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Western Gateway Heritage State Park

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North Adams museum of history and science

Visited North Adams museum of history and science. Very interesting. Take plenty of time to browse... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Beverly W
via mobile
Had lunch at Freighyard Pub

We had a nice lunch at the Freightyard Pub. they were renovating the grounds so we didn't get to... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2015
Jim D
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Kihei, Hawaii
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11 Aug 2017
“Get a different desk girl”
12 Jun 2017
“Well designed history display”
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This review is not about the museum itself, which was really good. Instead, this review is about the girl who "greets" visitors. OMGosh. She should be working anywhere except with the public. It's not like the place is busy and she's overworked, but it was...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is a well designed historical display of the building of Hoosac Tunnel - quite an engineering feat in it's day. Includes photos, a video, a couple of dioramas (nicely done), and many items from the era.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Holly B
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Visited North Adams museum of history and science. Very interesting. Take plenty of time to browse thru. Staff was very helpful.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Beverly W
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had not planned to visit this small state park but added it to our trip at a townsman's advice. An Informative presentation about the building of the Hoosic Tunnel and area history.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Sisterrhonda
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The small urban state park is more a museum than a park. Consists of a complex of several buildings and rail cars, in an old rail yard. Highlights the history of the area, in particular the building of the Hoosac Tunnel in the late 1800's,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank BostonVeteran
Reviewed 2 November 2015

A small museum that was open despite the fact that everything else around was closed. A small exhibit on the building of the oldest tunnel still in use.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank David Z
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Well designed informational presentation of the history of the Hoosack Valley and the building of the Hoosack Railroad Tunnel connecting N. Adams and Albany. Lighting in the tunnel representations could have been better.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank KobeV10
Reviewed 14 July 2015

This is a hidden gem, unfortunately located hidden away in a side street that is easily missed but well worth the visit. They have done a fabulous job of explaining and demonstrating all about the Hoosick Tunnel and the amazing feat of engineering it took...More

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank ragtop_rider
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We had a nice lunch at the Freightyard Pub. they were renovating the grounds so we didn't get to see much. I've been to the museum in the past. It is nice.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Jim D
Reviewed 3 October 2014

we went on a weekday and were the only ones there. it tells the story of the transportation history of the area, mainly the trains.the exhibt on the hoosic tunnel is very good, make sure you see the film about the making of the tunnel...More

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank anita l
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