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Western Gateway Heritage State Park

North Adams, MA
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This review is not about the museum itself, which was really good. Instead, this review is... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
GypsyBlood T
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Well designed history display

This is a well designed historical display of the building of Hoosac Tunnel - quite an engineering... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2017
Holly B
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This review is not about the museum itself, which was really good. Instead, this review is about the girl who "greets" visitors. OMGosh. She should be working anywhere except with the public. It's not like the place is busy and she's overworked, but it was...More

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Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is a well designed historical display of the building of Hoosac Tunnel - quite an engineering feat in it's day. Includes photos, a video, a couple of dioramas (nicely done), and many items from the era.

1  Thank Holly B
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Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Visited North Adams museum of history and science. Very interesting. Take plenty of time to browse thru. Staff was very helpful.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We had not planned to visit this small state park but added it to our trip at a townsman's advice. An Informative presentation about the building of the Hoosic Tunnel and area history.

Thank Sisterrhonda
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

The small urban state park is more a museum than a park. Consists of a complex of several buildings and rail cars, in an old rail yard. Highlights the history of the area, in particular the building of the Hoosac Tunnel in the late 1800's,...More

2  Thank BostonVeteran
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

A small museum that was open despite the fact that everything else around was closed. A small exhibit on the building of the oldest tunnel still in use.

1  Thank David Z
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

Well designed informational presentation of the history of the Hoosack Valley and the building of the Hoosack Railroad Tunnel connecting N. Adams and Albany. Lighting in the tunnel representations could have been better.

Thank KobeV10
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Reviewed 13 July 2015

This is a hidden gem, unfortunately located hidden away in a side street that is easily missed but well worth the visit. They have done a fabulous job of explaining and demonstrating all about the Hoosick Tunnel and the amazing feat of engineering it took...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2015

We had a nice lunch at the Freightyard Pub. they were renovating the grounds so we didn't get to see much. I've been to the museum in the past. It is nice.

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 2 October 2014

we went on a weekday and were the only ones there. it tells the story of the transportation history of the area, mainly the trains.the exhibt on the hoosic tunnel is very good, make sure you see the film about the making of the tunnel...More

1  Thank anita l
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