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

By Meghan Overdeep
January 10, 2020

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

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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 ($84.95 for adults; $54.95 for children) as well as a three-course lunch ($69.95 for adults; $44.95 for children). We’re talking prime rib, pan-seared pork sirloin, apple dumplings, and more.

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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.

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And then there are the special excursions offered throughout the year. We’re particularly intrigued by the Murder Mystery Party Ride ($109.95 for adults; $69.95 per child), which pairs a four-course dinner with a live murder mystery show. The 21-plus Bourbon Excursions ($109.95 per person) features a four-course meal along with a bourbon tasting hosted by a master distiller. There’s also still time to surprise mama with Mother’s Day ride on May 12. Each mother receives a rose and a special dessert after the three-course lunch.

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

This story originally appeared on SouthernLiving.com.

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