Historic RailPark & Train Museum Bowling Green

Where is it at?

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Historic RailPark & Train Museum
401 Kentucky St.,
Bowling Green
Tel: 270 745 7317


I-65 South to Exit 28. Travel 3 miles. Historic RailPark will be on the right. I-65 North to Exit 26. Travel 3 miles. Turn right onto Kentucky St. Historic RailPark will be immediately on the left.

Where are we going today?

Historic RailPark and Train Museum

Travel back in time as you experience the golden era of passenger travel. A guided walking tour through vintage rail cars leads you through a Post Office car, Dining car, Sleeper Car, Office Car and the Red Caboose. A self-guided tour allows you to wander the museum at your leisure.

Active a model railroad;experience the hobo life; learn about the Conductor, Cook and Engineer's experience on the train; hear the story of the Great Locomotive Chase; watch movies in the theater and much, much more!

Play area in the Gift Shop allows kids to dress up like Hobo's, climb on an over sized toy train and a Brio Table for little engineers. It should be clarified that there are no actual train rides available.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$12
  • Children$6
  • Free Under: 4 years.

When can we go?

9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, Sunday 1pm to 4pm.

Teachers corner

Lesson plans may be found online. Included are various topics such as the Civil War and the Railroad, The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor, and Hoboes..

I'm Hungry!

Snack and soft drink machines on site. Restaurants and other eating establishments nearby..

Healthy Eating!

Healthy food options nearby..

Any Top Tips?

Allow 1-3 hours for a visit. No train rides available..

Doing our bit

The Museum is located in an historic building. All activities occur inside except for a short walk to the train for the guided tour..

Need a little extra help?

The museum is handicap accessible, but the rail cars are not..

Baby Facilities

Changing tables provided in restrooms. .

Can I get one of those?

Gift shop provides unique gifts to take home to friends and family, or as a special memory of your visit..

What people are saying?

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    Looking for something to do in Bowling Green, try the railroad museum. We were looking for something interesting and found it. Our tour guide Tyler was very informative and knowledgeable. I will recommend this place to anyone who loves history.

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    Went there during the snow, there were some good picture oportunities, but not much else..

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