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Address: North Adams, MA
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nice little museum

we went on a weekday and were the only ones there. it tells the story of the transportation history of the area, mainly the trains.the exhibt on the hoosic tunnel is very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2014
anita l
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Danbury, Connecticut

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Danbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

we went on a weekday and were the only ones there. it tells the story of the transportation history of the area, mainly the trains.the exhibt on the hoosic tunnel is very good, make sure you see the film about the making of the tunnel in the 18 hundreds.its very interesting how it was done and the fact that it... More 

North Adams, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Best know for the Freight Yard Pub but the heritage museum is worth a look, especially if you like trains.

Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
26 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

If you are a history buff, and if you are a railroad fan.... you need to visit Western Gateway. A well laid out museum with a terrific and well informed staff. This place brings you a lot of history of the North Adams area and of the Hossac Tunnel, it's construction and the ingenuity used in making a 25,000 foot... More 

Oakland, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Well presented indoor state park presentation of the local history set in historic freightyard building. Nice exhibits and a good introduction to understanding the history of the area.

Acton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Let's just say that we were underwhelmed by MassMoCA, and eager to find something informative, fun, interesting for the remaing time we had in North Adams before returning home in the Boston suburbs. Thank goodness we had discovered the "Western Gateway Heritage State Park" on the web when planning our trip to the area. The museum is free, and gives... More 

Stoneham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
296 reviews 296 reviews
143 attraction reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My husband and I spent two hours in the museum and thoroughly enjoyed it. It tells the fascinating story of the Hoosac Tunnel. It took about 25 years to complete this tunnel which had to be dug and blasted through the Berkshire mountains. It took MANY years for the project to begin as people tried to figure out if it... More 

North Adams, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The North Adams Museum is located here & is a very nice way to learn ore about the city. it is well done. the Hoosac Tunnel museum is nice too but they have a train station model but nothing in it!

Springfield, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Describes the building of the Hoosac Tunnel and other local history. Nice bug collection too.

Springfield, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Describes the building of the Hoosac Tunnel and other local history. Nice bug collection too.

Adams, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

I went to this park twenty years ago, and nothing new the last time I went. Same restaurant. I think the same people were sitting at the bar. Food was just OK. The train museum was exactly the same. Why would I go back. Many of the buildings are empty.

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