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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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Historic military/NASA jets with local connections on display

I have always been an aircraft fan and Aviation Heritage Park has brought some of my favorites to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bj J
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
Interesting Planes

This is a small park with five historic aircraft, four restored and one in the process of being... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SMF-Collegeville
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Batesville, Indiana
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“fighter jets” (6 reviews)
“radio station” (5 reviews)
“on display” (19 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Bj J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank SMF-Collegeville
Reviewed 31 August 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

Thank Crashvic
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We came across this beautiful park while traveling a road rally sponsored by the National Council of Corvette Clubs in Bowling Green. It's a beautiful park with several vintage jet fighters parked that you can walk right up to touch. Work is being done on...More

1  Thank tjmorgan1944
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The park was nice. It is a quick trip and you do get to see a few planes. The only part that was bad about it was is the you have to use a latrine if you have to go.

Thank Catcritter
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This turned out to be great ace to view the eclipse. Between the local library and the Aviation Park staff, they were organized and provided a great viewing location. The Aviation Park itself gave us something to look at while we waited. Beautifully designed display...More

1  Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Not all it was put out to be loved looking at the fighter jets but u would think they would have more information and were kids could sit in the jets

Thank ksb1715
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

This stop took us all of 10 minutes but it was a pleasant experience and something free to do along the way. Not to mention that it's a great honor to those who serve in the military.More

1  Thank Robin B
CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for stopping by Aviation Heritage Park! We hope you will return to see Phantom 550, soon to be newly painted and out of the restoration hut. Next week is the Eclipse Day Picnic in the Park, Aug. 21. Drone Dash and Open Cockpit...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you are looking for a free, informative activity this is the place. Be sure and spend some time reading about each planeMore

Thank sharonhixenbaugh
CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks for visiting Aviation Heritage Park! Who knew South Central Kentucky had so many aviator heroes? 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...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a growing park in Bowling Green. It is worth the stop to explore and re-visit history. The park does host events.More

Thank BizzTeacher
CaraBethP, Public Relations Manager at Aviation Heritage Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thanks for visiting Aviation Heritage Park! Who knew South Central Kentucky had so many aviator heroes? 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...More

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tkillensworth
25 June 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
2 May 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
29 April 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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