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“Family Fun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso - CLOSED

Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso
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Owner description: History of the Transcontinental Railroads, featuring EP&SW Locomotive No.1, a Classic American steam engine, the oldest (1857) in the West. Exhibits show railroads in time of war along with the tools and posessions of railroad workers. Tour historic train stations. Learn how the Mule Car evolved into the Electric Streetcar. Local/regional history books photos, and videos are available.
Tucson, Arizona
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92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Family Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2014

you just gotta take the kiddies, my two boys had a lot of fun here. If your kids like trains and such...this is totally the place for them!

Visited July 2013
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Clermont, Florida
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255 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Not a Museum Anymore”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

It's now the El Paso Visitors Center. The only thing left from the museum is one steam locomotive and some info about it. If you need tourist info, stop by, they have it. Looking for a museum, not there.

Visited October 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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3 reviews
“Intresting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

we loved the history of this museum. the engine train inside the bldg was awesome and to hear about the history was very very interesting.

Visited May 2013
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Tewksbury, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Small but nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

The museum is centered around the steam locomotive located in the front. Nice to see this level of preservation. Free admission made it that much better. Staff was knowlegdeable and enthusiastic. Good take for families.

Visited March 2013
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Maryland
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121 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Small yet packed with information, and Free!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Parked for free close to El Paso's train station and walked about a block to this free museum, which itself is only a few blocks from the heart of downtown. This museum is centered around it's massive locomotive, and the volunteers who staff the place are very proud of their train. Ask them a question about it, and they know so much and are so passionate, it's hard to get them to stop. But they are well meaning and just want to share their love for the history here. Many well illustrated mini exhibits line the columns holding up the ceiling, and I have to say that the young kids who came in while we were here loved the place. There is a model railroad and a little wooden train set which they can play with. Nice attraction in a nice city.

Visited February 2013
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