Department of Tourism
Beech Bend Park Becomes Holiday Wonderland
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – For the first time, the home of the Kentucky Rumbler rollercoaster and a nationally known race track has transformed its grounds into a twinkling holiday experience for the whole family.
Beech Bend Park hopes its Holiday Lights Spectacular establishes a new holiday tradition of visiting the Bowling Green amusement park to get in the spirit of the season.
Visitors can drive over two miles inside the park and enjoy light displays while listening to a special radio broadcast of holiday tunes. After parking, a short ride on the North Pole Express takes guests to the Christmas Village, where an outdoor ice-skating rink provides an opportunity to test your skills. Warm up by a bonfire while roasting marshmallows or enjoy other seasonal food and drink while watching holiday classic movies projected on a large inflatable screen.
The Village also features animals to pet in Santa’s barnyard, Ho-Ho miniature golf and a Christmas gift shop to keep everyone entertained. Several family rides are open as well as the award-winning Kentucky Rumbler wooden rollercoaster. With more than 100 light displays, many of them animated and synchronized, the view from the Rumbler is impressive.
The new holiday attraction at Beech Bend will be open through nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Jan. 5, 2008. Admission is $15 per carload, $25 per commercial van and $100 per bus. Ice skating costs $5 for children, $7 for adults plus $3 for skate rental. Rides will cost $1 to $2.
Call 270-781-7634 or visit www.beechbend.com for more information about the Holiday Lights Spectacular. Bowling Green holiday packages including tickets and accommodations are available from the Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.visitbgky.com or by calling 800-326-7465.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.