If you Google "zoos in Kentucky," you'll get the Louisville Zoo, the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, Kentucky Down Under, the Newport Aquarium, and Colonial Gardens. That last one, by the way, hasn't been a zoo in years.

What you won't find is anything resembling a zoo in Bowling Green KY. But that doesn't mean you can't experience a "Nightmare at the Zoo" in the Commonwealth's third-largest city. So how, exactly, does that happen, you might be asking yourself?

Well, you're going to have to visit the Historic RailPark and Train Museum in Bowling Green. That's ALWAYS interesting, but the scares ramp up this time of year with the museum's unique Halloween experience which has one more weekend to go.

The animals aren't the only thing laying in wait because WE can't wait for you to join us for the Haunted Lantern Tours!

Personally, I'll go ANYWHERE that offers a "haunted lantern tour", but throw in zoo nightmares and trains and I am hooked. Here's a taste of the HORROR that awaits you:

By the way, I don't know who wrote the following on the Historic RailPark & Museum's website, but they're expertly channeling Washington Irving. (Although I don't think the Headless Horseman is scheduled for an appearance...as far as I know.)

Welcome to a night of freaks and shrieks. A night of terrifying tales under a full moon’s light. Tales of horror and fear shared by the Zookeepers of our very own depot. Their stories will chill you to the bone.

Guests will walk through train cars and encounter all manner of thrills and chills. And perhaps the best part is that all proceeds will go right back into any and all preservation efforts for the museum, one of Bowling Green's best attractions.

So, what about it? Are YOU ready for a night aboard the "terror train"?

LOOK: How Halloween has changed in the past 100 years

Stacker compiled a list of ways that Halloween has changed over the last 100 years, from how we celebrate it on the day to the costumes we wear trick-or-treating. We’ve included events, inventions, and trends that changed the ways that Halloween was celebrated over time. Many of these traditions were phased out over time. But just like fake blood in a carpet, every bit of Halloween’s history left an impression we can see traces of today.

Gallery Credit: Brit McGinnis

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