Off-Site Activities for Anniversary Attendees
Riverview at Hobson Grove Tea and Tour
Wednesday, August 28 at 2pm CT
Thursday, August 29 at 11am and 2pm
Cost: $20 per person
Location: Riverview at Hobson Grove
Enjoy spectacular views from the cupola while seeing how the Victorian upper class lived at Bowling Green’s historic house museum. Built on a hill overlooking the Barren River, this historic landmark has been restored to its original splendor and is listed on the National Register. The house was used for storage of Confederate munitions when the Rebel forces held Bowling Green during the Civil War. After a guided tour, enjoy a Victorian tea with plenty of delectable delights.
Limited to 20 guests per tour.
Register by calling 270-843-5565
Exclusive Twilight Cave Boat Tours
Wednesday, August 28 from 6:00 – 8:30pm
Cost: $19.95 Adult (over age 12); $14.95 Youth (age 4-11); $5.95 Child (age 3 and under)
Location: Lost River Cave
Looking for the perfect way to wrap up your day? The Corvette Twilight Cave Boat Tour is an exclusive offer available only to you, the 25th Anniversary Corvette participant. Choose your tour time, 6: 00 pm through 8:30 pm and prepare to enjoy a Cave Boat Tour with only Corvette participants. This Kentucky Natural Wonder is a must see. The Cave Boat Tour begins with a leisurely stroll along the river’s edge as your guide shares tales of the blue hole and its role in the Civil War. When you arrive at the massive cave entrance, prepare to board Kentucky’s only underground boat tour. Duck your head for just a moment as you glide under the famous wishing rock. Plan to spend about 45 minutes to an hour on this part-walking and part-boating tour.
Reservations are required for your Corvette only twilight tour: http://tinyurl.com/Corvette-Private-Twilight-Tour
Water Wheel Rounds – Hit Songwriters Show
Wednesday, August 28 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Location: Lost River Cave
Join us for this Water Wheel Round Hit Songwriters Show and listen to hit songs and their stories played by the people who actually wrote them like Wood Newton and Paul Jefferson. Newton wrote the classic Corvette hit song “Riding with Private Malone” and Jefferson is a number one hit writer who has co-written hits with country star Keith Urban. They will be joined by Nashville writer Joe Hash and Bowling Green writer Dan Modlin in an acoustic, listener-friendly show. All of these writers perform regularly in Nashville at top songwriting clubs, including the legendary Bluebird Café. Riding with Private Malone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh1m0eC1004
How Did You Do That? Constructing the World’s Longest Underground Swinging Bridge
Wednesday, August 28, 6 – 8 pm
Cost: A cave tour, museum tour, and reception are included in your $30 ticket fee.
Location: Hidden River Cave/American Cave Museum, 119 East Main St, Horse Cave, KY 42749 | 270.786.1466 hiddenrivercave.com
Join this after-hours, exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Hidden River Cave that is located on (and under) Main Street right in the middle of Horse Cave’s Historic District. Tour guides will include Museum Director Dave Foster and the contractor for the world’s first and longest underground swinging bridge.
Reservations by phone at 270.786.1466 by August 24 are required. Limited to 40 people.
Relax and Enjoy the Ride Guided Driving Tour Through Simpson Co.
Thursday, August 29, 9am-12pm SOLD OUT
Friday, August 30, 9am-12pm
Cost: $10 per car (plus credit card fees)
Departure location: Greenwood Baptist Church, 5165 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY
Stop by Gold City Country Store for refreshments, see the ‘largest fork in the road’ in Kentucky, visit the church where Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash were married, and have free time in their quaint downtown for lunch and shopping. Cost is $10 per car.
Reserve your spot line at:
G’day Mate Experience at Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo
Thursday, August 29, 10am-1pm
Cost: $50 per person
Location: Kentucky Down Under Adventure Zoo, 3700 L&N Turnpike, Horse Cave, KY 4279
This first-ever exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour led by Australian Mick McGill, the Director of Animal Management, adds personal insight to your encounters with kangaroos, emus, sloths, sheep herding, colorful lorikeets, a tour of Mammoth Onyx Cave, and a special lunch featuring “steak and shrimp on the barbie”! You will be free to tour the park further on your own after lunch. All tour fees, electric golf cart fees, lunch, and gift bag are included in the $50/person fee.
Reservations by phone at 270.786.1010 or online at https://www.kentuckydownunder.com/corvette by August 24 are required. Limited to 40 people.
Baking with the Pie Queen
Thursday, August 29 at 2:30pm CT
Location: Boyce General Store
Rub elbows with Kentucky royalty with a private baking class hosted by the Pie Queen. Learn the tricks and secrets that put her pies on every food lovers bucket list.
Limited to 24 participants.
Register at: https://www.burgerandpies.com/product-page/corvette-caravan-baking-with-the-pie-queen-2-30pm
Board and Brush Private Corvette Enthusiast Classes
Thursday, Friday and Saturday August 29, 30 and 31 from 1-4pm and 6:30-9:30pm CT
Location: Board and Brush, 651 US 31W #204, Bowling Green
Choose any sign to make from their gallery to create your own unique wood sign. Follow step by step instruction to create a gorgeous piece for your home, man cave or she-shed! Select from a variety of paint colors and wood stain colors. Select Corvette emblems and scripts are available, too!
Corvette Bourbon Barrel Lid Painting with BG Sip ‘n Paint
Friday, August 30 at 11am or 2pm CT
Location: Mariah’s Restaurant, 360 E. 8th Ave., Bowling Green
Choose from various Corvette emblems and scripts, state silhouettes and more to create your custom commemorative Bourbon barrel lid. Fee includes all supplies needed plus light appetizers.
Reserve your space at: https://www.bgsipnpaint.com/reserve-my-spot
UnSeen Bowling Green – Historical Downtown Walking Tour
Friday & Saturday, August 30 & 31 from 8-9:30pm CT
Cost: $22 plus tax per person
Location: Downtown Bowling Green (Meet at Stadium Park Plaza by Starbucks)
Enjoy a live character retelling tragic tales of Bowling Green’s past.
Limited to 40 tickets each night.
Friday Ticket link: https://app.donorview.com/9Lmj
Saturday Ticket Link: Click Here
Private group tours for 15 or more and can do daytime tours on request by contacting Kelsey Lowe Bailey at 270-745-7317 or email at [email protected]
Special Dinners & Evening Entertainment
Corvette Caravan Fish Fry
Wednesday, August 28
Two Seatings: 5:30pm and 7:00pm CT
Cost: $20 per person
Location: Boyce General Store
Savor a taste of a Warren County classic at the Historic Boyce General Store. Sink your teeth into their world famous catfish and award winning pies. Dinner includes a heaping helping of golden crispy fish, with a baked potato, creamy slaw, hushpuppies, a drink and something sweet from the Pie Queen!
Limited to 150 guests per seating.
Bowling Green Hot Rods vs Lake County Captains
Friday, August 30. Gates open at 5:30pm. First pitch at 6:35pm
Location: Bowling Green Ballpark, 300 E. 8th Ave.
Cost: $22 per person includes ticket and all you can eat buffet
Register at 270-495-6032 or online at https://bit.ly/2W1oWwP. Use promo code NCM (good for sections 103-107, 113-121 during the game)
The Bowling Green Hot Rods, Minor League Baseball Class A Affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, will be changing their name for one night only to the Bowling Green Sinkholes. While brandishing specialty jerseys to pay tribute to the 5-year anniversary of the sinkhole at the NCM, the jerseys will be auctioned off during the game with proceeds benefiting the National Corvette Museum. Enjoy the night in the Hot Rods Bud Zone, located in left field with an All-You-Can-Eat buffet. Be sure to stay after the game to catch the season finale of the largest fireworks show in South Central Kentucky!
South Union Shaker Village Dinner
Friday, August 30
Two Seatings: 5pm and 7:30pm CT
Location: South Union Hotel, 396 S. Union Road, Auburn, KY
Cost: $25 per person
Enjoy southern favorites at the 1869 South Union Hotel, celebrating its 150th year.
Register by calling 270-542-4167
Limited to 60 guests per seating
USO Bowling Green Canteen (Dinner Theater Variety Show with Tribute Entertainers)
Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 from 6-9pm CT
Cost: $75 per person (plus tax)
Location: Historic Railpark and Train Museum
Enjoy a dinner theatre variety show with Veterans tribute entertainers performing acts from Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters and Betty Grable. Ticket includes buffet dinner. Cash bar serving beer, wine and spirits available.
Limited to 120 tickets per night.
Purchase tickets at: https://app.donorview.com/Y98v
Groups of more that 6 will need to contact Kelsey Lowe Bailey at 270-745-7317 or email at [email protected]
Special Offers & Events from Area Attractions
Cruise-In to Kentucky Downs
Sign up for a Kentucky Downs Players Club Card and receive $10 in free play. For more information, please visit https://kentuckydowns.com/gaming/players-club
Hours of Operation: Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 3 a.m. | Friday – Sunday: Open 24 hours (Open 9am Friday). Phone: (270) 586-7778. Website: kentuckydowns.com. Address: 5629 Nashville Road | Franklin, KY 42134
Day at the Races with Your Corvette
Saturday, August 31 | Post Time approximately 12:15pm CST
At just five days each September, Kentucky Downs hosts one of the shortest thoroughbred horse racing meets in North America. Though short, the five day meet features $10 million in purses, with a nation-leading average of $2 million in purses per day. The short, all-turf meet, will kick-off with Opening Day on Saturday, August 31 and the remaining race dates will take place on 9/5, 9/7, 9/8, and 9/12. For more information, please visit https://kentuckydowns.com/racing/live-racing.