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North Alabama Railroad Museum

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Address: 694 Chase Rd NE, Huntsville, AL 35811-1523
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00

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We took the Fall Color train ride and really enjoyed it!

The train is made up of restored passenger cars decorated with vintage luggage and big band music is played while you enjoy the fall foliage and the unique experience. It lasts... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Bremen, Alabama
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Bremen, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The train is made up of restored passenger cars decorated with vintage luggage and big band music is played while you enjoy the fall foliage and the unique experience. It lasts about an hour and "passengers will please refrain" except for children and only if an emergency. No food or drinks provided but there is a gift shop in the... More 

Thank landrews
Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We have taken our grandson several times. He loves playing in the caboose. We have been able to watch actual trains pass by several times and he gets a kick out of that. They are open on Wednesdays and offer rides in renovated trains from time to time. Their website lists events. The volunteers who work there are very nice.... More 

Thank Corrie C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Dates back to the Civil War days where one can see evidence of northern Civil War prisoners being held here. Good for children 10 to adults who lie history.

Thank Tricia N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

I have visited this site a number of times and found it was closed. That said you might want to check the operating hours to insure you don't make a trip for nothing. Perhaps the Museum can post a message here for the sake of travellers.

Thank LowDragAL
Central Texas
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The train museum is hidden in a valley North of town and East of A&M University. The indoor and outdoor train displays will provide hours of entertainment for parents and smaller kids who like to crawl on things. There is a good representation of past train models and types. The best part of this small museum is the volunteers who... More 

Thank ik04
Scottsboro, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Enjoy the trolley to this museum. The place has a good amount of history and there are stairs to upper area. I don't know about an elevator because we didn't need it. Wonderful part of history

Thank happyone2016
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

We have taken children and grandchildren on their private railroad several times. It brings back fond memories of when train travel was the best way to go.

Thank Archib42
Huntsville, Al
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This place appears to be maintained by dedicated and talented volunteers. It's not much of a museum, but it does have special train trips several times a year. For example, around Easter, there's a bunny and some cute little helpers passing out candy. The train ride lasts about as long as a young child's attention span--20 minutes or so--and there... More 

Thank PhaeScott
Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

The North Alabama Railroad Museum is a volunteer run organization and they do a great job. Tickets do usually need to be bought in advance which you can do from their website. The rides are fun, especially for kids. Extra special rides include picking pumpkins, seeing the Easter Bunny or meeting Santa! Since this is run by volunteers and donations,... More 

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NARMPublicity, 40 Year Member at North Alabama Railroad Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, and for noticing our efforts. Yes, the seats are reserved, so we always recommend that tickets are ordered in advance (especially for our Santa Train, and tickets are presently available !). It's very easy to do now, you can go to our website (sorry, they rejected the link when I put it in),... More 

Huntsville, Alabama
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

I took my son and grandson on the Father's Day Ride conducted by the Museum and found it some what disappointing. Don't get me wrong, you properly get a kick out of it if you are a train enthusiast. But for an average person, even with a three years old boy that love everything and anything about train, it is... More 

2 Thank hows_AL
NARMPublicity, 40 year member at North Alabama Railroad Museum, responded to this review

We appreciate you riding our Father's Day Train, but we are sorry you were disappointed. You did say you got a proper kick out of it, the passengers cars were comfortable, and the people running the train were friendly. And best of all, a three year old enjoyed anything and everything about trains, so it does sound like it was... More 

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