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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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This museum is located near down town Bowling Green. It is in a L & N railway station. Inside is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Don M
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Lexington, Kentucky
Traveling to the past.

Great museum with a history of rail service in Kentucky. Good section on the importance the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert C
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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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 2 weeks ago

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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Tarember
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We are evacuated from Florida due to Irma. I needed something to do to keep my boys ages 8 & 6 busy for the afternoon. They really enjoyed the train museum. My 2 year old girl loved the gift shop. It was difficult to navigate...More

Thank Amber G
Kelsey L, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Amber, Thank you for the positive review! We are deeply sorry for your family's difficulties during Irma and are sending our thoughts to you and your community. I'm so glad to hear your children enjoyed the museum; it's wonderful you could pass the time of...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

Terrific guided tour by Bob of restored railway cars. Great amount of historical train information and huge working model train display as well. Good use of old train station.More

Thank larrys306riders
Kelsey L, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

Larry306riders, I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! It really is a great piece of history what we have here in little ol' Bowling Green. I will let Bob know what a good job he did - thank you! We hope to...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

This train museum has some beautiful architecture and old world tile work. The permanent exhibits of miniature trains and towns, along with the one on hobo signs are pretty cool. Worth a visit.

Thank EJISK
Kelsey L, Visitor Services Coordinator at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2017

EJISK, Thanks for your review! I agree, we are very fortunate to be at such a beautiful historic depot. I hope you can make it back sometime and also take a tour of our 5 historic L&N train cars. Have a great day!

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Sacramento has a great train museum with full size trains. Don't miss the guided tour, informative and fascinating. You will find a renewed respect for those who built the railways and their perseverance in overcoming many obstacles of that time. This was a highlight of...More

Thank Richard C
Jamie J, General Manager at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting our museum and for writing a review. It's lovely to hear your appreciation for the railways!

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Very nice museum and gift shop. Our 7 y/o loved the electric trains. We decided not to pay for the museum and tour. We thought it a bit pricey. But for true train lovers...it would be a bargain. We plan on visiting again...when another family...More

Thank Crashvic
Jamie J, General Manager at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am so glad you did take the time stop. I hope that you will visit us again and take the train tour and visit our museum. We are a non-profit museum and work to preserve rail road history. This is made possible by visitors...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

The museum is interesting and has nice exhibits. The model railroad display is outstanding. Our guide spent more time sharing his personal philosophies than telling the history of the rail cars.More

Thank tesstravels2016
Jamie J, General Manager at Historic RailPark and Train Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write a review. And thank you for the compliments on the model train display. The volunteers of the sHOw Modular Model Train Club put in countless hours to build and maintain that important piece...More

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queenkirby
9 October 2015|
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There is now a Hyatt downtown.
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15 April 2015|
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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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