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“Nice railroad museum”

Red River Railroad Museum
Ranked #7 of 26 things to do in Denison
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Owner description: The museum is open Thu - Fri - Sat 11AM - 4PM and Sun 1PM - 4P. The RRRM displays many historical items from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad known as the Katy and other rail lines serving Denison, Texas and the Texoma area. Entrance door with parking is on the trackside of the Historic Katy Depot, two blocks east of US 69. The museum features our Smith Foundation Media Center showing vintage train footage on a 12 foot High Definetion Screen with thrilling surround sound which is available to rent for parties and movie screenings for up to 30 people and "Lil Katy" our trackless kidde train is available to rent for your next party or gathing. Come visit our Interactive Train Simulator the next best thing to operate the real thing. Our gift store has many train related items to purchase. "Katy's Baby, The story of Denison, Texas" by Jack McGuire is available and on our website. Outside next to our train equipment display is the historical marker for the site of the first North-South Rail Connection in the United States.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice railroad museum”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2013

nice little museum, but honestly I'm not that excited about trains. The rest of the party really enjoyed it, though.

Visited October 2012
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“If you like railroads and history, it's the place to visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2012

Visited a few weekends ago, throughly enjoyed the displays filled with railroad artifacts and the cabooses and engine outside the museum. Had to pry the kids out of the train simulator and watched a couple of very interesting DVDs on railroads. The Katy Depot is just a few blocks from downtown, we had lunch at a very good resturant connected to the depot called Smitty's that was in the former Railway Express Building. Just down the block was a neat 1900s hotel called the Travelers Inn and the Eisenhower Birth Place is a few blocks south. Lots of train activity just down from the museum while we were there.

Visited November 2012
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