When we stayed in Nashville, Tennessee this past summer. I looked for places in southern Kentucky for day trips. The miniature railroad and city scenes at the Historic Rail Park caught my eye when browsing online. What I didn’t notice at first glance was how much more they offer.
In addition to the very detailed model railroad, there is a museum upstairs which has all different displays related to the history of trains in the U.S. and the types of trains used in different eras.
The five restored rail cars are an all time favorite. The E-8 Engine, the Railroad Post Office Car, The Duncan Hines Diner, The Towering Pine Sleeper, The Presidential Office Car and The Little Red Caboose. Each car is set up as it would have looked in the time of use. The knowledgeable tour guide led us through the rail cars and explained everything from that era. It was extremely informative and interesting. We gained lots of knowledge about the trains systems.
Posted: February 11, 2023
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401 Kentucky Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
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Seniors 60+: $14
WKU Student (Please show ID): $14
Active Military (Please show ID): Free
Children 5-12: $10
Ages 4 & under: Free
Prices include both the self-guided museum and the guided railcar tour. Half price admission is available for self-guided tours of the museum only.