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Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal

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Address: 2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1479
Phone Number: +1 409-765-5700
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Something to do before our cruise.

This is an extensive museum. Allow about three hours to go through to get a full tour. There are many train cars to go through and some are being restored. It is probably one of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Emilysdad73
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Lewisville, Texas
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Lewisville, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an extensive museum. Allow about three hours to go through to get a full tour. There are many train cars to go through and some are being restored. It is probably one of the largest train museums in the nation. We enjoyed our visit.

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Rowlett, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend a good part of the afternoon looking at the trains and the exhibits. The trains are all outside, so plan according to the weather.

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Huntsville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I was a little girl, this place was the Sante Fe Railroad station. My family actually went there to get our train tickets and travel on trains. It is a thrill to see how wonderfully they exhibit the station. It truly takes me back in time and is realistic...and I know that for a fact. Behind the building are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a train aficionado and only went in because I was wondering what the huge building at the end of the Strand was. This is a massive and nicely detailed Art Deco train station. Even if you don't want to pay for admission, you can still go in and see the lovely train lobby. A great way to get... More 

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Friendswood
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This s a hidden gem. The people who work here really make it special. You will find it at the end of the strand and your kids will LOVE it if they have any interest in trains. Great layout

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Being in the Railroad Museum was exciting. The life like models made it seem like we were back in time. Getting to get on the old trains was fun, too.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the actual feel of the old train station, with Plaster of Paris People (ModRoc) Sculptures! Made you feel like it was in that time period. The old phones on wall were great !!! 😍The model trains were also good, all the different types of gauges. Would have liked train ride but went on wrong day. It was quite... More 

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Enjoyed looking around the old trains and carriages. They had life size models of the ghost passengers past in the old station building. We had the audio tour and I would highly recommend the extra as it goes into more detail about what your looking at.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of different types of engines and cars to explore. Very informative. Awesome model train layouts. Nice displays. Friendly staff. Fun train ride.

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Conroe, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

My husband is retired railroad and has wanted to see this for a long time. The trains were in various stages of repair. Hurricane Ike did alot of damage but the ones that have been restored. The history and artifacts were awesome to see. The china that was used, the sliverware, the hats, among other items were so interesting to... More 

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