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Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal

Address: 2602 Santa Fe Place, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409 765 5700
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Ranked #12 of 38 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This was an awesome place, although the damage from IKE is palpable. There was a smell that was pretty bad in a couple of the cars but the majority of the exhibition was great. They are still trying to refurbish things to get it back 100%.

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Lake Jackson
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The weekend we were there, the museum was hosting a model train exhibit. It was lots of fun to see so many trains at once. Plus the big trains outside were fun to walk thru, and you could take a train ride a mile down the tracks and then come back. The kids really enjoyed it!

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have been here a few times and always love being able to just look around and see all the cars. And what a collection it is. The people or statues are cool to look at and take pictures with.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

If your in Galveston take time to visit this museum. The staff are friendly and there are many trains to look at, read about and some you can climb aboard. My boys like going inside and watching the trains zoom around in an enclosed glass display. Don't forget the train rides... be sure to call or check their website to... More 

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Vidor, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

we took our 3 boys there it was nice we enjoyed it just wish we had got to ride the train and see more of the trains,i would recommend to any one that loves trains to check it out.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wonderful history here with a hands-on feel. The rolling stock and vintage cars are nicely restored with lots of accessibility. You can really get the feel of traveling in an old-time sleeper car, luxury travel for the times. The beautifully restored US Mail car is amazing. The collection of early steam engines was a special treat. The indoor displays were... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Another Galveston attraction that has a low cost admission. This a museum that is progressively working on its displays. They have many different trains that you can walk through. You can also view different kinds of place settings that they used in dining cars, see a few artifacts from rail history, and view some model trains in another building. Inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Was closed! Trip advisor has the time wrong, Winter season closes at 4pm, not 5pm! Took a look at the trains from the outside but wished they had the time correct!

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Great museum with plenty of stock.Still has train roll into the museum. you can walk through the carriages and jump up on the footplates of most of them.The inside parts has great plaster models of people in period clothing. Great place

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
26 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

First stop in Galveston was the train museum. Decent price at $8, so we went in. Nice to be able to go through some old trains and see some of the history of the older styles. The model trains were also kind of neat, but what we really found interesting was what meals were and cost in the earlier years.... More 

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