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Address: 210 W Bonita Ave, San Dimas, CA 91773
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+1 909-394-0616
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Mon 12:00 - 17:00
Wed 12:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Train Buffs Enjoy!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Dimas, California
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San Dimas, California
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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San Dimas, California
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 small, it is especially good to take your kids and grands to introduce them to... More 

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Thank Richard A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 San Dimas area.

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Thank Villager42
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank 942samuelk
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 you dig in a little bit. Including how things works at old time, old pictures... More 

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Nowata, Oklahoma
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Well done history of our early settlement of the west coast by rail and all the effort that went into making it happen.

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Thank 564jeff
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We stopped by to kill time and because my boys love trains. It is mostly a model train museum. The loved looking at the models and the guide was very nice and knowledgable. Nice for a short stop with young kids. If you are a train buff, they have lots of books you could do research in.

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Thank Amy P
california
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80 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

I understand that you have to be a rail nut to enjoy a stop like this, but we really enjoyed it. The local rail history of the San Dimas area is quite interesting. The docents were well versed.

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Thank mcpcmp
San Dimas, California
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Besides being a quaint little historical spot, this museum houses a great resource library of literature on the subject of all things trains! There is also a little train memorabilia (old train magazines, date nails, etc.) for sale.

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