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“Mostly Model Railroads” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bellingham Railway Museum

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Bellingham Railway Museum
1320 Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225
(360) 393-7540
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Ranked #23 of 31 attractions in Bellingham
Type: Museums
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travelsbyrail
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139 reviews 139 reviews
44 attraction reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Mostly Model Railroads”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

The museum consisted mostly of model railroads - would have like to have seen more of the history of the railroads in the area. They do have a number of photo along the wall and some artifacts in case below the photos. The center piece of the museum is a large "G" scale layout with a small Lionel layout that was not operating the day I was there. For the youngster this is an excellent place to visit - to view the trains running & a small play area for kids.

Visited October 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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“My toddler loved it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We were in Bellingham area for work. Needed to find something interesting to kill time. This was perfect! Any train is "Thomas" to my son at 1.5 years old. He loved getting to play with the wooden train set. He would have all day, if I let him. The models running on the more grown up tracks were amazing to him. He had fun making the trains move with a push button. We saw an older child using a remote to control the larger track... very cool.

Visited March 2013
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Port Ludlow, Washington
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“If you like museums this is a must.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

What a neat exhibit. Well worth the time and if you like rails you will love this place. We spent a couple of hours there and they were very helpful.

Visited October 2012
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Lynden, Washington
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“If you don't have kids, or aren't an avid train lover, pass on this one.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I can see how this place is appealing to train lovers, or young kids, but really it's not anything close to what I expected. It is a small facility, and there isn't enough there to capture your interest for much beyond a half hour or so.

The staff was very friendly, and it is clear that they love what they have, and are very proud of there museum. There is a lot of creativity that went into the model train display in the center of the room.

Visited September 2012
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“Train lovers paridice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

It it a cool place to go if you like trains. :););););););):):):)()(););;):);)););););)

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