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“It's alright”

Douglas Railroad Interpretive Center
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Douglas
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Casper, WY
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“It's alright”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

You get to see the inside of the cars, but can't go inside of some or most of them, which is a downside.

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Trenton, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Don't miss it.”
Reviewed August 25, 2010

This was one of our high points of our two week trip through seven western states. We just stumbled across it as we were driving to our bed & breakfast. It has some beautiful rail cars and one of the largest steam locomotives I have ever seen. They also have a nice gift shop. Oh, the railroad interpretive center is free.

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Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
267 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
“...A great find....”
Reviewed July 22, 2010

...driving by, we almost missed it.... This is a FIND... If you're in Douglas, stop by the Chamber of Commerce and take a tour of the trains from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. You can go in some of the cars... The old sleeping car, the dining car with the kitchen and bar and the old passenger car. It is GREAT.. You can feel the ghosts of a day gone by...

The dining car is great. The tables are set with plates, cups and saucers so it makes a great photo op. You can go in the kitchen and take a look. It's a grand old dining car from the days that trains were common all across the US.

The old passenger car is a bit "musty" but it is wonderful...

The sleeper is also another car walk thru. Again, wonderful... You can feel the ghosts with you...

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pompano beach florida
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Stop a bit, learn a lot.”
Reviewed October 27, 2009

If, after hours of arid scenery you need a "Green, green grass of home" break, this is for you. Co-located with the Chamber of Commerce, this center grants access to some of the finest rolling stock (passenger cars) outside of the B&O Rail Museum in Baltimore.
The attentive staff of two, were Docent-level prepared to "interpret" and dispense a glossy, beautifully compiled brouchure-gratis. The center was the font of information a traveler would hope for, far away from home. This reviewer was captivated by discovering that a 40's-50s era dining car permitted full access to the galley and residual pots & pans. Add that the same visitor rode, ate and consumed a drink or two from it's bar when it plied the rail between Minneapolis and Chicago; astounding. Ms. Bull, one of the two on duty was about to be interviewed by NPR. It's that kind of a place. How they came to be gifted with this collection is a tribute to a lot of hard work. Down side: they won't permit one to crawl on the 12 foot Jack-a-lope; bummer.

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