Tourists Enjoy Warren County

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Tourism is up in Warren County and the numbers prove it .

With tourism adding $274-million to the county's economy and being up 9.5-percent in 2006 from previous years, WBKO set out to find out exactly what attracts people to the Warren County area.

Many tourists are attracted to Warren County for reasons like Beech Bend Park and the National Corvette Museum. There are some tourists that are literally from all over globe. Peter Starr is from Australia and is here on business, but has also found time to take in some tourist activities.

"If you're passionate about Corvettes then this is the hall of history, the Corvette Museum. It doesn't get much better than that," Starr said.

Susan Burchett's family takes three vacations a year and Bowling Green is always one of them.

"We came here to camp and go to Beech Bend and just have fun," Burchett said.

We caught up with the Burchett family at Lost River Cave, which is another huge tourist attraction in Warren County..

"It's nice if you want to do something not so fast paced," Burchett added.

Judith O'Rourke has been here three times before to tour the Corvette Museum, but on this visit she will also go to one of Warren County's other largest tourist draws.

"I've been down here, but I haven't been to the plant so tomorrow will be my first adventure into the plant," O'Rourke said.

O'Rourke said the attractions are great in Warren County, but the people make it enjoyable to come back as well.

"The people here are, how shall I saw it, sweet-much more so then us Northerners," O'Rourke said.

Obviously, Warren County has a lot to offer tourists but they're not the only ones benefiting from fun things to do in the area. In just the past three years, nearly 6000 tourism related jobs have been created in the Bluegrass State.

For more on tourism information for the area, click here.