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“Not Impressed” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of B&O Railroad Museum

B&O Railroad Museum
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Owner description: A holiday exhibit of model trains is found at this rail museum in Ellicott City
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42 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not Impressed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

I took my family to the B&O Museum and was not impressed. It began with a poorly designed parking lot. Patrons enter and exit through the same exact door. The facility is not conducive for access to disabled persons. Many of the exhibits are poorly set up for entrance and exit (again same exact doors are used). Overall not worth the price of admission.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Ellicott City, Maryland
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Little Museum Packs a Punch!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

great little museum to get a real feel for the history of the B&O rail and this historic train stop. Lots to see and read. Learned alot. Cute little gift shop. Around the holidays- they add in a model train garden. Great for young and young at heart. It is located in an old, historic building- (the actual train station) so there are some steep steps which could be challenging for some. We spent about an hour or so.

Visited December 2012
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Ellicott City Train Station”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great place to take small ones. Model trains abound and kids can crawl around old caboose. Good way to spend some time with those that are into Thomas the Tank. B & O members pay nothing, but adults $6.00 and kids are $4.00.

Visited August 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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107 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“So much there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

Extremely educational. The docents were eager to tell about every aspect of the history of the station. Don't miss the HO layout in the freight building, as it is a replica of the B&O from Mount Clair (Baltimore) to Ellicott City, or the caboose behind the old turntable. The current "trains go to war" exhibit was excellent, as was the telegraph room.

Visited June 2013
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Orange City, Florida
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84 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A pleasant surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were killing time before the Red Sox / Orioles game and decided to go to the B&O Railroad Museum. We weren't sure our 10 year old grandson would appreciate the history and beauty of the old railcars.... boy were we surprised! He had a great time! The museum encourages the young ones to climb, touch, push buttons, and use their imaginations! More than once we caught him entranced in his own world while serving as 'conductor' on one of the many railcars on display! Bravo on such a great museum! And, THANK YOU, for the complimentary admission for my husband and I (we're military retirees).

Visited June 2013
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