Top 5 Places to be in BG!

Have you ever traveled to Bowling Green, Ohio unsure where to go?
In BG we're filled with many places to discover! Below is our Top 5 picks!

1. Bowling Green Ohio Self-Guided OR Guided Tours 

            These tours are brand new, and we even have 8 more! 
           Here's three tours we highlighted and absolutely love! 

Treasures of BG Treasure hunt:

Logic puzzles combined with geocaching make a memorable experience for all! Discover BG by deciphering clues throughout the city. Fun for all ages! 


 Brew Tour: 

Learn about tasting and making craft beers at five wonderful bars in the Bowling Green area. Bars include the Clazel Theatre, Grumpy Dave's Pub, Ginza Sushi, Reverends Bar & Grill, and The Stones Throw Tavern & Grill. 21 and up is able to participate of course! 


  Dark Tour: 

Haunted Places, spooky artifacts and scary stories of BG. Visit numerous locations where there has been reported signs of supernatural activity . The Dark Tour is designed for individuals who can handle the unknown. Participate at your own risk!

     Be sure to check back for our 8 other awesome tours we have! All tours begin at the BG/BGSU Visitor Center located on BGSU Campus at 2151 Alumni Drive BG, OH 43402. (419) 372-2336

2. Simpson Garden Park 

With over 10 gardens and 11 acres of land, Simpson Garden Park is a beautiful and peaceful place to be when visiting Bowling Green. The park is filled with a display of gorgeous plants that are native to Northwest Ohio, and grow well in our climate! The garden is funded by donations and is always welcoming volunteers. 
For more information on the park click here
Simpson Garden Park is located Conneaut Avenue by the Wood County Hospital 
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3. BGSU Football & Hockey Game 

The beautiful campus of BGSU always has something exciting going on. One of the greatest things to do while visiting the city is to attend a BGSU football or hockey game.

Photo credit: BGSU Athletics 

Photo Credit: The BG News

4. Downtown Bowling Green 

Downtown Bowling Green, Ohio is home to some of the most amazing locally owned shops and restaurants. On Main Street, shop and dine local in the historic downtown area while enjoying a view of historic buildings and interesting architecture. For a list of restaurants and shops visit and click on the "Find Downtown Businesses" tab.

Photo Credit: CVB Marketing Intern Samantha Sieren

5. Museums 

Bowling Green has three great museums to check out that are open daily! 

Wood County Historical Museum: 50 acres of historic land, the History Museum and definitely a must see! There are numerous places to explore on the museum grounds, which all carry an important part of Wood County's History. The main building, which use to be a hospital, is now home to antiques and history dating back to the beginning of Northwest Ohio. For more information click here

Photo Credit: CVB Marketing Intern Samantha Sieren

Snook's Car MuseumSnook's is located north of Route 6 on County Home Road in Bowling Green Ohio. The "living" automobile museum has an extensive collection of automobile memorabilia and antiques. They also have a showroom of classic cars ranging from the early 1930's to 1960's. They are a family owned business where you can read about their story if you click here!

Photo credit: CVB Marketing Intern Samantha Sieren

Historical Construction Equipment Association Museum: The Construction Museum is a non-profit organization with construction equipment dating back to the 1920's. Find out more about the museum by visiting their website ...

We asked locals what their favorite things to do in BG are, and here's what was answered...

On Twitter...

@DiscoverOhio: "Big fan of Snook's Dream Cars..." 

@BGSU: "BGSU sporting events, BGSU Festival Series, Forest Creason Golf Course, Wood Co. Fair, BG Farmer's Market!"

@tcdvm: "Black Swamp Art Fest..."

@VeeValGal: "Ice Skating..."

@JDKeilholz: "Grounds for Thought. I love coffee, classic books, and warm company in the winter."

@BG24News: "Visting BG24 News in BGSU's West Hall, of course!"

On Facebook...

Mellissa: "Grounds for Thought, Happy Badger, SamB's, Kroger, Pisinello's at HOME"

Michelle: Reverend's, Corner Grill, Aldi, For Keeps, and Ben Franklin's