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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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this is a wonderful place for families to visit.

Anyone interested in trains will love this old museum. It is fun to take a look into the history of passenger trains. They also celebrate holidays with mini train rides for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Gulf Coast
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126 reviews 126 reviews
24 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Anyone interested in trains will love this old museum. It is fun to take a look into the history of passenger trains. They also celebrate holidays with mini train rides for children and adults its a lot of fun.

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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We 'gals' sent the men here so we could enjoy The Strand at our own pace. Men were happy. Women were happy, Museum handy to downtown so we could easily meet up for lunch (on the men)!

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Not enough to see. Need more trains to visit; many of them were not available to step onto. A lot of real estate and open space with not much on display.

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Barrington, Illinois
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434 reviews 434 reviews
130 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Just not worth the price versus other similar museums in other cities. Perhaps unique to Galveston but in my view this is second tier.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The depot area is the huge building has been preserved and is nice. There are a number of railroad cars and a few engines. A few were open to walk through. As in most railroad museum around the country, they also have a lot of old, rusted away equipment that needs to go to the scrap yard. The model train... More 

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great assortment of vintage RR cars outdoors, not ADA accessible. RR china, train models, & other items on display in historic RR depot. Souvenirs available. Very short real locomotive train ride is good for kids at added charge.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

I visited this museum with my cousin and uncle. My uncle is a huge RR buff. I was lucky in this because he was able to explain what we were looking at. We stepped into the past with every engine and car we were in. My uncle works for the USPS so I snapped a few photos of my uncle... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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124 reviews 124 reviews
49 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

As my title suggests, if you like trains and all the ambiance which goes along with it, then visiting the Galveston Railroad Museum is worth it. PROS: For starters, our family of 4 visited the museum. Which included a 12 & 14 year old. Both of our kids plus mom and dad really enjoyed it. Mom and I thought the... More 

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Hamshire, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My Dad loves this museum. It is located in The Strand down from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and another sweet stop with malts and taffy. 2013. Train rides require more than 1 person and sometimes rsvp.

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Galveston, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This large museum just gets better and better. Donations from private and public venues offer not only a large library but amazing displays from Texas History.

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