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Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal

2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409 765 5700
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Ranked #14 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Fridley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The museum is clean and well set up with artifacts from the railroad companies that serviced Galveston. It was interesting to see the high water mark from Hurricane Ike.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is more than a building with trains and photos. It brings to life the high points of Galveston before and after the 1900 storm.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A great way to pass some time while waiting to cruise out of Galveston. Interesting and a very beautiful building.

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Mansfield, Texas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I love being able to get up close to history from the 19 century and early 19-hundreds. I was really excited to take my little girls here today. I love the main lobby. I know the museum is recovering from Ike, but it would have been nice if more of the train cars were open. I would say about half... More

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was so impressed with the Museum. I first found it when Officiating a wedding there!! It met all the requirements! Dance space, bar space, dining/buffet space. out-door/indoor venue so any weather will do! Close to the Strand, Shops, cruise ships, has it's own parking and is close to the Tremont hotel!! The museum itself is very interesting, children will... More

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Seguin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

What an awesome place to visit. Very informative and very-well laid out. So much too see, especially considering all the damage done by the hurricane in 2008. It was so much fun to actually go through several old train cars and see all the different dining services and railroad tools. I'd love to visit again with my grandchildren.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I spent several hours at the Galveston Island RR Museum. I had tried to tour it several years ago, shortly after Hurricane Ike, but it took years to restore the buildings and train cars that sat under 12' of water. Thousands of volunteer hours have restored this historic train terminal, displays and train cars to their original condition. It was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our 2 & 4 yr old loved. I wish they had a little more interactive stuff for the kids, but it was well worth our time and money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This place is fantastic. Galveston's got a lot of museums, and the Railroad Museum is definitely one of the most impressive. I went for the first time last summer and was awed by how much the place had bounced back since Hurricane Ike. It's great fun for kids (there's a big model track that moves when you push a button)... More

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I remember going here when I was really young and being able to go in most of the cars that had been well maintained considering it was a non-funded railroad museum. The current museum has an area with pictures dedicated to Hurricane Ike and its before and after wreckage. The entire area was submerged. Because of its vicinity near active... More

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