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“Neat little museum”

Dennison Depot Railroad Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Dennison
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Owner description: small museum that highlights the movement of soldiers to their postings during the WWII years
Dayton, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Neat little museum”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We were on a motorcycle trip recently and stopped at the Dennison Depot museum on a whim. It was very interesting and well done. The train cars and their history are very interesting and well presented. Many people will be surprised at the wonderful history of the ladies of Dennison (and surrounding area) and how how important their contributions were to raising the morale of thousands of troops who were heading to fight in WWI and WW2.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Rick725
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Columbus, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Don't Miss Dennison Depot”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

What a pleasant surprise! We spent several hours walking through the Depot Railroad Museum that is a National Historic Landmark. Because this was a Canteen for soldiers in WWI and WWII who were passing through Dennison, Ohio, it was called Dreamsville, USA. As a reminder of the importance of this historic depot you can still have a free cookie and hot cup of coffee in the lobby before or after touring the restored 1873 Pennsylvania Railroad Depot. The Museum wing is built in railroad cars attached to the Depot. Spend time looking at the huge scale model railroad train exhibit. Walk through the luggage area to see how the luggage was weighed and put on wagons to be loaded on trians. Kids and adults alike will love the Children's Interactive Railroad Car where kids can climb in a Pullman Bunk and enjoy other interative displays. Of great interest to us was the WWII Hospital Car and the Dennison Servicemen's Canteen exhibit. In December the Depot offers the Polar Express Train Excursions. We thought that we would spend about an hour here and after more than two hours we were still greatly interested in the different exhibits. This depot offers much more than just trains, it is a slice of Americana. We had a delicious lunch in the Trax Dinner Restaurant.

Visited September 2013
2 Thank OhioDriver
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Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Loved the trains”
Reviewed July 30, 2013 via mobile

With fewer trains around, we were excited to find something close to home. Kids liked theme. We learned more then we expected. Great history lesson from a local standpoint.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank blewis19
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Nice Museum”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Museum is primarily railroad oriented regarding WWI and II troop train USO support and history of train travel. I thought this was a very nice museum worth the cost and time to attend. I highly recommend.

Visited July 2013
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Dennison, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Polar Express”
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I actually live across from the museum. They have much historic info about the depot and train industry in general. This depot was a stop for troops (and supplies) during WWII and Korea. All throught out the year they have activities and our family favorite is the Polar Express train rides at Christmas. The Polar Express runs abour every 2 hours from the depot to the "North Pole" where you see Santa's Village. The story book is read in route while we had cookies and hot cocoa servred by Santa's evles. There was singing, jokes and even a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus with a Silver Bell for each child...this was a wonderful trip. They even provide a book with words for the songs and a place for Santa and the elves to sign as a keepsake.

Visited December 2012
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