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Bowie Train Station Museum

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Address: 8614 Chestnut Avenue, Bowie, MD
Phone Number: 301-809-3089
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Small and Interesting

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 28, 2012
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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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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New Carrollton, Maryland
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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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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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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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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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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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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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