Bowling Green Favorites with 5 Favorite Spots For Family Fun During Fall Break!

Photo from Courtenay Howell who said, “We picked out some pumpkins and a mum and had a great time visiting with the animals at The Garden Patch in Smiths Grove.”

By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Monday, October 3rd, 2011 7:00 AM CST

This week we’ll be posting a little lighter. We’ll do a couple of stories a day. Reason, we’re going to be having fun on fall break around town. We asked you and the helpful lady at the Convention and Visitors Bureau what would be the top 5 things to do. Here’s our list in no particular order:

1. Lost River Cave’s Fall Break Bash

Enjoy Fall Break with your family by experiencing Kentucky’s only underground boat tour. The tour begins with a guided stroll along the river walk that leads to the massive cave entrance. Upon arriving at the cave, daylight disappears from view as you board the boat and journey into this Kentucky Natural Wonder.

Your family will have a blast with our free Junior Tour Guide Program. Visit Wildflower Gifts, Lost River Cave’s fresh new gift shop for free cider. Balloon artist, Daniel Puckett, will entertain children October 1-2. Come back on Saturday, October 8th to browse the annual Lost River Cave Art Fair.

This once a year $4 per person event takes place October 1st through October 9th. Come during the week to beat the crowd, bring a picnic and leave time for the Blue Hole Trail!-Per Lost River website

2. Jackson’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival- We gave the low down on the Festival last week. One of our readers (Rhondell Miller) sent us this great photo above with a great idea!

My husband and I had a great Wednesday afternoon at Jackson’s Orchard as we are loading our car with apples for making apple sauce and apple butter.

3. Historic RailPark and Train Museum- By coincidence we also featured the new exhibit at the museum for the Civil War but there is so much more. From the history of trains, segregated trains, large toy train sets, movies and books.

4. Various Haunted Houses- One that always stands out is Skeleton’s Lair. Skeleton’s Lair presents: High School Horror Nights.

Skeleton’s Lair presents: High School Horror Nights. In honor of our 12th season, we’re graduating! Our attraction is a high energy outdoor event featuring a haunted hayride, haunted woods and 3D zone. Visitors will be entertained by live performers, animation, pyrotechnics and special effects.

(Photo via WKUSports.com)

5. Home Games for Hilltoppers!– A great time to get on the hill and support the Tops in some of their other ventures of athletics. Friday October 7th at 6pm the Soccer team plays at home against Florida International. Also, the #1 team in the Sun Belt Hilltopper Volleyball team has two home matches. Tuesday in Diddle at 7pm against Middle Tennessee and Friday in Diddle against Troy at 7pm!

Get out there and have a great Fall Break week. Please enjoy a nice meal or go shop at our local businesses!

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