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Address: 401 Kentucky St Ste B, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1260
Phone Number: +1 270-745-7317
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Small, but informative.

This is small museum. The day we were there, they were not able to offer the actual railcar tour, but gave us reduced admission to compensate. The museum was interesting, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Kokotraveler
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NW Florida
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NW Florida
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is small museum. The day we were there, they were not able to offer the actual railcar tour, but gave us reduced admission to compensate. The museum was interesting, and adequate for the reduced price.

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Columbus Grove, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We would definitely recommend this fine museum to anyone of any age. It was exceptionally informative and amazing to walk through the rail cars that built our history.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This museum had a lot of layouts in it as well as other neat information about the Steam railroads and the change to diesel locomotives. This could be a whole day stop for any rail fan or anyone interested in how we got around before Eisenhower started building the Interstate highway system.

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

My husband is a train "nut" so anytime we travel I try to find a train for him to explore. Usually the train has involved a trip. . .however, with this train it does not have motors in the engine so it is a walking tour through several cars. It was interesting to me, not a train "nut", and my... More 

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

This is a great little museum, particularly, the guided train tour. This was our highlight. Our guide was so informative and knowledgeable. It was grand to learn of the inner workings of the old Pullman trains, the sleepers, the diners and the coaches. The inside exhibits include a model train layout, with interactive buttons to work the trains and items.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Nice tour and guide on our visit there October 3, 2016. Reasonably priced with senior discounts available. Museum and miniature trains running were interesting and not rushed. The train your was nostalgic and well presented. Glad we went.

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Wharton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We were driving from Clarksville, TN to Dayton, OH and the route took us through Bowling Green. We saw signs on the highway talking about this museum. We decided we had an hour or so to spare so we followed the signs and our GPS to find the museum. What a good choice we made! This museum has a super... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here with my son and it was great! The staff was friendly and very welcoming! There is a giant model train set up to watch/play with as well as some train sets for the kids to play with. The museum had lots of cool history. Our guide was an encyclopedia of knowledge. Could have listened to him all... More 

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Oxford, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

While visiting my family in Bowling Green we took my 6 year old nephew and 15 year old niece to the museum. We all enjoyed our visit. The train and museum tour were nice and the prices very affordable. We enjoyed seeing the train display which the train had a camera attached so that you can view it's route. Nice... More 

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Yorkville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

For our family of 6, it was more cost effective for us to purchase a membership on Groupon. The historical info presented inside the station building was quite wonderful. We learned how the spread of rail helped grow our country. How it was connected to race, politics, unions, etc. Our tour guide gave us a quality tour of the train... More 

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