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Revelstoke Railway Museum

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Address: 719 Track Street W, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada
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+1 250-837-6060
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Railway enthusiasts will love it

This is a very nicely done railway museum focussing on western Canadian railways with a good mix of exhibits including a glorious steam engine and train simulator to let all the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 August 2016
ClaireHarrison333
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nicely done railway museum focussing on western Canadian railways with a good mix of exhibits including a glorious steam engine and train simulator to let all the budding engineers (like my husband) live out their dream job.

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Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Everyone loves trains, right? Revelstoke was a key point on the CPR's route connecting Western and Eastern Canada via the notorious Rogers Pass. The museum is informative and cool - you can even "drive" a locomotive for a looney or 2! The rail stock is amazing and you get to walk through/into a couple. We ended up spending several hours... More 

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Revelstoke, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

this is a very good stop as it's educational, interesting, and the displayed items are mostly from the locals. the train simulator is a hit with kids super to do on a rainy day...

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Thank williamsonlake
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Being a engineer operating trains out of Revelstoke years ago in my youth, I was interested in the old pictures kept in the archives. I was looking at old steam engine pictures and came across the train wrecks section and low and behold here were two pictures showing a train wreck that I was involved in many years ago. The... More 

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Thank Jack b
Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

My friends and I learned a lot about the history of the railway. We enjoyed admiring all of the displays. Additionally, we were even lucky enough to see a bear in the trees.

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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Even if you have only an hour, a visit to this museum will inform you about the trials encountered in building and maintaining a rail line through the Rogers Pass. It is nicely laid out with good graphics, explanations, photos, models, and artifacts. You can visit a luxury (but unrestored) carriage that is inside, walk around a steam engine, and... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I was surprisingly intrigued with everything the museum had to offer inside and outside the building. Worth the $10 entry fee. Ironically got stuck in the parking lot... by a passing train :)

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Love stopping in here to learn more about the area and the effects of railway building and growth. Neat artifacts and attractions for the kids!

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Thank Shelby H
Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Enjoyed the Revelstoke Railway Museum, great display with photo's and artefacts from the period. The trains were amazing to walk around and remember times gone by. Reading the stories about the different people that came from all over the world to build the railroad and their stories. Enjoyed seeing the old train cars outside, and especially seeing the cargo trains... More 

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I must admit that wevisited because it was dropping down with rain and I wasn't expecting much. How wrong I was. I'm not a train buff but I found it fascinating especially the history of the building of the track through The Rockiesi. It's well laid out and is good for the young too with a simulator which the children... More 

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