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Interesting and Fun museum for kids and adults

Laws Railroad Museum outside Bishop, California, is a terrific place to visit--lots of historical... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth H
Los Angeles, California
Much More Than A Railroad Museum

This museum has so much to see. Most of it collected from around the area. The man at the reception... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Don C
El Cajon, 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.
395 Silver Canyon Rd, Bishop, CA 93515
+1 760-873-5950
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Loved this place - our boys (8 and 12) could run around, visit the many historic exhibits in neighboring buildings, ring bells, sound train whistles, check out a mine exhibit, and so much more. Climbing on trains and touching all sorts of old machinery was...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Lots of stuff, a good repository for things that the locals don't want any more, but don't want to give to the first museum in the county.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Laws Railroad Museum outside Bishop, California, is a terrific place to visit--lots of historical buildings and of course trains. We were there for about 2 hours and wished we had more time. We were fortunate enough to get a ride on the restored Brill Car....More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 11 October 2018

This museum has so much to see. Most of it collected from around the area. The man at the reception center told me most people only stay about 45 minutes. To see everything, you would have to spend at least that in every building. I...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Husband loves the 20-mule team wagons and was thrilled to find the replica onsite. The miners shared wonderful stories of the mills and explained how everything worked. Wish we had more time.

Thank 6camaro7
Reviewed 29 August 2018

You can really spend all day here, especially if you come on Wed or Thurs. as that is when the men are here to show you how the mines worked and what the whole process was about. I only have one thing to say about...More

2  Thank cactus140
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This museum has so many examples of the general history of the area as well as the railroad industry as it developed. It would appeal to kids as well as adults although many items might require a little explanation for kids to really appreciate their...More

Thank twonaks
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We went up as a group and spent about 2 hours there, a couple bldgs were closed, but still a lot to see. A $7 donation gets you in to see history back then come to life. Period clothing, printing office, barber and beauty shop,...More

Thank RobandSuzy
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this very quaint museum. The volunteers who manned the museum were very knowledgeable and did an outstanding job of highlighting the treasures of the museum.

Thank 83carls
Reviewed 22 July 2018

I was in heaven looking through this museum. Definitely the highlight of my 395 highway journey. Spent a good few hours (would have been more but husband was bored) going through each building's exhibits. From a railroad depot, to a house full of old bottles,...More

1  Thank m0sala
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Up there right at 4 PM, but the nice man allowed us to come in and look around. It was a treasure trove of a look back in time. We thoroughly enjoyed looking at the antiques that were plentiful. We highly recommend this short trip...More

Thank RetiredTravelsEnid
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I enjoyed my visit. They suggest a $7 donation but there is no required entrance fee. I really enjoyed seeing the exhibits and collections of old things. It is not very organized as far as museums go and many things are not labeled or explained...More

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3 September 2018|
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Response from RobandSuzy | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do have a train ride, costs about $5 per person and is a very short ride and about walking speed. Maybe a quarter mile one way then they return. If the toddler can stand up with you in a window seat, it might be... More
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