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Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

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Address: 750 Depot St, Campo, CA 91906-3180
Phone Number: +1 619-478-9937
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum runs a vintage train from Campo to the Mexican border. The...

This museum runs a vintage train from Campo to the Mexican border. The experience offers open vistas, secluded valleys and spectacular views.

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Everything I go ... it gets better!

Way out in the boonies... maybe an hour or so from San Diego... you aren't likely to stumble over this place... but it is SO worth a visit. Volunteer run... they just keep... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Weilerbach, Germany
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Weilerbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Way out in the boonies... maybe an hour or so from San Diego... you aren't likely to stumble over this place... but it is SO worth a visit. Volunteer run... they just keep acquiring more rail items, repairing cars and engines and sharing their enthusiasm. Take a ride... it will be a fun get away...

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Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

In the past month, I have been out to this museum twice. It is definitely worth going out of your way to see, as it is out in the San Diego County back country town of Campo. Price to ride the train was $18, which included admission to the museum. There are kid and senior discounts. The first time I... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

As a honest and self confessed Train Nut, I will admit that this may sound bias, however, all my reviews are based on what I actually experienced. This is out of the way museum should not be missed. Yes, it is off the beaten path, however, this adds to the overall train experience. It is a 6 mile trip to... More 

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Leduc, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

well worth the $5 ticket to view. Friendly and knowledgeable staff...which we understand are all volunteers. Easy to see they have a passion for this project. We drove here on our motorcycles, a great ride with lovely scenery along the way. We did not have time to stay for the 2:30 train ride (we missed the 11 a.m. one) so... More 

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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

We went out to this museum on January 23rd, 2016. This was not peak tourism season for them, so we got the train ride almost to ourselves. The volunteers were all very nice and knowledgeable about the different trains, and the mounted placards gave more information as well. This place is a good ways out of downtown San Diego (about... More 

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Page, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Took our 3 year old Grandson on the Bunny Train, the ride is beautiful with open air windows, the Bunny came along and passed out treats along the way. Only downside, the hour long ride was a bit to long for smaller children (wish they had some kind of entertainment/singing, more Bunny action) But worth the price. The Easter Egg... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Anyone interested in the history of the SD&AE Railroad should definitely make the trip. The people here are very dedicated and it shows in their restorations. Nothing short of excellent work.

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Weilerbach, Germany
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111 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Way out of the way ... not a place you will stumble over ... run entirely by volunteers, the Southwestern Railway Museum is a fun way to spend an afternoon if the trains are running. Lots of trains are on display in the train barns that you can wander through and read billboards about ... but the big draw is... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This train museum is approx. 1 hour's drive from San Diego. The main museum is inside a large building with about 4 trains in good shape, including a mail train, a business train with meeting areas, sleeping arrangements, kitchen, etc., and others. These trains are set up for walk-throughs. The staff is mostly friendly and knowledgeable. There's also an outdoors... More 

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1 Thank GBGB1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

2 adults and 8 year old. As we were looking for things to do on a Sunday afternoon, we decided to make the drive to Campo from El Cajon. We took the scenic route through the 94, passing through Jamul, Dulzura, taking in the scenery through the rolling mountains and winding roads. Either taking the 8 or going through the... More 

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