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Address: 210 East Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773
Phone Number: (909) 394-0616
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Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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I was planning to simply take a glimpse of the exhibitions in this museum. But finally I spent almost the whole afternoon there until it closed on 4 pm. A small museum, but you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was planning to simply take a glimpse of the exhibitions in this museum. But finally I spent almost the whole afternoon there until it closed on 4 pm. A small museum, but you can find a lot of interesting details in the history if you dig in a little bit. Including how things works at old time, old pictures... More 

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Nowata, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Small building, cute, free with a tiny green strip you can walk. A few picnic table under a big shady tree. A great little piece of San Dimas history, far too easily overlooked by it's locals.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Well done history of our early settlement of the west coast by rail and all the effort that went into making it happen.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We stopped by to kill time and because my boys love trains. It is mostly a model train museum. The loved looking at the models and the guide was very nice and knowledgable. Nice for a short stop with young kids. If you are a train buff, they have lots of books you could do research in.

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Thank Amy P
california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I understand that you have to be a rail nut to enjoy a stop like this, but we really enjoyed it. The local rail history of the San Dimas area is quite interesting. The docents were well versed.

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San Dimas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Besides being a quaint little historical spot, this museum houses a great resource library of literature on the subject of all things trains! There is also a little train memorabilia (old train magazines, date nails, etc.) for sale.

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Thank babblingbrook2015
Glendora, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Please be advised that the stated address and location for the Pacific Railroad Museum is incorrect. The correct address for the Pacific Railroad Museum is 210 WEST Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, CA 91773. I trust this error will be corrected. David Housh Museum Curator

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Hubbard, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

This museum doesn't have trains to look at, but it does have railroad memorabelia and a really decent research library. The docents/volunteers who run this facility are knowledgeable and helpful. This is a museum more for railroad buffs than folks who want to see trains.

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

the volunteers go out of their way to show you around.

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Ontario, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Good historical facts and information. Bought an engineers hat for my autistic son who loves trains

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