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“Museum in the desert” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arizona Railway Museum

Arizona Railway Museum
Ranked #9 of 40 things to do in Chandler
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Anywhere, MD
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Museum in the desert”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

This was a pleasant visit, and a nice opportunity to see some older railcars and engines. Check the website for hours, because this attraction is staffed by volunteers and the hours aren't what would be called standard for a museum. A lot of the cars are privately owned and not accessible to the public, but enough are open for a satisfying trip. The main exhibits are outdoors, so if you visit in the Summer, plan for the sun and heat.

Visited February 2014
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Dayton, Ohio
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Only open weekends in January”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

Not close to anything and only open certain times so be sure to check out times before going. Only about 10-15 trains outside and it wasn't much to brag about. Did not get to see the inside part because they were closed and we didn't have the incentive to go back.

Visited January 2014
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Federal Way, Washington
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“National Railroad Day celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

We took in National Railroad Day this year. It was a great tour of various railroad line cars. The cars are outfitted with period furniture and decor. Very nicely restored. I believe it is open from October to May.

Visited May 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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611 reviews
239 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Great place for hands on, up close train viewing and climbing.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2013

This place is a one of a kind and is more enjoyable ever since they moved from downtown Chandler to near Tumbleweed Park. Unfortunately it is not connected to the park, otherwise it would be the premier place to go.

The volunteers do an excellent job in the upkeep of this old relics and they are always working on either maintaining what they got or restoring something there. It is always fun to check out the history of the old pieces they have.

Two words of caution is go in the am, since it can get pretty sunny with no shade, and WATCH YOUR KIDS, these are real train cars and pieces and I can see the potential for someone getting injured because their parents were not being responsible and watching out for them.

Visited October 2012
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A real gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

This museum is a little difficult to find but if you are a fan of railroads this is THE place to visit. Lots of cars that are restored or in the process of being restored. Great for children that have little knowledge about rail travel. Check dates and times; closed in the summer.

Visited December 2012
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