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Northern Pacific Railway Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Well done

If you have and interest in old trims this is a cool stop. Restoration is excellent. Lots of... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2019
TAMAN1951
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Liberty Lake, Washington
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1911 train station

Last passenger train came by in 1971, in 1974 railroad buffs took over the station ( in need of... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Michparis
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Seattle, Washington
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Jul 9, 2019
“Well done”
Aug 6, 2018
“1911 train station”
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The museum is housed in the former Northern Pacific Depot built in 1911. The museum acquired additional real estate to build a yard to house vintage rail cars. We have a volunteer staff that both working on our antiquity and are available to provide...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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10 Asotin Ave, Toppenish, WA 98948-1300
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+1 509-865-1911
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Reviewed July 9, 2019 via mobile

If you have and interest in old trims this is a cool stop. Restoration is excellent. Lots of artifacts and great stories. Some train cars in various stages of restoration. Inexpensive and very nice folks. Nice stop.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Last passenger train came by in 1971, in 1974 railroad buffs took over the station ( in need of clean up) and brought this classic BN station back to its early elegance, Tall windows, pale oak frames and doors, large rooms, high ceilings. Run by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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NPRailwayMuseum, Webmaster at Northern Pacific Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2019

We have opened up some of the train cars now. However a docent has to be present. To be sure you have a docent for the day you want to visit please contact us via our web site. If we do not answer the above...More

Reviewed July 26, 2018

I was allowed into the cab of there steam locomotive & ring the bell. The docent there was really nice, even allowed me & my mother into there passenger cars. Can not wait for the Christmas Toy Train Event this year!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andre R
Reviewed June 15, 2018

Riding south on the Interstate we saw the sign or the museum and jumped off the boulevard to have a look. This was a great pause from our travels. I enjoyed the displays within the museum more so than the trains available, and those were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tim L
Reviewed August 27, 2017

This is medium sized museum; which showed the history of the Northern Pacific Railroad in this area of Washington. They had some interesting displays and are working hard to preserve their heritage. The trains and engines were in great condition. We enjoyed the train station...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Donnagay A
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

So disappointed to discover this place doesn't open until May. It looked very interesting. We were there on April 2nd on a beautiful sunny day. Unfortunately, it was not well advertised that it is still closed for the season.More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank 577SusanH
NPRailwayMuseum, Webmaster at Northern Pacific Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2019

We have been short handed however this year, 2019 we are now open Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. We now have 2 docents as well. We also do after hour tours by appointment as well. Please contact us via our website email...More

Reviewed November 6, 2015

We visited this old impressive looking brick station on the NP mainline in September. While there were exhibits and outside cars awaiting restoration; we felt the museum overcharged us for what we got out of it. It looked to us that the facility is struggling...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Doug S, Volunteer and Docent at Northern Pacific Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2018

We take your comment seriously. As of 2016 season we have included 2 docents that are well versed in railroad history and the history of Yakima County. If you every come back we ask you to contact us and we will make a special appointment...More

Reviewed August 19, 2015

My wheelchair bound husband and I found the museum wonderful. The displays were well kept and would raise anyone's curiosity. The feel of a maybe "more romantic time" for travel was all around. The only disappointment was that we could not drive the wheelchair to...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed August 6, 2015

Train Museum was interesting. Some very old trains that need a lot of work on them. Inside the museum building they have some interesting information.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank jfryatt
Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

We are bicycle touring the Northwest. We had some time to spend in Toppenish and found this museum. The exhibits and artifacts are not that extensive but they did a nice job of displaying everything. We spent about an hour inside and enjoyed ourselves. It...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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