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“A terrific surprise!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Laws Railroad Museum

Laws Railroad Museum
P.O. Box 363, Bishop, CA 93515
760-873-5950
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Bishop
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Artifacts of the Railroad Era on display, from a Death Valley Railroad motor car to train tracks and historic buildings.
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A terrific surprise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We didn't know what to expect from this museum but had time to kill and thought we'd check it out. What a welcome surprise! This place is so thorough and nicely done. So many little old buildings and authentic displays inside. The steam engine is fantastic and the kids can sit at in the conductor's seat and ring the bell. Beautiful old fire engine, cars, and wagons. The train turn table is something to see. And the mine "talks to you" when you approach. Well done, Museum curators and volunteers! Definitely worth checking out.

Visited July 2013
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Bishop, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“bishop history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

when I first moved to bishop laws was one of the places we visited. you can find a lot of history about the owen's valley there. a lot of times the volunteers grew up here and can add a special insight to the valley. I also take my grandkids out there. they love to run around and climb on the trains.

Visited August 2012
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Olympia, Washington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We spent most of a day here and loved looking into all the historic buildings and chatting with volunteers about mining and trains. A great stop for families.

Visited June 2013
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Claremont, California
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16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great Slice of History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This Museum just outside of the wonderful town of Bishop, California is a great place to go. It is a place kids can run and explore and kids love trains! There are many buildings that house all kinds of artifacts. It has been lovingly built and is a treasure.

Visited May 2013
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Apple Valley, California
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“Great Attraction!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Laws Railroad Museum is a great place to visit. A $5 donation is requested and it is well worth it. Lots of history and we especially enjoyed a tour of the mining exhibit we were given by a gentlemen who clearly loves what he does! I was raised around mining and learned more from him in one afternoon than I had in the last 57 years!

Visited May 2013
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