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The Alberta Railway Museum

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Address: 24215 34 St NW | Londonderry Postal Outlet #70014, Edmonton, Alberta T5Y 6B4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 780-472-6229
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I went with my two teen daughters and my mom and dad (and my dads little dog). They let us take the dog either carried or on a leash everywhere, including the short train ride... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sherry K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with my two teen daughters and my mom and dad (and my dads little dog). They let us take the dog either carried or on a leash everywhere, including the short train ride! We went the day after a rain storm and it was muddy and wet! Wear appropriate footwear as you do need to walk on wooden... More 

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Thank Sherry K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a fully interactive museum. You can walk through almost every train car. You can ride the speeder or one of the trains as well. Wheelchair's are a lot harder to get around but kids can learn a lot there too.

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Thank James P
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had a wonderful time here. The museum is great and guides a very knowledgeable. Hard to believe this is run by volunteers. Enjoyed the old cars and the history of them. Great ride and a great time!

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Thank 773hungrygirl
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We went here with several adults and two children. There were bits of fun for everybody. It gets busy during days when events are close by, such as fairs. The 'staff', which are all volunteers have been super friendly. We learned a lot about the history of the train and enjoyed the ride. It is too bad that it can't... More 

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1 Thank Julie M
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We took my toddler up to see the trains (and his train loving Dad). This is a hidden gem just north of Edmonton. Admission is inexpensive, it is not overly busy (we could let the toddler run!) and there is lots to see. From working old steam trains to ride (not far, but it was enjoyable!) to trains to explore... More 

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Thank LB1982
Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Have never seen such a great collection for historic trains! If you love history and nostalgia, this is the place. The volunteers/society that maintain these treasures can tell you a lot of stories. They keep the place running and are there to help you/inform you. Some of the Steam trains are still working. They have many trains there in various... More 

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Thank Loretta L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

The miniature train enthusiast loves this place! Everyone gets into character and theres lots to look at and nice things in the gift shop. Great place run by volunteers!

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Thank phoenixoftheflame
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

The museum is a short pleasant country drive just north of Edmonton. The museum consists of a main building with a nice display of railway artifacts, and a historic train station. The highlight is three long rows of train cars, cabooses, and engines that can be explored on your own. Some are restored, some are not. The atmosphere is intriguing... More 

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Thank danamcarthur
Edmonton, Alberta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

My son (3 years old) is MAD about trains. So we go to the ARW about three or four times a year (operational May - September). It is a pleasant lower key outing for a family. They are quite busy on long weekends as this is when they fire up a large steam engine and go up and down the... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Very interesting collection of old trains, buildings and memorabilia from the past railway days. The information board, timeline of the history of railways in Canada was very well done. Coming from a Railway family, this museum brought back good memories!

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