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Historic Railpark and Train Museum

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Address: 401 Kentucky St Ste B, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1260
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+1 270-745-7317
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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If you're nostalginc

For some of us who rode trains decades ago as a means of transportation (rather than vacationing by train), this museum provides a nice window into the L & N operation years back... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
David R
Valparaiso, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For some of us who rode trains decades ago as a means of transportation (rather than vacationing by train), this museum provides a nice window into the L & N operation years back. For me, it was particularly nostalgic, as I regularly rode the Pan American and Hummingbird trains. The collection itself is a bit distinctive if not deteriorating, and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We did this museum and tour as a supplement to a book we read for home school. The tour guide was so friendly and very informative. It is amazing what they did with trains at the time and getting that peek in history was interesting. I love when history is preserved. Our children range from 12 to 4 and they... More 

Thank Becky K
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Make sure you show up when they are doing tours or else you can't go inside the rail cars. Not for children under 10 in my opinion. A bust.

Thank DSchumaker
NW Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is small museum. The day we were there, they were not able to offer the actual railcar tour, but gave us reduced admission to compensate. The museum was interesting, and adequate for the reduced price.

Thank Kokotraveler
Columbus Grove, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We would definitely recommend this fine museum to anyone of any age. It was exceptionally informative and amazing to walk through the rail cars that built our history.

Thank johnsodg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This museum had a lot of layouts in it as well as other neat information about the Steam railroads and the change to diesel locomotives. This could be a whole day stop for any rail fan or anyone interested in how we got around before Eisenhower started building the Interstate highway system.

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband is a train "nut" so anytime we travel I try to find a train for him to explore. Usually the train has involved a trip. . .however, with this train it does not have motors in the engine so it is a walking tour through several cars. It was interesting to me, not a train "nut", and my... More 

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a great little museum, particularly, the guided train tour. This was our highlight. Our guide was so informative and knowledgeable. It was grand to learn of the inner workings of the old Pullman trains, the sleepers, the diners and the coaches. The inside exhibits include a model train layout, with interactive buttons to work the trains and items.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Nice tour and guide on our visit there October 3, 2016. Reasonably priced with senior discounts available. Museum and miniature trains running were interesting and not rushed. The train your was nostalgic and well presented. Glad we went.

Thank Michelle W
Wharton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were driving from Clarksville, TN to Dayton, OH and the route took us through Bowling Green. We saw signs on the highway talking about this museum. We decided we had an hour or so to spare so we followed the signs and our GPS to find the museum. What a good choice we made! This museum has a super... More 

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