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Western America Railroad Museum

685 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311-2201
+1 760-256-9276
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No access to the actual trains

This was a disappointing visit as you could not actually get into the trains, The museum was a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denise L
Worth the time!

My son is a HUGE train fan. Even though the museum itself was closed (GOod Friday) he could still... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Tacoma, Washington
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685 N 1st Ave, Barstow, CA 92311-2201
+1 760-256-9276
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a disappointing visit as you could not actually get into the trains, The museum was a collection of rooms with old equipment. I'm sure for people who have worked with the equipment it would be prove interesting but to the general public is...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 18 April 2017

My son is a HUGE train fan. Even though the museum itself was closed (GOod Friday) he could still climb on the engines and cars outside. Really glad we made this stop for him.

1  Thank bgardner711
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Our small group is in Barstow visiting the MC Logistics looking for something to do, so we turned to our TA app for a list of ideas and some very good directions. We enjoy trains and stop whenever there is some good information or just...More

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 17 December 2016

The train station looks like it was just remodeled. There are several old locomotives on display in parking lot. The displays and exhibits were great to look at.

1  Thank thomas y
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Western America Railroad Museum is a very small museum but pleasant and well intentioned. It's too small to be worth a special trip unless you are in Barstow. It's located by the lovely Harvey House building (worth a look for its beauty). There is...More

1  Thank Jackbear
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We liked seeing the train cars and museum in Barstow. There is a wealth of history to learn about at the museum. It is nearby the very busy many multi-track railroad area of Barstow.

Thank mini
Reviewed 12 September 2016

If you are hankering for a good Railroad Museum then stop by the Western America. We didn't know what to expect but we spent about an hour there learning some about Barstow but more about railroads in general. It is located in the Harvey House...More

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This is a unique little display which is a must-see if you're driving by the area and are a lover of trains. It's a small, easily accessible range of cars. Beware of the temperatures and the heat, though. The cars are hot as iron/steel, and...More

1  Thank inavigator
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit, buying get souvenirs from an original railroad with lots of history makes it so much better. Take pictures on the trains read about the workers. Hands on looks of what railroad life was like. History buffs this place is for you....More

Thank lcarde
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This museum felt like working in an old railroad office. Lots of maps, office equipment, and railroad equipment. The room with the extensive date nail room was impressive. Lots of train cars outside to see up close.

1  Thank Kim B
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Doris M
14 April 2016|
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Response from Kenneth D | Reviewed this property |
Actually they are only open Fri, Sat and Sunday.