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The Museum of the American Railroad

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good picture location

We took grandkids and got some really cute pictures in and around the trains.. the boys really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott C
Dallas, Texas
Interesting tour - even for non-American

The main reason for my visit was to see the Union Pacific steam locomotive "Big Boy". It was more... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
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Climb aboard steam engine trains at this lively museum. Take a first-hand look at luxurious Pullman sleeping cars and Dallas's oldest depot.
6455 Page Rd, Frisco, TX 75034-3486
+1 214-428-0101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took grandkids and got some really cute pictures in and around the trains.. the boys really liked to see the trains up close.

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

This was my main reason for going to Frisco in the first place. Online information said go to the Frisco Heritage Center for tickets (I did) and was told "there's this part here and the trains are over there". So we went through the Center...More

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Nice collection of stream and Diesel engines as well as several Pullman cars and cabooses. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. The collection is primarily outside and in the summer it is hotttt. The tour is best enjoyed by adults and older children...More

Thank barrya732
Reviewed 7 July 2018

The main reason for my visit was to see the Union Pacific steam locomotive "Big Boy". It was more than a little difficult to locate the tour, but we visited the local museum before driving about a mile to where the tour commences. The guides...More

Thank BL1947
Reviewed 28 May 2018

5th largest collection of historic steam engines incl. the "Big Boy." Only weighs in at 1,250,000 lbs. Check for times of tours.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The museum is in development and the only way to see it is on a guided tour that is given once a day. The collection is impressive and the guides are very knowledgeable. A UP Big Boy is one of the star attractions but a...More

2  Thank cgny1fwd
Reviewed 12 July 2017

These trains were mover from Fair Park ,Dallas. That was a tremendous endeavor, the setup is like a rail yard. Outdoor exhibit , a must see for Train lovers

1  Thank Dandydn41
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Be sure to arrive about an hour early for whatever tour you take (recommend the earlier tour, less hot) because the train yard is about a quarter mile from the ticket/museum by car. The reason you will want to arrive early is because there is...More

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

You have to go to the Frisco Heritage Museum to buy your tickets then drive the mile to the trains located behind the Frisco discovery center and video game museum. The tour guides were very informative and I was surprised how you could climb on...More

Thank Marine03
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent field trip for my third graders . Very hands on , interactive and engaging. This was a full day for them and they were completely exhausted when we returned to school . The group leaders did a great job holding their...More

1  Thank Alaster83
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Judy L
14 July 2018|
Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Visit the "Museum of the American Railroad" web site. Complete information provided. MM
30 June 2018|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
"Train Utopia" and the showing of the Steve Sanders million dollar train layout will open July 18th, 2108. The layout is housed at the Frisco, Texas "Discovery Center." located at 8004 Dallas Pkwy #200 with telephone number... More
Stuart C
15 March 2017|
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Response from Alaster83 | Reviewed this property |
Go to their website click on educational program directory located on the left hand side go to page page 2 there is a email address for K Stokes