Review of The Kentucky Railway Museum – Spiderman day!

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There are certain heroes every kid wants to meet, and for my kids Spiderman is at the top of that list. Recently we attended Spiderman Day at the Kentucky Railway Museum. We’ve all likely been to A Day Out with Thomas, which is always overly crowded and in the heat of summer. Spiderman Day was much more pleasant- a beautiful fall afternoon, limited availability tickets, and tons of free games and crafts for the kids.

​We arrived early in the morning when parking was readily available and the crowds had not yet arrived. My kids went immediately to the inflatables, where they played for more than half an hour. Then Spiderman came out and my oldest son went berserk. There were so few people that early in the morning that he was able to monopolize Spiderman’s time for about five minutes. Spiderman was a really fun guy, leading kids on a jog around the parking lot and riding the Spiderman Express with them after giving each kid an opportunity to meet and get a photo.

​After Spiderman went inside for a short rest, my kids played mini golf, did some spin art, and got temporary tattoos. We stopped at the FFA booth for hamburgers and hot dogs before departing on an hour long train excursion. I was delighted to find out they went in the opposite direction as the Thomas excursion, so we actually got to see all new scenery. During the excursion the conductors came around and punched tickets and volunteers came around and handed out coloring books and answered questions.
​When we arrived back at the station we let the kiddos take a ride on the Spiderman express before heading home. The Spiderman Express was the only activity that cost extra, and at only $1 it was well worth it. We plan to head back in December for the Santa Express. There’s always something special going on at the Kentucky Railway Museum!

By guest contributor: Maggie

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