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Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum

175 Beasley Rd, Versailles, KY 40383-8992
+1 859-873-2476
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Something different to do that is inexpensive

Nice scenery for the most part when trees aren't covering everything. Expect more than 90 minutes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JF0321
Good value for the price

The Bluegrass Railroad museum is small but has some very interesting exhibits. The train ride... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2017
Linda H
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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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 3 days ago

Nice scenery for the most part when trees aren't covering everything. Expect more than 90 minutes of time. We arrived 30 minutes before as instructed, boarded and left the station on time at 2:00pm. We arrived back at the station after 4:00pm. Time is exceeded...More

Thank JF0321
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Bluegrass Railroad museum is small but has some very interesting exhibits. The train ride lasted about 90 minutes, but a 30 minute break was an opportunity to get off the train, take some pictures of the Young's High Bridge, and for the kids to...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Waited an hour to take the train ride. Didn't leave the station on time as the personnel seemed more interested in filling up the cars than serving the ones already there. Ride was slow, hot, and no photo ops since the "scenery" was nothing but...More

Thank lscaggs
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Spent several hours at this locale. Very informative museum and ticket agent. Train ride was scenic, fun. Recommend highly.

1  Thank Katharine E
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The pumpkin patch train ride was a delight! Train personnel were very informative & pleasant. The ride lasted approximately 2 hours with two stops. Beautiful and scenic trip during the Kentucky autumn season.

1  Thank Tracey T
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Sadly, the trains only run and the museum is only open on the weekend, and we couldn't visit on the weekend. I understand that it's impossible to keep it staffed on the volunteer basis, but would have loved to see inside and to have taken...More

1  Thank BlueBlueSea
Reviewed 27 August 2016

My husband's father worked for the railroad for year, so I thought he would enjoy this visit. We also had our youngest granddaughter with us and I thought she would enjoy the train ride into the county. As it turned out, we all enjoyed this...More

1  Thank Shirley R
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
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
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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