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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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If You're Really into RR History....

The museum is OK if you are an railroad history buff. Not much there that appeals to children though. We took a six year old there and it didnot hold his interest. The lady at... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
johnzer
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North Carolina
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North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The museum is OK if you are an railroad history buff. Not much there that appeals to children though. We took a six year old there and it didnot hold his interest. The lady at the ticket counter was down right rude and that in its self was off putting. The admission doesn't include the short train ride, so all... More 

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Austin, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you like to spend time exploring old trains from the steam to the diesel age, there are plenty to see at the Galveston Island Railroad Museum. Bear in mind that this museum had to recover from Hurricane Ike which struck Galveston around years ago. The high water mark reached a point that was above my head as I stood... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you are fascinated by trains, by all means, don't miss this museum. It's packed full of history, with engines, cars, memorabilia, photos, and even a working train that will take you on a short ride down the tracks and back. The décor, with the addition of the "ghosts of travelers past", is interesting and even a bit on the... More 

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colorado
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103 reviews 103 reviews
12 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

i enjoyed seeing the old train cars and locomotives but the exhibits left me flat. you can only look at so many plates and pieces of silverware. i thought that there would be more about the early history and effects of the hurricanes over the years. although they were addressed, i felt the quantity and presentation left a lot to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Cost $8 to enter... but it's worth the while to see the trains of those times... Loved it. The souvenirs were also worth it... I have one stuck to my fridge. You can enter some of the trains and see the galley area and the mail room ...

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
12 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
74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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