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Railroad Memories Museum

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Address: Spooner, WI
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+1 715-635-2752
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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Neat thing to do in the summer

Lots of history in this building! So many things to see there! My son loved the train! It's right in town in Spooner so it's easy to find and takes about an hour or 2 to walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Amber A
Spooner, Wisconsin, United States
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Spooner, Wisconsin, United States
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lots of history in this building! So many things to see there! My son loved the train! It's right in town in Spooner so it's easy to find and takes about an hour or 2 to walk thru and see a good deal of what they have. It's in an old train station so it's pretty old but kept us... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Arrived in October and found it to be closed. Spooner was a railroad town back in the day and the Museum was the depot on the Chicago, St Paul, Minneapolis, and Omaha line. City owns the roundhouse and turntable next door. Preserved but not showable. Ralfan interest only. General public - not a big attraction. Go see it in conjunction... More 

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Pembine, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Friendly folk with lots of information and happy to share it. Nice museum with so much to see and lots of local train history. Many one of a kind items. Interesting and fun.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We arrived just as they were closing. They welcomed us in anyways and told us to take our time going through their very extensive collection of train artifacts. Very well done and LOTS of items and history to enjoy. Staff offered some insight to some of the items. Very interesting. If you are a train buff you owe yourself to... More 

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Spooner, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband and I truly enjoyed our visit to the Railroad Memories Museum in Spooner. It was full of surprises and the tour by staff members very interesting. Sometimes small town museums such as this are so much more than you expect and this was the case at Railroad Memories!

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Killeen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

The guide was very informative about the History of the Railroad. Lots of things to look at and get a history lesson of the railroads. Pictures, tools, equipment, memorabilia quite a collection of if you like the railroad!

Thank Louise W
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Wow! So much to look at! The amount of memorabilia surprised us for a small local museum. Well worth your time; allow more than you think you will need.

Thank Eisme77
Spooner, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Really enjoyed our visit to this historic attraction. Spent a good share of an afternoon there. There is lots and lots of old Railroad memorabilia, a guided tour, much of the original depot has been preserved.

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Wheeling, Illinois
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The Railroad Memories Museum is housed in what remains of the Spooner Chicago and Northwestern Depot. At one time this station was 13 rooms including a restaurant, plus a roundhouse on the other side of the right-of-way. 22 trains per day came through here. Now, the station is packed with all kinds of memorabilia, including equipment, tools, seats, uniforms and... More 

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Macomb, IL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

We definitely did not allow enough time to satisfactorily take in the offerings of this former train depot museum. Sooooo much stuff is crammed into the available space. When we visited last summer, a former rain engineer ,Bud Hoekstra,and his wife were volunteering. Their enthusiasm, knowledge and insights made for a very pleasant visit and learning experience. If you are... More 

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