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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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Horse Cave, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful way to preserve local history! The day we toured the museum a flower show was being held as well. Many unique photos displayed. Videos of actual L&N personnel telling their stories was enlightening of times gone by.

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Zaltbommel, The Netherlands
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186 reviews 186 reviews
126 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The old station building is reconverted to a small but very informative museum. The wagons can only be seen by a tour. We took the tour and enjoyed it very much. The post wagon and presidential wagon were impressive. Our tour guide was knowledgeable but not very confident in his presentation (yet). The shop has many articles for kids and... More

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Tompkinsville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

very intresting and educational very friendly staff alot to learn about this whole place and history

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a great museum of history of the L&N and other early trains. This is not an elaborate exhibit of trains and hands on exhibits but a growing piece of history in its original Train Station building.

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Des Moines
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

If you are a train buff, or just like railroad or even civil war history, you will really enjoy this. Our tour guide Virginia Cole was amazing, she told us so much history, and even kept the kids really engaged in all of the history and inner workings of the train cars. The museum is a little hands off history... More

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Wentzville, MO
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went here with our three children, ages 12, 9 and 6. We had a great time and all three of them had fun and were interested in the various exhibits. There were a lot of great model trains and a tour of a Pullman car which was very interesting. The kids liked sitting in the dining car and seeing... More

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Illinois
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12 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stopped here to go through the small, but interesting museum and to tour the train cars. We stopped in around three one afternoon. There were no apparent visitors. We were the only two in the museum. There were some interesting artifacts and information about the train and the depot. There is an excellent model train setup on the first... More

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

There is not much to explore in this museum...They charge you a lot for such a small museum which hardly have any great thing to explore expect from guided tour.

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Westerville, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We enjoyed the guided tour of the restored train in the yard and the exhibits in the museum. Lots of reading but not enough activity to keep kiddoes amused (which was fine for us as we did not have any children with us). We enjoyed learning about the trains and railways.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

They have a huge elaborate model train set in doors with buttons the kids can push to activate. Get to walk through historic cars and get a history lesson. Also some great nic naks! The tour is not free you can purchase tickets inside. All in all the inside tour was a little "Meh" the tour inside the train was... More

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