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Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal

The Strand at 25th, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
409 765 5700
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Ranked #13 of 48 attractions in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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Galveston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Nice place recently renovated after the storm. Plenty of old trains to walk threw and see. Great photo oportunity.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Me and my father took the tour and were pleasantly surprised at the place. Being able get on the trains themselves to get the feel of the time is very cool. Also the full room working train sets are very fun to watch. Will definitely be back!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My boys love coming here every time we visit. Now there is a short train ride you can take, too. Very Interesting.

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College Station, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It is a good Mueseum but as party venue it cant be beat. Go here every year for a Mardi Gras ball and love it. Having all the trains around gives it a great atmosphere. Also, because its a museum it has a lot of bathrooms so no matter the party size there wont be a wait. Not sure who... More

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Galveston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

While visiting The Strand in Galveston, it is always fun to go to the railroad museum. It shows a lot of history and is a good place for both young and old.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Yes it was a bit big for our smallish winter wedding, but getting married in the Garden of Steam, then moving indoors to the People's Gallery for the reception was awesome! People took pictures with the "Ghosts of Travelers Past" all night.

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Plano, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
32 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Fun for the whole family! You can even ride a train! The historical displays are very interesting and definitely everyone will learn something about trains! Little boys will definitely enjoy this museum!! Would recommend this attraction.

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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This museum is much better than I expected. We walked through the railroad cars including the "Robert E Lee" passenger car. There are delightful displays of model trains donated by a local collector and the china and dinner ware for many train lines made during the heyday of railroad travel. Worth a visit!

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houston, tx
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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We got there right after 4, and they were closing at 5, so we were advised to go the trains in the back first.. glad we did! If your into photography even a little bit.. TAKE A CAMERA!! It's way fun taking pictures here! They have a building with model trains! Never seen anything like it! Not much to dislike,... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

The museum itself has some nice exhibits. If your child is 3 and under dont bother walking inside. It's over there head. The owners themselves are rude and not very personable. We went twice and it was the same experience both times. All we wanted to do was walk to the gift shop and was very pushy, rude and sarcastic.... More

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