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Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

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The museum is centered around the SP RR 2-6-0 'Mogul' locomotive on display. Make sure to visit... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2018
Passenger62837368429
Small but interesting

While it is called a Transportation Museum, it really is only the Southern Pacific Railroad and the... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Amazing to go the Amtrak station in Tucson and see a real steam engine. Museum is separate. Go when hours are listed. Volunteers let you aboard. Great for kids of all ages. Then walk somewhere for lunch. Our 4 yr old grandson, still talking about...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

The locomotive from the movie Oklahoma is outside the museum and great fun to check out. The museum is donation based with a suggested $5 donation per person. The museum is small , but extremely well done and informative.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank cjkines1
Reviewed November 16, 2018

The museum is centered around the SP RR 2-6-0 'Mogul' locomotive on display. Make sure to visit when they have the cab opened up and the docent on duty. It's not often you get to sit in a steam locomotive with your hand on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Passenger62837368429
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Visit a historic and unique working train depot and museum. Still servicing Amtrak, here you'll find a small, but well-stocked museum with many pictures and artifacts, memorabilia and publications from the trains' glory days. From the museum, to the depot, to the restaurant, close near-by...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank CMPTexas
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Always loved traveling on trains. Maybe because I'm from Europe, the history of trains and their importance in the progress of a society, is something that can't be overlooked. A small museum primarily displaying artifacts from the Southern Pacific Railroad and the growth of Tucson,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Britt B
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Our seniors love trains. A guided tour of the museum is an added perk. Very informative in relation to the history of Arizona's railways. We had a bus group of 24. Bus parking was available. A must do, again.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank masterst0uch
Reviewed September 17, 2017

While it is called a Transportation Museum, it really is only the Southern Pacific Railroad and the history of travel in the Tucson area from the stagecoach to the demise of the train system. It is a small museum dedicated to train memorabilia. I found...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank lenmar2016
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

Really fun trip for the kids. The museum volunteers were very friendly and informative. Museum is small but is packed with history. The Steam engine outside was a HUGE hit with the kiddos. They loved sounding the bell. Overall, this is a great activity with...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank skhutchrn78
Reviewed June 23, 2017

What a wonderful little Museum tucked into the shops,restaurants and Amtrak station at Tucson Arizona. Have steam engine #1673 outside, plague for Wyatt Earp and nice set of displays focusing on Southern Arizona around Tucson. Donation is optional but displays worthy and just part of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Thomas P
Reviewed May 17, 2017

We visited with our six year old son who loves trains, we were not disappointed with this small, but powerful museum. We were pleasantly surprised with the amount of information this building holds. We were educated on the impact the railroad made on southern Arizona....More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank christine n
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