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Pacific Southwest Railway Museum

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if you are really into transport, and are driving by, then worth stopping.

There seem to be more Train museums in the US than there are active train lines. Funny how people... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Los Angeles, California
Pumpkin Express

Great outing for a Sunday afternoon on a scenic train ride through country not typically seen if... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Jackson, Wyoming
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This museum runs a vintage train from Campo to the Mexican border. The experience offers open vistas, secluded valleys and spectacular views.
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
750 Depot St, Campo, CA 91906-3180
+1 619-478-9937
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

There seem to be more Train museums in the US than there are active train lines. Funny how people like to celebrate what they don't have. Still as train museums go, it's a cool one. And wholly unexpected.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank PierreG1983
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Great outing for a Sunday afternoon on a scenic train ride through country not typically seen if visiting San Diego. The haunted train car was spooky enough to the 8 year old and even haunted me some. Pumpkin decorating and treats for the kids. Excellent...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this place on October 14th for a 3 year old birthday party but it's fun for all ages. The train ride itself is less than an hour and has no facilities on board so be sure to use the restrooms at the station...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BeanieSanDiego
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Such a great place to visit. We got to ride the trains too. And there are old ones you can go on and they are set up like they were in the old days.... great place to see the history of trains in the west.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank claudiamM8856LQ
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Southwest Railway Museum is located about an hour east of Chula Vista. There is plenty of free parking available at the museum. We had pre-purchased tickets for the Pumpkin Express which runs on weekends during October. Tickets were $18 for adults and $5 for...More

Date of experience: October 2016
4  Thank worldtraveller2801
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A fun ride out of San Diego brought us to this desert destination. The man at the ticket counter was very friendly and we purchased our tickets. The train was a diesel locomotive with a caboose. Our ride was quite a bit shorter than we...More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank Jeffmed91
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Way out in the boonies... maybe an hour or so from San Diego... you aren't likely to stumble over this place... but it is SO worth a visit. Volunteer run... they just keep acquiring more rail items, repairing cars and engines and sharing their enthusiasm....More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank HollyBerryElf
Reviewed 25 May 2016

In the past month, I have been out to this museum twice. It is definitely worth going out of your way to see, as it is out in the San Diego County back country town of Campo. Price to ride the train was $18, which...More

Date of experience: May 2016
6  Thank Dez40
Reviewed 14 March 2016

As a honest and self confessed Train Nut, I will admit that this may sound bias, however, all my reviews are based on what I actually experienced. This is out of the way museum should not be missed. Yes, it is off the beaten path,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
3  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

well worth the $5 ticket to view. Friendly and knowledgeable staff...which we understand are all volunteers. Easy to see they have a passion for this project. We drove here on our motorcycles, a great ride with lovely scenery along the way. We did not have...More

Date of experience: February 2016
4  Thank Grammy929
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28 October 2018|
Response from Jim L |
Absolutely. The North Pole Limited train ride is a GREAT family event. Caroling, cookies, hot cocoa and a visit with Santa as your seat!