2016 Visitors Guide



The Bowling Green, Ohio Convention and Visitors Bureau provides a visitors guide for an individual visiting the city and/or a current resident searching to learn more about what Bowling Green has to offer. Inside the 2016 edition, visitors will find twenty-two pages packed full of the area’s 5 A’s: accommodations, amenities, accessibility, activities, and attractions. Here’s a summary that will discuss the important information of the city’s 5 A’s that can easily be found in this 2016 visitors guide. For those who aren’t familiar with the Convention and Visitor Bureau, there are two locations in the area to help serve visitors to the community. The Visitor center is located off of Interstate 75, at 2151 Alumni Drive and the new Convention and Visitor Bureau office is located in the Four Corners Center downtown at 130 S. Main St. Both of these locations are here to help anyone who needs any questions answered in person or over the phone.

As visitors begin looking through the guide, they will discover the different accommodations available in Bowling Green. These include: Best Western Falcon Plaza, Days Inn, Hampton Inn, and Holiday Inn Express & Suites; all located off of I-75 on Wooster St. Next, they will find the wide array of events hosted from February-December 2016. Bowling Green is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Tractor Pulling Championship, which is one of the more popular events of the city. A couple more events that draw visitors are the Black Swamp Arts Festival and Classics on Main Car Show. For more information on Bowling Green events, visit GoBGOhio.com or visit the various websites located under each event included in the visitor’s guide.

Since attractions are what persuade people to visit Bowling Green, the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has included a map of the city. The map shows where to find the top fifteen attractions, as well as, the different buildings on Bowling Green State University’s campus for visitors to be able to locate their destination easier. The visitors guide offers information for Bowling Green amenities as well, which include the different museums, such as Wood County Historical Center and Museum and Snook’s Dream Cars, the various recreational opportunities and parks, Wood Country Public Library, Wind Farm, The Pumpkin Peddler, and BGSU Planetarium are available to the general public.


Visitors may locate the accessibility provided in the visitor’s guide. This is the transportation for a city and the guide lists the various services available, such as the airports in closest proximity to Bowling Green. These airports are: Detroit Metro Airport, Toledo Express Airport, and Wood County Regional Airport. The car and bus services offered are: BG Airport Shuttle, Supercab, Reliable Taxi, B.G. Transit, Bill’s Limousine, and BGSU Shuttle Service.

There are a wide variety of activities to enjoy while visiting the town of Bowling Green. The nightlife and entertainment is a fun aspect of the city, and the guide gives a break down for visitors to know if the establishment is a brewery, offers food, hosts dancing, or has live entertainment. Another activity to enjoy while visiting is shopping in the city. The guide includes all of the shops and stores located in Bowling Green. There are 61 shops to choose from, and the guide breaks down which are locally owned or not. Also, there are a variety of art related activities to enjoy, such as Manabigama Pottery Center, and Art-a-Site!, which offers classes/workshops for all skill levels, and welcomes people of all ages. There are 8 self and guided themed tours offered in Bowling Green that provide a unique activity to do as well. If tourists are hungry, there is a wide selection of restaurants to enjoy while visiting. The choices include: causal, pizza, international, bakery, bar & grill, fine dining, and café    & ice cream.


If a visitor is looking to host his or her next conference, special event or wedding in Bowling Green, the visitor’s guide has got it covered. There are 2 pages regarding any information pertaining to the various facilities that one could host an event at. Some of the facilities included are: Stone Ridge Golf Club, Clazel Theatre, and the Stroh Center. 

In conclusion, it’s clear that Bowling Green, Ohio has met the 5 basic elements of a city, which are: accommodations, amenities, accessibility, activities, and attractions. This city is fully capable of suiting the needs of a visitor traveling to this city for the first time. There are a variety of reasons why a visitor is traveling to this city. Overall, it’s very important to make sure his/her experience is a great and memorable one, so future visits will be made. This is why the guide has been created, therefore, make sure to stop by either of the Convention and Visitors Bureau locations to get a copy of the 2016 visitors guide today. #ilovethistown

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