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Danbury Railway Museum

Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06813
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Ranked #3 of 12 attractions in Danbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Torrington, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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257 reviews 257 reviews
60 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 review
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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204 reviews 204 reviews
66 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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Ronkonkoma, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A fun and educational time for an individual or family. A place to go without spending obscene amounts of money and making a full day of it

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New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We took our kids to the DRM when they were 4 and 5.5. They loved it. It's a really nice, bite sized museum. There are several exhibits for the kids to look at and lots of interactive opportunities. They also got to take a quick train ride, which they loved. Their favorite part was climbing in and out of the... More

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Brewster, NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

when my son was much younger and in love with trains we would come here and explore. now that he is grown I come here to take some photos. Both are fun.

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danbury ct
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

come to Danbury ct. a lot to do and a lot to see.we have great restaurants and great sports bars as well.

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Connecticut USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you are in Danbury and looking for something to do, and have any interest in trains; this is a must-see. It's a very cute little local museum with over a dozen engines and cars; and I agree with other reviews who urge all to support local attractions such as this. All the rolling stock is outside in the yard;... More

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