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Danbury Railway Museum

Address: Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06813
Phone Number: 203-778-8337
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Danbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums

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English first
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We brought our almost 2-yr. old grandson to the Railway Museum in August because we live right in Danbury! It was wonderful, even for his young age. Inside they have a giant screen with movies of old trains, but the highlight was the city train displays that move and you can push buttons. There was a whole area of set-up... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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64 reviews 64 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were on a 16 day East Coast tour and looking for interesting places to visit...this was one of the highlights of our trip! Friendly people, informative, educational and FUN!!

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Mahopac, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My family has been visiting the Danbury Railway museum for years. We started out years ago with our grandson. We are now looking forward to visiting with our great grand daughter.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

We went for the pumpkin patch ride that was advertised as a 25 min. ride. The train moved about 400 feet at a 5 mile/hr speed. Then my son got to pick his "free" pumpkin and have some cheap cookies and cider. All of this for $10/person. Don't waist your time and money!! If you're looking for a nice train... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

My son is a train fanatic! We have a family membership and drive about a half hour every weekend to come here! The volunteer staff are very friendly and helpful! There are train sets to play with and interactive train layouts for the children and adults to enjoy! Looking forward to the pumpkin patch event in October!

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Torrington, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My friends and I have gone to several local railroad themed points of interest and this is one of the best. We had our own personal volunteer guide who took us through all the engines and cars and provided history and background that made this special. While we didn't get the train ride that only is available on weekends, we... More 

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bethesda, md
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301 reviews 301 reviews
75 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I grew up in Danbury and remember when this was the real train station! This was a great find. My husband who is a major rail fan and my teenage son who is not, spent several happy hours here during a family visit. You can go in many of the trains in the yard, and the indoor museum has many... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

While visiting my parents, we took my 3yo to this museum and he had a blast. There are quite a number of engines and caboose to explore and take pictures with.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I wanted to take pictures of trains, that's how I originally found out about this place. The museum is staffed by volunteers and were extremely helpful and full of knowledge. The place isn't huge, but it was still an interesting visit. It would be a great place to take young kids. There is a short train ride as well.

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Columbus, Ohio
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241 reviews 241 reviews
72 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The inside part of the museum itself, inside th eold station, is not much to talk about. There are some nice artifacts and a few really nice model train layouts but it is not large. Even the rolling stock and locomotives outside are pretty standard for a railroad museum, though there are some gems. The real hit of this stop... More 

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