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“Great Museum of Bowie History”

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Bowie Train Station Museum
Ranked #6 of 11 things to do in Bowie
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

The town of Bowie, Maryland was founded as a stop on the railroad. Unfortunately, the railroad is gone but the museum tells of a by-gone era. This is a great trip for children who can walk, not recommended for strollers. There are some pictures on the wall of Old Bowie. The staff is volunteer and the museum is open mostly on weekends.

2  Thank EilSat
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

The trip with neices and nephews made this an educational experience. Can't wait to take the basketball team!

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Reviewed August 27, 2011

Small museum with professional exhibits. Focuses on rail history of Bowie, MD and for kids, a primer on railroading in general. Museum has several parts; a caboose, small buildings and a now out of service interlocking tower. The caboose is primarily for children and has small toys and brief description of what cabooses were for. The small buildings have displays on railroad history of in Bowie (good selection of PRR printed material) and an small model railroad. The former interlocking tower is the best part; it is well preserved and includes various employee manuals and timetables and other printed material that would have been in use by the towermen. Tower has a great view of Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, so there are plenty of trains to see.

Well worth a trip for folks interested in trains or with children so interested.

3  Thank Davidwatts
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