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Danbury Railway Museum

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Address: Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06813
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My boyfriend has an obsession with trains and was ecstatic to see there was a railway museum so close! We went on a really cold and windy day but we had so much fun! There's an... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2017
Katie B
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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The railway museum in Danbury really appealed to my 3 year old. It had a play area where he could be hands on with toy trains and tracks. He also loved pushing the buttons to watch the model trains go around the tracks which was very cool. One was not working though. It was a rainy day, so we couldn't... More 

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Thank Sandra-Lee P
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend has an obsession with trains and was ecstatic to see there was a railway museum so close! We went on a really cold and windy day but we had so much fun! There's an indoor portion with cool artifacts and plenty of model trains. Then you go outside and get to view/ride/go on the actual trains. It's a... More 

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Thank Katie B
Danbury, Connecticut
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Love to ride the train it was amazing thank you so much for such a great experience. Great for families couples maybe ust buy yourself, anyway you go it was a great

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Thank Vivian V
New York City
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304 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I'm not into trains but this was a fun experience, especially with two young kids. Riding the train and getting to explore the interiors of others was cool. The volunteers obviously love what they do.

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Thank NYCleveland
Lynbrook, New York
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55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you have young children, the have special train rides during the year, take on it fun for children. They have a small museum, after you enter. I enjoy trains and model them so anytime, I can get to see older equipment I enjoy it. Could do the tour in about and hour, if your a train person could spend... More 

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Thank Stuart E
Concord, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The museum has the potential to be amazing, but I think they are lacking the funds to get there. The displays were informative, but most of the model displays weren't working, which was frustrating to our 3-year old grandson. Also, the "ride" is silly. It's about 75 yards at most. All of the people working were very nice but they... More 

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Thank fran603
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Very good place to go with the kids anytime, but we had a wonderful time during Christmas. The kids wrote and mail a letter to Santa, colored a picture, and visited Santa's wagon.

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Thank Aline S
Dalry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Visiting the museum your met by someone who should be in a museum but very friendly and full of knowledge. Your allowed to walk the museum freely as well as the trains outside no supervision you can climb on them open them and basically do what you want interesting but not very big a good visit for a few hours

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Thank Elduderino187
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A wonderful railway museum with model railroads, memorabilia and knowledgeable guides. Train rides are available in the rail yard with full size cars and engines on display and some accessible to explore. Seasonal annual events are fun for all. Highly recommend visiting.

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Thank Marion_06810
Danbury, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

As the initial Treasurer, I am biased, but this is a good place to spend some time for those interested in railroads. Like the New Haven, the New York Central, and their successors. Models, pictures, equipment, the location of a Hichcock movie. Steam, electric, diesel. All there.

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