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Interurban Railway Musuem

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Address: 901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074-5807
Phone Number: +1 972-941-2117
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
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The Interurban Railway Museum is strategically located in Plano's Haggard...

The Interurban Railway Museum is strategically located in Plano's Haggard Park and surrounding historic downtown and neighborhood. Amenities such as a playground, picnic tables, a bandstand, and a small pond can be found within the park. Parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to the museum and the DART rail stop. Museum guests will enjoy a tour of Railway Post Office Car #360, guided by a uniformed rail car motor man. Guests will learn about the rail post office system, discuss period advertising in the train car and learn more about electric rail travel. Guests will also tour the Interurban Railway Museum, learning about regional history in the history room, exploring interactive displays in the science room and experiencing the working "O" scale model train layout and other period artifacts. For those wishing to explore the park and surrounding neighborhood, information is available for a walking tour of the historic area surrounding the museum. Also, be sure to ask about the public art pieces in the neighboring park and the museum's time capsule! Every Friday at 10:30 a.m. the museum offers a children's story time, hosted by professional storyteller Genie Hammel. The museum is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday 1 - 5 p.m. Special field trip programs are available upon request.

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Who knew all this history was right there!

So much history displayed for your review! Facts,, pictures, and very entertaining docents!! If you want to learn more about Plano, this is the place to go!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
Jimmy D
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Plano, United States
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Plano, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

So much history displayed for your review! Facts,, pictures, and very entertaining docents!! If you want to learn more about Plano, this is the place to go!

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Thank Jimmy D
Plano, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love trains and I certainly enjoy visiting and stopping by sites with train history and displays. This site is within a couple miles of where we live and it is a site I have visited often. One of the local ham radio clubs has done special events from the site (I'm also an avid ham radio operator) and this... More 

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Thank Nolan K
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a small museum in Downtown Plano easily accessible from the Downtown Plano DART Station which also has plenty of parking. I've been there several time. The curator is excellent. Worth a visit to see some of Plano's history.

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Thank robertkL1499OV
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Visited with friends on a Saturday afternoon. There were two docents there who greeted us and toured us through the displays and the railroad car. Very interesting and informative.

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Thank Colleen W
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Basically located in the park, adjacent to the DART line, this is a great little museum. You can tour an old trolley outside and play with some electrical gadgets inside. I liked it a whole lot. Great place to learn about local history.

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Thank Mikeyveck
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

A quaint but information little museum about the role of the railroad in Plano's history. Tour an actual train car as well.

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Thank Hogiepaw
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I've been going to this park for 20+ years.It has always been extremely well kept, clean and fun. The DART Rail system has a stop here and it borders Old Town Plano. It has parking and clean restrooms. It even has a HORSE and a large pond. The swings and jungle gym are perfect for preteens. It has the added... More 

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Thank jdalerose1
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

The museum is located in Haggard Park on 15th across from the Dart Station. This is a wonderful small historical train station with many wonderful artifacts to look at. We were able to go inside the rail cart on display at the end of the tour which was fun to look at. Great for everyone, families, couples, friends or just... More 

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Reston, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

There is a small museum inside (nice A/C and restrooms too) which explained the development and role of the railway between Waco and Frisco; good exhibits and helpful staff. Then you can climb aboard one of the old rail cars, which was located in the hands of a private owner and then renovated as one of three cars (out of... More 

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Thank TourTroll
Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Despite the lack of nostalgia of 'Historical' Downtown Plano, this small museum is packed with local history! The museum is housed in the original 1908 two-building structure -- the front building was the depot/waiting area, while the rear brick building housed the generators which provided the electricity to power the train. The museum has numerous historical photos, as well as... More 

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