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Address: 1100 West Main Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone Number: 270-843-5565
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Description: Enjoy spectacular views from the cupola while seeing how the Hobson family...
Enjoy spectacular views from the cupola while seeing how the Hobson family lived at Bowling Green’s historic house museum, Riverview at Hobson Grove. Built by Atwood and Juliet VanMeter Hobson on a hill overlooking the Barren River, this historic landmark has been restored to its original splendor and is listed on the National Register. An official site on the Civil War Discovery Trail, the house was used for storage of Confederate munitions when the Rebel forces held Bowling Green. Riverview is an elegant interpretation of a prosperous Victorian home of the 1860 to 1890 period and invites visitors to experience the life of a 19th century family and their servants.
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This is well worth a visit

The staff are very interesting, the house is fascinating and reasonably priced. We learned a lot and this was a pleasant break from a long road trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Springfield, Ohio
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Springfield, Ohio
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The staff are very interesting, the house is fascinating and reasonably priced. We learned a lot and this was a pleasant break from a long road trip.

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Executive D, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this review

We are so happy your enjoyed your visit. You came at a wonderful time with the spring flowers blooming. More 

Decatur, Illinois
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a beautiful home with an interesting family story. Our tour guide was very interesting. If you go at the right time, I understand a family gives the tour! There are some beautiful antiques on view. A nice, inexpensive thing to do with great local history.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You feel like you have taken a step back into the gracious living of the 1800s. Beautiful home with beautiful furnishings that has been beautifully restored and maintained. Excellent place to visit!

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

A rather small historic home furnished with period pieces. The staff was not overly friendly. The local government has expended funds to save and restore this old home which is great.

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Executive D, Manager at Riverview at Hobson Grove, responded to this review

I am so sorry you did not enjoy yourself. As the new director, I would be happy to give a new tour to you and a friend. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Beautiful house with interesting story. Some of the furnishings were not original to house but were to period. Our guide Georganne was wonderful and quite gracious. The painted ceilings were beautiful. You get to see the entire house.

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Northport, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

After my GPS failed to successfully help me locate the museum, the staff provided detailed and excellent help over the phone. I received tour from the director, and learned about the rooms, the furnishings, the people, and just about everything related to the facility. It's a very nicely preserved historic home with many original family pieces. Well worth the time... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Riverview at Hobson Grove is a wonderful example of classic Italianate architecture and lovely Victorian furniture. The house is steeped in Civil War history, emerging furniture designs, engineering advancements, and serene grounds. Beautifully restored and containing many original family furnishings. Riverview is a perfect "House Museum" and worth a visit!

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Was passing through on a road trip and wanted to check this out. It was well worth the stop. Very informational and extremely gorgeous. The staff were very friendly, knowledgeable and funny. I learned a lot on this stop and think it's a must see if you are passing through and if you are into old homes of the past... More 

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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Do not trust Garmin to get you here. Check out a good map ahead of driving there. We visited in off season and our guide spent two and a half hours talking us through the whole home. He was personable and very knowledgeable and made the afternoon for us..A lot of the furnishings are original and the rest period correct.... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I was very fortunate to have a personal guided tour as I arrived as the house opened in the morning. By the time the tour ended I felt as though I knew the family personally and had 'lived' the history of the house. It has been restored and furnished very carefully from first hand accounts so it is as close... More 

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