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Arizona Railway Museum

330 East Ryan Road, Chandler, AZ 85286
+1 480-821-1108
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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
Abbow
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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 8 January 2018
ransom007
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Anaheim, California
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“rail cars” (8 reviews)
“open house” (3 reviews)
“gift shop” (4 reviews)
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330 East Ryan Road, Chandler, AZ 85286
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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

1  Thank Abbow
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Reviewed 8 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

Thank ransom007
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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.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank DougCsr
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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

Thank 740Elly48
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Reviewed 3 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

Thank robertbenyo
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I took our grandkids here on an open house day a couple of years ago. It's fun to go thru the cars that they have open to visitors--fun for an old fart like me to reminisce about the old days and fun for the kids...More

Thank GrandviewClassOf65
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

I took my younger cousin here, he loves trains. He got to walk around inside the train and we brought him some stuff from the gift shop. He had fun. Anyone that loves trains its a great stop.

1  Thank Tony V
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Nice display that was moved from downtown a dozen years ago. A place for the kids to check out some older rail stock.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Disclaimer first: While I live on the East coast, I am a member of the Museum. That being said, let me tell you that if you love trains, or have children with you, this is a great place to see wonderful history that has been,...More

1  Thank Allan R
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Jacqueline S
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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
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