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Aviation Heritage Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky

Visiting the Aviation Heritage Park in Bowling Green, KY

South Central Kentucky has some of the strongest links to the world of aviation of anywhere on the planet, and this is something that the founders of the Aviation Heritage Park in Bowling Green are very proud of. The park has been created to educate and inspire visitors and spread the stories of the brave and pioneering South Central Kentucky men who made a difference in the field of air travel, whether in war or in innovation.

The Aviation Heritage Park features planes flown by star South Central Kentucky pilots through time, including a McDonnell-Douglas F-4D Phantom II, a Grumman F9F-5 Panther and a Lockheed T-33A-5 Shooting Star, all of which have been loaned to the Park from aviation museums across America.

The Heritage Park not only exists to show off these great aircraft to the public, but also to share the stories of the finest local aviators, including a World War I ace fighter pilot, a commander of the presidential helicopter Marine One, a Vietnam War hero, commanders from both the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds display teams, and even the Mission Commander in charge of the Atlantis space shuttle. Their stories are all interesting, unique and very inspiring, and this is a great place to come and learn whether as someone who wants to pay their respects to these great men, or even as someone who would someday like to become an aviation hero themselves!

The Aviation Heritage Park can be found at 1825 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, and can be contacted on (270) 779-4186 or by emailing using the contact form on the Aviation Heritage Park website at The park is open daily, including holidays, during daylight hours, and is free to visit for everyone.

While the park is free, if you feel that you would like to give something toward its upkeep and show your appreciation for this uplifting and enjoyable place, you can sponsor a brick, bench of other park feature, or make a donation. See the website for more information on this, and other ways to get involved with the Aviation Heritage Park.