If you are CHOOsing where you go for your next family day out, and LOVE locomotives, then you might want to head to the Arizona Railway Museum.
The focus of the museum is to preserve, restore and display amazing artifacts and equipment that depict the history of the railroad within Arizona, as well as the Southwest.
When you arrive, you are welcome to take a self-guided your around the yard. It’s here that you can see some pretty amazing examples of vintage locomotives! When you head inside, you will see smaller artifacts that all showcase the amazing history,
Have you ever set foot on a historic locomotive? Now is your chance! They give you the opportunity to take a walk through passenger cars and caboose, so you can see what it would have been like actually traveling on one.
They often have at least four passenger cars and a caboose on display.
The displays rotate, so there will always be something new to see across the year. Kids – as you walk around the collection, think about the stories that the locomotives hold. Who were the conductors? Who were the passengers?
The Arizona Railway Museum hold some pretty amazing events across the year too, so keep an eye out for them! These range from National Trail Day, to Dinner in the Diner and the Chuck Wagon Cook Off!
A fascinating look into a mode of transport that transformed travel across the world!