Welcome to Bowling Green, Ohio:

Home to the Bowling Green State University Falcons. Host of two nationally known events: the National Tractor Pulling Championships in August and the Black Swamp Arts Festival in September. A great place to live, work and play!

About Bowling Green

Bowling Green was settled in 1832 near the center of the Great Black Swamp; a 1,500 square mile area stretching from lower Michigan through northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana. Bowling Green’s Downtown Historic District has buildings dating back to the 1800’s, known as “boom era.” The Queen Anne and Classical Revival Style acrhitecture dominates, but you can see hits of Italianate and Romanesque Revival as well, with some genuinely curious ornamentation. The overall population to include BGSU was 31,406 at the 2020 census. The city is 10 miles from end to end and within that area, there are nine city parks! For more information on the City of BG please visit BGOhio.org, for the county please visit www.co.wood.oh.us.

Tourism Marketing Grant

There are multiple grants available for those are looking to improve their existing events or bring conventions and meeting to BG. The purpose of the grant is to promote tourism activities within the City of Bowling Green. If you would like to apply for the 2024 Tourism Grant, please reach out to Mary Hinkleman, Executive Director of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce and Visit BG Ohio at director@bgchamber.net

Visitor Survey

If you’ve recently visited Bowling Green and would like to share your experience with us, please take our online visitor survey below.

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About Visit BG

Visit BG exists to promote business and tourism in Bowling Green Ohio.