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Historic Railpark and Train Museum

Address: 401 Kentucky Street, Ste. B, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone Number: 270 745 7317
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I took my g'children here and ended up spending about four hours! They loved it! Great history, great gift shop, great displays..."Nana" enjoyed it as much as they did!!!! Wonderful train tour, highly recommend a visit if you're in that area!!

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Andalusia, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My friends chose this place to have their wedding, and it was absolutely beautiful and stunning. It was a unique setting for a wedding, but turned out to be a great place for it.

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Anytown, USA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There was hardly anyone else at the museum when we were there, which was nice. The museum itself isn't huge, but has a lot of wonderful displays. Our kids loved the interactive displays upstairs, and I saw photographs from the Civil War I had never seen before, which was cool. The original tiled floor in the downstairs depot waiting area... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Train lovers of all ages will enjoy a trip to this museum. From the HO scale layout to the historical artifacts to the full size train cars, there is something for everyone. Take a tour of an actual L & N rail car and take a step back in time. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides make this tour fun. Great... More 

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McComb, Mississippi, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We entered the museum on whim and we were glad that we decided to stop by there. We happened in right when they were starting a tour of the railway cars on site so we got to experience the mail car, dining car, the executive's personal car and more. It was a definately worth the money and time.

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McMurray
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We found this by accident driving around Bowling Green after our Corvette plant tour. I expected it to be a rather boring walk through a museum full of locomotives, but found that it was way more interesting than that. Our tour guide took us outside to an old train sitting on the tracks and actually took us onto the train.... More 

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Lucas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very interesting museum and tour at the Historic Railpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This museum's focus is preservation and education on rail transportation with primary focus on diesel passenger trains of the forties and fifties. The center piece of the museum is the restored engine and rail cars. The cars include restored Pullman cars and mail car. If you have... More 

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Danville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Absolutely wonderful! Jake, our tour guide, was a great source of information. We could have spent forever looking through everything! Wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it exceeded everything we could have imagined! Highly recommend!

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We took a trip back in time when stepping aboard these train cars without ever leaving the station! Our guide was able to paint a picture of how it was to travel aboard the L&N trains and the history of mail delivery via rail car. The museum on the second floor was informative and the model trains on the first... More 

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Ohio
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119 reviews 119 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited the museum Sept 1, 2014. Took the guided tour and self guided tour. They have done a lot of work to restore the train cars they have on display to their original condition. The mail car is said to be one of 2 left in existence and the Pullmans were very interesting also. The interactive videos around the self... More 

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