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Arkansas Railroad Museum

1700 Port Rd, Pine Bluff, AR 71601-4663
+1 870-535-8819
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This was a very interesting museum

When we got to the old building we were not sure what to expect. It kind of did not show the trains... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Vickie S
A Local Treasure

Although we've lived in Pine Bluff for about 30 years, we'd never been to the Railroad Museum. We... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
smokemom
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white hall, arkansas
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The Arkansas Railroad Museum exhibits the history of railroading in Arkansas with a special emphasis on the St. Louis Southwestern Railway, more commonly known as the Cotton Belt Railroad. Housed in the Cotton Belt Backshop building, featuring Cotton Belt steam locomotive 819, which was built in this very building in 1942, the last steam locomotive built in Arkansas. Exhibits also include cabooses (cabeese?), passenger cars, freight cars, diesel locomotives, and a large collection of smaller artifacts of railroad history including timetables, tools, telegraph equipment, pictures, and much more. We are open 9 AM to 2 PM Monday through Saturday, but please call ahead if you are bringing a large group or arriving late, we can often accommodate special requests.
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21 Apr 2017
“This was a very interesting museum”
10 Apr 2017
“A Local Treasure”
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 14:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1700 Port Rd, Pine Bluff, AR 71601-4663
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+1 870-535-8819
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

When we got to the old building we were not sure what to expect. It kind of did not show the trains at all. A very knowledgeable older lady walked us through the room with a lot of memorabilia and information about it. Then there...More

Thank Vickie S
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Although we've lived in Pine Bluff for about 30 years, we'd never been to the Railroad Museum. We took the grandchildren and their parents and were very impressed. Everyone has a good time. The kids loved climbing in and through the trains on display, and...More

Thank smokemom
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

What an interesting and educational experience! Wonderful trains with a lot of history. Some Very interesting exhibits besides the trains!! Got to go in some train cars and climb up and get close look at others! Excellent and if you like trains you will be...More

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 22 December 2016

This is a very interesting museum if you want to see. Railroad memorabilia and a nice collection of actual train cars. All inside a former railroad building used for building locomotives. The museum needs more visitors.

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RobertLonghofer, Manager at Arkansas Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thanks for your review! We are always looking for more visitors!

Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

This was a little difficult to find but once I found it it is just awesome I just love trains and anything to do with trains and this has so many cars and engines that you can actually climb into and see how they're set...More

Thank Ellen E
RobertLonghofer, Manager at Arkansas Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thank you! We are short in help of course but we plan to be around for a long time to come!

Reviewed 3 September 2016

The Arkansas Railroad Museum is as impressive as much for its' simplicity as for its' 'grandeur' and the setting is as much as the 'displays'. I have been there many times, frequently with visitors who requested to visit again.

Thank G L S
RobertLonghofer, Manager at Arkansas Railroad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thank you! We are glad to have you as often as you would like! Always best when you bring friends!

Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is a fantastic museum totally manned by volunteers. All of the exhibits have been bought or donated. The volunteers do a lot restoration of the railroad equipment.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to let the kids explore and parents as well we had a blast and look forward to seeing it again so much to see and do really cool

Thank steinmanking
Reviewed 20 April 2016

So the first time I went to this amazing museum, I was greeted kindly and as if I were part of the people who volunteered there. I had to do some service hour work for my UALR Speech class and I choose the museum, mostly...More

Thank Astrid B
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Want to know the inside story of the railroad industry in Arkansas? Want to see first hand the engines and rail cars that rode the lines of our state and nation? This is the place. Great memorabilia and history, and fabulous exhibits. Plan on at...More

2  Thank Matthew P
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Robientn
How long does it normally take to tour the Museum and any other adjacent bldgs? Thanks,Larry in Tn.
20 April 2016|
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Response from RobertLonghofer | Property representative |
2 - 4 hours would be normal for a casual visitor.
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Robientn
Would like to know the dates and times of operations for the museum.
20 April 2016|
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Response from RobertLonghofer | Property representative |
9 AM to 2 PM Monday through Saturday, but we can be open by appointment with advance notice, call during museum hours and we will do our best.
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Tikel D
Does anyone know if they are open on the weekends? I called the number and can't get anyone to answer.
27 February 2016|
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Response from RobertLonghofer | Property representative |
we are open Monday through Saturday 9 AM through 2 PM, that is the only times the phones are normally answered. If you have a special request please call and we will try to accommodate!
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