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Historic RailPark and Train Museum

401 Kentucky St, Ste B, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1260
+1 270-745-7317
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Louisville & Nashville, All Aboard!

With an avid steam train buff in the family, we took the time to visit this Train Museum. The large... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vettegirl03
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Middletown, New York
Probably more interesting for a train buff.

My wife and I were in Bowling Green on a late November afternoon. Most other things we were... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Don B
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Anchorage, Alaska
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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 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.
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401 Kentucky St, Ste B, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1260
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With an avid steam train buff in the family, we took the time to visit this Train Museum. The large running train display was amazing, the train tour was full of those little fun facts that would otherwise go unnoticed in life. Cute little gift...More

1  Thank Vettegirl03
Kelsey L, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, it sounds like your family had a great time! We sure like Ownie's story too! Thank you for visiting us and leaving a review.

Reviewed 8 November 2017

My wife and I were in Bowling Green on a late November afternoon. Most other things we were interested in would be closed before we could get to them. The Railpark was the exception. The station itself is pretty cool. We couldn't get to much...More

Thank Don B
Jamie J, General Manager at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit out museum and rail car display. I'm very sorry to read that you were not satisfied with your visit. Our static display is one of many things that we are very proud to be able to share...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We got there in late afternoon so we didn't get to tour the train. We love trains is why we stopped. The running train on ground floor was neat. The museum was informative and had neat displays.More

Thank _snoopysnose20042000
Kelsey L, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping by our museum! I'm sorry you didn't get to experience the tour of the train, I understand that had to be disappointing. I do hope you're able to visit again soon to check out the train. In the future, give us...More

Reviewed 1 November 2017

We went on Friday October 27. We got there at 10:30 in plenty of time for the 11:15 train tour as listed on the website. There was no 11:15 tour that day (next was at 1:15), so we missed that. The museum itself was a...More

Thank JDL2
Jamie J, General Manager at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit our museum. I am sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience. I understand it can be frustrating when something is not working properly and on top of that, you were not able to take the...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

Step back in time and feel what is was like to travel by train in Kentucky. Guide tour takes you thru original train cars that are period correct.

Thank Wibas
Jamie J, General Manager at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting our museum. Glad to read you "caught" the spirit of what we try to do here, take you back in time.

Reviewed 23 October 2017

My husband and I took our eleven-year-old niece and seven-year-old nephew to the Railpark this weekend to take the Haunted Lantern Tour. It is a part haunted attraction/ part story-telling event with costumed actors that take guests through a portion of the museum and some...More

Thank Carrie R
Kelsey L, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive review! I am super happy you had an enjoyable experience at our Haunted Lantern Tours. We try to make it as family friendly as possible. The cast and staff hope to see you back next year, as it is a...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

This museum is located near down town Bowling Green. It is in a L & N railway station. Inside is a great miniature train exhibit. There are other displays about the Civil War and railroading. To tour the railway cars you have to go on...More

Thank Don M
Jamie J, General Manager at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit our museum. I apologize the delay in your tour start time. I am very sorry that our volunteer tour guide was running behind and I know that was very frustrating for you. Thank you for your candid...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Great museum with a history of rail service in Kentucky. Good section on the importance the railroad played in the Civil War. I learned a lot about the porters and waiters who were mostly African American, and who worked horrendous hours. The tour of the...More

Thank Robert C
Kelsey L, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Robert, I am happy to hear you had a great time here at the RailPark. Our little piece of history sure is fun to learn about and, you're absolutely right, so enjoyable for our kids! Thank you for your positive review and we hope to...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

There was a wonderful tour of several train cars, including private cars from the heyday of trains. Has a great toy train and model train area for small children. Probably best for children 12 and under and train enthusiasts. We loved that as we were...More

Thank SMF-Collegeville
Kelsey L, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

It sounds like you all had a great time! We also love being right by the tracks and watching those freight trains go by. Thank you for your positive review, we appreciate the good word! And we hope to see you back again soon the...More

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Displays were good in museum. The car tour was ok. It started 20 mins late. The guide was well informed and knew his stuff.More

Thank Tarember
Jamie J, General Manager at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping by to visit the RailPark. I am very sorry to learn that your tour was late getting started. I realize this was a few months back but it's good to know so it can be addressed with our volunteers and staff....More

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queenkirby
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There is now a Hyatt downtown.
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Ticket prices are located on the right side of our website. No matter what page you are on, that will always be visible.
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