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Bellingham Railway Museum

Address: 1320 Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
Phone Number: (360) 393-7540
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Ranked #43 of 60 things to do in Bellingham
Type: Museums
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English first
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Prescott, Arizona
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229 reviews 229 reviews
66 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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Seattle, Washington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Lynden, Washington
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91 reviews 91 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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

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Ferndale, WA
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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