La Grange Railroad Museum
La Grange Railroad Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Join us at our Main Street location. We are the only location in Kentucky with a train running directly down the street. We are a short drive off I-71, exit 22. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) organization. See the steam engine, 1929 dining car, caboose, and museum exhibits. Our name changed slightly last fall as we added "& Learning Center" to our name. This change accurately reflects our enhanced service to the community. Further enhancements are in progress with the rehab of our 1963 caboose to a period-correct interior and the addition of the exterior Educational Park on the grounds in front of the 1929 L&N Dining Car.
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Travelmoorenow
Belleville, MI558 contributions
Couples
This museum is a must do when in the area. Ken was fantastic as he told us about the building and some of its history. We enjoyed the downstairs model set ups.
Upstairs there are actual artifacts donated by people either with connections to the railroad or family wanting to share with others.
The display of a locomotive, dining car, and caboose was so fun to tour.
Written 20 July 2021
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Hankster65
Dayton, OH4 contributions
It's a small little museum but it has many interesting items. For a train buff like me it's a treasure. Plus the folks there were very friendly and welcoming and also very knowledgeable.
Written 5 July 2021
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poogie88
Lexington, KY50 contributions
Nice Railroad Museum but check website as they are not open but a few days a week. The gentleman that give us the tour had a lot of info from the early days of La Grange.
Written 26 December 2020
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ShirleyUhl
Louisville, KY19 contributions
First time to the museum. While small was very nice. Don't miss the downstairs. Coming soon kid friendly trains!! The dinner was delicious and the atmosphere such fun. It was a very good value and went to support the museum (It's a non-profit)! They plan to have monthly dinners. Will definitely return.
Written 23 February 2020
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Thank you so much!!! Yes, we had a great time and we can't wait to get back to our monthly dinners as they are really a fun time for everyone.
Written 22 August 2020
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CarShowFans
Virginia66 contributions
This museum is only open on weekends so we didn't think we'd get to see it but as luck would have it we were still in La Grange on Saturday and got a great tour. There are several trains outside. One is set up like an old dining car complete with all the period details. People can rent the train for lunches, parties or meetings. There's also a train done up like Thomas the Tank Engine. Inside are lots of artifacts from the Louisville & Nashville line. The volunteer who answered questions was great. Very pleasant but not forcing himself into your tour as some do! Downstairs are multiple train displays that are just amazing. We really enjoyed this stop on our visit to La Grange.
Written 2 October 2019
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We are getting better all the time !!! We are now open 5 days per week and maybe going to 6 days per week in as early as this September. Thank you so much for your support of our museum.
Written 23 August 2020
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Richard F
Louisville, KY7,526 contributions
Couples
Located in the L&N Train Depot that was built in 1914 in LaGrange KY.The museum is open on the weekends. Tours are given by the Historical Members.

The museum is a work in progress and contains model trains, railroad artifacts and a library full of memories and facts all about trains. Outside there are engines and cars you can visit. They also have a 1929 Dinner Car that is available to rent for Birthdays, Meetings, and other events.
Written 19 April 2019
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Richard, We have come a long way at the museum. Instead of just weekends, we are now open 5 days EVERY week and we may be open as much as 6 days every week as early as September. Thank you for your support of this museum as this is entirely run by volunteers for the benefit of the community. Please visit again and consider being a regular part of the museum. by becoming a monthly volunteer. Volunteering is so easy for and individual (or as a couple) either 3 or 4 hours just once each month. We hope to see you back with us soon....
Written 23 August 2020
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steveslj
Prestonsburg, KY950 contributions
Couples
This is a small but nice museum about trains. Even have a few model layouts that work. Nice folks run it and are very friendly!
Written 26 March 2019
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SweetestOrange
Farivew, Texas53 contributions
Couples
A great little museum with real rail cars to explore! Very, very nice and knowledgeable volunteers hosts greeted us and showed us around.
Written 16 October 2018
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CincyTech
Cincinnati, OH50 contributions
Friends
This museum is open on Saturday and Sunday and tours are given by members of the historical group. Several outside train cars to see and there is model train tracks inside to see.A visit could take about an hour at most. They just started wine tasting in the depot!
Written 11 June 2018
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Priscilla V
Simpsonville, KY59 contributions
Family
We stopped in here after lunch on Main Street. It's very small but my train lovers adored it. They had a very nice large model layout on the first floor with a second one that is a work in progress in the basement. They have train memorabilia in cases to look at that was fun for me. They also have a small shop that you can buy some train stuff. We were there about 30 minutes. The two men working were very accommodating to the kids and let them look at the displays as long as they wanted!
Written 22 April 2017
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La Grange Railroad Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM