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“Architecture”

Historic RailPark and Train Museum
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Owner description: 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 systems. The current L&N Depot was built in 1925 to replace an older station. At one time, over 20 trains per day departed the current site, providing a hub for Bowling Green’s economic foundation and exposure to travelers between Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed December 16, 2011

Anyone interested in buildings should find this place fascinating. It is a terrific limestone structure very nice considering it was built in a relatively small town.

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Reviewed December 9, 2011

Interesting trains ... and a lot of both civil war and L&N related information.

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

Though small compared to some rail museums, we love the wonderful old depot as it helps take you back to the days where train travel was common. The volunteers are delightful, be sure to tour the cars with one. Their knowlege was the highlight of the visit for us. The models are outstanding' Photography is allowed.

Thank z0607
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

A summer's day drive in the sportscar from Cincinnati down I-75 onto Kentucky backroads and then the Blue Grass Parkway took us to the Railpark and Train Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Walk through several restored cars including dining, sleeping and one of the two remaining authentic postal rail cars. A peek into the lives of men who sorted mail in this car as it rolled the rails. Train robbers finally convinced the railroad to arm the mail clerks. Walk into the narrow kitchen car where steaks and roasts were cooked over a wood-burning stove. The museum building houses an elaborate miniature train display. Learn the role of the railroad in the civil war. Lunch on the square in Bowling Green and then drive home. Perfect day.

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Reviewed July 20, 2011

I was traveling alone and had found a flyer at a KY rest area for this Museum. What an excellent RR find! I really wanted to visit before heading off to AR, so got up first thing to visit Friday morning- it was pretty quiet when I was there with only a handful of other visitors and the staff. It is VERY clean with a great layout! All of the staff that I spoke with were very friendly and helpful- my only regret is that I did not allow enough time for the guided train car tour!! The museum is immaculate with a wide variety of info and items to see. There is even a mini theatre upstairs! :) Excellent little giftshop, nice model train layouts and loved the loco and rolling stock outside! I will be back!! What a gem!

NOTE: They also host shows as well as have space that you can rent in case you'd like to have your wedding reception or party there!

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