Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
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Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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MJ J
Tucson, AZ5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
This is a true find for anyone looking for a free and historical museum in Tucson. What a great historical place to learn more about the southern Arizona region.
Written 18 July 2023
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Wander801573
14 contributions
Jun 2022
Knowledgeable and friendly people. Really went overboard to make our experience a great one. I was more interested in the plague about Wyatt Earp killing Frank Stillwell at the Tucson train station and the guide was beyond helpful in getting a great shot by blocking the sun, etc. He also made our tour of the train very interesting.
Written 11 June 2022
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Lisa G
Aurora, IN586 contributions
Dec 2021
Interesting for RR fans but very small. There is a lot of good info and artifacts related to the history of RR in the west and in AZ but it is very small and many of the artifacts were not labeled. It is free so if you have a little time, it is worth a stop. Don't miss the steam engine that is located on the station platform or the marker with the statue of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.
Written 26 December 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Feb 2020
This is the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum.

They had a train outside and everybody could climb on it and enjoy..

However it will never work.

I liked looking everything of the train. It was perfect.

There were 2 statues with riffle. There were two people and this were they!

Then we went to the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum. There were a lot of interesting items. When they started and I liked it.

They told me that I could not take pictures.

Oh well, I had the the opportunity to enjoy the train.
Written 29 January 2021
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Mary D
Littleton, CO571 contributions
Jan 2020
This museum isn't very big but it was well done and interesting. It is free to the public. Can't beat that. There is a little model train inside with different artifacts. All of the employees/volunteers were super friendly and intelligent about what was in the museum. Outside rests the historic steam loco #1673. The engine was of great interest to everyone. A guide was there to answer questions and explain the related history to you. There was also a life size sculpting of Wyatt Earp and one of Frank Stilwell outside. There is a tiny gift shop. It was worth the stop.
Written 16 February 2020
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Linda F
2 contributions
Dec 2019
It was nice and glad to see a good turn out of people visiting this downtown location. The train museum volunteers were very knowledgable of train history. The public was able to view and climb on a locomotive engine.
Written 31 December 2019
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Laura
Saint Louis, MO76 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Today was the 2and time we have visited and my 12 yr old continues to love it. The employees are always helpful and are impressed with my son's knowledge. One of them made sure he saw the video of the Big Boy 4014 coming to town. It was awesome! Thanks for always making my train kid feel special!
Written 27 December 2019
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Denny G
Chagrin Falls, OH62 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
Amazing to go the Amtrak station in Tucson and see a real steam engine. Museum is separate. Go when hours are listed. Volunteers let you aboard. Great for kids of all ages. Then walk somewhere for lunch. Our 4 yr old grandson, still talking about the place.
Written 19 March 2019
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cjkines1
Lenoir, NC742 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
The locomotive from the movie Oklahoma is outside the museum and great fun to check out.
The museum is donation based with a suggested $5 donation per person.
The museum is small , but extremely well done and informative.
Written 3 March 2019
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Passenger62837368429
4 contributions
Nov 2018 • Family
The museum is centered around the SP RR 2-6-0 'Mogul' locomotive on display. Make sure to visit when they have the cab opened up and the docent on duty. It's not often you get to sit in a steam locomotive with your hand on the throttle while leaning out the window and ringing the bell. Stop by the main building and view the 1 room museum exhibit they have which details the hundred+ year history of railroading in Tucson. There is no admission fee. The suggested donation box says $5.

I gave this place 4 stars because of location. It is in one of the original SP RR buildings adjacent to the original and still active Tucson RR Station. Like watching trains? We saw 4 while walking around the locomotive. 1 Amtrak and 4 long UP freight trains rolling down the main line. This is also a good place to park and use as the place to start your walking tour of downtown Tucson. You are a block away from Congress St.
Written 16 November 2018
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