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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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12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Tony V
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
15 helpful votes 15 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 

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 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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