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Galveston Railroad Museum

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2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1479
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our grandson here as he needed to run off some two-year-old energy ! He had a great time climbing on all the trains - and got to ring an engine bell on one of the trains. The indoor miniature train exhibit is fabulous...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kathy R
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Loved this railroad museum. It has engines of course but so do other railroad museums. But Galveston lets you see the different classes of carriages and sit in them. And it was fascinating to see the china, cutlery and place settings of the different railroads....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BarrieLV
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Love love love this place! It is as fascinating for the older folks as it is for the children! It is fun getting a look at the old train cars and engines, the cranes and dinner cars....and you can go aboard a lot of them....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Toni D
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This place is so incredible. We spent 4 hrs touring here. There was so much to look at. We enjoyed it. The staff was so friendly. We will definitely be back and recommend this to place.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melanie C
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I love Train/Railroad Museums. I like this museum because it has the engine "Wobbly Bobbly Turnover and Stop" an engine from East Texas history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank T D
Reviewed October 10, 2018

This is the actual headquarters of the old Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad which became the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad. They have several real steam engines, Pulman cars and other relics of days gone by. Anyone interested in railroads, and especially the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 203ronaldr
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is a fun place to spend a portion of a day, especially if you love trains. The gift shop is in the old depot. Lots of different train cars to see, although an infusion of money would probably help with their upkeep.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Dawn A
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the museum. There were lots of trains that we could climb aboard and look around. Extremely interesting to see how the wealthy travelled during the 20s, 30s and 40s. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable and the shop had some very...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RobandH
Reviewed September 8, 2018

In all my trips to Galveston, I had never been here till this one. GREAT! The china/silver display made me drool and if you love model trains, the display room will knock your socks off. Kids (big and little) will love it!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nancy H
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Had 20 month old and a 7 year old, in our group. It was raining. Pouring rain. This was an excellent choice. Seems to be designed with kids in mind. Very kid friendly. Had to be really short people to sleep in those train beds....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kathy H
October 16, 2017|
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Response from RosaDaniels | Reviewed this property |
No trains moving just trains from long ago to look at. Great for train buffs.
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barrerajr
July 25, 2017|
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Response from SteveT6029677454 | Reviewed this property |
The answers already given are correct. Adults $10; Seniors $8; Kids $5
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Candice J
June 22, 2017|
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Response from Retiredhappytravelor | Reviewed this property |
I have the same response as RosaDanie. Sorry, but as mentioned this is a museum. all the best with your travels! It is a gorgeous area.
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