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New Buffalo Railroad Museum

Address: 530 South Whittaker Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117
Phone Number: 269-469-3166
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Ranked #16 of 17 Attractions in New Buffalo
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Housed in a replica of the original Pere Marquette Railroad Depot, this history museum traces the...
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Housed in a replica of the original Pere Marquette Railroad Depot, this history museum traces the development of the railroad in the New Buffalo region and its impact on the local communities.

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I liked the different types of trains to choose from when you ride on them . But if you do not go on family day which is one choosen day that they decide when that's going to be so call ahead. It is crazy expensive to ride all of the trains. then theirs a train store and that's about it... More 

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Demotte, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Great hostess, very informed and pleasant... interesting collection of historical items and electric train replica display. Lots of brochures in the visitors center of things to do in the area as well.

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Michigan
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119 reviews 119 reviews
59 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Cool place. The museum has an operating train layout (ho guage) and has two train cars of US Military and C&O heritage. The former roundhouse (now a gym) is behind the museum and a CSX line passes by the museum.

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Portage, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Train lovers would enjoy the history. My boys (ages 10 and 6) were entertained.

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california
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2009

My 5 yr. old son loves this place. We have been taking him since he was 3. However, don't be mislead by the word Museum and expect it to be large. It's in a med. size single room.The trains run on a track protected by glass. There are benches to stand on for the little ones and they can be... More 

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