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Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal

2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1479
+1 409-765-5700
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2602 Santa Fe Pl, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1479
+1 409-765-5700
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was great to see the trains and the museum. They had a wide variety of things to see from the by gone era.

Thank gpricepkftexas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in for a quick look around to see if we wanted to come back when we had more time, but the lady at the ticket counter was extremely rude and curt with us. It put us off so much that we will not be...More

Thank TexanAsh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice self guided tour. Would not be enjoyable during the extreme heat, due to a good portion bring outside climbing in and out of train carts. Would love to see what more funding could restore. Tried the audio tour thing they talked about but was...More

Thank misty t
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had time the day before our cruise to goof around Galveston. Since my husband loves trains, we decided to go look around. So glad we did. I'm not into trains, but they have such a wonderful collection of china (the kind they used to serve...More

Thank RosaDaniels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 5 year old LOVED this attraction! You get to go inside some of the trains, ride a train, and there is a model train building as well. It was well worth the time to check it out. The admission fee was priced good and...More

Thank Alexanderia P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The railroad museum is a must see attraction, especially if you love trains as much as my son does! There is stories of the hurricanes in here and you can actually tour the yard in the back that has dozens of train cars. Really historic...More

Thank Tami G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neat place at the end of the Strand that used to be the train depot There are history links and articles and descriptions of what used to take place in the Train Depot

Thank genelle2017
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The city of Houston and Galveston back in 1990 had old fashion renovated train cars on the antique train take visitors back and forth for a day of adventure. We ended up in the Railroad museum, once we embarked for a few hours of Galveston...More

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We rarely try railroad museums, since hubby works UP. So glad we took the time for this one. 5 rails with many cars from all eras you could enter, as well as a very large dining collection and a fantastic model train city. Only $10/pp,...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Love this place it is so much fun nice employees! There are so much trains to go on. This is a must do!

Thank Wyatt M
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Candice J
is this the closest Amtrak to Texas city Texas from waycross Georgia
22 June 2017|
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Response from Retiredhappytravelor | Reviewed this property |
I have the same response as RosaDanie. Sorry, but as mentioned this is a museum. all the best with your travels! It is a gorgeous area.
Robert R
Did you notice anywhere to store bags while you wait to board cruise ship? The museum is right across from the port so it looked like a great place to visit prior to boarding ship.
8 December 2015|
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Response from RosaDaniels | Reviewed this property |
We did not see anyplace to store them so we left them in our trunk until we boarded. Our first time we went the day prior but the second time we just left them in the trunk. Good luck and fun travels!!