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The Interurban Railway Museum
Ranked #9 of 45 things to do in Plano
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Interurban Railway Museum is a FREE museum located in Plano's Haggard Park and surrounding Historic Downtown Plano. Parking is available in the lot immediately adjacent to the museum and the DART rail stop. Museum guests will enjoy a tour of Railway Post Office Car #360. Guests will learn about the rail post office system, discuss period advertising in the train car and learn more about electric rail travel. Guests will also tour the Interurban Railway Museum, learning about regional history in the history room, exploring interactive displays in the science room and experiencing the working "O" scale model train layout. Every Friday at 10:30 a.m. the museum offers a children's story time, hosted by professional storyteller Genie Hammel. The museum is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturdays 1 - 5 p.m. Special field trips are available upon request at our website.
Reviewed 8 September 2017

It is okay, not much here but then again it is free. Nice trolley car to look in, but there is only one, If you are in the area go see it, don't make a special trip.

Thank Jeff H
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

If you want a small train museum experience, this a good place to go. The focus is, of course, on the vintage local Inter-urban system (now defunct) and you actually get to hang out in one of the old cars. A fun and inexpensive diversion in downtown Plano.

Thank Keith D
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Enjoyed the tour but my companion. Was a retired raised road employee who was far more versed in details of the history of f this exhibition I t thankS the tour guide.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

It's a museum, which is good enough. But then you add in docents (which on my trip were all 70+ year old men) who are passionate about the topic, and you get a day you'll never forget. Kids and adults will love this place, but kids might get bored before the adults will. There's so much to see and do here. Plan to be there a couple of hours, and don't under any circumstances miss the tour of the railcar. You might have to drag your docent away from it, as there are many, many stories to hear.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Interurban Railway Museum is a great stop in Plano, for train aficionados young and old. The museum offers a bit of education on electric trains, and historical information on the Interurban Railway. Located next to Haggard Park in Plano.

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