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Aviation Heritage Park

Basil Griffin Park, 1855 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104
+1 270-421-4885
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Small but definitely worth visiting

This is not a large display of aircraft, but it does have some less common ones and ties them in to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David44149
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Strongsville, Ohio
Planes!

An exceptional park giving you the chance to see these planes up close - they are enormous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin M
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Sauk Village, Illinois
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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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Basil Griffin Park, 1855 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104
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+1 270-421-4885
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not a large display of aircraft, but it does have some less common ones and ties them in to local people who have contributed to aviation. The NASA T-38 is worth the hour or so investment in time to detour off of I-65....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An exceptional park giving you the chance to see these planes up close - they are enormous. Plaques give you a history of these planes that were all flown by local pilots.

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed April 28, 2018

We stayed at a KOA right up the road from this park and stopped in just to pass the time. It was well worth it! Our teenaged grandsons were fascinated by this slice of history and the volunteers who spend their time and money refurbishing...More

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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thanks so much for visiting! We have several events throughout the year you might be interested in attending. June 16 is our annual Hangar Party at the BG/WC airport. Hope to see you again!

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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

This park has some really awesome plans and an audio track that you can tune into. next to Basil Griffin Park.

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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thanks for visiting the park! The annual Hangar Party is coming up June 16. Hope you will consider attending. Bowling Green Regional Airport, gates open at 5 pm. Food, drinks, dancing!

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Reviewed March 25, 2018

I decided to call even though it was pouring with rain, which made it difficult for taking pictures as visiting from the UK and having lived in Lakenheath was really pleased to see the F16 that had been based there and I had seen so...More

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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thanks for visiting the park! The annual Hangar Party is coming up June 16. Hope you will consider attending. Bowling Green Regional Airport, gates open at 5 pm. Food, drinks, dancing!

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

I take the grandson a7 hiss friends there often. They just refurbished one plane and are rebuilding a HUEY helicopter. nice little park.

Thank wilderjay
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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thanks for visiting the park! The annual Hangar Party is coming up June 16. Hope you will consider attending. Bowling Green Regional Airport, gates open at 5 pm. Food, drinks, dancing!

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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Had a great morning out at thie Aviation Heritage Park walking around, looking and getting up close to these amazing aircraft. Free ample parking is available too. Yes it's all free. . Enjoy.

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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thanks for visiting the park! The annual Hangar Party is coming up June 16. Hope you will consider attending. Bowling Green Regional Airport, gates open at 5 pm. Food, drinks, dancing!

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

I have always been an aircraft fan and Aviation Heritage Park has brought some of my favorites to town. Each aircraft on display has been flown by local aviators and with the NASA T-38, not only a local astronaut, but most astronauts (including all Apollo...More

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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thanks for visiting the park! The annual Hangar Party is coming up June 16. Hope you will consider attending. Bowling Green Regional Airport, gates open at 5 pm. Food, drinks, dancing!

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

This is a small park with five historic aircraft, four restored and one in the process of being restored - all of which can be viewed up-close for free. The aircraft all have very interesting histories. But it takes about 10-20 minutes to enjoy the...More

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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thanks for visiting the park! The annual Hangar Party is coming up June 16. Hope you will consider attending. Bowling Green Regional Airport, gates open at 5 pm. Food, drinks, dancing!

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

This little park, just off of the I-65, has 4 fighter aircraft in perfect condition. One can walk around the planes and read about their history. There is also an active radio station where a visitor can listen to the history of the plane and...More

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CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thanks for visiting the park! The annual Hangar Party is coming up June 16. Hope you will consider attending. Bowling Green Regional Airport, gates open at 5 pm. Food, drinks, dancing!

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tkillensworth
June 25, 2017|
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Response from steveslj | Reviewed this property |
We live 4 hours away, so I am not aware of events happening there. Sorry.
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Denise S
May 1, 2016|
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Response from CaraBethP | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Aviation Heritage Park is open air, free admission, free parking and open during daylight hours 7 days a week. We hope you will visit soon. We will have a free movie on Saturday, May 28 at 8pm. Bring your lawn chair/cooler... More
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06Katie_Stewart26
April 28, 2016|
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Response from CaraBethP | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Katie! The park is open during daylight hours. It is a free park. If you are here on May 28, there is a free movie! Or, come back June 18 for the Hangar Party at the BG Airport. Restless Heart will be performing and... More
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