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Address: 1320 Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: (360) 393-7540
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A great few hours fun for the kids

A really great place to take the kids. A lot of un for them to run the model train set. A lot of historical items, pictures, etc., to keep adult train fans interested as well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

A really great place to take the kids. A lot of un for them to run the model train set. A lot of historical items, pictures, etc., to keep adult train fans interested as well. Volunteers keep the place running so you don't mind the $4 admission at all.

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Northwest
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We were excited to take our grandson there and left disappointed. Not much there. Thought there would be more real sized train items for kids to enjoy and examine.

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La Conner, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a very small museum. The showpiece is their beautiful G-Scale model display. The kids always discover new little details in the model and enjoy their turn at controlling the trains. The volunteers are a wealth of information and train enthusiasm. The displays, though few, are interesting and educational.

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Prescott, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The museum consisted mostly of model railroads - would have like to have seen more of the history of the railroads in the area. They do have a number of photo along the wall and some artifacts in case below the photos. The center piece of the museum is a large "G" scale layout with a small Lionel layout that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We were in Bellingham area for work. Needed to find something interesting to kill time. This was perfect! Any train is "Thomas" to my son at 1.5 years old. He loved getting to play with the wooden train set. He would have all day, if I let him. The models running on the more grown up tracks were amazing to... More 

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Port Ludlow, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a neat exhibit. Well worth the time and if you like rails you will love this place. We spent a couple of hours there and they were very helpful.

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Lynden, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I can see how this place is appealing to train lovers, or young kids, but really it's not anything close to what I expected. It is a small facility, and there isn't enough there to capture your interest for much beyond a half hour or so. The staff was very friendly, and it is clear that they love what they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

It it a cool place to go if you like trains. :););););););):):):)()(););;):);)););););)

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Ferndale, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Our grandkids loved it. The regulars in the back were very helpful with a problem we were having with our personal model train. The froint desk staff could be alittle more cordial.

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Sonoita, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

A fun and educational experience, filled with working displays, historical dispalys, hands on displays. The volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable. Take time to look closely at the G scale display to see of of the tongue in cheek jokes. There is a nominal entrance fee of $4.00 per adult or $7.00 per family.

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Address: 1320 Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: (360) 393-7540
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Bellingham

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