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Relaxing afternoon

Went here on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to take this very enjoyable train ride from New Haven... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Lori H
via mobile
Nothing great about this museum

Very small and there is nothing great about this museum. Only thing which is a bit attractive is 50... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Vikash K
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Kentucky’s oldest rail museum is pledged to preserving the history and heritage of the state railroads. Enjoy a 22 mile train excursion through the countryside. Hop aboard one of our specialty trains. Trains run April-December.
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136 S Main St, New Haven, KY 40051-6355
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter, grandson & I really enjoyed our train ride. We didn't get to finish the full ride because there was a tree across the tracks about 2/3 of the way to Boston. The Museum gave each person a free voucher to use another day...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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monon32, Guest Relations Manager at Kentucky Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review. Yes, unfortunately things happen and the tree being on the tracks was unfortunate. Track inspections are always done the day of a train ride and the inspection was fine. The tree fell sometime between when the inspection was...More

Reviewed December 23, 2018 via mobile

We rode the train.... Polar Express. We all wore our PJ’s drank hot coco & ate sugar cookies. My grandson “Colton” said it was the best Polar Express in the world. He had a ball, we all did! Thanks to the staff for a wonderful...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

A personal tour by Frank is a highlight, especially when you get access to the shop area with the under restoration Pacific steam locomotive and other even rarer equipment such as a Brill car and a BL-9 diesel. Except in winter they offer nice diesel...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

My mom and I took my 2 littles (5 &7) for this Christmas time experience. Staff were friendly and helpful. The train ride was fun with hot chocolate and cookies served during the ride. Make sure you get there early so you have time to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Went here on a beautiful Saturday afternoon to take this very enjoyable train ride from New Haven to Boston. It was about 40 minutes to Boston where we spent 20 minutes and visited their local market and then come back to New Haven. The train...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lori H
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Stopped while traveling further South. Had to see the Monon BL2 as I have an HO scale train layout modeling the Monon Line. Tour was well worth the cost and time. Our guide was an outstanding gentleman who knew quite a bit about the displays....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joe V
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Very small and there is nothing great about this museum. Only thing which is a bit attractive is 50 mins of train ride. If you have a small kid who is never been on a train ride the only visit this museum else no point...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Vikash K
monon32, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

I am sorry you did not enjoy your visit, did you take the guided tour with one of our volunteer docents? The train ride is actually 90 minutes in duration. We would very much like to speak with you and address your concerns, please give...More

Reviewed August 8, 2018

This stop was not our destination, but it fell in nicely with our plans on a hot afternoon. If you go, take the "guided" tour! It just kept growing. We saw the train cars behind. Then our guide took us to the tracks in back...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mark T
monon32, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Thank you so much for your review and delighted you enjoyed your visit and the guided tour.

Reviewed August 7, 2018

As grandparents we are always looking for something to do with the kids, age 6 and 7 years. Our grandson is crazy about trains so we took them here and were not disappointed. Gene Younger, our engineer made our trip fantastic.He explained the workings of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

I recently visited with a friend and our preteen grandchildren. All four of us took lots of photographs and the children especially enjoyed getting to climb up into an old caboose. The guide really knew his stuff (answered tons of questions) and made it an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Beth W
monon32, Public Relations Manager at Kentucky Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting the Kentucky Railway Museum, happy you enjoyed your tour. Thank you for your review.

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Senior5510
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Response from monon32 | Property representative |
The train ride would be approximately 2 hours.
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3Hondas
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I believe you have the wrong attraction.
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