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“Take The Kids To This Attraction” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Interurban Railway Musuem

Interurban Railway Musuem
901 E 15th Street, Plano, TX
972-941-2117
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Ranked #9 of 11 Attractions in Plano
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Interurban Railway Museum is strategically located in Plano's Haggard Park and surrounding historic downtown and neighborhood. Amenities such as a playground, picnic tables, a bandstand, and a small pond can be found within the park. Parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to the museum and the DART rail stop. Museum guests will enjoy a tour of Railway Post Office Car #360, guided by a uniformed rail car motor man. Guests will learn about the rail post office system, discuss period advertising in the train car and learn more about electric rail travel. Guests will also tour the Interurban Railway Museum, learning about regional history in the history room, exploring interactive displays in the science room and experiencing the working "O" scale model train layout and other period artifacts. For those wishing to explore the park and surrounding neighborhood, information is available for a walking tour of the historic area surrounding the museum. Also, be sure to ask about the public art pieces in the neighboring park and the museum's time capsule! Every Friday at 10:30 a.m. the museum offers a children's story time, hosted by professional storyteller Genie Hammel. The museum is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. Special field trip programs are available upon request.
Dallas, Texas
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“Take The Kids To This Attraction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Many kids today have never ridden on a train and may never have the opportunity to ride one in the future.Only a few trans come through Dallas each week and seeing one of the Amtrak trains is not a common sift. This is a small park in downtown Plano and is the perfect place to spend some time downtown browsing and dining and just across the Dart tracks is this neat little park. I have always found the area to be well kept.This can be both an educational as well as adventure for the kids.

Visited February 2013
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“good for the kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

not a huge museum, but kids liked going throughthe exhibit and looking at the train. dont expect much and this is just for you

Visited March 2012
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“Quaint little museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We attended story time on a Friday, and all the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves. It is staffed by friendly volunteers, and the whole facility is clean and well-maintained.

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Amy C, Public Relations Manager at Interurban Railway Musuem, responded to this review, September 13, 2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit! Please come see us again soon, and bring your friends! :)
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“Plano and north Texas history.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is a excellent history of not only the Interurban Railroad, but a great history of Plano and transportation of the past. The staff is wonderful and are very informative. Worth checking out to learn some good history of the area. My grandmother told me stories of the interurban railway, she lives in Denison, Texas and this museum tells the story of how Denison and Dallas was connected by rail. No fee just a generous donation to visit this museum. Also, a great train car on display.

Visited June 2012
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, Public Relations Manager at Interurban Railway Musuem, responded to this review, June 29, 2012
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Interurban Railway Museum! Your grandmother sounds like she might be a great person for us to talk to for our "Tell Us Your Story" oral history project - we are collecting stories from those who rode the Interurban Railway between 1908 and 1948. If you're interested in learning more, please email us at planoconservancy@earthlink.net.
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“Interesting but not a lot to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

It's a small local museum. Interesting interurban story. Careful or you could miss it as you drive by...

Visited June 2012
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