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Laws Railroad Museum

395 Silver Canyon Rd, Bishop, CA 93515
+1 760-873-5950
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Road trip with grand daughter.

This place is very informative about the days past, from mining, railroads, doctors dentist and all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Janet G
via mobile
Steeped in history...

The Laws Railroad Museum is fascinating. The relics of a western town, with train station, barber... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
D F
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San Diego, California
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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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“local history” (14 reviews)
“old west” (10 reviews)
“narrow gauge” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
395 Silver Canyon Rd, Bishop, CA 93515
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+1 760-873-5950
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"local history"
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"old west"
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"narrow gauge"
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"suggested donation"
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"steam engine"
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"step back in time"
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"self guided tour"
in 5 reviews
"blacksmith shop"
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"great history"
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"western town"
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"farm equipment"
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"several buildings"
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"rolling stock"
in 4 reviews
"history buff"
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"all ages"
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"bottle collection"
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"steve mcqueen"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very informative about the days past, from mining, railroads, doctors dentist and all the tools and things everyone had in the day. A must place to go.

Thank Janet G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Laws Railroad Museum is fascinating. The relics of a western town, with train station, barber shop, miner's shacks and more! Give yourself a few hours to get lost in the past, here.

Thank D F
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for an amazing experience; this is your place. A true diamond in the rough chock full of delightful memorabilia. Plan on spending at least 2 hours to walk the entire lot. Sadly, I drove by this place thousands of times on my...More

Thank Geoffrey v
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

My family of 5 (children ages 6, 9, and 12) stopped by, and we were very impressed by this museum. The workers were knowledgable and kind, my kids got an experiential history/ geology lesson that simply can't be matched in a classroom. We all loved...More

Thank sarah_2010067
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

I'd stopped at the Laws Railroad Museum once about 25+ years ago, and really only stopped recently since I had some time to kill. So glad I stopped in! Compared with what I remember from my past visit, they've added a lot of interesting stuff...More

Thank roadtrip_ken_2017
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We are Railroad enthusiastic's. We be long to The Golden Spikes RV group and ride old trains so we had to go here and see what it was all about. It was OK, I didn't want to spend a lot of time there. Some of...More

Thank Carol T
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Took the kids and spent an hour exploring. Nice museum with lots to see. Had many old materials so you could really see into the past.

Thank Heather I
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

So much more than just a railroad museum, but the reason it is here is because of the Carson & Colorado railway. This museum is free but donations are gladly accepted. The “centerpiece” is the old SP #9 along with a few rolling stock that...More

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

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

2  Thank Morris E
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