Museum of the American Railroad

Frisco, TX

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Where are we going?

Address: 8004 Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034 Number: 214-428-0101 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

The Museum of the American Railroad was established in 1962 as a Texas non-profit corporation dedicated to celebrating the heritage and exploring the future of railroads through archival preservation, research, and educational programmes. The museum collects railroad artifacts and archival material to display and interpret their significance in American life and culture. Year-round exhibits and general programmes are available. Study trips, in-class programmes and outreach, and online resources are available to local schools and universities.

The Museum of the American Railroad includes 60+ authentic, life-sized railway rolling stock, including historic steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, passenger and freight rail cars, as well as two historic structures. The Museum is a leading destination for "Big Boy" steam locomotive 4018 (the largest ever built) and "Centennial" diesel locomotive (the largest ever built).

TrainTopia, the Museum's indoor G-Scale operating model train exhibit with an interactive light show, scavenger hunts, and moving miniature trains, is also popular with visitors. TrainTopia is located inside the Frisco Discovery Center (8004 N. Dallas Pkwy., Frisco, TX 75034).

The Museum hosts a variety of visitors, including group tours, educational field trips, and special events.

The Museum of American Railroads, a not-for-profit Texas corporation, was established in 1962 to commemorate railroad heritage and anticipate future railroads through archiving, researching, and educating. The museum collects railroad artifacts and records to demonstrate and interpret their significance in American life and culture. Year-round exhibitions and programs are provided. Local schools and universities can receive educational programs through study trips, in-class teaching and outreach, and online resources.

How much does it cost?









Military and Senior discounts available


Free Under

Ages 2 and under are free


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Whether you're a railroad history fan, a general history fan, or just looking to have a great experience with your family, everyone is welcome to make terrific memories at the Museum of the American Railroad.

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Come prepared to grab some great snapshots of your family with real trains and model trains! Use #HistoricTrains when posting to social media.

I'm Hungry!


The Frisco Discovery Center has vending machines available. Nearby Frisco Square and historic downtown Frisco also feature many family-friendly restaurants.

Healthy Eating There are many healthy eating options at surrounding restaurants.

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Where is it at?


8004 N. Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 400, Frisco, TX 75034

Take Cotton Gin Road/Main Street exit from the Dallas North Tollway

Teachers corner


The Museum of the American Railroad provides TEKS-based STEM and social studies programming for elementary and high schools. The Museum also offers internship opportunities for college students.

Can I get one of those?


The Museum features a souvenir shop with t-shirts, books, collectibles, toys, and more!

Need a little extra help?


TrainTopia is handicap accessible. Our friendly staff is happy to assist you to the best of our ability. Please make us aware of your needs and we will do our very best to be of assistance.

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Baby Facilities

The public restrooms inside the Frisco Discovery Center contain baby changing facilities.

When can we go?

TrainTopia model train exhibit is open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 10am to 5pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Outdoor train collection tours are set seasonally, so consult our website for tour dates and times.

Open year round. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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