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Arkansas Railroad Museum

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Address: 1700 Port Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Phone Number: (870) 535-8819
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This is a self guided tour with knowledgeable volunteers available to answer questions. The trains on display appeal to all ages. Keep in mind the area has a roof, but minimal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2013
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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a self guided tour with knowledgeable volunteers available to answer questions. The trains on display appeal to all ages. Keep in mind the area has a roof, but minimal heating and cooling.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

If you are in town with kids we suggest you take your kids ( under 10) to this place. Very informative information that your kids can learn which they enjoy a day out . So take your kids there when your are in town to this place

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Fort Worth, Texas, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Engine 819, Pine Bluff’s legendary queen of steam, weights 368 tons, measures 100 feet from front to back, takes 150 gallons of water and 15 gallons of oil just to run one mile of track. Railroad buffs should not miss it! Volunteer craftsmen, lovingly rebuilt Engine 819, the last 4-8-4 Northern type steam locomotive built in Pine Bluff. Tours are... More 

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White Hall, Arkansas, United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

My son loves Thomas the Train. He loved going to the train museum. It's an old warehouse that is stocked full of old train cars. You and your kids can go into the cars. They aren't just box cars. They are passenger cars, etc. They also have train sets that kids love to watch and railroad equipment, signs, etc. Retired... More 

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

The Cotton Belt Railroad was once the king of the region of Pine Bluff and with its large shops, employed hundreds at one time. The Railroad Museum occupies one of the surviving buildings once used for repairs. Most of the shops are now gone, but the museum is absolutely full of artifacts and actual train engines and cars that can... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I have been coming here every April for over 10 years. I have always been here during the annual model railroad and railroadina swap meet. I have never actually seen the museum in its natural state because they always have to move some of the exhibits out to put in the swap tables and layouts. Nonetheless, the museum is the... More 

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Warren, Arkansas
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My son is addicted to trains. Has been since he was 1 year old. Every year we make a special trip to Pine Bluff just to visit the museum. His eyes light up every time. Its nice to see they perserve so much of our history.

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Wilson, Arkansas
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Kids of all ages will enjoy this free museum. You can get in almost all of the engines and cars; very hands on. I personally loved the memorabelia collected through the years. They even have two switching rooms set up, a true rarity as most were trashed many years ago. It's run by a bunch of nice old retired railroad... More 

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Glensted Mo
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39 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

This is a great railroad Museum for the fan and general interest folks. The people who work there are great. The museum is within at working rail yard and the museum has open railroad engines and cars one can tour. They also have several special events there every year.

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