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Arizona Railway Museum

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Address: 330 East Ryan Road, Chandler, AZ 85286
Phone Number: (480) 821-1108
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Great hands on history!

Make sure yo go on a cool day and bring water!!! There is no shade!!! If these engines and cars could talk!!! They have done an excellent job collecting and continuing to restore... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Make sure yo go on a cool day and bring water!!! There is no shade!!! If these engines and cars could talk!!! They have done an excellent job collecting and continuing to restore some great pieces of rail history. Please show your support!!!

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took our two grandsons to the museum which is outside and really enjoyed it with them. You get to go inside a number of railars, plus an engine or two and a caboose. It was great for them to see and understand how people use to travel by rail. Very enjoyable and the staff was very friendly and asked... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a wonderful journey back in time. A variety of old railroad cars and artifacts of a time gone by---from a dining car to passenger cars to a horse car to a well maintained variety of rail yard components. Kids can ring the bell of a steam locomotive and enthusiasts can share information with the well versed staff and... More 

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

For two bucks per person, how can you pass this up?! After paying for our tickets and a brief look around the museum, we went outside to look at the exhibits. We started by walking aboard a passenger car, Steve gave us a tour of that and two passenger cars. It was neat to see how people used to travel... More 

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Tipp City, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The museum is not large inside, but has a number of cars from the 1880s to the 1980's in the outdoor area. Make sure to go through the passenger cars that are open. If you enjoy railroads and all associated with it, you will like it. Inexpensive, but only open on weekends. No charge to just walk around outside.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Being train enthusiasts, we were drawn to this little museum. The best thing about our visit was talking to the volunteers. All the guys were very eager to tell us the history of the particular railway car that we were visiting. There were 3 or 4 cars that were available to tour for a small fee ($2). Entrance to the... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had been to this attraction two years ago-and it was as expected-nothing new from the last visit. The little ones loved the train ride-and the carousel. It is disappointing that every event costs money. When you come with a lot of people it adds up. This is definitely for younger children with the great playground area but it happened... More 

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mark-redmond, Member of Board of Directors at Arizona Railway Museum, responded to this review

Cheryl I think you commented on the wrong venue. Our museum is in Chandler and we are not open evenings only on the weekends from noon to 4PM. I think you meant your comment for McCormick/Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale, AZ. If your children love trains stop by. One of the things they can do is ring the bell on... More 

Enumclaw, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Even if you are not a railroad fanatic you will be impressed by this museum. The staff was great and knew thier stuff. it only cost 5 dollars to go thu the verywell restored rail cars.(After I went thru I went and donated more because it was so well done) Many tracks with lines of connected rail cars that you... More 

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mark-redmond, Director at Arizona Railway Museum, responded to this review

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your kind comments. Our all volunteer staff take great pride in restoring these railcars so everyone can see how we used to travel. I hope you will return as we are always changing cars that are open. If you are here in February, the 28th will be Arizona Railway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is not a huge train museum but there are a bunch of different, interesting cars. The docents are very friendly and knowledgeable. You can explore at your own pace.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Oldies but goodies...see what trains looked like back in the wild west when they built the first tracks through Arizona! Amazing-you even get to get onboard somne of these cars and engines to check them out as well as look at all of the displays in the museum itself!

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