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Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal

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Address: 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409 765 5700
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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many of the displays were destroyed or damaged during hurricaine ike so they are still recovering, saturday you can even ride the trains

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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kansas city
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

many of the displays were destroyed or damaged during hurricaine ike so they are still recovering, saturday you can even ride the trains

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Houston, Texas
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the museum but, IMO, the entry fees are expensive for what you are able to see. Sure, the statues in the building are neat as are the phones and other exhibits but it seemed like very few of the trains themselves were open to explore. If you have a train enthusiast, go visit. If not,... More 

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Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Galveston Railroad Museum is probably my favorite museum in Galveston! I am an avid train fanatic, so this museum was right on track. There are collections of pictures, route maps, and menus from the railroad's glory days. In addition you can browse one of the largest collections of dining car china. You can also explore Galveston's own train station... More 

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Omaha
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Parking is free when you park in their lot. Staff helpful and friendly. Loved the dining car China section. Wish more cars were open to go through.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We really enjoyed touring the old sleeper cars and seeing how people traveled the rails. Love the terminal with the 'Ghosts". The exhibits were informative and the model trains were first rate. It was a wonderful way to spend and afternoon on a rainy day in Galveston.

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Rock Springs, WY
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

beautiful display of railroad china and place-settings...a few great engines...interesting history...a "must see" for railroad fans.

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Galveston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is a great place to bring your kids, they offer train rides most Saturdays and they will love the trains! Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Raceland, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Tourist trap in parking lot next door. Charges you $150 to get boot off car. Saw the man in train museum. Fishy? Tourist trap! Then when you ask for receipt he writes vulgarity on it. Very disgusted with Galveston!

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Georgetown, Texas, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The museum is a fun place to take the kids and for train buffs. They can get on the old trains and take lots of pics.In the lobby they concrete cast people from the earlier days waiting on the train to come thru. My family loves taking pictures with them too.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice old building. Its in town Close to the Carnival's port and downtown shopping. Lots of places to choose from for eating and dinking. Just no the machines on the streets aren't ATM's, they are parking meters.

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Additional Information about Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal

Address: Address: 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409 765 5700
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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