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The Alberta Railway Museum

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Address: 24215 34 St NW | Londonderry Postal Outlet #70014, Edmonton, Alberta T5Y 6B4, Canada
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+1 780-472-6229

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I have been meaning to come here for awhile and made the trip today on the opening day of their season. Overall pretty impressive for what they do entirely with volunteer work... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been meaning to come here for awhile and made the trip today on the opening day of their season. Overall pretty impressive for what they do entirely with volunteer work. There is clearly much work to be done but with volunteers you can only get so much done. Many, many historical artifacts on display and you pretty much... More 

Thank Kiwibirdman
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Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I went with my two teen daughters and my mom and dad (and my dads little dog). They let us take the dog either carried or on a leash everywhere, including the short train ride! We went the day after a rain storm and it was muddy and wet! Wear appropriate footwear as you do need to walk on wooden... More 

Thank Sherry K
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a fully interactive museum. You can walk through almost every train car. You can ride the speeder or one of the trains as well. Wheelchair's are a lot harder to get around but kids can learn a lot there too.

Thank James P
Edmonton, Canada
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Had a wonderful time here. The museum is great and guides a very knowledgeable. Hard to believe this is run by volunteers. Enjoyed the old cars and the history of them. Great ride and a great time!

Thank 773hungrygirl
Edmonton, Canada
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We went here with several adults and two children. There were bits of fun for everybody. It gets busy during days when events are close by, such as fairs. The 'staff', which are all volunteers have been super friendly. We learned a lot about the history of the train and enjoyed the ride. It is too bad that it can't... More 

1 Thank Julie M
Edmonton, Canada
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

We took my toddler up to see the trains (and his train loving Dad). This is a hidden gem just north of Edmonton. Admission is inexpensive, it is not overly busy (we could let the toddler run!) and there is lots to see. From working old steam trains to ride (not far, but it was enjoyable!) to trains to explore... More 

1 Thank LB1982
Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

Have never seen such a great collection for historic trains! If you love history and nostalgia, this is the place. The volunteers/society that maintain these treasures can tell you a lot of stories. They keep the place running and are there to help you/inform you. Some of the Steam trains are still working. They have many trains there in various... More 

Thank Loretta L
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

The miniature train enthusiast loves this place! Everyone gets into character and theres lots to look at and nice things in the gift shop. Great place run by volunteers!

Thank phoenixoftheflame
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

The museum is a short pleasant country drive just north of Edmonton. The museum consists of a main building with a nice display of railway artifacts, and a historic train station. The highlight is three long rows of train cars, cabooses, and engines that can be explored on your own. Some are restored, some are not. The atmosphere is intriguing... More 

Thank danamcarthur
Edmonton, Alberta
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

My son (3 years old) is MAD about trains. So we go to the ARW about three or four times a year (operational May - September). It is a pleasant lower key outing for a family. They are quite busy on long weekends as this is when they fire up a large steam engine and go up and down the... More 

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