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Railroad and Transportation Museum of El Paso - CLOSED

400 W. San Antonio at Durango, El Paso, TX 79901
+1 915-838-8700
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Interesting

This place is very small, but it is still very interesting for what it is. The staff here are very... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
anthmore
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Disappointed

This is now the info center. That train you see in the picture is the only one there. The title on... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2015
Scott Y
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History of the Transcontinental Railroads, featuring EP&SW Locomotive No.1, a Classic American steam engine, the oldest (1857) in the West. Exhibits show railroads in time of war along with the tools and posessions of railroad workers. Tour historic train stations. Learn how the Mule Car evolved into the Electric Streetcar. Local/regional history books photos, and videos are available.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average33%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
21 Jan 2017
“Interesting”
24 Jun 2015
“Disappointed”
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400 W. San Antonio at Durango, El Paso, TX 79901
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+1 915-838-8700
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

This place is very small, but it is still very interesting for what it is. The staff here are very knowledgeable. I visited here when I was visiting the Amtrak Station nearby.

Thank anthmore
Reviewed 24 June 2015 via mobile

This is now the info center. That train you see in the picture is the only one there. The title on this attraction needs to be changed.

1  Thank Scott Y
Reviewed 3 June 2014

I knew the museum was closed, but wanted to find the locomotive display, which is in what is now a Visitor Center. A few nice info posters about the locomotive history and railroad in El Paso. I also made the short walk over to the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 June 2014

you just gotta take the kiddies, my two boys had a lot of fun here. If your kids like trains and such...this is totally the place for them!

1  Thank TravlingAZGirl
Reviewed 4 October 2013

It's now the El Paso Visitors Center. The only thing left from the museum is one steam locomotive and some info about it. If you need tourist info, stop by, they have it. Looking for a museum, not there.

7  Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 19 June 2013

we loved the history of this museum. the engine train inside the bldg was awesome and to hear about the history was very very interesting.

Thank mammadonna7
Reviewed 2 April 2013

The museum is centered around the steam locomotive located in the front. Nice to see this level of preservation. Free admission made it that much better. Staff was knowlegdeable and enthusiastic. Good take for families.

1  Thank Traveler7388
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Parked for free close to El Paso's train station and walked about a block to this free museum, which itself is only a few blocks from the heart of downtown. This museum is centered around it's massive locomotive, and the volunteers who staff the place...More

Thank Chesatamette
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Great little museum and immaculate No. 1 engine. Easy access from interstate. Docent was very informative.

1  Thank Prussik
Reviewed 22 June 2012

small museum - free, donations accepted but no pressure. Staff very well-informed on subject. staff member started fixing a toy train set while we were watching a video - very noisy and distracting (poor judgment) - Otherwise visit was ok and interesting

Thank militarymom3
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