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“fabulous and unique” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Riverview at Hobson Grove

Riverview at Hobson Grove
1100 West Main Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Ranked #10 of 23 Attractions in Bowling Green
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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.
Smyrna, Tennessee
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“fabulous and unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I love to visit historical homes, like a trip back in time but usually can't get too close to everything in the home. not so at the Riverview at Hobson Grove. The tour guide was so nice and knew her stuff. We got to actually step into the rooms and inspect each room's items. This house has several very unique architectural attributes and lots of unusual antiques that i've never seen before. Very enjoyable, interesting, educational and very reasonably priced at $7 each.

Visited September 2012
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“Very welcomeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

This Civil War era home is in great condition and the tour guide was one of the nicest we have met anywhere. If touring old houses is your thing finding this place is worth it.

Visited May 2012
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