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Northern Ohio Railway Museum

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Ohio_mom10 wrote a review Mar 2019
Broadview Heights, Ohio5 contributions
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We misread the website and expected to ride on a trolley during our visit. Apparently, we weren't the only ones who made this mistake because an older couple and their grandchild were also expecting to ride it too. The docent seemed knowledgeable about trains but spoke with little enthusiasm. We trailed behind the group because he seemed to direct his speech to the older couple and their grandchild. My kids are a little older, so we wanted to see the vintage trains and old advertising signs. Many of the trains were sitting around in various states of disrepair. Only a fraction of the trains was available for the public to explore. It's a bit of a stretch to call this place a museum because it feels more like a garage, with all the rusty tools and rags laying around. It was difficult to maneuver down some of the paths- probably impossible for disabled people (call and ask about accommodations). The docent made sure we all stopped off at the gift shop at the end of the visit. The place was so small, we had to stand and wait for the older couple to go in first. Lots of postcards and books about railroads and trains. I bought the cheapest gifts- $4 pencil sharpeners, which my kids still cherish.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Dini O wrote a review Jun 2018
Cleveland, Ohio189 contributions94 helpful votes
If you're looking for a slick, clean museum, ala Disneyland, then this isn't the place for you. However, if you're looking for something real, then you'll love this place. It features lots and lots of old electric train cars - all in various stages of renovation and all with some sort of Ohio, mainly Cleveland connection. The volunteers who work there are all willing to answer questions and are quite knowledgeable. There is excellent signage on all of the cars, plus guided tours and it's all free. Donations are accepted and well deserved for all the hard work the volunteers are doing here. You'll find weed filled gravel paths and tool filled buildings with people working on the train cars. All very raw, all very real.
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Date of experience: June 2018
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rileypickles wrote a review Sep 2017
Strongsville, Ohio278 contributions43 helpful votes
The. Lady. Who Did. The. Tour. Was. Very. Knowledgeable. But. The. Cars. We're in. Bad. Condition. The. Trolley. Ride. Was. Just. Going. Back. And. Forth. Not. Very. Entertaining.
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Date of experience: September 2017
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ss897207 wrote a review Apr 2017
Mason, Ohio1 contribution
Must visit. We were impressed with it. We will visit again for sure. Highly recommend it. Very close to super 8 in Seville.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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jilindaricher wrote a review Dec 2016
3 contributions6 helpful votes
The lovely location and "open air" exhibits make this a perfect destination for a day-trip. Also, the delightful train buffs who were available to answer questions certainly enhanced our visit. These "docents," many of whom were older gents, displayed great enthusiasm for trains as they lovingly described each one in great detail. They patiently answered all questions, and their comments certainly enhanced our visit!
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Date of experience: September 2016
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