Bowling Green, KY

Local Attractions

What’s Near The Candle Loft Suite

The Candle Loft is nestled in the heart of downtown Bowling Green with quick access to a multitude of local attractions.

Fountain Square Park

fountain-square-parkDowntown Bowling Green is the heart of our community where unique dining, shopping, historical tours, and attractions await you. Downtown offers a wide array of shops where you can find antiques, clothing, one of a kind accessories, and home decor. With so many one of a kind restaurants offering traditional to international fare, you can’t go wrong and are sure to find a meal that tantalizes the taste buds.


The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art, 1800 seat theater in the heart of Bowling Green, and just a few minutes walk from Fountain Square. Enjoy Broadway quality stage performances, and Bowling Green’s own Orchestra Kentucky (and much more) throughout the year.

Beech Bend

Beech Bend Park was named the 5th Friendliest Park in the World for 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012 by Amusement Beech Bend was also named the “Publisher’s Pick Park of the Year” for 2010. Beech Bend Park is affordable family fun. Beech Bend offers entertainment sure to please every member of your family including dozens of world class amusement rides and water slides, mini-golf, go-carts, games of skill and luck, a petting farm and terrific live shows and entertainment. Plus there’s championship drag racing and stock car racing each week at adjacent Beech Bend Raceway.


This immaculately restored residence has period furnishings from the 1800’s. Docents provide informative tours that will take you back to an elegant post Civil War bygone era.

Corvette Museum

Since 1953 the Corvette has been America’s Sports Car. The National Corvette Museum was established with a mission of celebrating the invention of the Corvette; preserving its past, present and future; and educating the public about Corvette.

Corvette enthusiasts from all over the world kindly and lovingly refer to the NCM as their home … Their Mecca.

Corsair Artisan Distillery

corsair-artisansCorsair Artisans is on the Craft Bourbon Trail, and may be found just across from the Candle Loft on Main Street. Corsair’s spirits have been praised in publications like Food and Wine, Saveur, Imbibe, Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate, the Atlantic, Time Out New York, and Corsair’s innovative and adventurous spirits have won 41 medals at international spirits competitions. Enjoy a tour, a taste, and the gift shop at 400 Main Street.

Bowling Green Hot Rods

The Hot Rods are Bowling Green’s Single A professional baseball team. A first class baseball park is just minutes away on foot from The Candle Loft.

Historic Rail Park

The L&N Depot and Historic Rail Park is a must see venue. There are wonderfully restored rail cars at the site, with tours available daily. Young and old will enjoy this gem in Bowling Green.

Jackson’s Orchard

This family owned orchard is a very popular attraction. Season events draw adults and children alike, to enjoy the grounds, gift shop, and much more.

Lost River Cave

Your tour begins with a leisurely stroll in the valley as your guide shares the tale of the blue hole and disappearing Civil War soldiers. When you board the boat at the cave entrance, prepare to duck your head for just a moment before the passage opens into an enormous cathedral-like cavern.

Chaney’s Dairy Barn

Venture down 31W South from Bowling Green, Kentucky and you can’t miss the big red barn on your right. Chaney’s Dairy Barn was opened in September 2003 to a public hungry for something different and something “udderly” wonderful. Along with their ice cream that is made on the premises, they offer homemade sandwiches, soups, ice cream pies, and a wide variety of Kentucky food items.