Historic Railpark & Train Museum

401 Kentucky Street | Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Tuesday - Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm. Open on Mondays April- September.

Long before interstates, people visiting Bowling Green arrived at the L&N Passenger Depot constructed from Warren County limestone. This 1925 structure has been restored and revived to house a two-story self-guided museum where visitors can learn the history of the tracks by asking questions of a "real Railroader" through interactive galleries. Exhibits highlight the African American experience during segregation, the Civil War and the Railroad, the Business of the Railroad, and each showcases items used in the individual railcars.

Housing one of the region's largest model railroad displays inside, outside is where the Historic Railpark currently displays seven restored cars for touring including an E8A Diesel Locomotive, a 1911 L&N Presidential Office Car, a 1949 Pullman Dining Car, a 1953 Luxury Pullman Sleeper and a 1921 Post Office Car. Also on display are a rare Jim Crow Segregation Car, a WWII Hospital Car and a Chessie Class Caboose.

New in 2016- Play an Escape Game on a Train! Every Thursday-Sunday, groups can book a time to play these interactive games that are part brain teaser, part immersive theater. You've got 60 minutes to win your freedom by solving puzzles and piecing together clues.

Take home engineer’s hats, model trains, toys, apparel and collectibles from their gift shop and be sure to take a few minutes to watch one of the region's largest model train displays set against its historic Bowling Green backdrop.

This attraction was the recipient of a 2015 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence for consistently receiving great traveler reviews! The Historic Railpark & Train Museum is also a member of the North American Reciprocal Museum Association.



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JUNK'tion Market...

September 23, 2017
Historic Railpark & Train Museum

We are excited to announce the JUNK'tion Market Fall Sale held at the L&N Depot in Downtown... Read More


92nd Anniversary of...

October 2, 2017
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Open House 2-4pm to celebrate L&N Depot 92nd Anniversary Call or visit the website above for... Read More


Storytime at the...

August 1 - October 7, 2017
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Join us at the RailPark for storytime, activities and crafts. This free event is open to the public... Read More


Haunted Lantern...

October 13-28, 2017
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Join the Historic Railpark & Train Museum for its third annual Haunted Lantern Tours! The... Read More


All Aboard! Series

September 9 - November 11, 2017
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We are excited to bring back the All Aboard Series this fall. Join us for a special guest speaker... Read More


Family Fun Night

October 26, 2017
Historic Railpark & Train Museum

Dress up in your favorite Halloween costumes and bring the whole family out for a spooky and fun... Read More


Polar Express...

November 27 - December 7, 2017
Historic Railpark & Train Museum

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Polar Express Storytime returns to the Historic Railpark... Read More


Festival of Trains

December 1-3, 2017
Historic Railpark & Train Museum

The annual Festival of Trains returns to the Historic Raipark & Train Museum. A fun, free event... Read More

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