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Winter Hours Starting November 1

Open Tuesdays-Saturday from 9AM-5PM and Sundays 1PM-4PM

Polar Express Ticket Registration

Polar Express at the Historic RailPark is a wonderful event! Children arrive at the Depot in their pajamas with adults in tow and tickets in hand. They enter the North Pole gate and excitedly await their turn. While waiting for boarding time, cookies and hot cocoa keeps everyone warm.

Our conductor will punch tickets and the passengers are led to the Dining Car.  When all are seated, the story begins and is read each night by a special storyteller.

After the story, the passengers on the magic train are ready to disembark and oh my……. !!! Santa appears to give each child a magic bell to remind them of their journey!  What a special memory for children and adults alike!

Readings occur nightly. Tickets are free but you must get your tickets in advance.  Tickets are required for each adult and child. There is a limit of 6 tickets per reservation.

RailPark members may begin early registration for the Polar Express on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 starting at 10 am at the Historic RailPark and Train Museum.   RailPark members may register for up to 10 tickets depending on their membership level.  RailPark memberships start at just $25 and can be purchased by visiting the Historic RailPark or by calling.

Non-members will have an opportunity to register the following week by visiting the Historic RailPark or by calling on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 beginning at 10am and are limited to 6 tickets.

This annual holiday children’s event will run Monday, November 30 through Wednesday, December 2 and Monday, December 7 through Thursday, December 10. There will be 6 readings each day beginning at 4:30 pm, and the last reading starting at 7:30.

For more information, call the Historic RailPark and Train Museum, 270-745-7317.



The Historic Railpark & Train Museum is a non-profit organization, dedicated to facilitating displays, exhibits and programming which preserve and present railroad history in the context of its impact locally and as a vital role in our nation’s social and economic development. All proceeds from the museum, gift shop and rail car tours are utilized in the ongoing continuation of the goals and efforts to produce an interactive museum of Smithsonian quality; the ongoing restoration efforts on the rail cars, as well as the cost of research, construction, maintenance, and acquisition of artifacts within the displays, exhibits and galleries.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jamie Johnson at 270-745-7317 or email at



  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