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Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal

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Address: 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1479
Phone Number: 409 765 5700
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A solid train museum

It's a pretty good train museum. (I've been to many). They have a toy train layout and a nice collection of railroad china. The yard has a steam engine (which you can go in and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The price was great. The trains are set up so you can view some of them. The museum as a lot of history. The refreshment center is not open on Sunday. We just happened to go on Sunday. Otherwise, it was great.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Greatly enjoyed this museum. Even if you are not a fan of trains, this museum is truly enjoyable and educational. The toy train exhibit is a must-see, and fascinating. The ability to walk on trains from all eras was great. As a child, I remember the caboose of train and engineer waving as he passed. At this museum, I was... More 

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Thank Daphne L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Really enjoyed seeing the old trains and train cars from bygone times. Some cars were able to go inside and tour. A building with model trains and set up and running.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a pretty good train museum. (I've been to many). They have a toy train layout and a nice collection of railroad china. The yard has a steam engine (which you can go in and ring the bell). They have a nicely restored Sante Fe. There are many cars you can climb in.

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Thank PermanentVaCa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my - I kept thinking we were almost done...nope 5 more rooms of train artifacts. Joy. No seriously if you have a little one into trains - you must go here. It's the mother of all the train museums we ever went to with our train obsessed little guys. The value is incredible here for the amount of stuff... More 

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Plano, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun experience for a family. Easy to imagine yourself traveling back in time and leaving for a destination unknown!.

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Clearwater, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are able to tour several of the cars on your own. A bit pricy for just the ability to walk through rail cars. Even more so if you pay the extra fee required to rent the audio guided tour. However, the train enthusiast would be at home.

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Grandview, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took 6 kids ranged in age from 5-36 lol. There were several different types of tours you can take. We took the basic tour. It was $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Our tour was self guided. There was alot to see. Train memorabilia from the beginning of train until recent. You could go into several different types... More 

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Cedar Creek, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A few trains that you could look through the window, but not many to actually go inside. Nice air conditioned museum with lots of dishes from years past. Also several scale model trains. Gift shop was done up like an old union station, complete with several statues of passengers visiting & waiting on a train.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My kids loved the model trains (especially the one that cuts the lights to drive "at night") and being able to explore inside the real trains, too (the mail car was a highlight). I liked the good combination of some outdoor areas and some air conditioned areas. We spent a little over an hour exploring.

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