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Arizona Railway Museum

Address: 330 East Ryan Road, Chandler, AZ 85286
Phone Number: (480) 821-1108
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Ranked #6 of 11 Attractions in Chandler
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Cochrane, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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 

Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Anywhere, MD
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was a pleasant visit, and a nice opportunity to see some older railcars and engines. Check the website for hours, because this attraction is staffed by volunteers and the hours aren't what would be called standard for a museum. A lot of the cars are privately owned and not accessible to the public, but enough are open for a... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Not close to anything and only open certain times so be sure to check out times before going. Only about 10-15 trains outside and it wasn't much to brag about. Did not get to see the inside part because they were closed and we didn't have the incentive to go back.

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Federal Way, Washington
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We took in National Railroad Day this year. It was a great tour of various railroad line cars. The cars are outfitted with period furniture and decor. Very nicely restored. I believe it is open from October to May.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
55 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This place is a one of a kind and is more enjoyable ever since they moved from downtown Chandler to near Tumbleweed Park. Unfortunately it is not connected to the park, otherwise it would be the premier place to go. The volunteers do an excellent job in the upkeep of this old relics and they are always working on either... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This museum is a little difficult to find but if you are a fan of railroads this is THE place to visit. Lots of cars that are restored or in the process of being restored. Great for children that have little knowledge about rail travel. Check dates and times; closed in the summer.

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Cool place to explore for an hour or so. Lots of trains to wander in and out of and a nice little gift shop and indoor museum. Friendly staff of volunteers running the show. My kids loved it and so did we. Only wished the trains we explored could actually roll down the tracks with us inside!

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