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Historic RailPark and Train Museum

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Historic RailPark and Train Museum Admission with Guided Tour
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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 3 days ago

I absolutely loved this experience. The renovated train station was absolutely beautiful. So historic and well preserved. Walking throughout the train was quite an experience also. Just wish we had a little more time for exploring. Guess I'll have to go back!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Terri M
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Historic RailPark and Train Museum is a place to visit when traveling through Bowling Green. The L&N Depot (now the museum) was built in 1925. The L & N railroad took travelers between Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN. There are many artifacts to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hobodave51
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

If you like your train history, then this is a place to go. The guide was very informative. The passenger cars of years past were very neat. It was also neat that it sits to an active train line, so you see a train go...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael H
railpark25, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

I'm glad you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for leaving a review about your visit :)

Reviewed December 11, 2018

This beautiful, historic depot is a hidden gem in the community. There is a well-thought out museum, and as part of the tour, you actually walk through the trains and hear the history from a guide. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: October 2018
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railpark25, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thank you for leaving a review. I'm happy to hear you appreciate our gem as much as we do! :)

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

A lot of history in this train station! For only $13 per person, you get to go on a self guided tour of the museum and then take about a 45 guided tour of the train located outside! Really worth it. Great for all ages!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Weekend20854
railpark25, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2019

Thank you for your kind review! We love the family friendly atmosphere.

Reviewed November 26, 2018

The railroad museum is loads of fun. There is a tour of the train and a self-guided museum. They also offer birthday parties in the caboose. The guides are very knowledgeable.

Date of experience: May 2018
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KelseyL619, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

The RailPark caters to train enthusiasts of all ages and our event rentals offer much needed funding for our non-profit! Thank you for your kind review!

Reviewed November 10, 2018

There is a museum with lots of artifacts to look at and notes to read. The price includes a walking trip through a train with a kitchen, mail car, and several sleeping cars. Very interesting to see how people traveled back in the day. Took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hobojonoto
KelseyL619, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

I'm happy to hear you had a positive experience with us!

Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is not a large indoor museum, however the sights and sounds fully represent all that is good about railroad museums. The model railroad that is also located inside provides one with the opportunity to see an amazing collection of the most enjoyable trains. The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Paul G
KelseyL619, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Our little gem is certainly an incredible experience. Thank you for your visit and thinking of us for review!

Reviewed October 25, 2018

Anchored by the impressive 1925 train depot, the attached museum is extremely well-done with numerous graphic exhibits, to include photographs, filmed interviews with railroad employees of yesteryear, and even recordings of vintage train whistles! A guided tour of vintage railroad cars is also featured. If...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank George S
KelseyL619, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you for your kind review! Hope you can visit again to see our upcoming new exhibit!

Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful! Our guide, John was so friendly, knowledgeable & all around amazing! We tour d all the trains cars from the engine to the luxury suite. Fascinating! Small gift shop with miniature train village, the museum shows history of trains with videos of cooks...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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KelseyL619, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

We love being a part of Bowling Green history. I'm so happy you enjoyed spending time with us!

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