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Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

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Address: 315 W Avenue B, Temple, TX 76501-4226
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+1 254-298-5172
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Outstanding exhibitions. Always educational.

Updated. Great exhibitions. Very educational. Super history. Must see. Very easy. Very inexpensive. Great history.

Reviewed yesterday
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Updated. Great exhibitions. Very educational. Super history. Must see. Very easy. Very inexpensive. Great history.

Thank Richard A
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

When driving through Temple downtown recently, we passed this huge, awesome brick train station and it definitely calls to you. So it houses (on 2nd floor), the small but interesting Railroad & Heritage Museum. It's open Tues. - Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, and $3 for those over 60 years. ($2 for kids); Right... More 

Thank LK R
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a beautiful facility with loads of charm. I love the older character blended with modern conveniences. It's used for banquets and weddings but also has a small museum. The railroad was the heart of Temple and this gives a good representation of the past life in Temple. Check it out if you're looking for an interesting and beautiful... More 

Thank Sabk123
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80 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Pretty nice little museum. Interesting history of Temple. Well kept and nicely presented. The building is beautiful. Sometimes there are discount coupons in the Dining and Shopping coupon book.

Thank Ggayle
Weatherford, Texas
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

I went to the museum with my young granddaughters, 8 & 5. Though they were not as thrilled with the museum as the children's park next door they found the displays interesting. I as the old Pawpaw found it very interesting. It really revealed the importance of Temple as a railroad center and how everything evolved around railroads. This is... More 

Thank 2TXtravel
Temple, Texas
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Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

My uncle worked for Sante Fe RR for many years. I finally have a better idea of what his job entailed. Also seeing how the West became what we are today.

Thank Ruth C
G-Patch, Texas
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We were passing through Temple and I happened to see a Pullman Railroad car and I almost drove off the road! So we had to investigate further. This little gem is hidden in plain sight right in the center of Temple! The staff is so friendly that you'll wish they had chairs so you could sit and chat for awhile.... More 

Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Kearney, Nebraska
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I liked visiting here. As a former BNSF engineer I enjoyed everything there was to see. They have a nice museum, gift shop, and rail cars to go through. This is an active Amtrak destination and is where I began my trip back to Nebraska last December.

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Houston, Texas
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Although is a very small museum it has very interesting pieces and very well kept. The entrance fee is a little pricey compared to other Museums around the country. It is located on a 2nd floor accessible to wheelchairs. The best part for kids are the locomotive outside, unfortunately the other two were closed and couldn't visit. I hope they... More 

Thank gint0n
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We got in free with our military ID. So that was a nice surprise! It's very informative and small. There is a model train room which my son adored. I'd like to go back sometime without my son so I can actually read everything. It's a nice display. Lots of interesting things to see.

Thank Ashley P

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