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Historic RailPark and Train Museum

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Historic RailPark and Train Museum Admission with Guided Tour
from $12.75*
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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...more
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401 Kentucky St, Ste B, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1260
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Reviewed 5 days ago

we learned a lot and it was fun. worth a visit. the actual museum was ok - but the tour of the train was really interesting - especially the info about "Owny" the dog :)

Thank Roseann L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to see the Railway Post Office Car. Had seen the interior before, but the train had been closed to visitors. Came back to see the passenger cars, especially the RPO. Only way to see the car is a Guided Tour, which I was willing...More

Thank W Thomas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a pretty small museum and you can't go on the trains that are outside. It was fun to look at what they have inside and see the old train station. Glad I had a Groupon. We couldn't stay an additional hour to wait for...More

Thank BackPacker789586
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. We toured an authentic Pullman sleeper, dining car, railway post office and a presidential office car that were on display. Our guide gave us some interesting information and told some good stories. Inside the museum, there is a model railroad display...More

Thank Sharon W
KelseyL619, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time! We love the wonderful history of the depot and railcars, and our volunteers do a great job at presenting it all. Thank you for visiting and for your kind review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the old Station has been brought back to life with a restoration a few years back!! they have restored train cars from the bygone days when train travel was the thing..If you never had the pleasure to travel by train the old cars are a...More

Thank watts888
KelseyL619, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The restoration projects have been so rewarding and wonderful for our grand depot. We are happy to present the history and memories the depot and train allows. I'm delighted to know you had a good time traveling down memory lane! Come back to see us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We bought tickets to this on Groupon mostly for our train-obsessed 5 year old, but we all really enjoyed the tour and facility and ended up spending a few fun hours there.

Thank 8675pms
KelseyL619, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The RailPark is perfect for all ages! Thank you so much for your positive review!

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful tour while visiting from Michigan. The boys enjoyed the train car tour, getting a little perspective of life in that era. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and made his presentation interesting for the Scouts. Would recommend. Be sure to ask for...More

Thank jaracz9
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Was very disappointed in this museum. They have a lot of potential, could really have a nice place, but it seemed to be mostly focused on the pullman cars, and the history of the employees. I enjoy railroad history, but this was a let down.

Thank fishdog43
Reviewed August 6, 2018

this attraction has old fashiioned train cars you can take guided tour through, a very educational museum to learn about early train travel and a train and track that runs through enclosed exhibit. the kids loved this!

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KelseyL619, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The RailPark is fun and educational for all ages! Thank you for visiting and for leaving us a great review.

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We went to a reading of Polar Express here. The kids loved it. The train was quaint and lovely. The museum is fun too. The scaled version of BG is pretty awesome.

1  Thank simplyliving694326
KelseyL619, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Polar Express is one of our favorite opportunities to give back to our community, as our community gives to our non-profit. Thank you for visiting us and for your kind thoughts!

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