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“Great for train lovers”

Utah State Railroad Museum
Ranked #6 of 47 things to do in Ogden
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

The indoor exhibits are geared towards young children, and our grandkids (ages 4 & 7) loved it. It included some historical exhibits, but mostly hands-on areas for the kids and a series of model trains. If you're more into the life-size trains, skip the indoor museum and walk the outdoor exhibit of train cars (no ticket required). You cannot climb on the outdoor train cars or enter them (although a few are accessible via scheduled tours), but they are well laid out, with paved sidewalks between the rows of cars. For tickets to the museum, enter the Union Station building on the left-hand side and go to the ticket counter. You can purchase one ticket (and receive a hand stamp) that gets you into all of the museums in the building including the small cowboy museum, the train museum and a vintage car exhibit. We saw it all in about 2 hours.

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Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is really 4 museums in one. We loved the railroad and classic car exhibits. Well worth spending a good part of the day. We went on a weekday and we almost had the place to ourselves. Glad we came.

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Reviewed April 17, 2014

Nice collection of trains and wagons. Difficult to photograph with the sun shade above it. But worth to visit!!

2  Thank Arno0571
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Located within the Union Station, which also houses a Cowboy Museum, Browning Gun Museum and a car museum. I enjoyed all of them, but I wish I had more time to spend reading all the displays, I was on a schedule and only spent about 2 hours in all the museums.

2  Thank Bruddhashark
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

This museum (housed with the Browning Gun Museum at Ogden's historic Union Station) is well worth the trip. If you are going to go to Golden Spike from Salt Lake City, make sure to stop in and go through this museum, which basically completes the story that the exhibits at Golden Spike start, complete with working model railroads of the various sections of the transcontinental ralroad, historic photos, commentary, and actual trails out in the yard. If you are an engine fanatic, this will be your favorite place, with a good group of the big engines that have been built over the past 100 years for use in the Rocky mountains and some very unusual specially built railroad cars. Good information and they did a very good job on the role of Chinese labor in the building of the railroad.

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