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Southeastern Railway Museum

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Address: Buford Highway at Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, GA 30096
Phone Number: +1 770 476 2013
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Great Place to See Railroad History

I have visited this museum several times with my kids and other kids. Great collection of old train engines and railcars from a bygone era. Exhibits also include related railway... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited this museum several times with my kids and other kids. Great collection of old train engines and railcars from a bygone era. Exhibits also include related railway equipment. This is an outdoor/covered exhibit...its best to go in the morning on hot summer days. Its worth a trip if you are in the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my wife and 3 year old daughter. We all really enjoyed walking through the old trains, from 1800's steam engines to AM TRACK trains, vintage buses, and travel memorabilia there was quite a bit to go through and take a step into the past when walking through the old rail cars. The staff are ALL Volunteers and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Exhibits are inside and outside and they do have a short train ride (for kids to be able to ride a full size real train), There is a large parking area. When we were there a birthday party was going on but place is large enough for a tour with out being in the way.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We visited the museum with the 4 kiddos back in Oct 2015. We went on the day when they have kids activities. I think the museum is very cool, but after one time through, you have seen most everything. They did a good job of trying to organize activities, but they allotted like 15 or so mins for each activity... More 

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Newport, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I've been to most of the major railroad museums in the United States, and the Southeastern Railway Museum ranks in the top ten. The museum features great exhibits and a very friendly, knowledgeable staff. I'm traveling alone this trip...I wish I'd had my six-year-old with me, she would have really loved it! Nearly every railroad car and locomotive is open... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

You don't have to have a child with you to enjoy this collection of railroad memorabilia. The members have done a marvelous job of restoration on some historic pieces of railroad history. Be sure and call ahead to make sure its open and manned before going; worth the trip. On some weekends there is even a very short excursion ride.

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Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

It is hard to tell from the outside, but at the SE Railway Museum, there is actually a large collection of vintage rail cars and engines in various states of refurbishment. In the main shed, the trains which have undergone the full refurbishment present a theoretical picture of what this museum is capable of. There are a lot of trains... More 

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Lilburn, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This is a "to-do" for lovers of trains. Kids and adults will enjoy this museum. Reasonable attraction - worth a couple hours

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Quite a collection of trains, busses and cars. Some fine examples of steam locomotives, none in service. At the time of our visit there were three operational diesel electric engines. We were there in time for a short train ride, included in the ticket price. If you look beyond the works in progress you'll be more impressed that the work... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I was very happy to finally visit the place and see a nice history of railroads of GA and other parts of Southeast. There is a lot of nicely preserved cars and many that in my opinion should be restored to better condition to keep preserve the history of great times when people were free of their vehicles. I know... More 

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