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Northwest Railway Museum

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Address: 38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9663
Phone Number: +1 425-888-3030
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Great but small museum, interesting collection of unique trains and good historical prospective on how the railway came here

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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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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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

There are a lot of trains parked here that are out of service that train lovers can look at. There is also a small train ride that takes you on the opposites side of the falls for a small fee. There is a small store with books and stickers and memorabilia that you can buy and a very knowledgeable man... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We took our three year old son to the "Day out with Thomas" event at the Northwest Railway Museum. It was a wonderful, magical event for my son! The staff and volunteers were helpful, kind, friendly and went above and beyond to give my son an extra special day. It was fabulous! I highly recommend this event to any train... More 

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