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Arizona Railway Museum

Chandler, AZ

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Address: 330 E Ryan Rd, Chandler, AZ 85249, USA How do we get there? Number: 480 821 1108
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About this activity

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!

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How much does it cost?



Free entry. Display car visit $2



Same as adult.


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Arizona Railway Museum FAQ’s

They are dedicated to really collecting, and preserving these vintage items so their stories can continue to be told. The museum is also run by volunteers so they really love what they do, and give their time

There are plenty of places to enjoy food in the nearby area! Grab something before or after your visit

You can have a birthday party in a caboose car! There is plenty of room, and you can enjoy a party with a difference!

There is a gift shop indoors, so take that pocket money and pick up some historic, fun and educational related gifts and items

Tours are available for only $2 per person or $50 per bus. These are on a limited basis as they are run by volunteers. Email their tour coordinator to arrange.

Why not take some bottled water with you to stay hydrated.

The museum cars are not designed for wheelchairs, so be prepared to climb stairs if you want to actually go into the car. The yard is open air, and has crushed rock on the surface.

Check out some great events across the year, including Chuck Wagon Cook offs and Dinner in the Diner!

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