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Address: 401 Kentucky Street, Ste. B, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone Number: 270 745 7317
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Loved our tour guide

We loved the tour we had. They had a lot more exhibits upstairs than I thought they would. The rail cars were very interesting too. The history was very cool. We had a groupon... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 27, 2015
Blake H
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Waited and waited for guide to show. It was overly hot on the cars even though we were told it was air conditioned. Took a lot longer than I thought it would. Glad I went, won't go back.

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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place for you to sit there is a great lesson in history here. A bit pricey for what you get. We came at end of day (2:30 p.m.) and done with in 40 minutes. Have a train city set up in gift shop. Enjoyed my visit but wouldn't return, even if I was a train guy.... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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92 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

We loved the tour we had. They had a lot more exhibits upstairs than I thought they would. The rail cars were very interesting too. The history was very cool. We had a groupon which helped on the cost , but we added a small donation too.

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3 Thank Blake H
Sevierville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Neat to check out! Defaintly make sure you do the guided train tour as the museum side is kind of lacking but cool to check out. Would overall recommend it if you need something to kill time doing and love learning about history and trains.

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3 Thank scamp72
Cheshire
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111 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Museum moderately interesting but having bought tickets we found people who had not paid wandering around, there was another event going on and they just came in. The tour of the engine was very slow and then we were rushed through the more interesting carriages.

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1 Thank RODNEYANDPAT
Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Hello, I am so sorry to read that your visit was not pleasurable. If you have suggestions of how we could better serve our tourist, please feel free to share with me. Director@historicrailpark.com Sincerely More 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Just visited on Monday the 19th of October 2015. I'm a 46 year old male that loves history and trains. This is an excellent tour inside an old train by a tour guide. Not only that, there's a museum inside the building that is a self guided tour. A model train with rail cars is on display in the gift... More 

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3 Thank Clinton A
Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Historic RailPark! It's always such an honor to get good reviews from rail fans! More 

Hudson Falls, New York
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80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I recommend the tour, though you can do a self guided in the Museum itself, The actual railcars outside are by tour only. Our tour guide Ed was wonderful and gave us a lot of information and allowed us time to Photograph everything- Photographs are welcome all thru the Museum (which is unusual in many Museums). The railcars were really... More 

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3 Thank littleskunk2
Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

So great to read that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thanks for the kind words! More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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492 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I love trains and I go to Bowling Green a lot, member of the National Corvette Museum. So this is a great stop for me. I've never been to a "Train" place where the people were always going out of their way to tell you stories and be helpful!!

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1 Thank CRLoveToTravel
Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Awesome! We LOVE that you stop in to see the trains. I will share your comments with the entire staff. We all work hard to be helpful to our guest. More 

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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Great Displays and staff, we enjoyed our stop here. Just happened to see a sign from I-65, and made the detour to check it out. Very enjoyable . They did not have moving train rides as the active track is just outside their doors. A great feeling as they fly by (safely)

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2 Thank Judy J
Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for making the detour to come and visit the RailPark! So glad to read it was worth it! More 

Tuscumbia, Alabama
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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Best railroad museum I've visited. They have a complete passenger train, engine included, and the tour starts with a tour of the train, from the engine all the way back, with a detailed explanation of each unit. The explanation of the various Pullmans was very interesting. The guide does an excellent job. The museum building is also very good, with... More 

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Jamie J, Manager at Historic Railpark and Train Museum, responded to this review

We like to think we are the BEST! Thank you for the wonderful review of our train and facilities. Our guides truly enjoy sharing the history of passenger travel. More 

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