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“National Railroad Day celebration” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arizona Railway Museum

Arizona Railway Museum
330 East Ryan Road, Chandler, AZ 85286
(480) 821-1108
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Ranked #10 of 22 Attractions in Chandler
Type: Specialty Museums
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Federal Way, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“National Railroad Day celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We took in National Railroad Day this year. It was a great tour of various railroad line cars. The cars are outfitted with period furniture and decor. Very nicely restored. I believe it is open from October to May.

Visited May 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“Great place for hands on, up close train viewing and climbing.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This place is a one of a kind and is more enjoyable ever since they moved from downtown Chandler to near Tumbleweed Park. Unfortunately it is not connected to the park, otherwise it would be the premier place to go.

The volunteers do an excellent job in the upkeep of this old relics and they are always working on either maintaining what they got or restoring something there. It is always fun to check out the history of the old pieces they have.

Two words of caution is go in the am, since it can get pretty sunny with no shade, and WATCH YOUR KIDS, these are real train cars and pieces and I can see the potential for someone getting injured because their parents were not being responsible and watching out for them.

Visited October 2012
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Chandler
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7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“A real gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This museum is a little difficult to find but if you are a fan of railroads this is THE place to visit. Lots of cars that are restored or in the process of being restored. Great for children that have little knowledge about rail travel. Check dates and times; closed in the summer.

Visited December 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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“Fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Cool place to explore for an hour or so. Lots of trains to wander in and out of and a nice little gift shop and indoor museum. Friendly staff of volunteers running the show. My kids loved it and so did we. Only wished the trains we explored could actually roll down the tracks with us inside!

Visited November 2011
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Tempe, Arizona
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“ARIZONA RAILWAY MUSEUM - WONDERFUL HALF DAY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

This museum takes great care to isply relics and vintage railway equipment fromt he great days of the train. One of the best railway museums I have seen with a large amount of equipment. As a non-profit (not adding to your tax burden) museum this operation is run on the controbutions of tis memebers and visitors to the museum. Some of the equipemnt is privately owned and maintained and some was privately owned and donated ot the museaum. I have never seen a non-profit museum with so much equipment to exhibity and so many poeple so dedicted to sharing history with any visitor. On our visit, Train Day 2012, there were so many peopel wearing orange staff shirts helping that answered all of our questions and invited us to sit down as they carefully rolled out hisotries of various pieces of equipment. We intend to return several times per year. By the way, the admission on Train Day was ZERO and that included a ride from the parking lot to the displays. The STAFF treated us like celebrities. When you go, select a day when it is not going to rain or be above 90 as you will want to see the outside of the train cars as well. You will have steps to climb to board the exhibits. Allow time to soak up the ambience and the legacy of the historic days of railroading. Great place!!

Visited May 2012
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