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Pacific Railroad Museum

Open Now: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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If your interested in early Rail Transportation in Southern California this is for you!

My daughter just recently moved to San Dimas and spotted this little museum as she got acquainted... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2017
Charming small museum that packs in a lot of history.

I enjoyed this museum with friends and family. The staff is friendly and passionate about trains. A... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
San Dimas, California
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210 W Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773-3047
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

My daughter just recently moved to San Dimas and spotted this little museum as she got acquainted with the area. On our first visit she surprised me by on a Saturday morning Taking me to this great little Railroad Museum. As luck would have it...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

If you have 30 minutes and want a little railroad history stop in. The volunteers at the museum are super friendly

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank NO1BRUIN75
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I enjoyed this museum with friends and family. The staff is friendly and passionate about trains. A nice surprise was the train related culinary history highlighting the dining car experience and showcasing the different dinner service, menus, and recipes served on different regional lines. This...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank RMMcD
Reviewed 8 May 2017

A friend and I stopped in here to do a geocache that involves finding info inside the museum and found ourselves interested in a number of the exhibits. This small museum is chock full of great information and memorabilia on the golden age of rail...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank fincaran
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This small local museum in an old train dept is a fun place for train enthusiasts adn history buffs to enjoy. The gentleman who curates the space is very knowledgeable and super friendly!

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank stuftbear
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The Pacific Railroad Museum is a small train museum in the heart of the charming town of San Dimas, California. Located in the original train station about 25 miles west of Los Angeles, it has been nicely arranged for those who love train history. Although...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Richard A
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This volunteer run history of the railroads and its impact on the region is not to be missed! The Docent led tour of this small, but packed with memorabilia museum, was very informative and enjoyable. I think it is a MUST SEE when visiting the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Villager42
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Quaint small museum with a lot of local, San Dimas, history. Ask for a tour! Very friendly and informative. Worth the stop.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 942samuelk
Reviewed 10 July 2016

I was planning to simply take a glimpse of the exhibitions in this museum. But finally I spent almost the whole afternoon there until it closed on 4 pm. A small museum, but you can find a lot of interesting details in the history if...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Meander803688
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Small building, cute, free with a tiny green strip you can walk. A few picnic table under a big shady tree. A great little piece of San Dimas history, far too easily overlooked by it's locals.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank librabunny82
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1 June 2018|
Response from jima800 | Reviewed this property |
Monday & Wednesday 12:00 noon till 5:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am till 4:00 pm Admission is free! General interest a half hour or so. If you are a rail buff then longer....