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Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum

175 Beasley Rd, Versailles, KY 40383-8992
+1 859-873-2476
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No photo ops; way overgrown brush restricts photos of beautiful horse farms. Nice thought, but need... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2016
gadgetguy11
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Kentucky
The intent is there but the execution not so much.

I wanted to love this so much. 100 year old trains (awesome!), a jaunt through the Kentucky... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2016
Mandisha24
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Raleigh, NC
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The Museum owns 5.5 miles of track, from just west of Versailles, to the bluff overlooking the Kentucky River. Young's High Bridge, also known as the Tyrone High Bridge, continues across the river to the Anderson County side. Each Saturday and Sunday between late Spring and early Fall, the train departs the station at 2 pm for a 90 minute long ride. Currently the train travels to the end of the track, at the edge of the Young's High Bridge. Passengers may disembark to view the top of the bridge and the surrounding scenery. Upon re-boarding, the train returns to the station. We have several types of Special Events throughout the year, to help garner interest in our Museum!
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175 Beasley Rd, Versailles, KY 40383-8992
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

No photo ops; way overgrown brush restricts photos of beautiful horse farms. Nice thought, but need more attention paid to detail!

2  Thank gadgetguy11
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

I wanted to love this so much. 100 year old trains (awesome!), a jaunt through the Kentucky countryside (even better!) and it's for a nonprofit organization (support local!). The reality of this is an entirely different story. The train itself is pretty neat because of...More

2  Thank Mandisha24
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

Our group of SMART RVing veterans thoroughly enjoys a great trip. The volunteers who run the museum made it easy to set up for our group and provided a very entertaining ride through some beautiful KY countryside

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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We were disappointed in the train ride. The shrubbery, trees, and foliage obscured most of the views, which was all horse farms. Couldn't take a decent picture at all. At the end of the line, the train stopped at the railroad trellis and we were...More

2  Thank Donna D
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Enjoyed the museum but the train ride was awesome. Not very fast paced but very enjoyable and relaxing.

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

We got there early for the 2 PM train ride, too early to keep a two year old entertained. I was hoping for a bit more interactive displays in the museum and for more cars and engines to climb on outside. Don't get me wrong,...More

1  Thank ranger505
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Went the day before Easter on the Easter train ride with our almost 3 year old daughter. The Easter bunny was cute and stopped to hug her and take a picture. The train ride was a little to long at 90 minutes and got a...More

Thank AJ B
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Reviewed 14 December 2015

I'll agree with most reviewers here - the train ride is quite slow and boring. Scenery is limited and we didn't even go all the way to the Kentucky River. If you are looking for a memorable train ride, the Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum...More

3  Thank Gabe10101
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

The train ride was 45 minutes down and 45 minutes back. It is slow moving, not much scenery and we did not get off the train at the mid point. Santa came to our car to say a short hello and said he would return...More

1  Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Train goes veryyyy slow for 2 hours-up and back down the same track. We saw a few horses but mainly bushes and the back of residences. There were dozens of screaming kids/babies and we are a 52 year old couple with no kids. $12-wasted!

1  Thank barbie0068
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