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Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso - CLOSED

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This place is very small, but it is still very interesting for what it is. The staff here are very... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
Museum no longer here

I knew the museum was closed, but wanted to find the locomotive display, which is in what is now a... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2014
David W
Brownwood, Texas
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Jan 21, 2017
Jun 24, 2015
History of the Transcontinental Railroads, featuring EP&SW Locomotive No.1, a Classic American steam engine, the oldest (1857) in the West. Exhibits show railroads in time of war along with the tools and posessions of railroad workers. Tour historic...more
400 W. San Antonio at Durango, El Paso, TX 79901
+1 915-838-8700
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

This place is very small, but it is still very interesting for what it is. The staff here are very knowledgeable. I visited here when I was visiting the Amtrak Station nearby.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank anthmore
Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

This is now the info center. That train you see in the picture is the only one there. The title on this attraction needs to be changed.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Scott Y
Reviewed June 2, 2014

I knew the museum was closed, but wanted to find the locomotive display, which is in what is now a Visitor Center. A few nice info posters about the locomotive history and railroad in El Paso. I also made the short walk over to the...More

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank David W
Reviewed June 2, 2014

you just gotta take the kiddies, my two boys had a lot of fun here. If your kids like trains and such...this is totally the place for them!

Date of experience: July 2013
1  Thank TravlingAZGirl
Reviewed October 3, 2013

It's now the El Paso Visitors Center. The only thing left from the museum is one steam locomotive and some info about it. If you need tourist info, stop by, they have it. Looking for a museum, not there.

Date of experience: October 2013
7  Thank JeffreyS969
Reviewed June 19, 2013

we loved the history of this museum. the engine train inside the bldg was awesome and to hear about the history was very very interesting.

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank mammadonna7
Reviewed April 1, 2013

The museum is centered around the steam locomotive located in the front. Nice to see this level of preservation. Free admission made it that much better. Staff was knowlegdeable and enthusiastic. Good take for families.

Date of experience: March 2013
1  Thank Traveler7388
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Parked for free close to El Paso's train station and walked about a block to this free museum, which itself is only a few blocks from the heart of downtown. This museum is centered around it's massive locomotive, and the volunteers who staff the place...More

Date of experience: February 2013
Thank Chesatamette
Reviewed January 1, 2013

Great little museum and immaculate No. 1 engine. Easy access from interstate. Docent was very informative.

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank Prussik
Reviewed June 22, 2012

small museum - free, donations accepted but no pressure. Staff very well-informed on subject. staff member started fixing a toy train set while we were watching a video - very noisy and distracting (poor judgment) - Otherwise visit was ok and interesting

Date of experience: June 2012
Thank militarymom3
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