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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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A Must for RR fans

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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ROCK FALLS
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ROCK FALLS
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I decided to visit this wonderful museum last weekend and we were so impressed! The tour of the rail cars was a very unique experience. I feel like we learned so much in the short amount of time that we were there. The gentleman who gave the tour was extremely friendly and had so much knowledge! I... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It dosn't matte whether you are train fan or not. This is a great place to learn about former modes of travel: dining and sleeping on a train; how mail was delivered before planes, and the experience of sitting in a locomotive. Rare historic railcars not found anywhere within hundreds of miles (Hospital Car and Jim Crow car) make this... More 

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Russellville, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Took our niece and nephew. It's a wonderful attraction. We will return again with others. It's a 'quiet' wonder that needs more advertising.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 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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