Luminous at Riverview  LbNA # 33492 (ARCHIVED)

Placed DateJul 28 2007
LocationBowling Green, KY
Found By The Toadfrogs
Last Found Oct 5 2007
Hike Distance?

Named for its close proximity to the scenic Barren River, Riverview at Hobson Grove was the elegant residence of Atwood and Juliet Hobson, who built it during the 1850s. Designed in a lovely Italianate style, the residence stands tall over scenic lawns, fountains and shrubbery. It lies in the Delafield neighborhood, north of downtown.

Directions: From I-65 take exit 22 to US-231 toward BOWLING GREEN / SCOTTSVILLE. Turn LEFT on US-231 N for 0.3 mi. Turn RIGHT on US-31W for 3.7 mi. Turn LEFT on KY-234 for 0.9 mi. KY-234 becomes KY-185. CONTINUE on VETERANS MEMORIAL LN. Turn RIGHT on CHURCH AVE. Turn LEFT on N CAMPBELL LN. Turn RIGHT on W MAIN AVE.

Turn into Hobson Grove and drive to Riverview. Take a moment to read about about Col. Atwood G. Hobson and continue up the drive. Park in the museum parking lot to the left of Riverview. Walk to the end of the lot toward the house. Read about A Family Divided then head under that which green things climb. Follow the brink lane. Go to the left when you have to make a choice. Take a minute to tell the time and continue walking straight. At the pedestal of four look down the hill at the old barn. Continue to the picnic table next to the barn. Rest and enjoy the grounds if you wish. You will know you are in the right place if you see 255' of green.

Follow the path through the woods to the right of the barn. When you come out on the other side look left. You will see a tree of V's a short distance away. Walk toward the tree and continue straight, walking on the right side of the large trees.

Stop for a moment of silence when you get to that which is dedicated to those who lost their lives at Columbine High School. Then continue up the hill to the road. Cross the road. Look out for flying balls and walk to the left along the fence toward the large tree. You are in the right spot if Riverview can be seen directly across the lawn on your left and the tree is on your right. Go behind the fence to the tree. What you seek is in the tall narrow hole at the base of the tree that faces the road. Take the box to a picnic table to stamp in if there is a lot of traffic.

Please bring your own pen and ink. Please rehide the box carefully back where you found it making sure it is covered with plenty of sticks.

If you have time take a tour of the house. Hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.