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Laws Railroad Museum

395 Silver Canyon Rd, Bishop, CA 93515
+1 760-873-5950
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what a find!

great slice of history not only of railway but town of Law and surrounding area. Great old photos... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MUCH more than just a railroad museum!

My husband and I had gone by the signs for the Laws Railroad Museum many times during our frequent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Artifacts of the Railroad Era on display, from a Death Valley Railroad motor car to train tracks and historic buildings.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“old buildings” (16 reviews)
“local history” (14 reviews)
“old west” (10 reviews)
395 Silver Canyon Rd, Bishop, CA 93515
+1 760-873-5950
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great slice of history not only of railway but town of Law and surrounding area. Great old photos, furniture, antiques. Volunteers very informative. Loved this!

Thank cvcalifornia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had gone by the signs for the Laws Railroad Museum many times during our frequent visits to Bishop but never really noticed the smaller print that said "and Historic Site". I'm not particularly interested in railroad museums myself so when my...More

Thank Morris E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful museum comprised of authentic old buildings, trains and items that were part of the narrow gauge railroad that used to run from Nevada to just south of the Bishop area. It is fun for kids of all ages to explore.

Thank Yogaseeker
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Great place for kids. Open grassy areas where they can run, and they are allowed to touch and climb on old trains, which is unusual for a train museum. Really great historical artifacts and really great, all volunteer, staff. The stamp mill/mine building is really...More

Thank erinn267
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We were fortunate enough to be there for the historic running of steam engine #18. The dedication the museum volunteers and train engineers was amazing! Its too bad the town doesn't support this extraordinary museum. It is definitely a MUST SEE when in Bishop. You...More

Thank Deniece9
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The volunteers here have done a great job preserving, restoring, and displaying a slice of history, not only of the local area, but of railroad history. The beautiful park-like setting and olde time narrow gauge railroad equipment is wonderful. This museum is worth a visit...More

Thank sp4301
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

At first look it's no big deal. Once you get there it's amazing in the number and variety of exhibits and train cars on display. It seems to go on forever ( in a good way) a hidden gem

1  Thank JBRetired
Reviewed 12 September 2017

I adored Laws and the people who run it. Their dedication to and passion for preserving the past is simply wonderful. There are many furnished houses on site to visit and an excellent effort is made to record the story of this railroad town now...More

Thank Sasha M
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

As a former resident of Bishop, it was truly a walk thru time. Personally knew many of the people in the photos, etc. Wonderful collection of historical items. The train was a great too. Highly recommend visiting.

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 25 August 2017

For a small town museum, this rivals some of the best exhibitions we have ever seen. We have some family roots in the Inyokern Valley. The dozens were extremely helpful and the exhibit was amazing. The have moved several buildings from the region and filled...More

Thank nb906
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