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Railway and Heritage Museum of San Angelo

703 S Chadbourne St, San Angelo, TX 76903-6931
+1 325-486-2140
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The hours are very limited- Saturday mostly. The price was right and we all enjoyed the sets... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
TulsaTina
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Tulsa, Ok
A MUST!!!

This was by far the most fun we had, lots of trains setup in the upstairs of the building and... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Kim P
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Starke, Florida, United States
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This Museum of Railroad and Local History in West Texas Area is housed in a historic two story brick passenger depot built in 1910 as the Texas Corporate headquarters of The Kansas City, Mexico and Orient Railroad. This international Railroad was bought out in 1928 by the Santa Fe Railroad during the First Oil Boom in the largest oil field in the world the famous Permian Basin in West Texas. The Museum features 7 full size Railroad engines and cars inside and out side this beautiful Nationally Recognized building. Displays for all ages include 5 running model train layouts, Railroad equipment from 1850 to present day and over 500 historic photos of the San Angelo Texas Area. Guided tours included in admission price. Check out the Museums Web site for information on annual and other special events.
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703 S Chadbourne St, San Angelo, TX 76903-6931
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The hours are very limited- Saturday mostly. The price was right and we all enjoyed the sets upstairs, especially. Unless you are really into train sets, I'd skip this.

Thank TulsaTina
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

This was by far the most fun we had, lots of trains setup in the upstairs of the building and downstairs has all the train memorabilia. The guide who showed us around was awesome and when a train came into the station he ran like...More

Thank Kim P
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

If you are at all railroad enthusiast visiting San Angelo then you must visit this heritage museum. Beautifully maintained railroad station now museum containing artifacts from the great rail era along with a very impressive model setup that is fully operational. Volunteer staff were more...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

We knew that the Railway Museum would be closed since we were in town on a holiday (and it's only open on Saturdays, admission $3-5) but we are railway fans and wanted to see the Orient-Santa Fe Depot built in 1910. We were in the...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum, you won't get a knock down fall out experience. It'll give you a bit of history. It's just not enough to it but it only cost $5 so it's not a bad visit

1  Thank Chastity J
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Visited the museum this past Saturday. The museum is staffed by volunteers, a least one of whom is a retired Santa Fe Railway telegrapher who actually worked at the station when it was an open train order office. It has quite a few historic railroad...More

Thank Stuart S
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The railway and heritage museum is THE place to go for information about San Angelo trains and rail traffic in history. They have active model trains, lots of actual historical items, and friendly staff ready to answer your questions. They also have a great gift...More

Thank Mary T
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We had three main attractions in mind that we wished to visit in San Angelo. This was the best of the three. The volunteers are knowledgeable, friendly and informative. This facility with its museum of railroad artifacts, model train exhibits and great docents/volunteers makes it...More

2  Thank Benton R
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

After living here for 2.5 years, I finally got to the Railroad Museum, which is open only on Saturdays. I will have to go back again, because I talked so long with the friendly and knowledgeable staff that I ran out of time to read...More

Thank billadams2017
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Lived here all of my life and never visited. There is a TON of historical information here. Was a lot of fun and can't wait to go back.

Thank Phil S
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Response from David W | Reviewed this property |
The price went to $5 for 12 and up and $3 for age 4 to 11 about 8 years ago. But they added free for under 4 and senior and milatary discount.
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