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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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The Still Life period posed travelers are a great addition to what otherwise might be a static display of boredom. However, there is an amazing array of rolling stock examples... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A must see for train buffs, lots of memorabilia and you can board a lot of the trains in the yard. Nice diversion that is right downtown.

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Towson, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The museum is great, it's in the actual no-longer used train station. The inside has some great still life sculptures, and some informational exhibits of train system maps. Outside there is a building with a model railroad and an exhibition of railroad china. The HO scale model railroad, I wish it had an automatic run mode like the O scale... More 

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Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Still Life period posed travelers are a great addition to what otherwise might be a static display of boredom. However, there is an amazing array of rolling stock examples from mid 20th century railroad that is just wonderful to look at. If you have an affinity for it, I haven't been to a better rail museum anywhere, and will... More 

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PHOENIX, United States
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

i was referred to this museum by a friend and i liked it ok it was about ten bucks for adults and i walked around for about 45 minutes,mostly outside so keep that in mind on hot days.i think this would be great for kids they have a miniature train set up in a building that is pretty neat,its right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Just got home from a great day out!! This museum is one of the better train museums around. There is so much to see inside and out. Plan on staying for at least 2 hours. You can walk thru most of the train cars. They have a gift shop is located in what was long ago the train station. Complete... More 

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Hamilton TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

If you enjoy trains, this museum is a must see! I grew up with a dad who loved all things train, and a very good friend of his consulted and worked on this museum years ago. It's a beautiful tribute and has so many interesting exhibits.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went to the Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal with friends. There is a lot to see and do. It's great for adults & children. Along with the extensive museum displays and artifacts which are very interesting, there are a lot of railroad cars & accessories outside. We were able to go on many of the railroad cars which... More 

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Rusk, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We had a great time and learned a lot about Galveston, not just the Railroad part. It was very neat and spaced out. Wish we knew exactly where the free parking was because the side we saw from the main road their wasn't a sign that we saw. Besides that it was great and a neat experience.

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Alva, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a super great way to spend the morning. We toured the museum inside; and several of the rail cars are available to walk thru for viewing. These are located outside on the surround grounds around the museum. Also paid a small extra fee for a short train ride.

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Bellaire, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good railfan stop. They have some historical equipment, but it is not well organized. They seem to be working on it though.

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Additional Information about Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal

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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