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Durand Union Station - Michigan Railroad History Museum

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Address: 200 S Railroad St, Durand, MI 48429-1713
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If you love trains

This is a must see for train lovers. Lots of displays and the building is very special. A person will find this a special place to visit.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
jashalstead
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Durand, Michigan
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Dover, Delaware
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

It was along our route so stopping here was not out of our way. If you have been to many local tourist railroads and train exhibits you will probably be disappointed if you go out of your way to stop here, there's not that much to see here. I reviewing and rating this as someone who visits railroads and railroad... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

There was nothing extraordinary about the Durand Union Station, it was clean and apparently closed and locked up until people arrived to be boarded on the train. I would like to advise everyone that the GPS device my ride was using did not take us to the train station but to another site in Durand a few blocks away. Nothing... More 

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Durand, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a must see for train lovers. Lots of displays and the building is very special. A person will find this a special place to visit.

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Durand, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

If you love Christmas than this is the place for you. Every December the depot is filled with Christmas trees that are decorated by members and groups from the community. It is beautiful. The depot is a great place to visit any time of the year. It is a wonderful old building. Trains run past it and you can watch... More 

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Durand, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

I have been there both just to look and they also have events. this was built when train travel was elegant.

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Thank judishia
Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2014

We love it here. Take your kids. The diamond crossing is a real treat and makes it special. These are rare and are hard to find a good observation point for but Durand has one. Be sure to check out the model RR layout and museum too.

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Helsinki
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

The restored Durand train depot is impressive. The photographic history, the museum pieces, the restored building and the descriptions of the station in its hey day. It is still an operating station, although much less active than in past years, nice diamond crossing.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014

This is a well restored railroad station. The people here are very hospitable. The museum is very well done. This was a good place to watch trains but the train traffic has decreased.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

I am definitely more than a bit biased towards this place - my family has a pretty significant history with the station and railroad (through my great-grandfather and his brother), so it was a special place for us to visit. While we were there the curator even showed my dad some new information they were adding about my relatives as... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2013

being able to see the club in action, the amtrack comes through and the museum inside the depot knowledgable workers talk safety with children and adults alike, many tracks running through

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