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Cotton Belt Depot Museum

210 E Oakwood St, Tyler, TX 75702-5835
+1 903-595-7232
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If you love trains this is the place to go my little girl loves Thomas the train they had 3 but you... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
via mobile
Good little stop to burn off an hour or so

Neat atmosphere with lots of trains to look at and even one train table to play with. The guy... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
Kansas City, Missouri
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27 Feb 2017
28 Jul 2016
“Good little stop to burn off an hour or so”
210 E Oakwood St, Tyler, TX 75702-5835
+1 903-595-7232
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

If you love trains this is the place to go my little girl loves Thomas the train they had 3 but you do not get to ride any trains which was a little upsetting but it is a good history lesson

1  Thank coulter4
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Neat atmosphere with lots of trains to look at and even one train table to play with. The guy working there was friendly and made sure he turned on the trains when people came in. It's free it can't hurt to stop by.

1  Thank nbw791
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We happened upon this place while geocaching. The friendly attendant gave us a tour and explained some of the history of this area. It's a great little museum to bring children.

1  Thank caper2
Reviewed 15 March 2016

A big surprise in a small package. A lot of love went into this collection of various gauges. Very well maintained and various hands on items available. The staff is very knowledgable and willing to answer questions.

1  Thank Cmichaeld1
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Very good collection of model trains. The Cotton Belt Depot is one of the best depots to see. Would love to go there often.

1  Thank Dora H
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This museum is in the old Cotton Belt Passenger Depot and has several working model railroad layouts as well as a good collection of memorabilia from bygone train days. Worth the stop.

2  Thank Ken M
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The docent in charge of this small museum is very informative and seems to enjoy sharing his information with visitors. There are many items from the age or train travel and several small scale train layouts. We visited with our young grandson. He was entertained...More

2  Thank Junebug67Ireland
Reviewed 3 June 2015

This is a good stop for history buffs. A little off the beaten trail, but is close to the downtown center of Tyler. Use your Garmin because there are a number of one-way streets.

Reviewed 8 April 2015

The person inside was very knowledgeable and nice. I loved talking trains with him. The train collection was amazing.

1  Thank Angela M
Reviewed 2 April 2015

But since they are only open 3 days a week it is hard to give a good review. Especially when the brochures never mention open hours and they were closed on the day we tried to go.

Thank Aubrey A
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