Arizona Railway Museum

Chandler, AZ

Where are we going?

Arizona Railway Museum
330 E Ryan Rd
AZ 85249

480 821 1108

What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free entry. Display car visit $2

Children: Same as adult.


Need a little extra help?

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.


When can we go?

12pm - 4pm weekends only

Open September to May. Closed over summer.


Any top tips?

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

I’m Hungry!

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

Healthy Eating

Why not take some bottled water with you to stay hydrated. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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