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Historic Railpark and Train Museum

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Address: 401 Kentucky Street, Ste. B, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone Number: 270 745 7317
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Back in Time

A must is to take the guided tour. Not to expensive and Seniors and Veterans receive a discount. Great history about the trains in history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Robert T
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West Unity
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West Unity
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

A must is to take the guided tour. Not to expensive and Seniors and Veterans receive a discount. Great history about the trains in history.

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Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to stop in and visit the RailPark! We truly appreciate your kind words and are happy to know you enjoyed your visit with us. Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Bill the tour guide was very friendly & interesting. One of the nicest examples of a restored passenger train I've seen so far. The museum, although smaller, still had a nice display of local history. Definitely worth a visit.

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Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Yes, Bill is one of our best tour guides! He truly enjoys his volunteer time here at the RailPark. Thank you for your kind words! Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very interesting to walk through the historic train. Our guide was obviously passionate about the railroad and shared interesting stories during the tour. The musuem itself was small, butu the exhibits were interesting, especially when paried with the tour. There were dress up and morse code activities for kids in the musuem, but taking a toddler on the train tour... More 

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Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the RailPark. We are very pleased to read your review and see that you appreciate all the exhibits and the tour. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

Danville KY
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There is a self-guided tour through the interactive displays showing you all about the history of the railroad and the progress that has been made through history. You take a walk through two floors of history. There is even a kids play area on the main floor so the young kids can enjoy playing with all things train related! Read... More 

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Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We are so glad you visited the Railpark! Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

Houma, Louisiana, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

One of the best things we did on our trip. Our tour guide was so informative and funny. This is a must stop for all ages

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Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

What a wonderful compliment! Glad to read you had an entertaining tour. Thank you for making time to visit the RailPark. Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

Austin, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you have a fondness for trains and history, I recommend you stop and visit this museum. The depot and guided train tour of a L&N train is well worth the price of admission. Our guided tour was done perfectly by Robert who answered all our questions. The history goes back into the civil war, and I learned things about... More 

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Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for making time to visit the RailPark. Glad you had fun on your visit with us. I will certainly share your compliments with your tour guide Robert. Thanks for your recommendations to others. Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

Union City, Tennessee
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Did not have time for the full tour and may have graded higher if we had taken it. Entry door is in the back of the building. Very large working model train exhibit. If you are a train enthusiast you will love it. Be prepared to read about a lot of the exhibits.

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Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate us on Trip Advisor. I'm sorry to learn that you were unable to take the guided tour. If you are ever in the area again, please do consider stopping by and taking the tour. Sincerely, Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

La Vernia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The tour and station was so interesting. Like taking a step back in time. If you are ever in Bowling Green, def make this a stop. Very nice employees, very interesting tour.

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Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for making time to visit the RailPark. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Also glad to see the compliments on the staff. Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

ROCK FALLS
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64 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We have visited several railroad museums and this rates right up at the top. Excellent interactive displays. When through inside you are taken on a guided tour of a train. Starting with the mail car and then up to the engine. It was a hoot getting to sit in the engineers seat. Other cars covered were the diner, sleeper and... More 

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Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your kind words regarding your visit to the Historic Railpark. It's always great to hear positive reviews but even greater when they come from true RR fans. As we add more cars to the tour I hope that you will return someday to see our progress. Thanks so much! Jamie Johnson Executive Director Historic Railpark... More 

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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stopped here just after it opened. The staff was very friendly and gave us a quick tour of the model train display. Then Karen took us out tot the L&N train. She was very knowledgable about the train and the different uses of the cars. The display on the second floor was amazing! Very reasonably price and well worth... More 

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Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We truly appreciate your kind words regarding your visit to the Historic Railpark. Karen is a long time volunteer and we're glad you enjoyed your tour with her. Thanks so much! Jamie Johnson Executive Director Historic Railpark & Train Museum More 

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Additional Information about Historic Railpark and Train Museum

Address: 401 Kentucky Street, Ste. B, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone Number: 270 745 7317
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Bowling Green
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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