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Western Kentucky University

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Address: 1 Big Red Way, Bowling Green, KY 42101-5730
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+1 270-745-0111
08:00 - 16:30
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Great Walk

The campus is such a beautiful place. We were at a wedding in the Chandler Memorial Chapel, and it was spectacular. Very open, letting in plenty of light. There are so many places... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The campus is such a beautiful place. We were at a wedding in the Chandler Memorial Chapel, and it was spectacular. Very open, letting in plenty of light. There are so many places to take photos around there too! The Collonade, the Kissing Bridge... it's just a picturesque place. It's a great place just to walk around and take in... More 

Thank foxsocks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived on the campus of Western Kentucky State College as a student in the '60s and since graduation have lived within a short distance. There are new and modern buildings, older buildings that have been refurbished, a beautiful football stadium, nice arena for basketball, a lovely old auditorium where dramas, dance and musical presentations are shared and the Kentucky... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Enjoyed an afternoon walking the hill on the main campus site next to the Kentucky museum, exhibits, and a nice campus store. Parking across the street from the museum entrance was clearly labeled for visitors. The lob cabins/historic buildings on campus were a nice addition to the campus walkways/trails.

Thank Zephyr_Travel
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Beautiful campus and a great place to get in some steps while wearing your smart watch or FitBit. A pride of BG.

Thank melinda6701
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

WKU as invested in making their institution a top notch place. Many new buildings and and excellent landscaping and pedestrian throughways. Cherry Hall offers a wonderful view of downtown Bowling Green and the park on the other side of Cherry offers a view of the expansive campus. The Downing Center is completely redone. Diddle Arena is iconic. The Kentucky Museum... More 

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Payson, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

A must see even if you just walk around campus. Lots of history and modern day combined. Friendly campus.

Thank paysondave
Paducah, Kentucky
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a university that is diverse, has great academics and is cheaper than some of the bigger named Kentucky colleges, WKU might be for you. WKU offers most of the majors the big colleges do while maintaining mostly smaller class sizes. The campus is compact and gorgeous. It is also historic. Remnants of entrenchments from the... More 

Thank ddmull1987
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I was visiting campus for a 10k and triathlon this month with my family ! What a beautiful campus ! Great for a beautiful walk or event ! I felt safe and well lit

Thank stellafc2
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754 reviews
302 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The only thing I knew about this school was the crazy story about them suing an Italian TV station for ripping off their mascot Big Red. They should have his picture all over town- never saw it once. They are missing out on something here.

Thank jfadds
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

I've never experienced such genuine kindness and happiness on a campus like I have here. From the staff to the students to the athletes to the hotel everyone has been so kind and helpful and I've seen real happiness on their faces. The campus is beautiful and so easy to explore. I so hope at least one of my grandkids... More 

Thank Gogograny

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