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Western Gateway Heritage State Park

North Adams, MA
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North Adams, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
26 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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

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Oakland, California
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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.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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286 reviews 286 reviews
137 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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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.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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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.

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Adams, Massachusetts
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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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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

It was a beautiful little museum and the historical informaiton made my boyfriend and I want to explore more and more about the Hoosac tunnel and surrounding towns. The staff was very knowledgable and friendly, it's a shame it's not easier to find - but really worth a visit.

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