The “My Old Kentucky Dinner Train” is an awesome dining adventure that unfolds across the Kentucky countryside. It is a two-and-a-half-hour ride that departs from charming little Bardstown and passengers are treated to a gourmet meal in a glamorous 1940s dinner car decked out with all the vintage bells and whistles. The train’s menu changes with the seasons and it includes a four-course dinner service ($84.95 for adults, $54.95 for children) and also another one with three-course lunch ($69.95 for adults, $44.95 for children).
It’s not only about food or the chance of dressing up a little, but this 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 also, there are special excursions offered throughout the year: the Murder Mystery Party Ride ($109.95 for adults, $69.95 per child) and the 21-plus Bourbon Excursions ($109.95 per person).
The Murder Mystery Party Ride pairs a four-course dinner with a live murder mystery show. And 21-plus Bourbon Excursion features a four-course meal along with a bourbon tasting hosted by a master distiller.
But this is not done yet. There also is a surprise for our mom’s called Mother’s Day ride on May 12. Where each mother receives a rose and a special dessert after the three-course lunch.