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Address: 901 E 15th Street, Plano, TX
Phone Number: 972-941-2117
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10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Description: The Interurban Railway Museum is strategically located in Plano's Haggard...
The Interurban Railway Museum is strategically located in Plano's Haggard Park and surrounding historic downtown and neighborhood. Amenities such as a playground, picnic tables, a bandstand, and a small pond can be found within the park. Parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to the museum and the DART rail stop. Museum guests will enjoy a tour of Railway Post Office Car #360, guided by a uniformed rail car motor man. Guests will learn about the rail post office system, discuss period advertising in the train car and learn more about electric rail travel. Guests will also tour the Interurban Railway Museum, learning about regional history in the history room, exploring interactive displays in the science room and experiencing the working "O" scale model train layout and other period artifacts. For those wishing to explore the park and surrounding neighborhood, information is available for a walking tour of the historic area surrounding the museum. Also, be sure to ask about the public art pieces in the neighboring park and the museum's time capsule! Every Friday at 10:30 a.m. the museum offers a children's story time, hosted by professional storyteller Genie Hammel. The museum is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. Special field trip programs are available upon request.
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Unexpected history lesson

This quaint museum tells the history of the central Texas Interurban railway. The museum features items from the era and one of the rail cars. It is located in Haggard Park which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
DDay1959
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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303 reviews 303 reviews
56 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This quaint museum tells the history of the central Texas Interurban railway. The museum features items from the era and one of the rail cars. It is located in Haggard Park which is a nice place to picnic or just hang out. This is a nice area and seems to be family friendly.

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inkdotwell, Public Relations Manager at Interurban Railway Musuem, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Interurban Railway Museum. Please come see us again soon! More 

Dallas, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We went there today. The employee/volunteer, I don't know which, was so rude even to the point of picking up a child's hand and tossing hard it away from a button. It wasn't my child, but the behavior was outrageous. I watched him closely so that he dare not treat my child this way. The other parent was really not... More 

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Amy C, Public Relations Manager at Interurban Railway Musuem, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. I am sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant visit to our museum. In order to discuss this matter further, please call 972.941.2117 and ask to speak with one of co-directors (Russ Kissick and Jeff Campbell) or you may email us at info@planoconservancy.org. Thank you. More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I like to come to bring my family here and the whole Haggard Park is good to visit and spend time with your family. I fully recommend this park, is beautiful.

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Amy C, Public Relations Manager at Interurban Railway Musuem, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Interurban Railway Museum! Please come back to see us soon, and tell your family and friends to stop by, too! Next month, we'll be hosting special Polar Express story times on Friday December 5 as part of the city tree lighting event. We also have children's story time every Friday... More 

Mobile, Alabama, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We only spent about an hour. The kids (ages 9,6,22 and ME) liked the model train display and the exhibits and information inside. We really liked boarding the car outside and talking to the conductor (who was accurately dressed)about the operations of the train cars. The volunteers working inside were very knowledgeable and and engaged the kids. Great stop and... More 

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Amy C, Public Relations Manager at Interurban Railway Musuem, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for your positive feedback! Please come see us again soon ... and tell your friends and family about our museum! More 

Plano, Texas
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374 reviews 374 reviews
86 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

To begin - if I could give this museum a 10, I would do it. I visited today (9/18) and I absolutely loved it. It is a museum about the railway system in one of the old stops - Plano. It's very authentic. The museum has a large train showing you what it looked like rolling through the now busy... More 

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Dallas, TX
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92 attraction reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I guess the reviewers below were not local history buffs or train enthusiasts because I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. The museum is located near downtown Plano, in the only restored electric sub-station building from the Interurban line. It tells the history of the Texas Electric Railway, which carried passengers from Denison to Dallas, south to Waco, west... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

I took my two year old and it was a good place for him. A few things to keep his attention like how electric currents work, buttons he could push and things would happen, a small model electric train, and he was able to look at the train outside and go inside of it too.

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Amy C, Public Relations Manager at Interurban Railway Musuem, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit to the Interurban Railway Museum! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Dallas, Texas
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338 attraction reviews
808 helpful votes 808 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Many kids today have never ridden on a train and may never have the opportunity to ride one in the future.Only a few trans come through Dallas each week and seeing one of the Amtrak trains is not a common sift. This is a small park in downtown Plano and is the perfect place to spend some time downtown browsing... More 

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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

not a huge museum, but kids liked going throughthe exhibit and looking at the train. dont expect much and this is just for you

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McKinney, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We attended story time on a Friday, and all the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves. It is staffed by friendly volunteers, and the whole facility is clean and well-maintained.

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Amy C, Public Relations Manager at Interurban Railway Musuem, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit! Please come see us again soon, and bring your friends! :) More 

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