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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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McMurray
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We found this by accident driving around Bowling Green after our Corvette plant tour. I expected it to be a rather boring walk through a museum full of locomotives, but found that it was way more interesting than that. Our tour guide took us outside to an old train sitting on the tracks and actually took us onto the train.... More

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Lucas
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30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Very interesting museum and tour at the Historic Railpark in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This museum's focus is preservation and education on rail transportation with primary focus on diesel passenger trains of the forties and fifties. The center piece of the museum is the restored engine and rail cars. The cars include restored Pullman cars and mail car. If you have... More

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Danville, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Absolutely wonderful! Jake, our tour guide, was a great source of information. We could have spent forever looking through everything! Wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it exceeded everything we could have imagined! Highly recommend!

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Clarksburg, West Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We took a trip back in time when stepping aboard these train cars without ever leaving the station! Our guide was able to paint a picture of how it was to travel aboard the L&N trains and the history of mail delivery via rail car. The museum on the second floor was informative and the model trains on the first... More

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Ohio
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119 reviews 119 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
83 helpful votes 83 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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