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New Buffalo Railroad Museum

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Stop by if you're in the area

The lady which welcomed us was very friendly. The museum is small but interesting. I recommend... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2016
1Jaybee1
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Newport News, Virginia
Interesting Memorabilia

This is a nice museum that has some great old railroad memorabilia, along with two fullsize cars... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2015
Bill Y
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LaPorte, Indiana
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Apr 3, 2018
“They were closed for me too.”
Jul 6, 2017
“Closed during stated open hours”
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The New Buffalo Railroad Museum, “The Little Museum That Could”, is housed in a Pere Marquette Depot replica on the historic rail yards of New Buffalo, Michigan. 3 stalls of the original 16-stall roundhouse and coal tower can be viewed. Displays...more
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530 S Whittaker St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1739
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+1 269-469-8010
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

I first visited this place back in 2002 or 2003. Not a bad place. Back in September I decided to visit again for old time's sake. However, like the previous two reviewers, they were closed despite the fact that I came during their open hours....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AbrahamGroat
Reviewed July 6, 2017

Website, voicemail greeting and the sign on the door all said open daily from 12-5. We went on Wednesday July 5th at 3:30 pm. It was closed. My grandson was looking forward to it all day, and was very disappointed. This is the museum in...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

The website said they were open. The sign on their door said they were open. Their voicemail said they were open. However, they were locked up tight without a soul around. They refused to return my calls or emails. Try explaining this to a child...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is right on the main strip (Whitaker Road) on the way to downtown. What a great stop! Kids and adults alike will dig this. It's not a long time in there - we did the tour in an hour+, because we wanted to take...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank BurtB312
Reviewed June 15, 2016

The NBRM is a gem of a museum. There are lots of interesting artifacts and creative displays that tell of the local history--yes there is an emphasis on the railroads impact on that history, but this is MUCH MORE than a railroad museum. The staff...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Kelly B
Kim W, Manager at New Buffalo Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2016

So glad you enjoyed yourself at our "Little Museum That Could"!

Reviewed April 13, 2016

The lady which welcomed us was very friendly. The museum is small but interesting. I recommend that you do the tour which is about 20 minutes. It was fun to go out back and walk around in actual train cars.

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed March 23, 2016

This small, family firiendly museum is a great find. If you like to learn a little history of the place you are visiting or love, this is it. Staff is great.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank drydink
Reviewed February 7, 2016

It was cold, rainy and just a bummer of a day so perfect for checking out this place! It is a not for profit train museum and there is a lovely lady running it who gives a free tour. She is very knowledgeable and we...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Lovetotravel9997
Kim W, Executive Director at New Buffalo Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

So glad you discovered the New Buffalo Railroad Museum! We appreciate your enthusiastic review. You were correct- the Museum is donation based and does not charge an admission fee. Thank you for your support!

Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a nice museum that has some great old railroad memorabilia, along with two fullsize cars you can tour. One which is especially interesting is a WW2 troop carrier. There also is a nice HO layout you can see.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Bill Y
Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is a very quick trip, but if you have little ones that like trains, it will make them happy. The military cars are very hot if you are there in the dead of summer-

Date of experience: July 2015
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