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Address: 1320 Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: (360) 393-7540
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Fun Place for a Birthday Party!

Our family is nuts about trains so this small but well done venue was perfect. They allowed us to bring in our own train birthday cake and there were train themed toys to occupy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
skindle
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lawrence, wa
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lawrence, wa
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family is nuts about trains so this small but well done venue was perfect. They allowed us to bring in our own train birthday cake and there were train themed toys to occupy toddlers while the rest of the children and grownups enjoyed the train layouts. There are historic trains in display cases as well. I especially liked the... More 

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Thank skindle
Hanoi, Vietnam
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82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

It's perfect for kids and we old folks too. Read and play. Buy a souvenir. Okay more. Play with your kids or someone else's. It's wonderful. Hometown simple. We've been ten times.

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1 Thank HanoiFamily
Seattle, Washington
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

As my best friend Terry and I were strolling down the streets of downtown B’ham on a cloudy afternoon, we decided to pop in the Railway Museum which we had accidently happened upon. Imagine our delight when we discovered a magical wonderland of trains! WOW; what a find!! Claire, who was working at the front counter, welcomed us in with... More 

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2 Thank Dave O
Victoria
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Kind of neat to see how important the railways were in this area. Museum is quite small, more of a model railroad display with oldtime pictures on the walls. Good for 1/2 hr time kill.

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2 Thank Hobbescanada
Vancouver, Canada
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127 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Christopher H
Northwest
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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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Thank delapNorthwest
La Conner, Washington, United States
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Jennifer G
Prescott, Arizona
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310 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
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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1 Thank travelsbyrail
Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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