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“Museum in the desert” 4 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 #11 of 22 Attractions in Chandler
Type: Specialty Museums
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Anywhere, MD
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30 reviews 30 reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Museum in the desert”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This was a pleasant visit, and a nice opportunity to see some older railcars and engines. Check the website for hours, because this attraction is staffed by volunteers and the hours aren't what would be called standard for a museum. A lot of the cars are privately owned and not accessible to the public, but enough are open for a satisfying trip. The main exhibits are outdoors, so if you visit in the Summer, plan for the sun and heat.

Visited February 2014
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Dayton, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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“Only open weekends in January”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Not close to anything and only open certain times so be sure to check out times before going. Only about 10-15 trains outside and it wasn't much to brag about. Did not get to see the inside part because they were closed and we didn't have the incentive to go back.

Visited January 2014
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Federal Way, Washington
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“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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Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“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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