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Address: 330 East Ryan Road, Chandler, AZ 85286
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SMALL BUT INTERESTING

We were visiting friends in Chandler. I told them I wanted to attend this Museum and they had never heard of the location. We had a little trouble locating the facility due to... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2017
Treadman46
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Topeka, KS
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Buffalo, New York
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83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Weren't sure what this was going to be but was pleasantly surprised. There are a lot of the turn of the century history rail cars here. It was very interesting to walk through a refurbished passenger train from the 1900's to see how the cars were set up for the rich and the average traveler, We wished there had been... More 

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Topeka, KS
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163 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were visiting friends in Chandler. I told them I wanted to attend this Museum and they had never heard of the location. We had a little trouble locating the facility due to lack of signage. Found the museum to be small but interesting. Great grandson traveling with us had a wonderful time. Mostly outdoor displays but there in an... More 

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great place to visit for all who like trains and railroad memorabilia. Check hours of operation to ensure that they are open. They have a great open house where the private passenger cars are open to the public as well as the museum's. That is a must visit time as they have air pressure hooked up to the locomotives so... More 

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Thank GeorgeDAZ
Salem, Oregon
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133 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I love trains and this is a great place to visit if you don't have a lot of time to spend. Admission is free but please pay the $2 fee to tour the passenger cars. The volunteers were very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank Doninsalem
Ankeny, Iowa
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We saw this from the road and decided to stop. It's a hidden gem for sure. The woman that runs the gift shop and sells the admission tickets is really nice and funny. It was so interesting walking through the vintage passenger cars. They really traveled in style back then. We enjoyed seeing the passenger cars from the old Amtrak... More 

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Thank Brenda A
Phoenix, Arizona
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62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

A unique museum in the southeast portion of Phoenix (the Valley of the Sun) is the AZ Railway Museum. This is a great place to take kids of all ages: the young ones as well as the "seniors." It's a trip down memory lane. It's also a great place to rent as a special venue for a party!

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Thank Barbara E
Northeast Kingdom, Vermont
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95 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I remember the big engine when it was on display in downtown Chandler. I'm glad it has a good home now. The coach car housed famous entertainers and the big steam crane did oversized work before it was trendy. During this excursion you start daydreaming about a rail trip to someplace romantic in an America of years gone by.

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Thank Moni S
Oak Park, Michigan
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67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Amazing how much there is to see in this little outdoor museum. The old passenger rail cars can bring back memories for older visitors. A very nice collection.

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Thank DougCsr
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40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

It was a nice Saturday afternoon to go visit a place trying to restore and keep alive the days gone by, by railroad travel. It would be nice to travel on these passenger rail cars then sit in a car on an interstate highway!!

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Thank Mrmiller8
Arcola, Canada
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Great display of trains. The day we visited, we had the pleasure of talking with the electrician and a carpenter who restored some of the rail cars. It was great to hear about the personal story and history of these relics. Very well done. $5 for a family and you get to see a lot! They only open so many... More 

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