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

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Wonderful Experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Dayton, Ohio
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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
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Memphis, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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59 reviews 59 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
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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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