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Tehachapi Depot Railroad Museum

101 West Tehachapi Boulevard, Tehachapi, CA 93561
661 823 1100
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Tehachapi
Type: Museums
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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Lake View Terrace, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Friendly, knowledgeable volunteer docents. Well organized displays of local rail history, including a raised relief map of the Tehachapi Loop. Nice gift shop. Shady trackside platform for train spotting.

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Ada, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We stopped in during the Chili Cookoff and Car Show and they had a panel discussion going with retired railroad men - very interesting!

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Ventura, CA
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The RR museum is a nice place to visit and learn about the RR heritage of the area. The docents are very knowledgeable and helpful. During the summer, First Fridays is a great time to visit Old Town since the museums and local galleries/gift shops are open 5-8pm. Many serve wine and light hor d'oeuvres. Nice and cool in the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I had never heard about this place and just wandered. It is amazing, a beautiful little town, lots of atmosphere and this place just capped it off. What a history. For those railway fans this is a must!

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Avalon, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Great exhibits, and wonderful, friendly, informative staff who want to make your visit to their community as fun and interesting as possible.

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Henderson, Nevada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

NIce, well-kept facility. Staff is available and eager to share information and answer questions. Exhibits are well-thought out and give an interesting picture of life in the area and the history of the railroad and its impact upon the growth of the region. Pleasant way to spend 30-45 minutes during a walking tour of Old Town

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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I really enjoyed our visit to this museum. The lady ( I can't remember her name, sorry) who took us round and explained the history and exhibits was wonderful .... she couldn't have been better. Tehachapi is a lovely little town this little museum story helps to enrich a visit there. Thank you to all who help to keep it... More

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Sydney, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

We really enjoyed all the interesting stories and memorabilia. You don't have to be a train fanatic to enjoy the depot. Really friendly staff with lots of good stories

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Tehachapi, California
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275 reviews 275 reviews
47 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Nestled at 4,500 feet above sea level, and in between Bakersfield and Mojave is the town of Tehachapi, California. Hotels, motels are plentiful but reserve ahead. 2 mile long trains come through town all day and night. 3-4 locomotives in front, 2 in the middle and 2 on the end, and quite a site to see. The museum is a... More

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American canyon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Small, free(donations accepted) rail road museum in the restored depot. Very informative history of the railroads influence on the area and in particular the famous Tehachapi loop.

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