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San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum

1940 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4436
+1 805-548-1894
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Toot Toot - Small but packed with information!

This museum is one large room but it has lots of information on how the railroad was started with... read more

Reviewed February 5, 2018
Lynette51
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Santa Barbara, CA
Well worth a visit for train fans

Not open all the time so check so you are not disappointed.Gentlemen are putting together a God... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2016
Sally D
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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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Feb 4, 2018
“Toot Toot - Small but packed with information!”
Oct 26, 2016
“Well worth a visit for train fans”
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1940 Santa Barbara Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-4436
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Reviewed February 5, 2018

This museum is one large room but it has lots of information on how the railroad was started with lots of artifacts to read up on. Docents are nearby for any questions. There is a small room upstairs with trains set up and running with...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2016

Not open all the time so check so you are not disappointed.Gentlemen are putting together a God museum.Visit them to help the museum grow

Thank Sally D
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

very homey and friendly, good docents, they are only open Saturday, go early. good local history, follow up by taking train ride over Cuesta Pass, talk to docents first for scheduling.

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Reviewed September 30, 2016

Lots of great local railroad artifacts, the mini train models in the back room are well worth the trip. The docents are super nice and if the car is open outside for viewing, check it out! It's a small place, but definitely worth checking out...More

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Reviewed February 29, 2016

The San Luis Obispo Train Museum is open with local artifacts of the area. The Train History That has been collected is in several displays of what and where and how the train affected the local history. The Pacific Coast Trains tell a story. Very...More

1  Thank CharleySays
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

Right next to the SLO Amtrak station. Emphasis is on railroad history and artifacts. Not oriented toward model railroading. It is a small building that can be toured in 30 minutes. I love everything railroad, friendly, helpful people. Great railroad history in SLO.

Thank ald233
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Reviewed October 15, 2015

SLO Railroad Museum offers historical interior settings, model train layouts, outdoor restored railroad cars, an excellent staff, and it is next door to the AMtrak station where trains (and freight) arrives and departs daily.

1  Thank W0ntGetF00ledAgain
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Reviewed September 14, 2015

We knew this was going to be fun when an 85 year old chose the museum for her birthday party. Great displays, fun, and worthy of a visit by any train buff.

1  Thank Jonell C
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Reviewed August 29, 2015

This is a fairly small museum - just a couple of cars, but the displays are interesting and the folks who volunteer there are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about railroad history. They continue to acquire railroad memorabilia, and I suspect that they will be able to...More

2  Thank milasmom
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Reviewed February 25, 2015

Recently opened by a group of railroad enthusiasts this museum covers the history of the Central Coast railroads. Although it's quite small it contains an interesting collection of train artifacts and a scale model plot of the the railroads and tracks that ran through the...More

2  Thank James P
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