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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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The Still Life period posed travelers are a great addition to what otherwise might be a static display of boredom. However, there is an amazing array of rolling stock examples... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Spring, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

With all the trips I have taken to Galveston, this was the first time I had visited the Railroad Muesum. It was fascinating and loved the history shared. The fact that you could actually climb aboard was a bonus! They had several compartments available for that hands on activity. Train enthuistist or not, worth a trip and take the family!

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Lovington, New Mexico
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great summer afternoon visiting place. Very kid friendly. Very well thought out and informative. Been there twice will go again if opportunity arises.

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Texas
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

A treat for the true HARDCORE train enthusiast,BUT...just a bit boring for the average person. There are several actual train cars to explore,but most of them are in terrible disrepair. If you visit during the summer months,they will also be MISERABLY hot,and uncomfortable.The museum takes up part of a beautiful,historic building that has several businesses active in it,and the museum... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Memories from when I was a young child and we could take the train back and forth to Houston. Facility is a little agped but obpveall a great experience.

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Kingsville, Canada
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Really had a nice time at the museum. Well worth the time if you like railroad items. Would not suggest to really small children.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What a neat place! My 9 and 4 year old boys had a great time going in the trains,seeing the miniature train sets, and taking pictures with the "ghost" statues.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A must see for train buffs, lots of memorabilia and you can board a lot of the trains in the yard. Nice diversion that is right downtown.

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Towson, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The museum is great, it's in the actual no-longer used train station. The inside has some great still life sculptures, and some informational exhibits of train system maps. Outside there is a building with a model railroad and an exhibition of railroad china. The HO scale model railroad, I wish it had an automatic run mode like the O scale... More 

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Spring, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Still Life period posed travelers are a great addition to what otherwise might be a static display of boredom. However, there is an amazing array of rolling stock examples from mid 20th century railroad that is just wonderful to look at. If you have an affinity for it, I haven't been to a better rail museum anywhere, and will... More 

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PHOENIX, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

i was referred to this museum by a friend and i liked it ok it was about ten bucks for adults and i walked around for about 45 minutes,mostly outside so keep that in mind on hot days.i think this would be great for kids they have a miniature train set up in a building that is pretty neat,its right... More 

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