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The Interurban Railway Museum

901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074-5807
+1 972-941-2117
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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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Plano, Texas
Great historic museum

Back in the early 1900s, there was an 'Interurban' trolley system that extended out 100 miles in... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Bob V
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Plano, Texas
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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 Railway Post Office Car #360. 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. 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 Saturdays 1 - 5 p.m. Special field trips are available upon request at our website.
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901 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074-5807
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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 Keith D
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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.

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

The museum is housed in the old power station that used to power the railway. A trip round the museum consists of a guided tour of the exhibits and is so interesting. Almost every exhibit is interactive and brings the story of the railway to...More

1  Thank Stuart C
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