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Arizona Railway Museum

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Unique railway museum

Run entirely by knowledgeable volunteers and generally open only noon to 4pm on Saturdays and... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
Small museum with a large rail yard

There is plenty of free parking in the gravel parking lot. The museum is small, but the rail yard... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
Anaheim, California
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“ring the bell”(3 reviews)
“gift shop”(5 reviews)
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All reviews rail cars ring the bell gift shop open house love trains non profit trolley car nice collection walk around locomotive caboose volunteers restored exhibits horn freight amtrak
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a fairly extensive collection of railway history spanning 7 sets of railroad tracks; lots to see. There are placards at each piece of equipment describing the item and its history. The museum is run by volunteers, which includes the amazing restoration to each...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank CJ_Ranch
Reviewed 2 December 2018

We arrived a day early ( Friday ) however, a fantastic volunteer name Steve spotted us and permitted us to wander around the outside. While the cars were not open, our travels outside gave us an excellent overall view. Thank you, Steve and we look...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This was a wonderful experience. they have a special event the last Saturday in February each year where kids can walk through real trains from years gone by. They can ring the bell on an old steam engine, or blow the horn of a running...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Rob M
Reviewed 28 June 2018

You know, when I was a child I loved the stories that had to do with locomotives. I even loved the "Choo-choo Charlie" Good and Plenty Commercial. Therefore, it should not surprise anyone that I visited the Arizona Railway Museum with my daughter and grand-kids....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tony S
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Run entirely by knowledgeable volunteers and generally open only noon to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays, this museum offer an up-close-and -personal look at the Golden Age of railroading. You'll be able to take your time and tour the vintage rail cars, some dating back...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Abbow
Reviewed 9 January 2018

There is plenty of free parking in the gravel parking lot. The museum is small, but the rail yard is quite large. You can walk through several cars and see how rail travel accommodations looked back in the day. There are numerous other railway assets...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank ransom007
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Very nice little train museum. If you enjoy trains this will whet your enthusiasm to visit even more train museums. Do not expect the Sacramento train collection or even Travel Town in Los Angeles. Still, a nice collection of trains.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

There are railcars and locomotives you will not see in any other museum. Inexpensive and informative. Enjoy

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank DougCsr
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The address given in the Chandler tourist brochure was incorrect. The place was hard to find. Even when finally getting there the sign was so small for parking that we went past, so did a car coming along after us. The open hours are few...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank 740Elly48
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Many exhibits to see. Staff very knowledgeable about their passion for trains and the stories of the history of them. We learned more about the influence of the railroads on our great countries past in a few hours then we knew in our life

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank robertbenyo
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Terri B
13 August 2018|
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Response from Abbow | Reviewed this property |
I saw no ramps up to any of the cars open for viewing, and walking between the cars it’s primarily packed dirt so it might be a little bumpy for a motorized scooter. Best however to check with the museum directly.
Jacqueline S
6 December 2015|
Response from Andrew S |
The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays only, noon to 4 PM, from Labor Day to Memorial Day (closed in the summer). Admission to the grounds is free. Admission to tour the railcars that are open (the selection does vary... More