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Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

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Address: 31123 Highway 94, Campo, CA 91906
Phone Number: +1 619-478-9937
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Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: This museum runs a vintage train from Campo to the Mexican border. The...
This museum runs a vintage train from Campo to the Mexican border. The experience offers open vistas, secluded valleys and spectacular views.
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Fun on the Bunny Train

Took our 3 year old Grandson on the Bunny Train, the ride is beautiful with open air windows, the Bunny came along and passed out treats along the way. Only downside, the hour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
ShellyAz1414
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Took our 3 year old Grandson on the Bunny Train, the ride is beautiful with open air windows, the Bunny came along and passed out treats along the way. Only downside, the hour long ride was a bit to long for smaller children (wish they had some kind of entertainment/singing, more Bunny action) But worth the price. The Easter Egg... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Anyone interested in the history of the SD&AE Railroad should definitely make the trip. The people here are very dedicated and it shows in their restorations. Nothing short of excellent work.

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Weilerbach, Germany
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92 reviews 92 reviews
51 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Way out of the way ... not a place you will stumble over ... run entirely by volunteers, the Southwestern Railway Museum is a fun way to spend an afternoon if the trains are running. Lots of trains are on display in the train barns that you can wander through and read billboards about ... but the big draw is... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This train museum is approx. 1 hour's drive from San Diego. The main museum is inside a large building with about 4 trains in good shape, including a mail train, a business train with meeting areas, sleeping arrangements, kitchen, etc., and others. These trains are set up for walk-throughs. The staff is mostly friendly and knowledgeable. There's also an outdoors... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

2 adults and 8 year old. As we were looking for things to do on a Sunday afternoon, we decided to make the drive to Campo from El Cajon. We took the scenic route through the 94, passing through Jamul, Dulzura, taking in the scenery through the rolling mountains and winding roads. Either taking the 8 or going through the... More 

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Coronado, California
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179 reviews 179 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The ride lasts about 2hours, passing through the mountainous countryside all the way to the actual Mexican border. There is hope for a joint continuation of the route into Mexico one day again. It depends on Mexico's meeting some agreements and refurbishing a section of track. The staff is all volunteer and they study, pass tests, certify for service, and... More 

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Palm Springs
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158 reviews 158 reviews
57 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I enjoyed the ride on the train to the tunnel on the border. It's slow with pleasant scenery. The children on the train were all having a great time. The depot/museum seems a bit remote. I drove there from Palm Springs (about 2 1/2 hours). I is probably much shorter trip from San Diego. If you love trains, it's worth... More 

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Escondido, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The museum and the trains are located out in the lovely countryside of Campo.The area looks like a painting right out of the old west.The area is rolling hills of desert.The museum contains many unrestored trains and locomotives, outside,and several restored ones,in a large indoor building.The train ride itself takes you,via a 1942 diesel locomotive,from Campo to the Mexican border... More 

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Buena Park, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
49 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

I love trains and wanted to do something special. This trip was great! You board the train in Campo CA and ride through the hills along the border traveling through tunnels and over bridges. You have many type rail cars to choose from open air to covered. Many many views to enjoy.. You arrive in Tecate Mexico where you get... More 

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San Diego, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The Pacific Southwest Rail Museum area is comprised of a train depot with a few restored train jewels, and many a wrecked trains just outside of the building. It also has a charming little shop where you purchase (or pickup) your museum tickets. I bought tickets for the cabin and rode next to the conductor and the engineer -- had... More 

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