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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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We like train museum and thought we give this one a try. The history and hands on displays where great. We even got to go through 7 cars and they are working on more. The engine... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Seminole, Florida
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Seminole, Florida
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We like train museum and thought we give this one a try. The history and hands on displays where great. We even got to go through 7 cars and they are working on more. The engine was really cool because they had a video that made it look like you where riding down the track. Well worth the time to... More 

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Nashville
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited the train museum just yesterday afternoon, and very much enjoyed our time there. We learned a lot of things from the train tour, and from the museum exhibits, that we didn't know about the railway, which included some interesting tidbits that added to the experience. Polite employees, and good tour guide. Wonderful building, nice little gift shop, and... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

For the most part railroad museums in the state of Kentucky are nothing but rusty piles of junk run by half crazy grey haired old men that want to spend their retirement playing choo-choo. Operating a "museum" to them is just the ends to a means where you pay for their play time. Bowling Green Railpark however, is the only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Lots of artifacts in museum and fairly informational. I learned of Hobo nickels. Best part was tour of train. Model trains inside did not work which is something my son loves. Would have been nice if a train ride was an option.

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

Thank you for taking a minute to write a review. So sorry that the model trains were inoperable during your visit. Our sHOw Model train club members have been here the past several weeks working on the trains to get them back to running smoothly. I hope you'll have the opportunity to visit again. Sincerely, Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

Palmyra, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I went to Bowling Green with the intent of visiting the railpark. The depot is very visible from 31W as you drive through. It is an imposing depot for the town. Built in 1925. There is a little museum of the L&N railroad. A bit of history of Bowling Green. Also, there is a very good tour of the L&N... 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 write a review. So glad to see that you enjoyed your visit! Yes, the Depot is quite imposing for this town. We are so fortunate to have such a beautiful building. Sincerely, Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

Morganville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

On our trip to Bowling Green from New Jersey, we stopped in here on a whim when my daughter said that she would like to go as we passed it one day on our way somewhere else. When we went inside, we were still on the fence whether or not the tour would be worth it or not but my... More 

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

So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Yes, Joe does an amazing job and he LOVES to tell stories about trains. I will be sure he reads your review. Sincerely Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

West Unity
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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35 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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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Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We are so glad you visited the Railpark! Jamie Johnson Executive Director More 

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