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Address: Norris Bell Avenue, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8955 5047
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This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of...

This museum describes the history of the legendary Ghan Railroad of Australia.

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We needed a car to get to this attraction but it was worth the effort. There were a few of the original carriages there and a small cafe.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
floratheexplorer2016
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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Australia
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151 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is only small but contains a lot of material. Train buffs would really like it. The miniature train is good fun.

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Tennant Creek, Australia
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of hours put in by volunteers recording a short phase of Australia's transport history. Well organised.

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a car to get to this attraction but it was worth the effort. There were a few of the original carriages there and a small cafe.

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Thank floratheexplorer2016
Sydney, Australia
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This place was on the bucket list, you can spend a day here, lots to see, if you like Trucks, then you will really get your money worth.

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Thank Peter J C
Toowoomba, Australia
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Similar to the air museum this is real outback stuff, make sure that you allow a couple of hours to wind your way through the collection.

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Thank David R
Adelaide, Australia
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the old trains and inside the old building they had a great display of the Ghan history.

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Thank HLocky26
Somerset, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Don't miss the Old Ghan disused railway line next to the Stuart Highway on the approach to Alice Springs

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Thank Peter B
Pucon, Chile
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

I went there with my GF in the summer, was scorching hot otuside and we really enjoy the A/C inside hehehe, they have a very nice collection of oldies related to the reailroad history and how the weather clean the tracks every year and they have to rebuild again and again. Do ypu know camel caravans still ran till the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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213 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We visited this museum berfore seeing the Transport Hll of Fame next door. For $12 per adult the displays, including what you can see of the train and carriages, were very modest, to say the least. A lot of the history, whilst interesting, was by way of very detailed text which is not what most visitors want to do at... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Looked good, sits beside transport hall of fame which is very good. Most of the trains and carriages are locked or are accomodation so none can actually be walked through, my youg kids were not happy, minature kids railways only runs intermitantly. Nice cafe/cakes and thats all.

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Thank andy c

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