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The Interurban Railway Museum

Closed Now: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Open today: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Small but free and interesting railway and electrical museum

This is a really small museum, free admission, focuses on the old Texas Interurban Railway, with... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
619ronc
Great Look Into The Past

After living in the area for decades, we finally stopped in to gather information for our... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
SeaDays22
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The Interurban Railway Museum is a FREE museum located in Plano's Haggard Park and surrounding Historic Downtown Plano. Parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to the museum and the DART rail stop. Museum guests will enjoy a tour of...more
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901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074-5807
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+1 972-941-2117
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 July 2008

This is a wonderful little musuem in a converted substation that tells the history of the Texas Electric Railway and how it helped the economic development of the area. With the rise of the freeways it eventually closed and has been forgotten by all but...More

4  Thank ral338
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We went there today. The employee/volunteer, I don't know which, was so rude even to the point of picking up a child's hand and tossing hard it away from a button. It wasn't my child, but the behavior was outrageous. I watched him closely so...More

3  Thank Captainkate1
Amy C, Public Relations Manager at The Interurban Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2014

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. I am sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant visit to our museum. In order to discuss this matter further, please call 972.941.2117 and ask to speak with one of co-directors (Russ Kissick and Jeff...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is a really small museum, free admission, focuses on the old Texas Interurban Railway, with only one car just outside of the front door. However, it is more interesting than its size would lead you to believe, and since it was constructed in the...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

After living in the area for decades, we finally stopped in to gather information for our granddaughter's project. Sorry we hadn't done it previously since this little museum provides great insight into the development of Plano and the Dallas area. The volunteer guides really love...More

Thank SeaDays22
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Back in the early 1900s, there was an 'Interurban' trolley system that extended out 100 miles in several directions from downtown Dallas. Plano, TX was one of the stops on the route to Denison, TX. This museum preserves the history and artifacts from that era...More

Thank Bob V
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Great little museum about the old electric railway in Dallas. A docent will take you inside the restored car. There are some interactive exhibit areas inside that are great for kids. It's also right next to the 1 block long "historic Plano downtown." So wander...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

It is okay, not much here but then again it is free. Nice trolley car to look in, but there is only one, If you are in the area go see it, don't make a special trip.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

If you want a small train museum experience, this a good place to go. The focus is, of course, on the vintage local Inter-urban system (now defunct) and you actually get to hang out in one of the old cars. A fun and inexpensive diversion...More

Thank 501keithd
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Enjoyed the tour but my companion. Was a retired raised road employee who was far more versed in details of the history of f this exhibition I t thankS the tour guide.

Thank bryanjordan
Reviewed 14 April 2017

It's a museum, which is good enough. But then you add in docents (which on my trip were all 70+ year old men) who are passionate about the topic, and you get a day you'll never forget. Kids and adults will love this place, but...More

1  Thank Kaerukun
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Interurban Railway Museum is a great stop in Plano, for train aficionados young and old. The museum offers a bit of education on electric trains, and historical information on the Interurban Railway. Located next to Haggard Park in Plano.

1  Thank Enloe M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The place is so convenient that one tends to ignore it for just being a train car. I did so for almost 25+ years of living in the area. I happened to be in the park next door one day and decided to stroll through...More

1  Thank C B
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Tourist646126
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Response from JessicaW5400 | Property representative |
The Interurban Railway Museum will be closed on November 22nd and 23. They will be open that Saturday, November 24th however!
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