Having a good time this summer doesn’t necessarily mean you have to spend a boat-load of money. Even if you want to visit another state to take a family vacation, you can still have a good time and not bankrupt yourself. If you’re looking for a family- and budget-friendly place to visit, have you considered Beech Bend Park?
Located in Bowling Green, KY, Beech Bend Park has been entertaining families since 1898. Beech Bend gets its name from the beech trees that cover the hills surrounding the park. Named the fifth friendliest park in the world, the affordable, the park offers an array of activities. To help you make the most out of your time, David Stewart of Bowling Green KY reviews things you must do while at Beech Bend Park.
Spend a day at Beech Bend Amusement Park
The amusement park offers dozens of rides and games to enjoy, including both adult and kid-friendly rides. If you’re looking for a rush, then make your way to the Kentucky Rumbler, which is ranked in the Top 25 coasters worldwide! If you want family favorites, there are go carts, bumper cars, a haunted house and tilt-a-whirl, to name a few. Children can enjoy the Crazy Bus ride, the Western Trail, and Rainbow Rock. You can also enjoy live game shows, the Wild West show and an illusion show.
Make a Splash at Splash Lagoon Water Park
If you’re looking to cool off, make your way to Splash Lagoon Water Park. Here, you can take a ride on the Ragin’ Rapids, which offers three water slides to choose from. If you are looking for water squirtin’ fun, then head over to Tiki Island, which features seven slides and a giant tipping bucket. For something more relaxing, grab a float and enjoy the Lazy River.
Watch the Race at Beech Bend Raceway
If you’re interested in racing, then check out Beech Bend Raceway and watch cars and motorcycles of all sorts put their power to the test. Watch as Harleys race each other, going over 200 MPH or come to the Bike Show and be amazed by the many wheels of all ages.
Relax at the Campgrounds
For a more tranquil getaway, there’s no better place than Beech Bend Campgrounds. With nearly 250 campsites available, you can stay in an RV or pitch a tent. You’re just a short walk away from Barren River, where fishing is permitted. You can also hike or bring your bike to take a ride on a trail. At nighttime, sit by a campfire and make s’mores.