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“Awesome Canadian Rail Museum”

Cranbrook History Centre
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Cranbrook
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This museum houses the TransCanada Limited, a 1929 luxury train, as well as many other restored Canadian trains.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift
Reviewed July 27, 2017

We were really impressed with the early Nineties rail cars. It has a history and how the cars were made wooden then steel and luxury cars. In the early century of 1900 one train was going from Vancouver to Montreal and one from Montreal to Vancouver. It is really a great place to visit to experience the history.

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

Took the Grand Tour that took about 1.5 hours. Our tour guide was knowledgeable, informative and very animated. (Ken)

It was an amazing trip down history lane with fantastic artifacts. The museum is doing a great job restoring and preserving these trains for everyone to enjoy. Our tour guide made the visit memorable.

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Reviewed July 7, 2017

this museum is so amazing. the tour guides are all fun and interactive. the grand tour is highly recommended! snacks are also recommended as there is no food here. the gift shop has some really neat items though!

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

I quite enjoyed the museum we did the transCanada tour which takes you through the only front to back first class car. The walnut finishing was beautiful and so was a look into how first class travel was back in the 1920's.

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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

Great place to stop if you like railway history. We took the 1.5 hr tour and enjoyed it. The Guide really knew his railroad history. Lots of cars to see and enjoy.

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