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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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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
78 helpful votes 78 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
11 attraction reviews
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
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Horse Cave, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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185 reviews 185 reviews
126 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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