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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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Amazing History

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Galveston, Texas
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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122 reviews 122 reviews
49 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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town of vernon wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

They have a lot of trains. There are several that you can go into. in the museum they even have a whole room dedicated to the different plates that were used in the dining car.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Incredibly horrible experience. We were waiting to ride the train and were kicked off and sent to the end of the line. We explained to Lauren that we were waiting and she didn't care, was extremely rude. I will tell everyone not to come here. Horrible experience

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I hadn't visited the RR Museum in years and with the cold and rainy weather outside, this was the perfect inside place to tour. The extensive dining car exhibit was quite amazing. Ditto the electric train. I was saddened by the damage caused by Hurricane Rita but praise the volunteers who've been restoring the "ghost" characters from the train station.... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was excited to visit the railroad museum but was left disappointed. There were quite a few to see; however, most were in poor condition and needed major renovations. And, you could not enter several. Many were dilapidated and rusty. Some even smelled of urine, perhaps from the many cats on the property they were feeding. It has great potential... More 

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Northern Wisconsin
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142 reviews 142 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Admittedly, I am a train buff (nut, according to my wife) so take this review with the appropriate grain of salt. This is a very nice railroad museum. The museum was terribly hard hit by Hurricane Ike in 2008 and part of the story here is the incredible efforts that went into salvaging and restoring the rolling stock, model railroad... More 

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Munroe Falls, Ohio, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was a great visit into Galveston's History. Seen all there was there, but was a little disappointed in the overall experience. Trains could have been in a little better repair. Caboose was a disaster. History was great.

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Tralee, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

It was closing in fifteen minutes so I did not go in 8 dollars admission I think Looks interesting from outside Many of the trains are very rusted from the sea

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