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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Haunted Lantern...

October 20-29, 2016
Historic Railpark & Train Museum

Join the Historic Railpark & Train Museum for its annual Haunted Lantern Tours! This year's... Read More


Storytime at the...

September 3 - November 8, 2016
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Join us at the RailPark for storytime, activities and crafts. This free event is open to the public... Read More


Polar Express...

November 11, 2016
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All Aboard! Series

September 10 - November 12, 2016
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We are excited to bring back the All Aboard Series this fall. Held the second Tuesday each month... Read More


Polar Express...

November 28 - December 8, 2016
Historic Railpark & Train Museum

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

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