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“Waiting to reopen”

The Museum of the American Railroad
Ranked #16 of 31 things to do in Frisco
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Owner description: Climb aboard steam engine trains at this lively museum. Take a first-hand look at luxurious Pullman sleeping cars and Dallas's oldest depot.
Melbourne, Florida, United States
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Waiting to reopen”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

The museum hasn't reopened since moving to Frisco. It was great to see that the 4018 UP Big Boy has been restored from it's rusty condition at the Dallas Fair Grounds. Still was worthwhile and a good photo op.

Visited March 2014
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Little Elm, Texas
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not there yet”
Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

The Museum of the American Railroad isn't really open yet. The rolling stock is in a large fenced off area that visitors aren't allowed into. There are no buildings yet so everything is just out in the weather rusting. It is NOT located at the address they give on the web site or what you'll find on your GPS. The rolling stock is at the end of Cotton Gin Road.
I'm sure it'll be a fine museum once it is actually built, but today it doesn't actually exist.

Visited March 2014
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Frisco, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Small, but worth the visit”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Small, quaint, a bit off the beaten path, but worth the visit. I found this place purely by chance. Would like to seed the grounds and initial presentation gain some local funding. This place could easily be up-scaled to the new Frisco standards.

Visited August 2013
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McKinney, Texas
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Big Boy 4018”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Enjoyed seeing 2 diesel engines & 5 tanker cars pulling Big Boy 4018 into it's new home after it uncoupled from the same in back

Visited August 2013
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135 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A Work in Progress”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

Headed up to Frisco, TX to see how the new location for the train museum is coming along. At this point in time, the rolling stock (mostly old Amtrak and Pullman cars) are lined up on what appears to be one of two dead end spurs off the main BNSF line. On the second track, fully blocked by the aforementioned cars, are an assortment of steam engines, vintage diesel livid and cabooses. The F7 that moved last weekend is visible. The Big Boy is still down at Fair Park with a rescheduled move date of Aug 4, 2013 now. Anxious for the move to be completed so the facility can be built.

Visited July 2013
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