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Bowie Train Station Museum

8614 Chestnut Avenue, Bowie, MD
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Ranked #7 of 8 Attractions in Bowie

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London, England
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332 reviews 332 reviews
163 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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315 reviews 315 reviews
167 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
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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Methuen, Massachusetts
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Washington, DC
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102 reviews 102 reviews
5 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
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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