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Wilmington Railroad Museum

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Address: 505 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910-763-2634
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Special interest museum that pays homage to the major impact of railroads...
Special interest museum that pays homage to the major impact of railroads in local and national history, which features Wilmington and Weldon railroad artifacts dating from 1840, and items from the Atlantic Coastline and other railroads.
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We got a membership here last year and we have loved it. My sons are not crazy into trains, but there is enough going on with all the models and the interactive nature of them to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It was a nice visit - didn't need that long there as the place is quite small. The price was steep considering the size. You could probably do it all in an hour. Interesting story's and local legends there though. Be a good place if your kids are into trains (can play a little there with the wooden sets) and... More 

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Easley, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took our train loving uncle (age 64) to the Wilmington Railroad Museum and he was in HEAVEN! Several real train pieces, such as, a caboose, an engine, and a boxcar complete with hobos outside. The inside had several rooms of displays with original uniforms, photos, dish sets, and much more memorabilia. There were two model trains set up in... More 

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Salem, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you like trains, you will love this place. They have a wide variety of trains and have them running. A wonderful set up for all to see.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great historical exhibits for the adults, cool stuff for kids and a great playroom for the youngest. After 2 hours the 3 year old cried because we had to go.

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Quilcene, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a great kid friendly museum. Our grandson loves trains and this is a hands on experience. A must see for kids that love trains.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

There is not very much to see or do here, but it makes a nice day trip for those that are interested in trains. The model train room is pretty amazing, and the history packed into the building is adds to the authentic feel of the train memorabilia. If you are looking for a place to spend hours or to... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Very educational and laid out very well. Something for all ages. Steam engine, to caboose, to Model RR's and lots of artifacts and videos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were visiting from Raleigh and took a break from the sun to go to the railroad museum and we are so glad we did. My kid loved the children's area and my husband and I loved all the history of the railroad and all of the working train models. The people who work there were friendly and very knowlegeable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We got a membership here last year and we have loved it. My sons are not crazy into trains, but there is enough going on with all the models and the interactive nature of them to keep them interested. The kids play area is small and best suited to preschoolers and younger, but the older kids can appreciate some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We decided to visit for the 4 grandsons, but we 5 adults enjoyed the visit, also. The boys liked the "treasure hunt", it made the museum a little more interesting for them. The best part for them was the railroad layout, though. There were buttons to push that would alter things happening on the layout. The boys and adults spent... More 

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Address: Address: 505 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910-763-2634
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington

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