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Creating memories on My Old Kentucky Dinner Train

R. J. Corman’s My Old Kentucky Dinner Train in Historic Bardstown is more than fine dining on the rail. It is a nostalgic trip back in time. Celebrating 30 years, My Old Kentucky Dinner Train treats its guests to high-quality cuisine and exceptional service while on a scenic, 37-mile ride through Kentucky’s countryside.

Operating year-round, the train offers lunch, dinner and a variety of specialty runs such as Murder Mystery excursions, bourbon tastings, the North Pole Express for kids and adults, and a New Year’s Eve run. You can also treat Mom to a Mother’s Day lunch or your significant other to a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Seats sell out quickly, so plan in advance. 

Roughly 15,000 guests ride the train each year. Lunch is served in three courses, while dinner has four. “Our signature dinner entrée, prime rib served with a baked potato and chef’s vegetables, is the highlight of our menu,” says Barry Corman, the train’s general manager. “For lunch, comfort foods like the Kentucky Hot Brown or pot roast are hard to beat. Don’t forget to leave space for our amazing dessert menu. Between the great flavors and large portions, you will leave satisfied and ready for a nap.”

The historic 1860 depot—the last remaining dry-laid limestone depot in Kentucky—is at 602 North Third Street, Bardstown. Ticket prices vary, starting at $69.95 for adults, $44.95 for children; reservations are required. Visit to reserve online or call (502) 348-7300. Group rates also are available.

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