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Western America Railroad Museum

685 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311-2201
+1 760-256-9276
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Trains.

Lots to see here. Inside all sorts of memorabilia from the railroad days. Outside engines, cars... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
josch1122
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Palm Springs
Great for train enthusiasts --- and normal tourists too!

Great for train enthusiasts --- and normal tourists too! It's next door to the Rt 66 Motheroad... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Charleygirl76
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Chesham, Bucks, England
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  • Very good51%
  • Average8%
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“railroad museum” (11 reviews)
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685 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311-2201
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+1 760-256-9276
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to see here. Inside all sorts of memorabilia from the railroad days. Outside engines, cars, and equipment from the days when railroads was how most everyone traveled.

Thank josch1122
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great for train enthusiasts --- and normal tourists too! It's next door to the Rt 66 Motheroad museum so no excuses not to visit.

Thank Charleygirl76
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was a disappointing visit as you could not actually get into the trains, The museum was a collection of rooms with old equipment. I'm sure for people who have worked with the equipment it would be prove interesting but to the general public is...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My son is a HUGE train fan. Even though the museum itself was closed (GOod Friday) he could still climb on the engines and cars outside. Really glad we made this stop for him.

1  Thank bgardner711
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Our small group is in Barstow visiting the MC Logistics looking for something to do, so we turned to our TA app for a list of ideas and some very good directions. We enjoy trains and stop whenever there is some good information or just...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The train station looks like it was just remodeled. There are several old locomotives on display in parking lot. The displays and exhibits were great to look at.

1  Thank thomas y
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The Western America Railroad Museum is a very small museum but pleasant and well intentioned. It's too small to be worth a special trip unless you are in Barstow. It's located by the lovely Harvey House building (worth a look for its beauty). There is...More

1  Thank Jackbear
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We liked seeing the train cars and museum in Barstow. There is a wealth of history to learn about at the museum. It is nearby the very busy many multi-track railroad area of Barstow.

Thank mini
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are hankering for a good Railroad Museum then stop by the Western America. We didn't know what to expect but we spent about an hour there learning some about Barstow but more about railroads in general. It is located in the Harvey House...More

Thank MITCHEL N
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is a unique little display which is a must-see if you're driving by the area and are a lover of trains. It's a small, easily accessible range of cars. Beware of the temperatures and the heat, though. The cars are hot as iron/steel, and...More

1  Thank inavigator
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Cory N
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Response from Denise L | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is but donation.
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Doris M
15 April 2016|
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Response from Kenneth D | Reviewed this property |
Actually they are only open Fri, Sat and Sunday.
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