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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 #13 of 48 Attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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Burleson, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Conroe, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Free parking was appreciated. The Terminal with the plaster passengers was interesting. We enjoyed climbing on the trains. I especially liked the Dining car exhibit, and the model trains.

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college station
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great place if you like railroad history. They have passenger cars dating back to the early 1900's and water level from hurricane Ike. Great self pace walk thru RR cars and engines.

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Woodville, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great place for some history. The cars are very authentic and you can actually feel yourself back in time. The train ride is fun for kiddos. It is very simple and quick.

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Tyler, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The terminal was interesting and had plaster people around adding to authenticity. However I asked a girl in the gift shop was era the people and terminal was from, she told me how the plaster characters were made. Guess she didn't know. Looked like 1900's. Hard to say. Trains were interesting to walk through, but it was a very hot... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great and interesting and impressive to see all the trains, very friendly staff. It was like going into the wild west movies :)

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Monroe, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The trains was pretty cool. The only thing was some of the trains were not open due to private parties.

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Conroe, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We used to bring our kids here when they were younger - NOW we bring our Grandkids! I don't know what kid (or adult) that doesn't like trains! One of the hi-lites of visiting Galveston (when not going to the beach)........

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