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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 39 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
26 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW 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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Belton, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wonderful Museum. The different china patterns, the lobby with the plaster statues depicting passengers of the time, and the rail cars you could walk thru...just a great experience!

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La Porte Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The entire museum is a gem. I've been to this museum on a number of occasions. I was able to tour the museum with an older friend that gave me firsthand insight on steam powered locomotives and made the tour that much more interesting. The Santa Fe engine is beautifully restored. I've taken a few photos of my grandson in... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is an affordable activity for everyone. Excellent and historic display, a part of history we have only read about. Model trains were superb.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Loved this place, so many things to see there. Stepped on rail cars from bygone eras. The museum is filled with 'passengers' from long ago (statues dressed in period clothing). There were train items on display, mini trains, model train set ups. One thing I found really interesting was the mark showing how high the water from a previous hurricane... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Being a "Railroad Buff", I had to stop by and see this museum. Rolling stock is well displayed and the terminal building and other displays are nice. If you like the days of the rail, it's worth visiting.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

i liked viewing the train cars . Interesting . It not for everyone because it can be tiring . Educational Fun. Day , Interesting Day

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Herndon VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This museum is on the business end of the historic downtown train station. Beautiful building and and several very good restorations of rolling stock. Several cars were open but were a bit musty smelling (not surprising considering the humid conditions and the hurricane). For us (we have been to many railroad museums) the best part was the room full of... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The locomotives were the real deal. Some were in disrepair but it was well worth my time if you like trains.

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Aurora, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

First, the museum is doing it's very best to recover from the Ike damage STILL and it has a long way to go before all of the exhibits are functional again. However, if you like trains it is not be missed! It's also a unique building that has a lot of vintage items. I think the admission price is a... More 

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