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Address: 8614 Chestnut Avenue, Bowie, MD
Phone Number: 301-809-3089
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Quick History Lesson

A quick telling of the importance of Bowie to railroading in this region. The spur rail line built from 'Bowie' to Washington DC is now part of AMTRAK's Northeast Corridor. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2015
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Bowie, Maryland
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Bowie, Maryland
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A quick telling of the importance of Bowie to railroading in this region. The spur rail line built from 'Bowie' to Washington DC is now part of AMTRAK's Northeast Corridor. The freight station and Pennsylvania RR tower are interesting to see. Plenty of room for kids to run about. And a great spot to train watch!

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Bowie, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

A small little museum. Bowie Train Station was integral to the area in the past. There is a museum and a caboose that you can walk around in. Next door is the Bowie Town Grill which is a very good restaurant.

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Thank PATRICIA K
Powhatan, VA
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70 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

There really isn't much to see. There were some brochures and a few artifacts and a train car. Not particularly interesting. There are some overpriced antique shops nearby.

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Thank Pamie54
Stockbridge, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Nice little museum right next to the train tracks for ambiance. There are several antique stores within walking distance and two little restaurants one with an ice cream parlor inside.

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Thank RichHQ
New Carrollton, Maryland
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115 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My wife was taking a test for school at our house so I had to kill some time with my son. I started out driving not knowing where to go, then remembered this place. After some quick checking, it turns out this place opens at 10 on Sunday when pretty much everything else opens at noon. So knowing that my... More 

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London, England
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400 reviews
179 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This museum is easy to find and has plenty of free parking. I, like me, you arrive to find the museum locked, just walk to the visitor centre and they will open it for you. It has 2 display rooms with a model railway (not running) in one

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Thank ManicUSAVisitor
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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350 reviews
192 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This has photos and tells a bit of the history of the town of Bowie. The lady in charge was very helpful about letting us know what else was good to see in the area.

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Thank TolerantTraveler
Methuen, Massachusetts
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128 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The town of Bowie, Maryland was founded as a stop on the railroad. Unfortunately, the railroad is gone but the museum tells of a by-gone era. This is a great trip for children who can walk, not recommended for strollers. There are some pictures on the wall of Old Bowie. The staff is volunteer and the museum is open mostly... More 

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Bowie, MD
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The trip with neices and nephews made this an educational experience. Can't wait to take the basketball team!

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Thank ABlairBowie_MD
Washington, DC
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131 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Small museum with professional exhibits. Focuses on rail history of Bowie, MD and for kids, a primer on railroading in general. Museum has several parts; a caboose, small buildings and a now out of service interlocking tower. The caboose is primarily for children and has small toys and brief description of what cabooses were for. The small buildings have displays... More 

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