My husband will deny this up and down: but he has a weird, semi-dorky interest in trains. For years he's had to go into the closet about his railway gusto, because let's face it..there's nothing cool about a guy in his twenties with a penchant for Pullman cars.
Now his twenties are a distant memory and he has Jack to hide behind some of his dorky shenanigans. So of course one of our planned weekend excursions this summer is to the Kentucky Railway Museum. It's only about an hour drive from Louisville and seems like it's well worth the trip.
The Railway Museum offers a surprising amount of activities and attractions that will delight train enthusiasts like my husband. But it appears that even people (like me) who usually roll their eyes at people who get excited about trains will be entertained by the Railway Museum. You can enjoy a 22 mile long, 90 minute train ride trough the scenic and historic Rolling Fork River Valley on a restored passenger train. There is also a museum, which I'm guessing offers up a collection of train memorabilia and such.
And as a special event for the next two weekend only, families can enjoy a 25 minute ride aboard a full size "Thomas the Tank Engine." Kids can meet Sir Topham Hatt (who I'm guessing is some Puffenstuff-esque character from the show). There will also be live music and a magic show that sounds perfect for a family excursion. Again, this event runs June 5 and 6 and June 12 and 13. Tickets are $18 for ages 2 and up and advanced purchase is high recommended. For tickets and information visit ticketweb.com/dowt. or call 866.468.7630.
For more information about the Kentucky Railway Museum, visit www.kyrail.org. I'll let you know how our trip to the museum goes later this summer when we hit the trails. Until then..happy rails.