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Sep 7, 2018
“Lots of fun!”
May 23, 2018
“Great fun!”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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101 N 5th St, Skykomish, WA 98288-9800
+1 360-282-6676
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Fun little train rides. My 10 and 7 years old kids love it. And it's free! (they do accept donations). There are different types of locomotives, including diesels and steams.

Thank Joe R
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

This museum was very fun. A very nice surprise. Lovely docents were very knowledgeable, and had their dog ride the train. Wonderful bathroom break on the way over the Cascades, with a good dose of history.

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Set right near the BNSF mainline, is a marvelous miniature railroad powered by steam & diesel model locomotives. The landscaping is beautiful & the area is clean with shelter & picnic tables. Parking is right at the historic Great Northern depot which serves as a...More

1  Thank ctn77649
Reviewed August 23, 2016

We stopped by looking for a place to stretch our legs on a road trip across Washington State. Lucked on to the J.J. Hill Train Festival and a celebration at the museum site. There were free mini-train rides, a market of artists displaying their wares...More

2  Thank suitscase
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We stopped on a whim having seen the free train rides sign. It was so fun. Super casual and it was only adults at the time - kids at heart! Cute little museum as well. Fun experience for a break in the drive and a...More

2  Thank BraveTrout
Reviewed May 3, 2016

The energy and good spirits at the trackside gatherings are infectious. Worth the 2 minute detour off the highway!

2  Thank Putnam B
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

Great place to stop and slow down to enjoy a little walk in history with my family. We did not have much time to spend on our way back home but this was a beautiful town with character to enjoy my children.

1  Thank Amanda C
Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

We frequently drive over the pass and have just never had the time or will to stop and do this little excursion. Last weekend we made a special trip up there, as our 2 year old loves trains. What a fun little gem! They had...More

2  Thank Mongilutz
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Didn't even know this place was here, found it while out driving around on a Sunday afternoon. They have propane fired and coal fire steam locomotives, gas locomotives and electric locomotives. Plus the original train depot for the town of Skykomish, WA. Free attraction, donations...More

3  Thank Gloria S
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