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Foley Railroad Museum

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Address: 125 E Laurel Ave, Foley, AL 36535-2651
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+1 251-943-1818
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00

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Small but impressive

It was a big surprise to see such a wonderful exhibition of train models in this small museum during our visit to the Alabama coast. Our kids loved it so much.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hung-Nguong
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Louisiana
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a big surprise to see such a wonderful exhibition of train models in this small museum during our visit to the Alabama coast. Our kids loved it so much.

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Thank Hung-Nguong
Slidell, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Railroad Museum consists of 3 parts: the historic old station with numerous artifacts, a portion of train with engine and caboose cars you can actually board and the most amazing model train display I've ever seen!! I love history, but the model train display completely blew me away!! To best appreciate the details of the whole set up, be... More 

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Thank RiverlanGone
Slidell, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

If you are a train buff or want to show your young ones a truly amazing model train exhibit this is not to be missed. Best part it's open and free to the public. The volunteers even let the little one drive the trains.

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Thank sbear1324
Bostic, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Great place to take the family. The exhibit room was outstanding with a written overview of each item. The staff was very helpful. On certain days of the week they cater to children. They also have a locomotive and coal tender on display. Very nice place to spend some time there.

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Thank 578billyh
Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic model trains and nostalgic model towns in great detail. My son and I visit every time we come to the beach. Young children especially love to watch the model trains go through tunnels and across Bridges and through towns. Many industries are represented too with cranes and machinery. Outside are several real rail cars for the children to climb... More 

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Thank PitLee
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A free attraction and a good break for all when you have spent other days down at the beach along the Gulf. We had a rainy day so went there. There is a Books-A-Million store as well about 5 miles South on highway 59 that is a good rain day visit.

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Thank trjtrj1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017

You start by visiting them old RR station and on certain days the mini RR exhibit is open with a fabulous display ,then you can go outside and climb on all the trains

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Thank William J
Washington, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

This museum was worth the trip to Foley. They are only open on certain days, so you need to check that out before going. It was so well done --- we were really impressed! And free on top of it!!

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Thank Jerry P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The miniature Railroad Museum is great if you're a railroad buff the craftsmanship that went into the functioning miniature Railroad is excellent and the surrounding static displays took a lot of work the entire park is beautiful and so if you're in the area and you like Railroad you will enjoy this immensely

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Belleville, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A friend told us about this railroad museum in Foley. It is a huge train setup that takes up the whole room. The tracks were primarily 0-gauge. The layout was of a town which included everything-homes, circus, drive-in movie, cars, trucks, school, and even a building on fire. There were several tracks and the trains were all running. There was... More 

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