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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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Galveston Island, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
58 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Always like to look at the authentic railroad cars and were able to enter and look or walk into most of them.

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Burleson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

It was really a fun time to see old railroad cars and the accomodations people traveled in. The inside of the train station had figures of people of how it would have looked back in the day.

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Crosby, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you like trains go there, lots of train memorabilia and actual trains, both model scale and full size

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Houston, Texas
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9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I'n not a huge fan of trains, but I really enjoyed seeing all the open displays. There are 34 cars,engines and cabooses that are there. Some have been restored and some have not. Most of them are open, but be careful on the un-restored ones. There is also a collection of model trains and dining ware. The entrance is set... More

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