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Enough to Make Everyone Happy

If you are a train enthusiast this museum is a 5, if not a 3. There is a lot to see and read... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Choo Choo!

Small and tucked away down by the water, this museum did not disappoint! Our son loves trains, our... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2019
North Carolina
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Special interest museum that pays homage to the major impact of railroads in local and national history, which features Wilmington and Weldon railroad artifacts dating from 1840, and items from the Atlantic Coastline and other railroads.
505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
+1 910-763-2634
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a train enthusiast this museum is a 5, if not a 3. There is a lot to see and read however the highlights are the train setups in the back room and the real locomotive, boxcar and caboose. I saw kids really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 12, 2019

Small and tucked away down by the water, this museum did not disappoint! Our son loves trains, our daughter is along for the ride, but everybody had a good time here. There's an actually train engine by the entrance and a caboose to climb around...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank denaf3120
Reviewed January 2, 2019

We took our 13 and five year-old grand kids here and we all enjoyed it. The museum is very interesting and, of course the model trains are a lot of fun. Go here, take the family, learn a little and have some fun.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Very small and does have a few trains. States they have a thomas train set to play with and they have a few odd bits but no Thomas. I've seen much better museums than this.We were really disappointed overall.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah W
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

It’s a small museum with some antiques and films. It has a few real trains including steam locomotive, caboose and box car. It’s real attraction is the interactive model trains which you can oftentimes control with buttons. Amazing antique train collection. Fun for kids of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Wife and I visited on our 15th anniversary and had a wonderful time. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and we felt like we were surrounded by friends. We'll bring the kids next time for an even better time. The model railroad layout is huge...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Patrick W
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Raised all three of my kids at the museum. It never got old and was always entertaining for them! Most of it is wheelchair accessible!

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

My kids, nieces and nephews love this place. It takes up about an hour to visit. At Christmas they have a light show,decorate for Christmas and you can sit on Santa’s lap for a photo at special Christmas events. It has interactive trains you control,train...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Took my son there on a recent trip to Wilmington and we both loved it. Plenty of model trains and history of trains.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

My friend loves trains so while in Wilmington we thought we'd check out the muesum. I was much more than I anticipated. The model train is amazing, the history is very interesting.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from EileenKaz | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure if you contact the museum they could give you the info you need. However, the museum is not that large and 150 students at one time may be very chaotic.
March 20, 2017|
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Regular Admission Prices Adults - $9 Seniors and Military Personnel - $8 Children (2 years to 12 years) - $5 Prices include sales tax as required by NC State Legislature effective Jan. 1 2014