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Laws Railroad Museum

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Address: 395 Silver Canyon Rd, Bishop, CA 93515
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+1 760-873-5950
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Artifacts of the Railroad Era on display, from a Death Valley Railroad...

Artifacts of the Railroad Era on display, from a Death Valley Railroad motor car to train tracks and historic buildings.

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Great Little train Museum

This is a Museum I go to a lot and have been doing so for the past 14 years. It's small enough to not wear you out, yet big enough to have a lot of stuff. It has a lot of shops... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a Museum I go to a lot and have been doing so for the past 14 years. It's small enough to not wear you out, yet big enough to have a lot of stuff. It has a lot of shops that are behind glass from around 1890's, featuring a Dentist and Doctors office, Library, a Train Depot, A... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great attraction, open all year, great history of the area, train old wagons and mining equipment. In one of the houses you will find a wonderful lady who will play the ols piano for you, great fun!

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La Habra, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a fun relaxed place to take the family and look at the way life was lived in years past. There were many old fashioned tools and train memorabilia that kids of all ages could get educated about.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

You have seen the signs and say we should check that out someday, well our someday came and glad we did. A great collection of trains, replica old west town, farm equipment, small engines.. you name it. They have gone to a great effort to hold on to Pioneer history in a fun way..great job!

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1 Thank Maria L
Sebring, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Very informative place. Jay was our guide and was so knowledgeable and informative. It was rather chilly outside but he fired up some of the equipment for us and gave a great tour. It really shows how hard people had to work. It would have been such a rough way of life. Highly educational and well worth the stop!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

To get a feel for the olden days we visited the Laws Railroad and Pioneer Village. The admission is free but suggest a five dollar donation per person to keep the establishment going. It is kept up through donations. It had several buildings, some original, that depicts the era. The buildings were furnished with the time period. You can walk... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Better than I thought it would be, this is an "old California" exhibit. The staff seems demoralized and uncertain about the future of the museum,

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Lomita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Laws Rail Road Museum is a great place to spend half a day. It is a lot larger than I thought and we rushed thru in a little over 2 hours so give yourself plenty of time. It is much more than a simple train museum it is a complete old railroad town and all the buildings are full of... More 

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Tehachapi, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Interesting and kid friendly. Much to see - nice grassy and shaded grounds for a picnic. Wonderful staff!

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Big Bear Region, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoyable journey to the history of Bishop and surrounding communities. Especially appreciated the insights on mining provided by the docents.

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