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Fantastic exhibit and facility

Just an ideal time here seeing how the Tyler area became a cotton exporting mecca for the area... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Joel M
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Buda, Texas
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Great place to learn about and see trains.

The museum is in the baggage section of the local depot built in 1905. It has lots of railroad... read more

Reviewed September 19, 2017
Gregory M
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Oakdale, Connecticut
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Just an ideal time here seeing how the Tyler area became a cotton exporting mecca for the area. Very informative displays. Just a marvelous place to learn about the area cotton trade.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Joel M
Reviewed September 19, 2017

The museum is in the baggage section of the local depot built in 1905. It has lots of railroad items and pictures. One can see the importance of the railroads to communities in the early twentieth century. The have a HO scale and O scale...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Gregory M
Reviewed February 27, 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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank coulter4
Reviewed July 28, 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.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank NBW791
Reviewed June 9, 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.

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank caper2
Reviewed March 15, 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.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Cmichaeld1
Reviewed February 25, 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.

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank Dora H
Reviewed October 27, 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.

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank Ken M
Reviewed June 30, 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

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Junebug67Ireland
Reviewed June 3, 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.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank GALLAWAYTX
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