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“Staff loves Railoads!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Toy Train Depot

Toy Train Depot
1991 North White Sands Boulevard, Alamogordo, NM
1-888-207-3564
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Ranked #9 of 11 Attractions in Alamogordo
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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San Carlos, CA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Staff loves Railoads!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

The volunteers are knowledgable and enthusiastic about all things rail and try to impart that enthusiam to you. Have an amazing collection of toy trains and working layouts. We got some great items in the small giftshop area. They run a train ride that the children seemed to enjoy in a beautiful park. They have picnic tables there too. If you live in the area, they would love to put you to work. Volunteer!

Visited November 2012
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Irvine, California
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“Fun for train fans”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Of course, the children will enjoy the train ride through the adjacent park (we seniors enjoyed it too--especially seeing our friends trying to get into and out of the child-sized train cars!). But adult train fans will also enjoy seeing the extensive operating model railroad layouts and displays of classic "tinplate" toy trains.

Visited October 2012
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Richardson, Texas
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“For Train Buffs and the under age 10 set”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I would normally rate this just average; but where nowadays can you still get about a 10 minute open air miniature train ride for just $4.00? There is also a museum on the property which you can view for an additional $2.00. So take a break from the highway, grab you a snack or drink from the vending machine, use the facilities, and relax and let someone else do the driving (albeit only on the approximate 2 mile circular track around their property).

Visited May 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

A quirky, fun, little museum. The two volunteers running the model trains and giving the tour were great fun with lots of stories. There are many displays of model trains and other train related memorabilia including several large, complex model train layouts. This is a haven for model train buffs, the kids will love it too. A small miniature railroad runs around the park and will also entertain the kids. It’s certainly worth and hour or two or your time when visiting Alamagardo. Recommended.

Visited June 2012
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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“little boring but it wasn't for me!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

I think the toy train depot is very good for my 2 yr old. She loved going through the park and seeing the ppl and even watching the cars drive by. Although it only takes like 10 minutes its worth the few dollars to entertain her and watch her get excited about riding a train.
Negative: It isn't always available and running even though they are open i believe 5 days a wk

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