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Historic Railpark and Train Museum

401 Kentucky Street, Ste. B, Bowling Green, KY 42101
270 745 7317
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Santa Maria, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I had no idea what to expect and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour on the train. I was pleasantly surprised to find an upstairs with many interesting exhibits. Worth the visit even if you are not into trains.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I are rail fans. The restored depot -though closed- was impressive via looking through the windows. The restored cars are available to peek into and the restoration of them is impressive.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you love trains, this is a fun place to visit! If you are looking for a great facility for a meeting, a reception, a fundraiser this is the place to go!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What an interesting museum. Lots of fascinating exhibits, and a guide led a tour to provide expert background detail to the workings of the locomotives and mail train. The history, demise and preservation of existing carriages are all explained in great detail, our 2 hours there just flew by. Thank goodness there are volunteer organisations working hard to preserve history,... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived with plenty of time to check out the museum before our tour. The museum was interesting, clean, and fun! When it came time for our tour, we were placed on benches while our guide stood behind us and talked at us for half an hour. The most exciting portion of that talk was when his own cellphone rang,... More

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Washington, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had seen pictures of this Museum in other railfan sites, so I knew I needed to check this place out. The museum is just down the street from the University, I found it then parked right upfront. However, as a walked to the door, I found that the front is not the front. So I got back in that... More

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Sidney, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a cool place to visit had a good time.Staff is nice and friendly.Tour was awesome it was cool learning the history of the L&N Railway

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

If you love trains this is a great place to visit. You get to board the train and see what life was like on a Pullman passenger car. Seats, sleepers, dining, and first class berths. They are restoring three additional cars to view and can't wait to go back. HUGE model train set up inside.

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Springville, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you have any interest at all in trains and the glory days of rail travel, this is the place for you. Housed in the old 1920's L&N depot, it is very informative and interesting.

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