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New Braunfels Railroad Museum

302 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX 78130-7939
+1 830-627-2447
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Small but interesting railroad museum

This is a pretty small museum, but still well done, interesting and fun. The volunteers are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
texowl
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Bellaire, TX
Train buff heaven

Real train cars to explore, a steam powered locomotive, a caboose and a dining car. Restored to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rick P
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Stuart, Florida
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“dining car” (19 reviews)
“model train” (6 reviews)
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302 W San Antonio St, New Braunfels, TX 78130-7939
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+1 830-627-2447
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pretty small museum, but still well done, interesting and fun. The volunteers are friendly and passionate. The Pullman dining car is the most interesting. Also lots of model train layouts. Especially enjoyed the restore Alpine layout from the old Joske's department store...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Real train cars to explore, a steam powered locomotive, a caboose and a dining car. Restored to great condition. The model trains are a hoot and sends you down memory lane. If you love old trains you will be in heaven here.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Stopped by after reading reviews on Trip Advisor, wasn't disappointed. . Its just a small museum but well laid out with train cars you can walk thru, also they have ho scale model trains set up.. the people working there was very knowledgeable and interesting...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

A converted old railroad depot is the museum's location standing next to the busy N/S Union Pacific tracks with 30+ trains passing every day. Created in 1986 the depot restoration was completed and now houses a small Steam 0-6-0 Loco, 1922 Pullman Dining Car, Box...More

Thank charles s
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We always enjoy looking at old photos and there were plenty here. We enjoyed the miniature train setup and looking at the old menus etc. You don't have to spend a lot of time here but it's worth a peek for a while. While we...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is not a large place but the person in charge was very friendly and knowlegeable. So you really be there for any great length of time.

Thank Jack1982
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My son (8yr) and I went here because he really likes trains. The docent have a mini tour of the building and the history behind the museum. There was a model train inside that ran on its own with really cool figurines. T his is...More

Thank funseeker0780
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

This is a great place to visit especially for adults and little kids. We took our grandsons after going to the fall train show and it was perfect to be able to see both model triains and to go in a real caboose, dining car,...More

Thank likenmo
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

It’s very small but it’s a pretty neat little place. My kids enjoyed going on a real train but really enjoyed watching the model trains rolling around and as an added bonus it’s free. All in all if you have a little free time stop...More

Thank PNWFitJeeper
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

If you like trains ( and what kids don't) stop by for an hour or two. Parking in the rear as well as on the street. Check out the engines and dot forget the caboose,

Thank jim1mari
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