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Arkansas Railroad Museum

1700 Port Rd, Pine Bluff, AR 71601-4663
+1 870-535-8819
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Interesting

This place was very interesting and we learned a little bit of history we would recommend that you... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Karen L
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Smithfield, North Carolina
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Wish they would have the model trains going

My family and I come to this museum every few months. Everything is great except that they never... read more

Reviewed July 14, 2017
Bianca A
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The Arkansas Railroad Museum exhibits the history of railroading in Arkansas with a special emphasis on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, more commonly known as the Cotton Belt Railroad. Housed in the Cotton Belt Backshop building, featuring Cotton Belt steam locomotive 819, which was built in this very building in 1942, the last steam locomotive built in Arkansas. Exhibits also include cabooses (cabeese?), passenger cars, freight cars, diesel locomotives, and a large collection of smaller artifacts of railroad history including timetables, tools, telegraph equipment, pictures, and much more. We are open 9 AM to 2 PM Monday through Saturday, but please call ahead if you are bringing a large group or arriving late, we can often accommodate special requests.
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“on display” (6 reviews)
“all ages” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1700 Port Rd, Pine Bluff, AR 71601-4663
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Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

This place was very interesting and we learned a little bit of history we would recommend that you visit if you like to learn more about the history

Thank Karen L
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

My family and I come to this museum every few months. Everything is great except that they never ever have the model trains running!!! It's like the most entertaining part for my children. Everyone is nice but what is the point in having the model...More

1  Thank Bianca A
Reviewed July 3, 2017

This is a great museum that is local, state and national history of the train era. The cars and engines are able to walk around. In April they host a great festival.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed April 21, 2017

When we got to the old building we were not sure what to expect. It kind of did not show the trains at all. A very knowledgeable older lady walked us through the room with a lot of memorabilia and information about it. Then there...More

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Although we've lived in Pine Bluff for about 30 years, we'd never been to the Railroad Museum. We took the grandchildren and their parents and were very impressed. Everyone has a good time. The kids loved climbing in and through the trains on display, and...More

Thank smokemom
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

What an interesting and educational experience! Wonderful trains with a lot of history. Some Very interesting exhibits besides the trains!! Got to go in some train cars and climb up and get close look at others! Excellent and if you like trains you will be...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed December 22, 2016

This is a very interesting museum if you want to see. Railroad memorabilia and a nice collection of actual train cars. All inside a former railroad building used for building locomotives. The museum needs more visitors.

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RobertLonghofer, Manager at Arkansas Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 25, 2017

Thanks for your review! We are always looking for more visitors!

Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

This was a little difficult to find but once I found it it is just awesome I just love trains and anything to do with trains and this has so many cars and engines that you can actually climb into and see how they're set...More

Thank Ellen E
RobertLonghofer, Manager at Arkansas Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2016

Thank you! We are short in help of course but we plan to be around for a long time to come!

Reviewed September 2, 2016

The Arkansas Railroad Museum is as impressive as much for its' simplicity as for its' 'grandeur' and the setting is as much as the 'displays'. I have been there many times, frequently with visitors who requested to visit again.

Thank G L S
RobertLonghofer, Manager at Arkansas Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2016

Thank you! We are glad to have you as often as you would like! Always best when you bring friends!

Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a fantastic museum totally manned by volunteers. All of the exhibits have been bought or donated. The volunteers do a lot restoration of the railroad equipment.

Thank Robert S
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Robientn
April 19, 2016|
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Response from RobertLonghofer | Property representative |
2 - 4 hours would be normal for a casual visitor.
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Robientn
April 19, 2016|
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Response from RobertLonghofer | Property representative |
9 AM to 2 PM Monday through Saturday, but we can be open by appointment with advance notice, call during museum hours and we will do our best.
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Tikel D
February 27, 2016|
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Response from RobertLonghofer | Property representative |
we are open Monday through Saturday 9 AM through 2 PM, that is the only times the phones are normally answered. If you have a special request please call and we will try to accommodate!
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