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Wilmington Railroad Museum

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Address: 505 Nutt Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
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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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... read more

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North Carolina
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Thank bellar1
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Torn between giving it a 3 and a 4 rating. The museum is located in an old train terminal and that is sort of interesting. It is small. There is a model railroad running that is fun to see and to push the buttons that start the various trains/etc.. There is a kid area with toys and a caboose. Not... More 

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Chino Hills, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place doesn't have many actual trains, as there were a total of three cars that we could go into; however, we went to this place to take our toddler. He loved the model train room (there was a history room, model train room and kid room) and the kid room. The kid room was pretty hands-on, but we would... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum has great working model trains with some little interactive touches like tooting a whistle and putting a bridge up and down. It can easily be done in an hour. If you are expecting full size trains to go through like at some railroad museums, you won't find that here. There is a caboose and a "hobo" boxcar. We... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place for all ages. There are great displays and artifacts from the railroad era. The model trains are lots of fun to watch. We also liked being able to go in the caboose and engine. It is right downtown with free parking which is a bonus

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Catania, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic museum. I have two little boys who spent two hours exploring and playing in this interactive environment. There is so much hands-on. We all loved it. The miniature train set is full of buttons the kids can push to make things go. There's a play area and a real engine, box car, and caboose to climb... More 

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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87 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The railroad museum is located in the old train depot. It has three rail cars you can climb and tour outside. Inside, there are interesting historical exhibits as well as an incredible model train set up with approximately 20 buttons to push that prompt action (hot air balloon rises, trains run, trolley runs, etc.). There is also a train themed... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

What fun my kids had at this museum. It was the perfect activity for a coudy day. Just moments away from the tobacco exchainge (shopping, dining). My kids had such fun playing with the railroad cars!

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