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Temple Railroad & Heritage Museum

315 W Avenue B, Temple, TX 76501-4226
+1 254-298-5172
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Interesting! Ok for kids

My hopes were built a little high for this place. I was under the impression that there would be... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Laura L
,
Walker, Louisiana
Good for school aged children. Some hands on, including morse code on the telegraph.

I wouldn't recommend this museum for toddlers, but children as young as 5 up to middle school would... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
capitollover
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Austin, Texas
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315 W Avenue B, Temple, TX 76501-4226
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

My hopes were built a little high for this place. I was under the impression that there would be trains and train cars that we could walk through. Apparently, there are tours of the train cars, but mainly offered to group tours. It was just...More

Thank Laura L
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

I wouldn't recommend this museum for toddlers, but children as young as 5 up to middle school would like it. There are a number of old trains outside to walk through and explore. There is also a playground when the kids get tired of viewing...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

A very nice place to visit. I enjoyed the train museum. A great gift shop. Also there is an Amtrak station here.

Thank Timothy S
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This is another interesting part of Temple to see. The railroad is an important part of this city's history & I learned more interesting facts at the museum. It is very nicely set up. Railroad buffs would love it.

Thank MAM S
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

Took the kids for activity here, they really enjoyed learning a lot going through the activities, old rails and museum there. Good informative place to visit.

Thank Nathan_Krish
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Don't let the construction around Amtrak Station chase you off. Very interesting displays of railroad equipment, stories, switching operations, telegraph and model train display.

Thank dwknapp138
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

great place for a tourist or local visit, nice exhibits, great ambiance, fun to feel the thunder of trains passing, great railroad loco and car examples

Thank texastraveller77
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you are interested in trains and the history, this is museum you should visit. The old depot has been restored and it is a beautiful building.

Thank Gloria H
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great layout. Great staff. Super rotating exhibits. Excellent history of area. Great for all ages. Highly recommend. Thx.

Thank DArcher2014
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

For as old as this railroad is in Temple I feel they should have more to offer. There is a lot of history in Temple due to the start of the railroad through this town.

Thank Phyllis W
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Annt59
20 June 2016|
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Response from bsandrs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I see that their website is down at present Opening hours are 10.00am until 4.00pm Tuesday through to Saturday Hope that helps
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bbradfield
23 May 2015|
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Response from bu67 | Reviewed this property |
Well, first of all, there is a wonderful museum telling the story of the railroads in Temple and Bell County. Additionally, when we were there a week ago, there were exhibits on various aspects of Temple history including... More
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