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Small but free and interesting railway and electrical museum

This is a really small museum, free admission, focuses on the old Texas Interurban Railway, with... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
Ron C
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
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Plano, Texas
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Reviewed 4 September 2015

A gem just at the entrance to Historic Downtown Plano. Enter the rail car and learn the history of railroads in Plano, and Texas. Someone is there to answer your questions; many interesting exhibits. When you're done take the kids to the park just outside the rail car, sit under the gazebo, or have a bite in one of the restaurants near by.

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inkdotwell, Public Relations Manager at The Interurban Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2015

Thank you for stopping by to visit our "gem"! Tell your friends and family about us, and stop by to see us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Right in the middle of downtown is this train car. It is it's our museum and adjacent is the building that holds more items and diorama type displays from the early days of the railroad here in Texas. You won't need a lot of time but it is nice to take in all the nostalgia. Very interesting history too if you ask questions of the docents. Lived here 5 years before we went and very glad we did. It's on our list to take guests that come here to visit.

Thank michael R
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inkdotwell, Public Relations Manager at The Interurban Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2015

We are so happy you enjoyed your visit! Please come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

I've visited the museum on multiple occasions, alone and with friends over a period of four years. A few thoughts:

MUSEUM: It is not a large museum, but is very immersive, explaining through exhibits not only the way trains at the turn of the century operated, but the history of rail travel, as well as local rail history. It is located in what used to be an actual station and is very charmingly maintained. Both child-friendly and fascinating for adults.

STAFF: Knowledgeable and passionate. I wound up speaking to one gentleman for over an hour about electrical currents, which just goes to show how much these folks really know about their topic!

LOCATION: Within walking distance of a lovely park, a gorgeous downtown area, and a delightful farmer's market. It is easy to make a whole day out of a trip to the museum by visiting surrounding areas.

PHOTOS: I actually had some shots taken here for graduation and a few other events. The large red train car outside is a stunning backdrop - we even ran into a wedding party once!

All in all a fun, family-safe experience for inquiring minds of all ages.

Thank Moriah M
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inkdotwell, Public Relations Manager at The Interurban Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2015

Thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled that you enjoy our museum....and that you come back again and again! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 30 July 2015

this is a nice way to entertain your little ones. it's free and there is a large playground near the museum. the dart rail is also right there so you could take them on a real train after seeing the models in the interurban railway museum.

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inkdotwell, Public Relations Manager at The Interurban Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2015

Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed our museum! Please come see us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 July 2015

Good time here verry educational close to restaurants and shopping nice park also to relax and enjoy the weather

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inkdotwell, Public Relations Manager at The Interurban Railway Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2015

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! Come see us again soon!

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