've been to the Aviation Park several times, from when they first had General Cherry's F-4 to the current day with the latest addition of the F-111. It is nice to be able to get up close and see the planes for yourself.

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

Thanks for visiting the park! We have lots of exciting plans for the future highlighting the many heroes in our community. Hope you can visit during Kite Day this Saturday, April 18, 11am - 3pm and for our annual Hangar Party- June 6 at the Warren County airport. For more info, connect with us at aviationheritagepark.com. More 

Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the park! We have lots of exciting plans for the future highlighting the many heroes in our community including our current search for a Huey to honor men who served in VietNam. Hope you can visit during Kite Day this Saturday, April 18, 11am - 3pm and for our annual Hangar Party- June 6 at the Warren... More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting the park! We have exciting plans for the future highlighting the many heroes in our community including our current search for a Huey to honor those who served in VietNam. Hope you can visit during Kite Day this Saturday, April 18, 11am - 3pm and for our annual Hangar Party- June 6 at the Warren County airport.... More 

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