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Northwest Railway Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Great old trains from a bygone era,,,,

Great to see dedicated people trying to restore the old trains. Lots of "works in Progress" waiting... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Bayville, New Jersey
Railroad Fun for Kids both Big and Small

Our relatives live in the Snoqualamie area and we were looking for an affordable activity for a... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2018
Brian G
via mobile
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  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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The largest and oldest continuously operating railway museum in Washington State welcomes over 88,000 visitors yearly to its historic depot and 7 ½ acre developing Railway History Center. The museum’s collection of railway artifacts and equipment is...more
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38625 SE King St, Snoqualmie, WA 98065-9663
+1 425-888-3030
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 1, 2014

We visited the Santa Train with two kids, 4 and 2, on the busy Thanksgiving weekend. Its a great experience for the kids, here are a few recommendations. Purchase tickets in advance online, and pick them up at the train depot in North Bend. Trains...More

6  Thank Biztravler
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Coming from the UK, I am fortunate to have seen many preserved railway engines and lines - so my disappointment at the NWRM is in that context. We took our son to the Day Out With Thomas experience and for the money, it was terrible....More

3  Thank SeattleSeamus
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My aunt and I stopped by for a quick visit and were pleased with all of the information and history we learned. Unfortunately the trains are not open but the descriptions are informative. The actual museum is full of information about the history of trains...More

Thank Claudette C
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Great to see dedicated people trying to restore the old trains. Lots of "works in Progress" waiting for resources to restore them. Being a non-profit organization they depend on fees to keep going. If you are a train buff its worth it to stop and...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Our relatives live in the Snoqualamie area and we were looking for an affordable activity for a three year old who happens to love trains. This museum was a very good option. It has a small historical center with some hands on activities for little...More

2  Thank Brian G
Reviewed June 10, 2018

There's just something about a town with a railroad running through it that feels old fashioned and historic. You can walk around and look at the old trains on display outside and you can enter inside for a small indoor museum. When we went, there...More

1  Thank ManderleyAgain
Reviewed February 18, 2018

You don't have to be a railway enthusiast or even a history buff to be awed by the sheer extent of this collection--"comprehensive" would be an understatement. Approaching the museum, one is met with long lines of derilict equipment, which gives the impression of being...More

2  Thank PeterphXXVI5V
Reviewed November 1, 2017

For the train enthusiast, you have seen beet. But it is still a cool place to visit. If you have kids, it is great. They can board some of the locomotives. Best part, it is outdoors and free to visit. Check out the houses behind...More

Thank NUTN2000
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

This museum is a work in progress and you can see it's got potential. Lots of train cars and locomotives awaiting restoration (and funds). Privileged view of the Snoqualmie falls from above. Beautiful views of the forest during the ride. Worth doing on a rainy...More

Thank Hermann F
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

I gave it a 3 star because Definitely breathtaking scenery, a trip you should make either alone or without young kids. It’s really boring for small children and probably for teens as well. Its more of an adult trip, wouldn’t recommend taking kids because they...More

Thank Sofia G
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Learn a little bit of history while being able to enjoy real locomotives up close on this hot spot of a road-trip stop. Easily can spend up to 1 hour here looking at historical artifacts that you can walk up to, touch, and (gently) climb.

Thank Katie F
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

The Northwest Railway Museum is a fun place to visit with many things to see and touch. The friendly staff in the gift shop is more than helpful and shares their passion of the bygone era of steam locomotives. There are plenty of train cars...More

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