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The Museum of the American Railroad

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Address: 6455 Page Rd, Frisco, TX 75034-3486
Phone Number: +1 214-428-0101
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Climb aboard steam engine trains at this lively museum. Take a first-hand...

Climb aboard steam engine trains at this lively museum. Take a first-hand look at luxurious Pullman sleeping cars and Dallas's oldest depot.

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Visited Amtrak's Anniversary Train.

I visited MAR in September to see the Amtrak Anniversary Train. It was a very nice exhibit but was a little difficult to get to since the Museum has not graded any walkways... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Plano, Texas
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Plano, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I visited MAR in September to see the Amtrak Anniversary Train. It was a very nice exhibit but was a little difficult to get to since the Museum has not graded any walkways. Parking wa alos pretty much non existent for the main grounds of MAR. You have two options - parking on the opposite side of the building to... More 

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Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Well worth the visit. Place is next door to famous Texas chicken place. All you can eat sides. Bring a large appetite. Family friendly

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Frisco, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We went here on a 3rd grade field trip and it was not fun for kids at all. There was an hour long PPt presentation and then when we toured the train we mostly just listened to a lecture about it. We did get to walk through the train, but that only took up about 10 minutes of our 3... More 

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Thank KaciIley
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a guided walking tour of a number of types of railroad engines and cars in various states of restoration. Our tour was scheduled for 45 minutes, but it actually took an additional 30 minutes, due to the level of interest and questions from those on the tour. Bob, our guide, was very knowledgeable and made the tour very... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

I felt like they were trying to make a museum where there really wasn't much to present. It took maybe 30 minutes to do the whole museum. There weren't any real historical pieces worth remembering. This ais where the Frisco Railroad stopped and all, but I got the feeling somebody was really trying to make it bigger then it really... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

This is temporarily housed in the Heritage Museum, a small museum but very informative. The history and relationship between the railroads and the town is amazing and you can learn all about it. If you are expecting a big display of trains you might be disappointed. Children might be bored. But I wholeheartedly believe when the new facility is ready,... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Although it may be another five or more years before the museum is complete, they are now offering 45 minute to an hour-long walking tours twice a week to anyone who just shows up at the appointed time and pays the $8 admission charge (it's less for kids), which is what I did on a Thursday afternoon on an uncommonly... More 

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Jekyll Island, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

The museum just moved from the Dallas Fairgrounds. All the equipment is there but the facilites are limited. To offset that, the equipment can be viewed from all sides and climbed upon. A large vareity of types and models of equipment. Show the kids how big trains really are.

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Mesquite, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

My grandson loves trains. We had gone to visit Big Boy at the state fair for three years. There was a geat deal of publicity and pomp about the new location of the train and the many plans for exhibition in Frisco. Talk about disappointment! We kept being directed to the heritage museum and even it was difficult to find.... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

Came to Plano for the model train show and decided to come and take a look. Museum was NOT easy to find. After driving around Frisco for 45 minutes, I fianlly found the Heritage Museum and asked if I was in the right place (a pretty simple question). The fellow behind the counter started rambling on about construction and walking... More 

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