BG Area Mothers of Multiples

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Summer Family Fun June 13, 2011

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Last year we spent one of our spring meetings talking about things to do in and around Bowling Green (within a three-hour driving distance).  Re-posting the attractions we compiled…and would love to hear any reviews as everyone is planning this year’s family adventures!

 

Louisville, Kentucky: 114 miles from Bowling Green

  • Slugger Museum
  • Falls of the Ohio
  • Louisville Science Center
  • Belle of Louisville
  • Louisville Zoo

Lexington, Kentucky: 152 miles from Bowling Green

  • Kentucky Horse Park
  • Explorium Children’s Museum of Lexington
  • Aviation Museum
  • Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Farm
  • Arboretum State Botantical Park of Kentucky

Evansville, Indiana: 111 miles from Bowling Green

  • Koch Family Children’s Museum
  • Mesker Park Zoo and Botanical Garden
  • Angel Mounds
  • LST 325 WWII Landing Ship and Tank

Memphis, Tennessee: 275 miles from Bowling Green

  • The Children’s Museum of Memphis
  • Memphis Zoo
  • Memphis Pink Palace: Natural history, science and cultural museum; IMAX; Sharpe Planetarium
  • Fire Museum of Memphis
  • The Peabody Ducks

Nashville, Tennessee: 65 miles from Bowling Green

  • Adventure Science Center
  • Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art
  • A Cowboy Town and Meadowlark Lodge
  • Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
  • Wave Country

Chattanooga, Tennessee: 195 miles from Bowling Green

  • Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX
  • Creative Discovery Museum
  • Chattanooga Choo-Choo
  • Chattanooga Zoo
  • Lookout Mountain: Rock City Gardens; Ruby Falls; Incline Railway

Huntsville, Alabama: 175 miles from Bowling Green

  • EarlyWorks Complex: Children’s Museum; Constitutional Village; Historic Huntsville Depot
  • U.S. Space and Rocket Center
  • SciQuest Science Center
  • Huntsville Botanical Garden (“Tremendous Treehouses” exhibit open through September ‘10)

Nearby State and National Parks

  • Mammoth Cave
  • Barren River State Park
  • Stephen Foster the Musical / My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Bardstown
  • Land Between the Lakes
  • Patti’s Settlement, Grand Rivers
  • Natural Bridge State Park Resort, Slade

In Bowling Green

  • Russell Sims Water Park
  • Beech Bend Park and Splash Lagoon
  • National Corvette Museum and Corvette Plant Tours
  • Kentucky Library and Museum
  • Bowling Green Hot Rods
  • BRIMS: Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science (most appropriate for children over 6)
  • Historic Rail Park
  • Chaney’s Dairy Barn
  • Lost River Cave and Butterfly Habitat
  • Fountain Square and Circus Square / Concert in the Park Series
  • Basil Griffin Park
  • Aviation Park
  • Western Kentucky University Farm
  • Jackson’s Orchard
  • Public Library / Toddler Time
  • Barnes & Noble / Story Time

Around Bowling Green

  • Franklin Drive-In
  • Octagon Hall, Franklin
  • Shaker Museum, Auburn
  • Dinosaur World, Cave City
  • Kentucky Down Under, Horse Cave

Check out the cities’ Convention and Visitors’ Bureau websites for links to these and other attractions.  Check the attractions’ websites for coupons and special packages.  Many of these destinations offer free / reduced prices for children under a certain age.

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Picnic Fun! June 8, 2011

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Two years…two picnics…two downpours!  As a fundraiser, we may be able to hire our the BGMoMs picnic committee to help drought-stricken areas!

In the midst of the thunderstorm on Sunday, there was a flurry of email and Facebook conversation, resulting in a later start-time for the picnic.  By 4:00, the sun was shining, and the temperature was actually pretty pleasant. 

Following are a few pictures from the day…

(I know I didn’t quite get pictures of everyone…if anyone has pictures and can help fill in the blanks, please let me know.)

Thanks to everyone who came out to the park and enjoyed some fantastic food and fellowship!  It’s always so much fun to see our kiddos and our spouses together!