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“Nice afternoon at Laws!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Laws Railroad Museum

Laws Railroad Museum
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Bishop
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Artifacts of the Railroad Era on display, from a Death Valley Railroad motor car to train tracks and historic buildings.
Fullerton, California
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718 reviews
291 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
“Nice afternoon at Laws!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

We love Laws. It has a lot of the old town buildings and trains from the railroad days. You can also bring a picnic lunch and eat on the grounds. They have a library that contains a lot of info on the local history of Bishop.

Visited May 2011
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Fortaleza, CE
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“Many old cars, wagons, buildings (some restored; some replicas)”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2010

Interesting place to stroll through for an hour or two. Some interesting old vehicles and replicas of historic buildings (including some built for the Steve McQueen movie "Nevada Smith"). A quick, easy drive from Bishop. $5 admission when I went (January 2010).

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Bishop, California
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“Great for kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2010

Like I said this place is great for kids. I came here for the first time when I was 17 and enjoyed it. Its like a step back in time that both kids and parents can enjoy. Be aware though a lot of it is outdoors so it might not be best to visit during a rainy/ snowy day.

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Santa Rosa
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2007

Once upon a time you could travel from Reno to Los Angeles via the Owens Valley, over a combination of railroads. Laws was on the narrow-gauge portion of the trip, and the closest station to Bishop. The museum is a big sprawling place with lots of old railroad cars and engines, including one that has been painstakingly restored, plenty of photographs and memorabilia, and always a number of dedicated volunteers. If you like trains, you'll love this place.

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