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Historic RailPark and Train Museum

401 Kentucky St, Ste B, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1260
+1 270-745-7317
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Great museum...

I loved this museum! At my home, we have a train table and it was really neat getting to see their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MonkeyOfAwesomeness
Great train history

I am definitely not a train enthusiast by any means. I mostly came here for my children, but... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Iteach2change
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Located on a major north-south corridor between two major cities, Bowling Green has a long history tied to the evolution of transportation in Kentucky; from steamboats traveling the Barren River to the railroad and eventually the current interstate systems. The current L&N Depot was built in 1925 to replace an older station. At one time, over 20 trains per day departed the current site, providing a hub for Bowling Green’s economic foundation and exposure to travelers between Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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401 Kentucky St, Ste B, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1260
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this museum! At my home, we have a train table and it was really neat getting to see their model train next to the gift shop. If you go, it is DEFINITELY worth going on a tour of the train cars. I loved...More

Thank MonkeyOfAwesomeness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am definitely not a train enthusiast by any means. I mostly came here for my children, but clearly this is more interesting to adults. Being able to walk around the old train cars was like stepping back in time. We did not have a...More

Thank Iteach2change
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to tag along on tour that started 5 minutes before, so we missed some of the history, but the rail cars that you were able to walk through was impressive, as was our guide. Found the rail cars more interesting than the...More

Thank MarkStephenSouder
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is in part of an old train depot and had several displays and interactive dxhibits in the self guided part. The train car tour is guided, and our guide was a train enthusiast, and it showed in our interaction. They had several cars...More

Thank Lori F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this historic railpark and it was awesome the people that are in there running the place are friendly they're helpful. I brought my grandchildren there I have also brought my youngest son who is in his thirties it is a great place...More

Thank Dan Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum has several vintage rolling stock from Louisville & Nashville railroad. Inside the depot is an amazing model railroad layout which is constantly being updated and maintained by a club member. There is also an actual indoor museum and gift shop. It's worth a...More

Thank Hy R
Reviewed July 10, 2017

This was extrememly interesting place especially for history buffs. The guided tour was so informative as we toured the insides of a passenger train. There is a short film upstairs of the museum that tell the story of the Porters which was awesome and even...More

Thank sharonhixenbaugh
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

The history of the L&N railroad has a great story here. There is a guided tour and I recommend it highly. The tour guides are personable and very knowledgeable.

Thank jnwill0
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

I should have taken some photos but honestly the tour with our guide, volunteer Bob Barnes, was so interesting that I didn't think of it! The museum was great and the tour was informative. Lots of interesting facts from U. S. History and culture! Don't...More

Thank SadieB195
Jamie J, Executive Director at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Yes, Bob is a favorite! He's really good at drawing you into the story that you do forget about your camera. Thank you visiting with us and writing a review.

Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

It was amazing to understand that the last passenger train other than Amtrak was in 1979. Touring this museum was stepping back in time when rail travel was the fastest mode of transportation. It was interesting to hear how meals were prepared and sleeping arrangements...More

Thank Glen H
Jamie J, Executive Director at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2017

Yes, our volunteers have worked so hard to restore the cars. And they continue to volunteer to maintain the cars. It's a big job and we are so fortunate to have their commitment. Thank you for visiting with us and for the wonderful review.

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There is now a Hyatt downtown.
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