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Northwest Railway Museum

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Address: 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9663
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+1 425-888-3030
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

The largest and oldest continuously operating railway museum in Washington...

The largest and oldest continuously operating railway museum in Washington State welcomes over 88,000 visitors yearly to its historic depot and 7 ½ acre developing Railway History Center. The museum’s collection of railway artifacts and equipment is one of the most significant in the United States and includes over 70 examples of locomotives, passenger and freight cars, and specialized railway equipment. Antique train excursions operate on weekends, April - October.

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Fun Stop And Very Informative

This was such a fun stop! We enjoyed the exhibits and the cute little gift shop and will go back to take a ride on the steam engine! The museum is small, but beautifully... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ocean Shores, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not much to see and not much open in January... but it was free. The bookstore has lots of trinkets and it was interesting to see the old station, but it is really small.

Thank Nancy C
Ocean Shores, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such a fun stop! We enjoyed the exhibits and the cute little gift shop and will go back to take a ride on the steam engine! The museum is small, but beautifully restored and definitely worth the stop - a definite must for train aficionados!

Thank LoryGene54
Newberg, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Can't wait for our Day with Thomas! Thank you to the woman in the gift shop that gave us all kinds of info.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great but small museum, interesting collection of unique trains and good historical prospective on how the railway came here

Thank sonic434343
Plano, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Was just a tad disappointed as I was expecting a bit more, but it is still a nice stop to view and chat with some of the great volunteers who work at the museum.

Thank Nolan K
Manassas, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Having a few hours to kill before heading to the airport we thought it a splendid idea to spend some time visiting the past of one of my favorite subjects: The railroad. The museum is of course nestled in the small town of Snoqualmie and is next to the old railroad line that runs through the town. To be honest... More 

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great time. Would take kids they wpuld enjoy it so much.it goes thru the wood and over the river.

Thank Joeybaldwinweaver
Sheridan, Wyoming
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This museum is located on the main street in town with ample diagonal parking a short distance away. It is accessible to those in wheelchairs or using walkers. The museum gives insight to the community history in relation to the railway.

Thank William C
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Happened to visit this museum and discovered that they were offering rides behind a steam engine. My friend is a train buff, so we ended up taking the two hour trip. Lots of fun and interesting. The volunteer conductors filled us in on lots of information.

Thank Renee K
New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The museum was nice. The station is beautifully restored. The staff was nice and had some good things in the store. As it was midweek, the train was not operating.

Thank Daniel V

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