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Think Bowling Green!

Bowling Green has something for every interest – from dining enthusiasts to history buffs – we have just what you’re looking for. Our quaint historical downtown is full of locally-owned and operated specialty shopping and restaurants waiting to serve you. For outdoor fun, tour our many beautiful parks, gardens, and trails or cool off at the city pool and waterpark. We also take pride in our history with three museums dedicated to everything from local and national history, steam-powered construction equipment, and antique cars of all types.

We’re easy to find. Just take exit 181! BG is the perfect place to plan a stop during your traveling. Take some time to enjoy a great meal, explore the town, and rest your weary head. We’re located in northwest Ohio, along the I-75 corridor and just an hour drive from the Great Lake Erie. We hope to welcome you to Bowling Green, Ohio very soon.


There is always something to do in Bowling Green.

There’s a festivals, parades and holiday events. Bowling Green State University is open to the public for many lectures, art exhibits, concerts and performances year round. And don’t miss weekly events such as trivia, live music, or book clubs.

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HUNGRY? Check out our one-of-a-kind flavors from iconic, locally owned BG restaurants.

Over the years, Bowling Green has become famous for their food. We’re talking AH-MA-ZING mouthwatering dishes that are worth-a-drive kind of meals.

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Think BGOH Sports!

Visiting BG for a sporting event? Whether it’s a soccer challenge, baseball tournament, training camp or you’re attending a BGSU game, we’ve got you covered! Visit the links below for dining information, direct hotel booking, and BGSU Falcon tickets.

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Bowling Green has plenty of venues available for gatherings of almost any size. Some can accommodate intimate groups and others thousands of attendees! And we have five hotels in town where your group can rest their heads.

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Time for a day trip… Enjoy historic architecture, quaint boutiques and even vinyl records in Bowling Green!

As quirky as it is quaint, Bowling Green is home to some serious one-of-a-kind finds.

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Getting Around

Ready to #THINKBGOH ? Download the official BG Visitors Guide.

While you’re here, you’ll need to know where to go and what to see. Download the Visitors Guide for a handy printable map.

Don’t miss a thing! Sign up below and get ready to #THINKBGOH all year round!
Feeling lucky? Join us at the first Firefly Nights tonight, and be on the lookout for a lucky firefly!✨
Think Local, Think Pizza Friday! Welcome back to our pizza series. Today, we’re featuring Campus Pollyeyes – famous for their stuffed breadsticks and known for their sub sandwiches, pasta, and beer. It’s a delicious stop right here in Bowling Green! 

Campus Pollyeyes opened in 1976 as a spin-off of Pagliai’s after the first pizzeria outgrew the original location. It was created to be a more phonetic spelling of the original restaurant’s name to avoid confusion. Both Pagliai's and Campus Pollyeyes remain today, having evolved from the modest pizza houses they once were to the full-service Italian restaurants they are today!

Did you know from four pizza houses in the 1960s to the town having over 35 parlors in the 1980s, Bowling Green has been immortalized in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most pizza eateries per capita in the 1980s? We love our pizza eateries, right here in BG! #thinkbgoh #inthe419 #visitbgohio #visitnwohio
POV: you’re reunited with your bestie in BG!! 
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It’s Wellness Wednesday! Are you looking to increase your physical fitness this summer? Think MindBody at the Bowling Green Community Center.

Be sure to check out the attached membership information at the Bowling Green Community Center, and click here to see the available classes and times to work on your physical fitness this summer:
POV you spend a summer weekend in BG with your besties! #visitbg #visitbgohio #thinkbgoh #inthe419
Think Local, THINK PIZZA! Welcome back to our June pizza series! This week, it's Pagliai’s – an Italian restaurant providing fresh and delicious meals, pizza, and more for dine-in, takeout, delivery, and catering in Bowling Green, Ohio. 

Pagliai’s story began in 1967 when a nineteen-year-old Missouri-born pizza maker named George Nicolson passed through Bowling Green and thought our city would be an ideal location for the first “Pagliai’s.” In 1967, Pagliai’s opened for business at 1004 South Main, and the rest is history! Be sure to stay tuned for next week’s pizza feature as it’s a spin-off of Pagliai’s! #thinkbgoh #inthe419 #visitbgohio #visitnwohio
It’s Wellness Wednesday! Think salons & SPAS right here in the heart of BG. The Gallery Salon and Spa is a family-owned local business that has been serving our community since the early 2000s. Grab a friend and spoil yourself – manis, pedis, skincare, lashes, brows, and waxing – they do it all right here in Bowling Green!  #thinkbgoh #inthe419 #visitbgohio #gallerysalonandspa #wellnesswednesday
When I’m back in Bowling Green, I feel it 🤍 #visitbg #visitbgoh #thinkbgoh #alwaysbg