Located on a major north-south corridor between two major cities, Bowling Green has a long history tied to the evolution of transportation in Kentucky; from steamboats traveling the Barren River to the railroad and eventually the current interstate systems. The current L&N Depot was built in 1925 to replace an older station. At one time, over 20 trains per day departed the current site, providing a hub for Bowling Green’s economic foundation and exposure to travelers between Louisville, KY and Nashville, TN.
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.
Come play our escape game to experience an authentic, interactive form of entertainment. Our real-life escape games are designed for small groups of people, 4-10 individuals.
Your goal is simple: work together as a team, testing your wits and skills, to escape from a locked train. Our train cars are filled with hidden clues and cryptic puzzles.
See if you and your team have what it takes to get through the locked door. Will you be able to think creatively and work together to escape before it’s too late? It’s great fun for friends, families, corporate teams, or church groups.
Located in downtown Bowling Green KY! Book today and see if you can escape from the train in under 60 minutes.
The little red caboose is traveling through Plum Springs at a reckless speed. As it passes over the Green River Bridge, the aging timbers began to crumble under the train’s force. Suddenly, the caboose is hurled loose from the train and now travels alone through Bowling Green. Can your group stop the caboose before it crashes into the sleepy town?
Deep in a battle zone, you and other members of the medical staff have been captured and brought on board an army hospital ward railcar. Your team thinks they are here to care for the severely injured American heroes. As you’re locked away you hear the guard say “1 hour before we arrive at the next stop.” You must escape! There seems no chance of survival, or is there?
Business & Birthdays
Grand L&N Lobby
Our largest space is the Grand L&N Lobby. With stunning, arched windows and hand laid Italian tile this is the perfect space for larger affairs.
For a sit-down dinner, the capacity of this room is 100. For a Sweet Sixteen or formal dance, it can hold 150.
If you need a larger space, you can also add the meeting room to your rental.
Seating Capacity: 100
Room Capacity: 150
Our meeting room, located adjacent to the Lobby, in the L&N Depot building, is perfect for business meetings, trainings, and bridal or baby showers! This room offers a built-in beverage bar and the same beautiful, hand laid tile as the Grand Lobby!
Seating Capacity: 60
Duncan Hines Dining Car
Unlike any other venue in Bowling Green, a real rail car is the perfect place for a child’s birthday party or intimate dinner! This car is filled with dining tables and chairs for your special day. Just bring the food and you are ready for a wonderful experience aboard this restored dining car!
Seating Capacity: 48
The Historic RailPark and Train Museum provides a great opportunity for people to volunteer and help preserve history. Volunteers are the backbone of the museum serving as tour guides. To learn more and become a part of our docent program, please click the volunteer button to submit your contact information.
To see all our volunteer options click here
Mon – Sat: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Ages 4 & under: Free