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Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal

2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1479
+1 409-765-5700
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“model trains” (33 reviews)
“rolling stock” (18 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1479
+1 409-765-5700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful museum with great artifacts. It is oddly located in the midst of downtown so that you tend to pass it by. However, they cram a lot into the space. Pretty impressive. However, the trains themselves looked pretty ravaged and somewhat dangerous for kids to...More

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the grand kids and they loved it. My dad was a engineer for the KCS so it was very interesting to them. When I was young I could ride for free. Really took me back in time.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Although a great deal was destroyed during Ike at the Railroad Museum, there is a great deal that has been restored. The kids loved climbing up on those huge old steam engines and imagined rolling through the carved out tracks blowing that whistle! Lots of...More

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the meuseum was not very big compared to others I have been to, it was great to look at and get on all the old trains. The station is a step back in time, and even the old telephones you could use and listen...More

Thank shiltoncarol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were not disappointed coming here. I read other reviews and it talked about not going when it is so hot. I agree with that, so we visited when it opened at 10am. There were a lot of neat trains you could actually go in...More

Thank kolpcar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't at the museum for long because we arrived in Galveston late, but our short visit was interesting enough that I would like to explore the rest of the museum in the future. We explored all of the trains in the yard, as well...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. We were able to tour through many old rail cars. We were able to learn some history while actually walking through the old trains. Very neat!

1  Thank Castle T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is built on the site of the original busy railroad station. The exhibit of 'ghosts of passengers past' is brilliant. The artist had dressed real people in thirties style clothing and covered them in plaster of paris. When the plaster dried the people...More

Thank Jeanette B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I hadn't been to this museum for over 20 years. They have really made progress - despite the ravages of Hurricane Ike. While there are several well-preserved specimens of early passenger rail cars, there are several badly in need of restoration. I grew up in...More

Thank TX-Travl R
Reviewed 20 June 2017

It was great to see the trains and the museum. They had a wide variety of things to see from the by gone era.

Thank gpricepkftexas
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Candice J
22 June 2017|
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Response from Retiredhappytravelor | Reviewed this property |
I have the same response as RosaDanie. Sorry, but as mentioned this is a museum. all the best with your travels! It is a gorgeous area.
Robert R
9 December 2015|
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Response from RosaDaniels | Reviewed this property |
We did not see anyplace to store them so we left them in our trunk until we boarded. Our first time we went the day prior but the second time we just left them in the trunk. Good luck and fun travels!!