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Madison Railroad Station Museum

Madison, IN
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Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Madison
Type: Specialty Museums
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were delighted to stumble across the Railroad Museum in Madison during our stay at Clifty Falls. "Red" White, our guide, shared tons of interesting information about Madison's days gone by when railroads were fast replacing waterways as the primary mode of transportation. Sprinkled among the fascinating story of the railway were snippets Red shared about his personal experiences as... More

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Henryville, Indiana, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were greated by the gentleman who obviously loves the place. He was glad to point out many of the interesting maps and photos in the small museum and answered every question. My daughter and I are not that up on trains and were eager to learn new things. Really though, unless this is your area of expertise you won't... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Building was very interesting, but it was closed on the Friday we were in Madison. The doors and windows appeared to be original bubble glass. As we peeked through the windows , we could see interesting artifacts. Disappointed that it was closed.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Always a fan of restored and reused old buildings...especially train stations...but six bucks a person? We opted not to enter. sigh. Deano

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Colfax, IN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We wish we had budgeted more than a half-hour to visit this museum because there is a lot of information to read. Probably more an attraction for people with long attention spans because there isn't much interactive here. Discovered that kids 16 and under are free!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This was a delightful find, especially if you like trains. The station has been lovingly restored, attractive and clean. The docent that guided our tour was "a character" and very knowledgable, he brought history alive. A good value, and is near the Lanier Mansion.

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Effingham, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

The Madison Railroad Station Museum has an octagonal waiting room. The exhibits and items on display are interesting, especially the railroad lanterns, as there was an unusual glass lantern we had never seen before.

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Springfield, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

Closes at 4:30 we arrived at the station at 3:30 but attendant was doing a "tour" and sent us to the other building that, we were informed, closed at 4P as opposed to 4:30 which all the signs said. So closed early on a nondescript county museum (yes, I ran through much to the consternation of the... volunteer) Not worth... More

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is more than a mere museum with a few things about the railroad. This was major in Madison, it also involved the Underground Railroad as well. So lots to read and then followup once you leave the building. .

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VICTORIA BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

this place is a little gem. its not on the main drag but down from the lanier mansion. there is a very good small museum inside and a gift shop its worth finding and visiting. alot of thoght has gone into the displays.

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