Enjoy A Gourmet Meal As You Ride Through The Kentucky Countryside In A Vintage Train Car

Journey back to the glory days of train travel with a ride on the My Old Kentucky Dinner Train.

Ladies and gentlemen, have we got an experience for you!

The My Old Kentucky Dinner Train is a fine dining adventure that unfolds across the Kentucky countryside—and belongs on your bucket list.

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During a two-and-a-half-hour ride that departs from charming little Bardstown, passengers are treated to a gourmet meal in a glamorous 1940s dinner car decked out with all the vintage bells and whistles. Be still our hearts!

The train's menu, which changes with the seasons, includes a four-course dinner service ($98 for adults; $65 for children). We're talking prime rib, pork porterhouse, apple dumplings, and more. There's also a slightly shorter three-course lunch ride ($74 for adults; $49 for children). For an extra-special experience, you can reserve a private table for two ($196 for dinner; $148 for lunch.)

But it's not just the food or the chance to dress up a little that keeps people coming back from more. The train ride also covers 23 beautiful miles of scenic terrain: through Bernheim Forest, over a wooden trestle bridge, and past the Four Roses and Jim Beam distilleries.

And then there's the special excursions offered throughout the year. We're particularly intrigued by the Murder Mystery Party Ride, which pairs a four-course dinner with a live murder mystery show. The 21-plus Bourbon Excursions ($127 per person) features a four-course meal along with a bourbon tasting hosted by a master distiller.

Tickets can be purchased at KYDinnerTrain.com or by calling (502) 348-7300.

All aboard, y'all!

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