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Historic RailPark & Train Museum

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Historic RailPark & Train Museum

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401 Kentucky St Ste B, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1260
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Timothy T wrote a review Aug 2020
Nashville, Tennessee250 contributions67 helpful votes
We decided to take a day trip to Bowling Green on Sunday. We love trains and history and decided to visit the Historic RailPark and Train Museum-First time / last time... Upon entry we were asked to sign the guest book. We’re told we needed to sign in and provide personal information In case anyone working came down with Covid19? Our tour guide upon getting on the train said, I’m cool If you want to take off your masks during the tour? We toured the dining car and kitchen. The kitchen was filthy and when we were informed it was a working kitchen used for events I nearly vomited? The rail cars are old and run down. I have visited railroad museums in other States and this was the absolute worst. At $14 per person, it’s a waste of money... Tim Toepfer Spring Hill TN
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from HistoricRailPark, Guest Relations Manager at Historic RailPark & Train Museum
Responded 6 days ago
Tim, thank you for your candid review. I apologize that your experience did not live up to what you expected of our museum. There is certain verbiage that I have trained my guest services staff to use regarding our COVID-19 policies- the sign-in booklet simply requires a name and either phone number or email solely for contact tracing purposes, and we do nothing else with that information. I will retrain staff with regard to what they tell guests and how they present information. I also apologize that he gave you incorrect information regarding the diner car kitchens. We allow caterers to host events and meals in our diner car and even have events ourselves in them, but the kitchens themselves do not have electric power and are not in use for food preparation. We pride ourselves on the restored interior and exterior of our cars, with maintenance and staff working consistently to ensure they are presentable. We are sorry that they did not meet your expectations and will endeavor to ensure they are in nice condition. Again, thank you for taking the time to visit our museum and being honest with your feedback. We will use it to improve the experience for future guests. Should you have any questions or would like to follow up, please do not hesitate to reach out via phone at 270-745-7317, and or to visitorservices@historicrailpark.com. Dustin Ferguson Visitor Services & Administrative Coordinator
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hockeychief wrote a review Aug 2020
Canton, Ohio135 contributions46 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed the Railpark and Train Museum. Walking thru the six actual cars took us back in time to see how train travel was in 1949. We saw a variety of cars from the engine, sleeper berths, mailroom, kitchen, and parlor. While we just made a quick run thru of the museum, it appeared to be first class and was well organized. Maybe next time we can come back to check it out.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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scott r wrote a review Jul 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland484 contributions132 helpful votes
Almost a '5' based on content, though you need to be a reader. Let down only by a scale RR layout that has very restricted viewing, failing to allow one to appreciate the true creativity that goes into designing one of these things; if the viewing area were reconfigured slightly it would warrant a full 5. The local history and RR history in general are well presented - though the emphasis on Pullman porter's sufferable work conditions tends to overlook the fact that these jobs were lifelines into the middle class at a time few such path were available to African Americans. Outdoor train car tour very much worth taking; the guide was quite knowledgeable. Very much a shame though that the cars are not open to explore at leisure - there' enough explanatory signage that one can linger far longer than a tour will allow. Still, given the time constraints our guide did his best to answer questions and illuminate what we saw. Budget at least 2 hours. Impressive adaptive reuse of a building probably once slated for demo. Good job.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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51Traveler1007 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bowling Green, Kentucky26 contributions1 helpful vote
The Railpark has a great layout in the gift shop. Many great souvenirs can be found. I've only visited the gift shop while attending a train show. The restored railroad cars have been meticulously restored.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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wap2017 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bowling Green, Kentucky17 contributions5 helpful votes
Wonderful Historic stop to see and walk aboard a steam engine and cars along with a museum that share the romantic history of this time period. A not for profit organization of volunteers has brought to life a guy bone era. Come see and hera the words of the actual people from this historic past. Outstanding stop
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Date of experience: March 2020
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