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Wilmington Railroad Museum

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Address: 505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347
Phone Number: 910-763-2634
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Special interest museum that pays homage to the major impact of railroads...

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.

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Very well done and enjoyable

First and foremost, the museum is in the historical train station. A small venue, very well-done with lots of artifacts to tell the story of the history and significance of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First and foremost, the museum is in the historical train station. A small venue, very well-done with lots of artifacts to tell the story of the history and significance of the major railroad company to Wilmington. Different rooms. The model train room was interactive. Another room geared just for children. Plus, very cool to walk in a locomotive, box car... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may be a small museum but it is packed with a lot! We went during Surfer's Healing and our son was enthralled with the interactive features. We enjoyed the interaction with the great volunteers and their knowledge and enthusiasm.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice interactive scale model layout with play area for the kids. The educational displays are interesting but the train cars are a bit tired looking. It might be a bit boring for those who are not train enthusiasts.

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Thank Leila A
Hackensack, New Jersey
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

A meticulous display of railroad history. A walk through the entry area of the museum displays the comprehensive past of railroads in multiple context. Loved the small box that contrasted the progression of model railroad scales as well as the wall displaying real railroad signs. The big room with active model trains is interactive, impressive, and so realistically detailed. The... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

My teenage son loves trains. Since it is $9 a person, I took him, and my husband took our daughter to the Serpentarium. We made the drive up from OIB for the afternoon to visit and explore. It is a small place, but lots of info and history of the Atlantic Coast line, which was headquartered there at one time.... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Spent 1 1/2 hrs here trying to keep cool in the heat of August. The 4 kids we were with loved it! The room with the model trains was worth the admission!

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Thank DPecorelli
Lexington, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Was $9 per person and only 3 rooms. Not worth the price of admission. Had some unique things to look at, but nothing special.

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Thank Pimanee
North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you ever were or are fond of trains, this is a good place to bring back memories of travel by the train. The miniature models of trains are amazing and replica to the station, forests, woods, cities, villages is very good. Kids especially will love the fun interaction here with the trains. There is also a little play area... More 

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Monroe, North Carolina
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Small museum but the ultimate destination for model train enthusiasts. There is one huge room of running model trains. Good place for those with younger children.

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Greenville, NC
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Interesting smaller museum, our grand-kids loved it. Great for those rainy days when the beach is a wash out.

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