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“a real gem”

Northern Pacific Railway Museum
Ranked #5 of 5 things to do in Toppenish
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Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“a real gem”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

The Northern Pacific Railway Museum is a real gem in Toppenish. I don't think I would stop in for a casual visit but they have frequent special events that are for kids and those are excellent. As an example they have a christmas train ride where you board at the station, ride a short distance and get off the train at the "north pole" where you can visit with santa and get your picture taken. They have many similar events for all of the major holidays.

The displays inside the museum are nice and they bring in extra items for christmas such as large model trail layouts. Be careful to look and not touch though as they are very expensive models and the owners are very protective.

Out in what I would call the barn they have a steam engine that they have been restoring for years. It is fun to stop in and see what progress they are making. This is a very active group of people that are always doing something interesting. Check their website and stop in for a special occasion.

Visited December 2011
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English first
Yakima, WA
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“An Experience in History”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

A knowledgeable voluunteer gave a very interesting tour. This is a good activity for kids who are "into" cars, trucks, trains, etc.

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Redmond, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quick, fun visit”
Reviewed January 27, 2011

This small museum was well worth a visit. The museum starts with general rail displays, then moves outside where there are old trains, stop signals, and other train-related displays, complete with informative descriptions. Next, back inside there are various displays with old railway advertisements, china, menus, and other pieces from rail history. The museum is housed in an old train station. This museum was not large, but was enjoyable to walk around and informative. I especially enjoyed learning about a time when rail was a predomiant form of leisure and commercial transportation. Even if you are not particularly interested in trains themselves, you still can enjoy this museum.

Visited September 2010
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