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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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Vusit to train museum

Second time to visit after many years. The trains are somewhat detiorated. The model train building was nice. Cats everywhere and one train car smelled like the cats lived in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
teebee777
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Sulphur, Louisiana
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the most fun thing to do in Galveston Island. This is a great museum, where one can travel through time by just jumping up onto a train car. Fascinating! There are exhibits inside the terminal, as well. And a very friendly "library cat." I got lost for a couple of hours in the train cars, and the cat... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Second time to visit after many years. The trains are somewhat detiorated. The model train building was nice. Cats everywhere and one train car smelled like the cats lived in it. Had to get out of the train car due to the smell.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

Museum was good. I would skip the train ride on Saturdays. At $5 a ticket is is really not worth it. As the the ride I possible half a mile up and down a straight track.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

The real trains that they have provide a good glimpse into the past. There is also a wide range of trains that they provide, including commercial ones. However, entrance fee was a tad too high. Overall, a good visit as we learnt something.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The museum is housed in the old terminal. There is quite a bit of rolling stock that you can view. While not as big as the museum in York, it has some good examples from different periods. The museum does have onsite parking. Which is good as parking in the area can get tight.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Nice collection of historic Texas trains, but we were very disappointed that about half of the cars wee closed, with no advanced notice or explanation. Another visitor said she had come numerous times in the past and really enjoys it, but that the closures were due to internal weather damage. I was also disappointed in the exterior deterioration of many... More 

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Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We loved being able to walk through the old trains. Since this is a self-guided tour, there is plenty of time to explore and learn.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Just stop and take a moment. Not too long of a tour. Just walk through at your leisure and enjoy the many locomotives. The kids, I think especially the little boys, will really like it here.

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Dime Box, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We stopped in for a 1-2 hour visit. Tickets were $10 without discounts. To do a short ride on a train was $5 more. Lots of interesting information. Good for all ages. Plenty of exploring on the old trains. Very nice time.

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Hanover, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I have been wanting to go since 2009. Had to wait a couple of years due to Hurricane Ike. Well worth the wait! I felt like a child again getting to climb on the trains. The volunteers did a wonderful job on restoring everything after the storm. The price to get in is very reasonable and they offer senior discounts.... More 

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