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Winter Hours Starting November 1

Monday – CLOSED

Tuesdays – Saturday – 9AM-5PM

Sundays – 1PM-4PM

Romance at the RailPark 2016

Valentine’s Dinner on the Duncan Hines Dinning Car

By Jamie Johnson, Executive Director – Historic Railpark & Train Musuem

Romance will soon fill the air at the Historic RailPark & Train Museum.  Back for a second year, is the most unique dining experience this Valentine’s Day weekend. Romance at the RailPark, a romantic dinner on the Duncan Hines Dining Car is a perfect way to show that special someone just how much they mean to you.

The evening will start with an opportunity to sip wine while enjoying the sounds of live music in our grand L&N Depot Lobby.  A variety of wines will be available at our cash wine bar hosted by Reid’s Livery Winery.  The winery offers unique wines made from grapes grown right here in Kentucky.  Many of their wines boast internal medal awards and will pair perfectly with your dinner.

If you have ever caught your sweetheart swooning over a simply amazing piece of jewelry, you will be at the right place.   You will have a rare opportunity to try on exquisite pieces of jewelry brought in by Morris Jewelry.  They will be on-site with selected items from their store.  After dazzling your date with jewelry, cozy up together for a movie.

Make your way to our private theater located on the second floor of our museum for a romantic movie.  The L&N Theater features a large TV with surround sound and seating for twenty six guests.  Our movie attendant will keep the popcorn hot while you relax.  Finally, dinner is served.

Climb aboard our fully restored 1949 Duncan Hines Dining Car and enjoy a fantastic meal created by Dafnel DeVasier and her staff at Sweet Temptations Bakery Café and Catering.  When making your reservation, you will be able to select a dinner option of Chicken Devine, Beef Medallions or Bourbon Glazed Salmon.  Entrees will be accompanied with a dinner salad, vegetable medley, loaded mashed potatoes and homemade sour dough bread.  Followed up with dessert options of Chocolate Mousse Cake or Strawberry topped Cheesecake.

This truly unique dining experience will be one that you will never forget.  Bill Dow of Thru The Lens Magic will provide you with a keepsake photograph that will capture the essence of the evening.  Finish off the night with a Champaign toast provided by Verdi Restaurant & Bar.  Wow, what a night!

Want to do something a little more special?  We offer additional options to have several items waiting on your table upon your arrive.  Add roses, a bottle of wine, chocolate dipped strawberries and more.  We will glad to talk with you about ways to make your experience extra special.  Hotel packages are available for the following Bowling Green hotels: Courtyard by Marriot, Fairfield Inn and Hampton Inn.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 270-745-7317.

Dinner Times:

Friday, February 12, 6:00pm and 8:00pm

Saturday, February 13, 4:00pm, 6:00pm and 8:00pm

Sunday, February 14, 12:00pm, 2:00pm and 4:00pm


Movie Times:

Friday, February 12, 5:30pm and 7:15pm

Saturday, February 13, 4:00pm and 6:00pm

Sunday, February 14, 12:00pm and 2:00pm


The Duncan Hines Dining Car is available for any special event imaginable. It is perfect for private parties, corporate outings, employee appreciation dinners, and bus groups with a maximum seating of 48 people. This unique dining car is a perfect setting for rehearsal dinners or a bridal shower. Imagine being surrounded in warmth, history and charm. We specialize in distinctive and unforgettable events, an escape from the ordinary. Let your imagination and our experience create the “Perfect Event”.



  1. Alan Stahl
    May 11, 2015    

    Need to know your days open and time .

  2. admin
    May 27, 2015    

    We are open Monday – Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm.

  3. lisa
    May 28, 2015    

    What is admission for the railroad park?

  4. admin
    June 1, 2015    

    Hi Lisa,
    Adults $12
    Senior $10
    Children 5-12 $6
    Children 4 and under are FREE
    We hope to see you soon!

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Historic Railpark & Train Museum Information

The Museum Address:
401 Kentucky St.
Bowling Green, KY 42101

We are located in between I-65 exits 28 and 26

The Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 9AM – 5PM
Sunday 1PM – 4PM

Our prices include both a guided tour and a self guided tour. Our guided tour walks you through our 5 railcars outside. The self guided tour is only for the museum, which is 2 stories and full of interesting exhibits

**Our tours on Monday-Saturday start at 10AM and the last one is around 3:00 or 3:30. On Sunday we offer two tours and they are at 1:30 and 2:30. Please call if you have any questions about times**

The Museum's Ticket Prices:
Adults (Age 13-59) $12
Seniors (60+) $10
Children (Ages 5-12) $6
Under Age 4 are Free
Family (5+ paid Admission) $50
Group Rate (10+ Adults) $7

Discounts (applied to adult price):
Active Military Free
Veteran $10
Employee $10
WKU - ID $10
HRP Member $10
Nat. Railway Association $10