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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
Attraction details
Type: History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Very nice history of the Louisville+Nashville Train and of the Bowling Green Train Station. Small gift shop, museum upstairs, and friendly staff. Got a very enjoyable tour of the train. The history of hobos in the museum was interesting as well. Not expensive. Wheel chair access to building and elevator, but not to get on the train.

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Kentucky
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very "kid friendly" and very interesting. Not too expensive and allow about 1-2 hours tops. Age 5 and up will enjoy it.

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Auburn
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

America was built on the backs of many hard men building the railroad, and the trains that moved us forward. If your kids love Thomas the train, or seeing really big things, they will love this park. Great history lesson, and you can climb up, on, and tour the train. We frequent stopping by here because my 4 year old... More 

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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