Historic RailPark & Train Museum

Historic RailPark & Train Museum

Historic RailPark & Train Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Lee L
Saint Louis, MO118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
Fantastic capsule of the L&N! An entire train is part of the tour, with captivating miniature sets in the depot, and lots of other historical displays upstairs - including the part the area railroads played in the civil war.
Written 7 June 2024
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corpspower
Knoxville, TN242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
What a great tour of the L&N train and the train cars. Dr Nancy (our tour guide) was just amazing. She was very informative, very pleasant and what a great person, thank you so much. I highly recommend this tour to all.
Written 16 May 2024
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Jay G
Maple Grove, MN61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Fun to see the restored rail cars. Brought back memories of traveling by rail. The tour guide was able to answer all questions and give a meaningful tour. It was great to see the "luxury" mode of travel which rarely exists in the US today. The model train display was also interesting to see along with the dedication of the people who keep it alive and operational.
Written 15 May 2024
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perkyone1
Georgetown, KY17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The trolley tour was wonderful. Debbie was an excellent guide and taught us so much about Bowling Green! We definitely recommend this tour !
Written 7 April 2024
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Sherry Y
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The tour itself was very interesting but we wasted a good part of our morning when we could have been doing something else because the tickets we bought off of Tripadvisor had a 10am departure time but after waiting until almost 15 after, I called the tour company only to be told the tour didn't start until 11:15am... When the trolley arrived, the tour guide said she didn't have us on her list but after showing her our tickets she said, oh, it looks like Tripadvisor has our last year's hours still on the site. She honored our tickets but I think someone needs to fix this issue for future customers
Written 31 March 2024
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C Dodd
Leitchfield, KY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We enjoy visiting museums and this is a very special gem! Take a stroll down memory lane at the Historic Railpark and Train Museum as you see the many artifacts, train cars, and even the building itself was an L&N depot station. The museum is self guided, but highly recommend taking a guided tour of the train cars. If you have a train enthusiast in your life, definitely recommend this stop on your next adventure!
Written 18 March 2024
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Garren C
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
TripAdvisor ripped me off. I'm sure that the Bowling Green Historic City Trolley Tours would have been great, problem is that even though TripAdvisor sold me two tickets for $40, the Bowling Green Historic City Trolley Tours only runs over the summer months, not in February. I bought the tickets as a surprise for my wife's Birthday. Boy was she surprised when the man from the Chamber of Commerce, working at the Corvette Museum, told us the bad news. He said that the Bowling Green Historic City Trolley Tours has told TripAdvisor not to sell tickets during the winter, but evidently, they haven't taken notice. Worst part is that in spite of my attempts to reach TripAdvisor to get my money refunded, I have heard nothing at this time. Will definitely try to do the tour another time. Will definitely not use TripAdvisor again unless they go above and beyond to make it right. Thanks
Written 19 February 2024
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Darlene M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
TripAdvisor booked this tour that doesn’t even run this time of year. Disappointed with TripAdvisor! Working on getting a refund..
Written 11 February 2024
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RosieTravelin
Cleveland OH90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
It was a cold day after an icy night before - museum was a great indoor activity. We had a personalized tour as we were the only ones in the museum at that time. Really enjoyed walking through the restored train cars and learning about the postal car and Owney the mail dog. Also enjoyed the museum exhibits (self-paced) about Rosie the Riveter, Pullman Porters, and more - all set in an old railroad station. Well-appointed store and a model train display. Would like to go back when the hospital car and caboose are done being renovated.
Written 25 January 2024
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hope l
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I think the tour has great historical value! Being inside a dining car, and actually standing in that small space, gives you a whole new perspective of how hard all of the porters had to work. The "kitchen" was an amazing feat, given the tools they had and the work they did. Sometimes in our modern world, we forget...this was a great reminder of how we are so spoiled in travel now.
Written 22 January 2024
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